Minneapolis Millers - Compiled by Stew Thornley
1935 - American Association, 91-63, 1st  place - Standings, statistics, and notes follow game-by-game results
Manager: Donie Bush
Date Opponent Outcome Record Notes
Tu 4/16 at St. Paul Saints L 0-13 0-1 Losing pitcher-Buck Marrow.  Fabian Gaffke makes Millers debut as a pinch hitter in the 8th inning.  Angelo Giuliani has 4 hits, including a home run, 4 runs, and 4 runs batted in for the Saints.
W 4/17 St. Paul L 8-10 0-2 LP-Bill Perrin.  HR-Bob "Dutch" Holland.
Th 4/18 at St. Paul W 7-5 1-2 9-hitter by Walter Tauscher.
F 4/19 Kansas City W 2-1 2-2 4-hitter by Ray Starr.  Pinky Hargrave breaks a 1-1 tie with a home run in the 8th.
Sa 4/20 Kansas City W 3-0 3-2 2-hitter by Marrow.  Johnny Gill breaks a scoreless tie with a home run in the 6th.
Su 4/21 Kansas City W 5-3 4-2 Winning pitcher-Perrin.  Leo Norris homers.
M 4/22 Milwaukee Brewers W 9-0 5-2 5-hitter by Ray Kolp.
Tu 4/23 Milwaukee, rain
W 4/24 Milwaukee L 8-11 5-3 LP-Steve Sundra.  HR-Holland, Gill (2), Foster "Babe" Ganzel.  (Perrin and Sundra were obtained from Cleveland as partial payment for Ab Wright.)
Th 4/25 St. Paul, rain
F 4/26 at St. Paul W 9-3 6-3 WP-Kolp.
Sa 4/27 St. Paul L 2-14 6-4 LP-Morrow.  Spencer Harris hits 2 home runs.
Su 4/28 at St. Paul W 11-7 7-4 WP-Tauscher.  HR-Holland 2, Joe Hauser.
M 4/29 Kansas City Blues L 2-4 7-5 LP-Starr.  Ganzel hurts ankle stepping off a railroad platform, will be out for a week.
Tu 4/30 Kansas City L 4-10 7-6 LP-Kolp.  Holland homers.  Millers play game under protest from the 1st inning on.
W 5/1 Kansas City, rain
Th 5/2 Kansas City, rain
F 5/3 Toledo Mud Hens L 1-4 7-7 LP-Perrin.  HR-Al Leitz.
Sa 5/4 Toledo L 5-11 7-8 LP-Tauscher.  HR-Gill (3), Holland.
Su 5/5-1 Toledo W 13-2 8-8 Mud Hens score 5 in the 1st inning; Millers come back with 7.  HR-Gill (4), Harris, Andy Cohen.
Su 5/5-2 Toledo W 9-4 (8, 6:00 law) 9-8 WP-Kolp.  HR-Gill (5), Gaffke.
M 5/6 Columbus Red Birds W 12-8 10-8 WP-Tauscher.  HR-Gill (6), Holland, Harris, Gaffke, Norris.  Hargrave has finger broken by a foul tip and will be out for a month.
Tu 5/7 Columbus Red Birds W 4-2 (6, rain) 11-8 WP-Perrin.  Norris homers.
W 5/8 Columbus Red Birds W 13-3 12-8 WP-Marrow.  HR-Norris 2, Gill (7).
Th 5/9 Indianapolis Indians, cold
F 5/10 Indianapolis W 3-2 13-8 WP-Kolp.  Harris homers.
Sa 5/11 Indianapolis, rain
Su 5/12-1 Indianapolis W 3-2 14-8 WP-Tauscher.
Su 5/12-2 Indianapolis W 3-2 (8, 6:00 law) 15-8 WP-Starr.
M 5/13 Louisville, cold Millers acquire catcher Charley "Greek" George from Cleveland as final payment for Ab Wright.
Tu 5/14 Louisville W 4-2 16-8 WP-Perrin.  Buzz Arlett hits 3-run homer in the last of the 9th.
