Minneapolis Millers - Compiled by Stew Thornley
1941 - American Association, 83-70-2, 4th place - Standings, statistics, and notes follow game-by-game results
Manager: Tom Sheehan
*Scheduled for seven innings
Date Opponent Outcome Record Notes
Th 4/17 at Toledo Mud Hens L 4-6 0-1 Losing pitcher-Harry Kelley.  Babe Barna, Zeke Bonura, and Frank Danneker debut for Millers.  Ab Wright goes 3 for 3.
F 4/18 at Toledo W 5-3 (10) 1-1 Winning pitcher-Mickey Haefner.  Wright breaks a 3-3 tie with solo 400-foot home run in the 10th.
Sa 4/19 at Toledo L 3-4 1-2 LP-Wally Tauscher.  Mud Hens score 3 runs in the last of the 9th.
Su 4/20-1 at Columbus Red Birds W 7-3 (10) 2-2 WP-Mike Kash.  Otto Denning hits 2 home runs, the second of which ties the game in the 9th.
*Su 4/20-2 at Columbus L 14-16 2-3 LP-Harry Smythe.
M 4/21 at Columbus W 17-11 3-3 WP-Haefner.  Barna homers, scores 4 runs, and drives in 3.  Denning goes 5 for 6 with a home run.  Bonura goes 4 for 4.
W 4/23 at Louisville Colonels, rain
Th 4/24 at Louisville L 0-9 3-4 LP-Joe Hatten.  
F 4/25-1 at Louisville W 6-3 4-4 WP-Elon "Chief" Hogsett.  Wright homers and hits a 450-foot triple.
*F 4/25-2 at Louisville L 3-7 4-5 LP-Frank Nesseth.
Sa 4/26 at Indianapolis Indians L 1-2 4-6 LP-Haefner.
Su 4/27-1 at Indianapolis W 7-1 5-6 WP-Kelley.  Millers score 7 in the 9th.
*Su 4/27-2 at Indianapolis T 4-4 (8, darkness) 5-6-1 The 6:00 Sunday law was repealed by the state in the spring, but Mike Kelley will still honor the time.  "When people site through a doubleheader from 1:30 until 6, they've had enough for one day.  Besides, if they have dinner dates, they can keep 'em."
M 4/28 at Indianapolis W 9-5 6-6 WP-Hogsett.  Denning homers.  Mllers steal 6 bases: Barna 3, Harvey "Hub" Walker, Fabian Gaffke, Bob "Buck" Fausett.
Th 5/1 Columbus L 4-7 6-7 LP-Haefner.  HR-Gene "Huck" Geary, Denning.
F 5/2 Columbus W 11-10 7-7 WP-Kash.  HR-Denning, Walker, Geary.
Sa 5/3 Columbus W 5-3 8-7 WP-Hogsett.  Bonura, after failing to deliver with the bases loaded twice, comes up in the 9th with the bases loaded, no out, and the Millers down 3-1.  Bonura hits a grand slam.
Su 5/4-1 Toledo W 11-4 9-7 WP-Haefner.  HR-Gaffke, Bonura, Walker.
*Su 5/4-2 Toledo W 7-5 (6, 6:00 law) 10-7 WP-Tauscher.  HR-Walker, Danneker, Fausett.
Tu 5/6 Toledo L 5-7 10-8 LP-Bob Kline.  HR-Gaffke, Bonura.
W 5/7 Indianapolis, cold
Th 5/8 Indianapolis, cold
F 5/9 Indianapolis W 11-6 11-8 WP-Hogsett.  Walker homers.  Millers turn 5 double plays, tie Kansas City for league lead.
Sa 5/10 Lousville W 18-2 12-8 WP-Haefner.  Millers score 8 runs in the 1st.  HR-Danneker 2, Walker, Gaffke.
Su 5/11-1 Lousville L 4-5 12-9 LP-Kash.  HR-Wright.
*Su 5/11-2 Lousville L 2-4 12-10 LP-Hatten.  HR-Trechock.
M 5/12 Louisville W 8-6 13-10 WP-Hogsett.  HR-Geary 2, Barna ( 4 for 4 with 4 RBI), Denning.
T 5/13 at St. Paul Saints W 11-4 14-10 WP-Kelley.  HR-Bonura, Gaffke.
W 5/14 St. Paul W 5-4 15-10 WP-Kline.  Millers score 4 in the last of the 9th.  Millers get Angelo Giuliani on option from Brooklyn.
Th 5/15 at St. Paul L 3-4 15-11 LP-Tauscher.  HR-Geary.  Ralph "Red" Kress homers for the Saints, who score 2 in the last of the 9th.  Giuliani goes 0 for 4 in him Millers debut at Lexington Park, where Giuliani played for the Saints from 1932 to 1935.
F 5/16 St. Paul W 6-4 16-11 WP-Hogsett.
Sa 5/17 at Milwaukee Brewers W 7-5 17-11 WP-Frank Nesseth.
Su 5/18-1 at Milwaukee W 4-3 (10) 18-11 WP-Kash.  HR-Barna, Trechock, Bonura.
*Su 5/18-2 at Milwaukee L 1-3 18-12 LP-Haefner.
M 5/19 at Kansas City Blues L 6-7 (13) 18-13 LP-Kelley.
Tu 5/20 at Kansas City L 0-2 18-14 LP-Hogsett.
W 5/21 at Kansas City, wet grounds
Th 5/22 Milwaukee W 13-7 19-14 WP-Haefner.  Gaffke drives in 7 RBIS: 2-run triple in 1st, grand slam in 3rd, run-scoring triple in 4th.  Bonura and Haefner also homer.
F 5/23 Milwaukee W 13-7 20-14 WP-Kelley.  Wright drives in 9 runs: 2-run double in 3rd, 2-run double in 4th, run-scoring single in 6th, grand slam in 7th.  Wright ties the American Association record for RBIs in a game set by Ted Gullic of Milwaukee in 1932 and Jack Winsett of Columbus in 1936.
Sa 5/24 Milwaukee W 11-4 21-14 WP-Nesseth.  HR-Gaffke.
Su 5/25-1 Kansas City L 7-11 21-15 LP-Hogsett.  HR-Wright, Dennning.
*Su 5/25-2 Kansas City W 6-3 22-15 WP-Tauscher.  HR-Wright.
M 5/26 Kansas City W 9-2 23-15 WP-Kelley.  HR-Giuliani, Trechock.
Tu 5/27 Kansas City, wet grounds
W 5/28 Kansas City, rain
Th 5/29 at St. Paul W 7-2 24-15 WP-Tauscher, who stops Gil English's hitting streak at 27 games.  Bonura homers.
F 5/30 a.m. at St. Paul L 4-6 24-16 LP-Kelley.
F 5/30 p.m. St. Paul W 11-1 (6, rain) 25-16 WP-Hogsett.  HR-Denning, Danneker.
Sa 5/31 St. Paul W 6-3 26-16 WP-Nesseth.  HR-Wright.
Su 6/1 at St. Paul L 4-5 (11) 26-17 LP-Nesseth.
M 6/2 at Louisville, rain
Tu 6/3 at Louisville L 5-8 26-18 LP-Hogsett.  HR-Barna.
W 6/4 at Indianapolis L 5-6 (11) 26-19 LP-Tauscher.  Bonura, off for the Army, plays final game for the Millers.
*Th 6/5-1 at Indianapolis W 2-1 (9) 27-19 WP-Kelley.
Th 6/5-2 at Indianapolis W 6-3 28-19 WP-Hatten.  Millers move back into first place.
F 6/6 at Indianapolis W 3-0 29-19 5-hitter by Kash.
Sa 6/7 at Toledo, rain Called by rain in the 3rd inning.
Su 6/8-1 at Toledo L 3-7 29-20 LP-Kelley.
*Su 6/8-2 at Toledo L 3-5 29-21 LP-Haefner.
M 6/9 at Columbus L 0-10 29-22 LP-Hogsett.
Tu 6/10 at Columbus L 1-2 29-23 LP-Hatten.
W 6/11 at Columbus L 6-9 29-24 LP-Haefner.
Th 6/12 Louisville, wet grounds
F 6/13 Louisville, wet grounds
Sa 6/14-1 Indianapolis W 3-2 30-24 WP-Kelley.  HR-Gaffke.
*Sa 6/14-2 Indianapolis W 8-7 31-24 WP-Tauscher.  HR-Denning, Wright.
Su 6/15-1 Indianapolis W 3-2 32-24 WP-Haefner.