W 5/15 Louisville W 11-7 17-8 WP-Tauscher.  10th straight win.  Harris and Arlett homer.  Millers sell Starr to Toronto and get Denny Galehouse from Cleveland.
Th 5/17 at Toledo L 0-5 17-9 LP-Sundra.  Millers drop to second place, behind Saints.
Sa 5/18 at Toledo L 1-8 17-10 LP-Tauscher.
Su 5/19-1 at Toledo W 4-3 18-10 WP-Galehouse.  Millers score 3 in the top of the 9th.
Su 5/19-2 at Toledo L 4-5 18-11 LP-Kolp.  Mud Hens score 3 in the last of the 9th.  HR-Gill (8), Arlett.
M 5/20 at Columbus L 1-2 18-12 LP-Perrin.
Tu 5/21 at Columbus W 7-6 19-12 WP-Sundra.  Gill hits 9th homer.
W 5/22 at Columbus W 10-6 (10) 20-12 WP-Ryan.  Gill gets 4 hits, including home run (10).  Hauser homers.  Millers move back into first place.
Th 5/23 at Indianapolis L 6-7 20-13 LP-Sundra.
F 5/24 at Indianapolis L 2-5 20-14 LP-Galehouse.  Millers drop to fourth place.
Sa 5/25 at Indianapolis W 11-8 21-14 WP-Tauscher.
Su 5/26-1 at Louisville L 2-10 21-15 LP-Perrin.
Su 5/26-2 at Louisville W 13-7 22-15 WP-Sundra.  Holland homers.
M 5/27 at Louisville W 10-9 23-15 WP-Perrin.
Th 5/30 a.m. at St. Paul L 6-7 23-16 LP-Marrow.  Saints score 2 n the last of the 9th.
Th 5/30 p.m. St. Paul W 8-4 24-16 WP-Tauscher.  HR-Gill (11), Norris.
F 5/31 St. Paul W 11-0 25-16 WP-Kolp.  Norris hits 3 homers, gets 5 hits, and now has 9 straight hits.
Sa 6/1 at Milwaukee W 7-2 26-16 WP-Perrin.  George homers.  Norris stopped after 10 straight hits.  Harris chips a bone in his ankle sliding into home in the 8th and will be out 2 weeks.
Su 6/2-1 at Milwaukee W 2-0 27-16 8-hitter by Galehouse.  Gaffke homers.
Su 6/2-2 at Milwaukee L 4-13 27-17 LP-Marrow.
M 6/3 at Milwaukee L 1-9 27-18 LP-Tauscher.  Holland hit by pitch, breaks jaw and cheekbone.
Tu 6/4 at Kansas City L 4-11 27-19 LP-Sundra.
W 6/5-1 at Kansas City W 6-4 28-19 WP-Perrin.
W 6/5-2 at Kansas City L 1-3 28-20 LP-Galehouse.  Gaffke homers.
Th 6/6 at Kansas City, rain
F 6/7-1 at Kansas City L 3-4 28-21 LP-Tauscher.
F 6/7-2 at Kansas City L 3-5 28-22 LP-Marrow.
Sa 6/8 Milwaukee L 3-4 28-23 LP-Perrin.  George homers. 
Su 6/9-1 Milwaukee W 6-4 29-23 WP-Galehouse.  Ganzel homers.
Su 6/9-2 Milwaukee, rain
M 6/10 Milwaukee L 7-8 29-24 LP-Perrin.  HR-Arlett, Hauser.  Milwaukee shortstop Eddie Marshall gets a hit in his 40th straight tame to break the league record set by Frank Sigafoos in 1933.
Tu 6/11 Kansas City W 3-0 30-24 Tauscher wins.  Norris homers.
W 6/12 Kansas City L 7-9 30-25 LP-Galehouse.  Gill hits 3 home runs (14) and drives in 5 runs.  Gaffke also homers.
Th 6/13 Kansas City W 14-7 31-25 WP-Perrin.  Norris hits 2 homers, and Hauser hits a grand slam.
F 6/14 Kansas City L 2-15 31-26 LP-Marrow.  Dale Alexander hits 4 homers for Kansas City.