*Su 6/15-2 Indianapolis W 9-6 33-24 WP-Hatten.  Millers score 9 in the 5th and retake first place.  Gaffke homers.
M 6/16 Columbus W 14-9 34-24 WP-Kelley.  HR-Gaffke, Geary.  Millers hand Johnny Grodzicki his 1st loss after 6 wins.
Tu 6/17 Columbus W 6-3 35-24 LP-Nesseth.
W 6/18 Toledo L 0-7 35-25 LP-Nesseth.
Th 6/19 Toledo W 5-4 (10) 36-25 WP-Haefner.  Barna hits 2 home runs and gets dusted by a pitch iin the 10th; he then doubles and later comes home from second base on Denning's infield out.
F 6/20 St. Paul W 9-6 37-25 WP-Tauscher.  Gaffke hits his 10th home run to tie Denning for the league lead.
Sa 6/21 at St. Paul, rain
Su 6/22 St. Paul W 7-0 38-25 3-hitter by Kelley.  HR-Barna, Denning, Geary.
M 6/23 at Eau Claire Bears (ex.) W 6-2 Exhibition game in Eau Claire against the Northern League team managed by Rosy Ryan.
Tu 6/24 at Milwaukee W 8-4 39-25 WP-Hogsett.  Gaffke and Wright homer to spoil the Brewers' debut under the new management of Bill Veeck and Charley Grimm.
W 6/25 at Milwaukee L 5-7 39-26 LP-Haefner.  Geary hits 2 home runs.
Th 6/26 at Milwaukee W 11-5 40-26 WP-Tauscher.  Walker homers.
F 6/27 at Kansas City, rain
Sa 6/28 at Kansas City W 6-0 41-26 5-hitter by Haefner.  
Sa 6/29-1 Milwaukee L 12-19 41-27 LP-Hogsett.  HR-Gaffke, Barna.
*Su 6/29-2 Milwaukee L 5-12 41-28 LP-Nesseth.  HR-Gaffke, Wright.
M 6/30 Milwaukee W 4-1 42-28 WP-Kelly.  Giuliani is recalled by the Dodgers after Mickey Owen was hit in the face with a pitch.
Th 7/1 Kansas City W 10-2 43-28 Haefner wins, strikes out 14.  Barna homers.
W 7/2 Kansas City W 6-0 44-28 Hogsett has perfect game for 5-2/3 innings and no-hitter for 8-2/3 until Buster Mills singles with 2 out in the 9th.  Hogsett strikes out 12.
Th 7/3 at St. Paul W 8-6 45-28 Wright hits 3 home runs and drives in 5 runs.
F 7/4 a.m. St. Paul L 5-7 45-29 LP-Nesseth.  HR-Denning, Wright.
F 7/4 p.m. at St. Paul W 8-6 (12) 46-29 Hatten wins and drives in winning runs in the 12th with a 2-run triple.  Millers, in first place, will host the All-Star Game.
Su 7/6-1 at Columbus L 2-5 46-30 LP-Haefner.
*Su 7/6-2 at Columbus W 4-1 47-30 WP-Kash.  HR-Wright.
M 7/7 at Columbus L 3-13 47-31 LP-Hogsett.
Tu 7/8 at Toledo W 4-2 48-31 WP-Kelley.  HR-Geary, Barna.
W 7/9-1 at Toledo L 4-9 48-32 LP-Tauscher.
*W 7/9-2 at Toledo W 10-5 49-32 WP-Hatten.  HR-Barna.
Th 7/10 at Toledo, rain Barna has a home run wiped out as the game is called by rain in the 1st inning.
F 7/11 at Indianapolis L 2-6 49-33 LP-Haefner.
Sa 7/12 at Indianapolis L 0-5 49-34 LP-Kash.
Su 7/13-1 at Louisville W 8-1 50-34 WP-Kelley.
*Su 7/13-2 at Louisville W 2-0 51-34 WP-Hogsett.  Barna hits 2-run homer in the 6th.
*M 7/14-1 at Louisville L 0-1 51-35 LP-Haefner.
M 7/14-2 at Louisville L 4-11 51-36 LP-Hatten.
W 7/16 American Association All-Stars L 1-6 Hogsett loses.  Millers get only 6 hits.  Gaffke homers in the 9th to break up the shutout.  Commissioner Landis and American League president Will Harridge are among the crowd of 10,471.
Th 7/17 Toledo, rain
F 7/18 Toledo T 6-6 (13, 11:45 curfew) 51-36-2 Walker homers.
Sa 7/19-1 Toledo W 10-4 52-36 WP-Kelley.  HR-Barna, Gaffke, Geary.
*Su 7/19-2 Toledo W 6-3 53-36 4-hitter by Fausett in his debut as a starting pitcher.
Su 7/20-1 Toledo W 5-4 54-36 WP-Haefner.  HR-Gaffke.
*Su 7/20-2 Columbus W 8-0 55-36 WP-Hogsett.  HR-Gaffke, Barna.
M 7/21 Columbus, rain
Tu 7/22 Columbus L 8-9 55-37 LP-Kash.  Barna sold to the New York Giants and will report to them next spring.  First transaction between Mike Kelley and the Giants in Kelley's career.
*W 7/23-1 Louisville W 2-1 56-37 WP-Fausett.  Bill Barnacle singles home the winning run with 2 out in the 7th.
W 7/23-2 Louisville W 5-3 57-37 WP-Haefner.  HR-Barnacle, Gaffke.
Th 7/24 Louisville L 1-5 57-38 LP-Hogsett.  HR-Barna.
F 7/25 Louisville W 2-1 58-38 Kelley wins 8th straight.  Denning leads off the 9th with a homer to end the game.
Sa 7/26 Indianapolis W 4-2 59-38 WP-Kash.  HR-Wright, Denning.
Su 7/27-1 Indianapolis W 10-8 (11) 60-38 WP-Kline.  HR-Walker 2, Denning, Danneker.
*Su 7/27-2 Indianapolis L 1-5 60-39 LP-Fausett.
M 7/28 St. Paul W 9-2 61-39 WP-Hogsett.  Gaffke gets 4 hits, including a home run.
Tu 7/29 at St. Paul W 11-7 62-39 WP-Tauscher.  HR-Wright, Gaffke, Barna, Trechock, Denning.
*W 7/30-1 Kansas City L 3-8 62-40 LP-Kash.  Wright hits his 19th home run to tie Gaffke for the league lead.
W 7/30-2 Kansas City L 0-1 62-41 LP-Haefner.  
Th 7/31 Kansas City W 7-6 63-41 WP-Hatten.  Down 6-0, the Millers score 4 in the 7th (2 on Danneker's home run), 1 in the 8th, and 2 in the 9th, capped by Wright's bases-loaded walk.
F 8/1 Milwaukee L 2-5 63-42 Brewers stop Kelley's 8-game winning streak.
Sa 8/2 Milwaukee L 1-8 63-43 LP-Fausett.
Su 8/3-1 at Kansas City L 7-9 63-44 LP-Haefner.  HR-Barna.
*Su 8/3-2 at Kansas City L 2-6 63-45 LP-Hatten.
M 8/4-1 at Kansas City L 4-5 63-46 LP-Hogsett.
*Su 8/4-2 at Kansas City L 0-2 63-47 LP-Haefner.
Tu 8/5 at Milwaukee W 5-4 64-47 WP-Tauscher.
W 8/6 at Milwaukee L 8-9 (14) 64-48 LP-Kline.  HR-Danneker, Trechock.
Th 8/7 at Indianapolis L 0-5 64-49 LP-Kash.
F 8/8 at Indianapolis W 6-5 65-49 WP-Hogstt.
Sa 8/9 at Louisville L 4-5 65-50 LP-Tauscher.
Su 8/10-1 at Louisville L 1-4 65-51 LP-Kelley.
*Su 8/10-2 at Louisville L 4-5 (8) 65-52 LP-Kash.
M 8/11 at Columbus L 0-3 65-53 Preacher Roe beats Haefner, dropping the Millers to fourth place.
Tu 8/12 at Columbus L 4-5 65-54 LP-Kelley.
W 8/13 at Toledo W 8-0 66-54 2-hitter by Tauscher.
Th 8/14 at Toledo L 4-9 66-55 LP-Kelley.  Barna homers.
F 8/15 at Toledo W 7-0 67-55 WP-Haefner.  Barna homers.
Sa 8/16 St. Paul W 100-3 68-55 WP-Hogsett.  HR-Barna 2, Denning.