Sa 6/15 at St. Paul W 3-1 32-26 WP-Tauscher.  HR-Ganzel.
Su 6/16 St. Paul, rain
M 6/17 at St. Paul W 7-6 33-26 WP-Ryan.  Norris and Hauser homer.
Tu 6/18 St. Paul, rain
W 6/19-1 Indianapolis W 6-2 34-26 WP-Kolp.  Arlett homers.
W 6/19-2 Indianapolis W 6-2 35-26 Tauscher wins 10th game.  Ganzel homers.  Millers move past Indianapolis into first place.
Th 6/20 Indianapolis W 8-7 36-26 WP-Ryan.  Sundra homers.
F 6/21 Indianapolis W 6-5 37-26 WP-Galehouse.  Gill (15) and Gaffke homer.
Sa 6/22 Indianapolis W 4-1 38-26 WP-Perrin.  Arlett homers.
Su 6/23-1 Louisville W 10-3 39-26 WP-Tauscher.  Gill hits 16th homer as Millers win 8th straight game.
Su 6/23-2 Louisville L 3-4 (7, 6:00 law) 39-27 LP-Kolp.  Norris homers.
M 6/24 Louisville W 11-3 40-27 WP-Marrow.  Gaffke homers.
Tu 6/25 Louisville W 10-9 41-27 WP-Ryan.  HR-Gill 2 (18), Hauser 2.  Hargrave hits 3 doubles.  Hauser hits his first solo homer in the 6th to tie the game 9-9.  His second homer, in the 8th, is the winning run.
Th 6/27 Toledo W 9-5 42-27 WP-Marrow.  Holland hits 3-run pinch-homer in a 6-run 8th inning.  Norris, Hauser, and Gaffke homer.
F 6/28 Toledo W 9-7 43-27 Tauscher wins 12th game.  Hauser, Ganzel, and Gaffke homer in 6-run 7th inning.
Sa 6/29 Toledo L 4-6 43-28 LP-Kolp.  Hauser homers.  Alta Cohen, normally an outfielder, pitches the first 7-1/3 innings for Toledo and gets the win.
Su 6/30-1 Columbus W 4-2 44-28 WP-Galehouse.  Arlett homers.
Su 6/30-2 Columbus, rain
M 7/1 Columbus W 5-3 45-28 WP-Perrin.  Hargrave's home run caps a 5-run 8th inning.
Tu 7/2-1 Columbus L 5-8 45-29 WP-Tauscher.  Hauser, Holland, and Gaffke homer.
Tu 7/2-2 Columbus W 7-5 46-29 WP-Marrow.  HR-Hauser, Arlett.  Hargrave receives Most Valuable Player award for 1934.
W 7/3 at St. Paul W 13-1 47-29 WP-Kolp.  Arlett gets 4 hits, including a home run.  Gaffke and Cohen also homer.
Th 7/4 a.m. St. Paul L 6-8 47-30 LP-Galehous.  Arlett homers.
Th 7/4 p.m. at St. Paul W 6-1 48-30 WP-Tauscher.  HR-Holland, Gill (19), Gill's homer a grand slam.
Sa 7/6 at Indianapolis L 2-4 48-31 LP-Perrin.  Holland homers
Su 7/7-1 at Indianapolis W 6-5 (10) 49-31 Ryan, now a reliever, pitches the final 5-2/3 innings for the win.  In the last of the 10th umpire Larry Goetz called a strike on Mickey Heath, bringing an argument from Heath.  Goetz signaled for Ryan to pitch before Heath got back into the batter's box.  Minneapolis Tribune: "Then to add to the ire of the crowd Goetz, in his rage, deliberately knocked the balls from the hands of the ball boy when the youngster offered several to the umpire.  The shower of glassware [as fans started hurling pop bottles, one of which shattered on a woman's head and also injured a man next to her] began when Goetz, after refusing the balls offered by the boy, walked over near the grandstand to the box where these are kept."
Su 7/7-2 at Indianapolis Called in 4th inning by 6:00 law with Millers ahead 2-0.
M 7/8 at Indianapolis W 4-0 50-31 7-hitter by Tauscher for 14th win.
Tu 7/9 at Indianapolis L 3-5 50-32 LP-Sundra.
W 7/10 at Louisville W 11-6 51-32 WP-Perrin.
Th 7/11 at Louisville L 4-6 51-33 LP-Galehouse.  Norris homers.
F 7/12 at Louisville L 2-3 51-34 LP-Tauscher.
Sa 7/13 at Louisville W 9-7 (10) 52-34 WP-Sundra.
Su 7/14-1 at Toledo W 5-2 53-34 WP-Perrin.
Su 7/14-2 at Toledo W 8-5 54-34 WP-Galehouse.  HR-Arlett, Gill (20), Harris.  Millers to host American Association All-Star Game.
Tu 7/16 at Toledo L 2-16 54-35 LP-Kolp.  Mud Hens get 24 hits.
Th 7/18 at Columbus L 1-5 54-36 LP-Perrin.
F 7/19 at Columbus L 2-8 54-37 LP-Tauscher.  Millers trade Marrow to Louisville for Archie McKain.
Sa 7/20 at Columbus W 16-1 55-37 WP-Galehouse.  Millers get 20 hits, 4 by Ganzel.  Arlett, Harris, and Hargrave homer.
Su 7/21-1 at Columbus L 4-5 (12) 55-38 LP-Ryan.
Su 7/21-2 at Columbus W 8-7 56-38 WP-Ryan.  Gaffke homers.
M 7/22 at Milwaukee W 8-3 57-38 McKain wins in Millers debut.  Hargrave homers.
Tu 7/23 at Milwaukee L 3-10 57-39 LP-Tauucher.
W 7/24 at Milwaukee L 9-19 57-40 LP-Perrin.  HR-Gill (21), Hauser, Holland.
Th 7/25 at Milwaukee W 5-3 58-40 WP-Galehouse.  Holland homers.
Sa 7/27 Toledo W 8-5 (11) 59-40 WP-Galehouse.  HR-Arlett 2, Gill (22).
Su 7/28-1 Toledo W 22-8 60-40 WP-Perrin.  Gill goes 5 for 5 with 5 runs, 6 RBIs, and his 23rd home run.  Gaffke homers and drives in 6 runs.  Millers get 26 hits.
Su 7/28-2 Toledo W 3-0 (8, 6:00 law) 61-40 Mud Hens rallied for 5 in the top of the 9th.  It was 5:54 as the Millers came to bat.  Hargrave was retired.  Gaffke stalled and then beat out a hit.  Arlett pinch hit, argued after a strike call to take more time, then walked.  Hauser pinch hit, but before he could step in, the clock struck 6:00, bringing the game to an end and wiping out the top of the 9th as the score reverted to the 8th inning.  It was the first time the 6:00 law won a game for the Millers in that manner.
M 7/29 Toledo W 10-7 62-40 WP-Ryan.  HR-Gill 2 (25), Gaffke.  Gill drives in 6 runs.
Tu 7/30 American Association All-Stars W 4-3 WP-Sundra.  With the Millers trailing 3-0, Hauser hits a pinch-hit 2-run homer in the 9th.  Arlett starts a 2-run rally in the 8th.
W 7/31 St. Paul L 7-8 62-41 LP-Ryan.  Gaffke homers.
Fr 8/2 Columbus W 11-9 63-41 WP-Sundra.  HR-Norris 2, Arlett, Harris.
Sa 8/3 Columbus L 7-11 63-42 LP-Ryan.  Gill hits 2 home runs (27), one a grand slam and drives in 6 runs to give him 105 for the season.  Norris also homers.
Su 8/4-1 Columbus W 8-6 64-42 WP-Galehouse.  HR-Norris, Gill (28).
Su 8/4-2 Columbus Red Birds stall, and the game is stopped at 6:00 with the Millers ahead 3-1 in the 4th.
M 8/5 Louisville W 5-2 65-42 WP-Perrin.  Millers purchase Belve Bean from Chattanooga.
Tu 8/6-1 Louisville W 10-2 66-42 WP-McKain.  HR-Gill (29), Hauser.
Tu 8/6-2 Louisville W 8-1 67-42 WP-Kolp.  HR-Gaffke 2, Harris.
W 8/7 Louisville L 6-8 67-43 LP-Sundra.  HR-Hauser, Harris.
Th 8/8 Louisville L 8-9 67-44 LP-Ryan.  HR-Gill (30), Ganzel.
F 8/9 Indianapolis L 8-11 67-45 LP-Bean.  Hauser hits grand slam.  Holland also homers.  Sundra released to Newark.
Sa 8/10 Indianapolis L 4-6 67-46 LP-Kolp.  HR-Arlett, Gill (31).
Su 8/11 Indianapolis W 11-10 68-46 WP-Perrin.  Millers score 3 in last of the 9th.  Norris gets 5 hits.  HR-Gaffke, Gill (32), Arlett, Hauser.  Hargrave breaks finger - will be out for the rest of the season.
Tu 8/13 at Indianapolis L 0-2 68-47 LP-Bean.
W 8/14 at Indianapolis L 2-7 68-48 LP-Kolp.  Millers' lead over Indianapolis cut to 3 games.
Th 8/15 at Indianapolis, rain
F 8/16-1 at Indianapolis W 8-1 69-48 WP-Galehouse.
F 8/16-2 at Indianapolis W 4-1 70-48 Tauscher wins 15th game.
Sa 8/17 at Louisville L 0-1 70-49 LP-Perrin.
Su 8/18-1 at Louisville W 11-8 71-49 WP-Galehouse.  HR-Holland, Galehouse.
Su 8/18-2 at Louisville W 3-1 72-49 McKain beats Buck Marrow.
M 8/19 at Louisville L 2-8 72-50 LP-McKain.
W 8/21 at Toledo W 8-7 73-50 WP-Tauscher.  Norris gets 5 hits.
Th 8/2 at Toledo W 6-2 74-50 WP-Bean.  HR-Gill (33).
F 8/23 at Toledo L 4-5 74-51 LP-Perrin.  Harris homers.
Sa 8/24 at Toledo W 6-2 75-51 WP-McKain.
Su 8/25-1 at Columbus W 7-0 76-51 2-hitter by Galehouse.  HR-Hauser, Gill (34).
Su 8/25-2 at Columbus L 3-4 76-52 LP-Kolp.
M 8/26 at Columbus W 19-7 77-52 WP-Ryan.  Arlett homers.
Tu 8/27 at Columbus L 0-9 77-53 LP-Perrin.
F 8/30-1 St. Paul W 11-9 78-53 WP-Ryan.  HR-Arlett 2, Holland, Harris.  Arlett's second homer was a 2-run homer to break a 9-9 tie in the 8th.
F 8/30-2 St. Paul W 7-6 (12) 79-53 WP-Ryan.  Gill hits 2 homers (36) in extra innings.  His first homer, in the 10th, tied the game; his second, in the 12th, won the game.
Sa 8/31-1 St. Paul W 7-5 80-53 WP-Kolp.  Arlett hits 2 homers, the second one a 2-run homer off Monty Stratton with 2 out in the last of the 9th to win the game.  Harris also homers.
Sa 8/31-2 St. Paul L 6-8 80-54 LP-Bean.  Gill hits 37th homer.
Su 9/1 at St. Paul L 7-11 80-55 LP-McKain.
At Nicollet Park on September 1, the Minneapolis Police beat the St. Paul Police 10-4 before 13,000.  Babe Ruth played a half a game with each team.  He played first base and hit a double in the 4th for Minneapolis.  Pete Guzy, a star pitcher at East High and for the Minnesota Gophers and about to start his first season as football coach at Edison High, pitched for Minneapolis and struck out 18 batters, including Ruth once.
M 9/2 a.m. at St. Paul W 7-1 81-55 5-hitter by Galehouse, who strikes out 10.  HR-Gill (38), Hauser.
M 9/2 p.m. St. Paul L 4-7 81-56 LP-Tauscher.
Tu 9/3 Milwaukee, rain
W 9/4-1 Milwaukee W 3-2 82-56 WP-Perrin.
W 9/4-2 Milwaukee W 9-6 83-56 WP-McKain.  Norris hits 3-run homer with 2 out in last of the 9th.
Th 9/5-1 Milwaukee W 3-2 84-56 WP-Kolp.  HR-Hauser, Gill (39).
Th 9/5-2 Milwaukee L 3-11 (7, by agreement) 84-57 LP-Galehouse.  Hauser homers.
F 9/6-1 Milwaukee W 6-1 85-57 WP-McKain.
F 9/6-2 Milwaukee W 6-4 (7, by agreement) 86-57 WP-Ryan.  Hauser and Ryan homer.
Sa 9/7 Kansas City W 6-1 87-57 WP-Tauscher.  HR-Arlett, Gill (40), Harris.
Su 9/8-1 Kansas City L 2-9 87-58 LP-Galehouse.  Holland hits 2 home runs.
Su 9/8-2 Kansas City W 10-5 88-58 WP-Galehouse.  HR-Gill (41), Harris.
M 9/9 Kansas City W 1-4 89-58 Tauscher wins 18th game.  Gill hits 42nd home run.
Tu 9/10 at Milwaukee L 2-7 89-59 LP-McKain.  Leitz hommers.
W 9/11 at Milwaukee W 10-4 90-59 WP-McKain.  Shanty Hogan homers.
Th 9/12 at Milwaukee W 9-4 (12) 91-59 WP-Bean.  Gill hits a 3-run homer (43) in the 12th to break a 4-4 tie.  Hauser later hits a 2-run homer.
F 9/13-1 at Kansas City L 2-10 91-60 LP-Perrin.
F 9/13-2 at Kansas City L 9-10 91-61 LP-McKain.
Su 9/15-1 at Kansas City L 0-1 91-62 LP-Kolp.
Su 9/15-2 at Kansas City L 2-14 91-63 LP-Galehouse.
W L Manager
Minneapolis 91 63 Donie Bush
Indianapolis 85 67 Wade Killefer
Kansas City 84 70 Dutch Zwilling
Columbus 84 70 Ray Blades
St. Paul 75 78 Marty McManus
Milwaukee 75 79 Al Sothoron
Toledo 64 86 Fred Haney
Louisville 52 97 Ken Penner
Statistics
Player Games Batting Average Home Runs Runs Batted In Position
Johnny Gill 148 .361 43 154 of
Buzz Arlett 122 .360 25 101 rf
Spencer Harris 127 .337 16 69 cf-1b
Bob “Dutch” Holland 118 .309 20 89 lf-3b
Charley “Greek” George* 37 .303 3 16 c
Fabian Gaffke 135 .302 19 76 of
Henry “Tony” Fiarito 10 .300 0 1 3b
Foster “Babe” Ganzel 71 .294 6 30 3b
James Francis “Shanty” Hogan 36 .294 2 21 c
Leo Norris 154 .290 22 105 ss
Andy Cohen 153 .274 2 55 2b
Joe Hauser 131 .262 23 101 1b
Al Leitz 69 .249 3 21 c
William “Pinky” Hargrave 65 .242 4 29 c
Pitcher G IP W L ERA
Ray Kolp 34 196 11 9 4.27
Walter Tauscher 37 226 18 9 4.38
Bill Perrin 47 231 14 13 4.83
Rosy Ryan 46 129 11 4 4.88
Belve Bean 13 61 2 3 5.02
Denny Galehouse 35 192 15 8 5.39
Charles “Buck” Marrow* 46 184 12 14 5.82
Archie McKain* 41 155 8 11 6.04
Steve Sundra 28 102 4 6 6.18
Ray Starr 5 25 2 1
Jess Petty 2 8 1 0
Herbert “Buckshot” May 2 3 0 0
Charles “Lefty” Johnson 1 1 0 0
Other players: Jimmy Crandall, c; Auggie Luther; Bruno Wolcyn, 2b.
*George’s statistics include games played with Kansas City in 1935, and McKain and Marrow’s statistics include games with Louisville.
Johnny Gill led the American Association with 43 home runs, 148 runs, and 154 runs batted in.