Su 8/17-1 at St. Paul W 6-2 69-55 WP-Tauscher.  HR-Barna, Barnacle.  Saints lose 9th straight game.
*Su 8/17-2 at St. Paul L 1-2 69-56 LP-Kelley.  Wright homers.
M 8/18 Indianapolis W 3-2 70-56 WP-Kash.  Gaffke hits 2-out, 2-run single in the 9th to win the game.
Tu 8/19 Indianapolis, rain
W 8/20 2 p.m. Indianapolis L 4-5 (14) 70-57 LP-Haefner.  HR-Barnacle, Trechock.
*W 8/20 7 p.m. Indianapolis W 3-2 71-57 WP-Tauscher.  Barna hits 23rd home run and steals 2 bases to up his league lead to 28.
Th 8/21-1 Louisville L 0-14 71-58 LP-Kelley.
*Th 8/21-2 Louisville W 3-2 72-58 WP-Hogsett.  Walker homers.
F 8/22 Louisville L 10-13 72-59 LP-Kelley.  HR-Gaffke, Barna.
Sa 8/23-1 Toledo L 11-13 (11) 72-60 LP-Fausett.  HR-Geary, Danneker, Frank Houska.
*Sa 8/23-2 Toledo L 4-11 72-61 LP-Haefner.
Su 8/24-1 Toledo L 2-4 72-62 LP-Hogsett.
*Su 8/24-2 Toledo W 5-0 73-62 WP-Kelley.  HR-Wright.
M 8/25-1 Columbus, rain
*M 8/25-2 Columbus, rain
Tu 8/26-1 Columbus L 0-8 73-63 LP-Haefner.
*Tu 8/26-2 Columbus W 6-3 (5) 74-63 WP-Kelley.  HR-Danneker.  Game called after 5 to allow Columbus to catch train.
W 8/27 Milwaukee L 4-6 (10) 74-64 LP-Kash.
Th 8/28 Milwaukee W 3-2 75-64 WP-Hogsett.  Wright singles in winning run in the 9th.
F 8/29 Milwaukee W 1-0 (10) 76-64 Kelley goes the distance, beating Dave Koslo, and beats out an infield hit with the bases loaded and 2 out in the 10th to win the game.
Sa 8/30 Kansas City L 2-4 76-65 LP-Haefner.
Su 8/31-1 Kansas City W 7-1 77-65 WP-Kash.  HR-Wright, Danneker 2.
*Su 8/31-2 Kansas City W 8-7 78-65 WP-Kline.  Millers score 6 in the 6th inning.
M 9/1 a.m. at St. Paul W 14-2 79-65 WP-Fausett.  Wright hits his 24th homer to tie Barna for the league lead.
M 9/1 p.m. St. Paul W 5-3 80-65 WP-Hogsett.  HR-Trechock, Wright (25th to take league lead).  Millers win 16th game of the season against the Saints.
Tu 9/2 St. Paul L 3-5 80-66 LP-Kelley.
W 9/3 at Kansas City L 5-7 80-67 LP-Tauscher.
Th 9/4-1 at Kansas City W 5-0 81-67 WP-Kash.  HR-Barnacle.
*Th 9/4-2 at Kansas City L 0-2 81-68 LP-Hatten.
F 9/5 at Kansas City W 3-2 (10) 82-68 WP-Hogsett.
Sa 9/6 at Milwaukee L 4-6 82-69 LP-Kelley.  Wright hits 26th homer.  Barna steals 29th base.
Su 9/7-1 at Milwaukee W 9-7 83-69 WP-Tauscher.  HR-Gaffke.
*Su 9/7-2 at Milwaukee L 0-6 (5, darkness) 83-70-2
Playoffs
Tu 9/9 at Louisville L 3-4 0-1 Kash loses to Emerson Dickman.  Millers blow a 3-1 lead in the 8th.
W 9/10 at Louisville L 5-7 0-2 LP-Hogsett.
Th 9/11 at Louisville L 1-4 0-3 LP-Kash.
Sa 9/12 Louisville, rain
Su /13 Louisville, rain
M 9/14 Louisville, rain
Tu 9/15 Louisville W 9-3 1-3 Haefner beats Dickman.  Wright homers.  Kelley was to pitch but is missing.  Kelley checked out of his hotel in Minneapolis and hadn't been seend since Sunday.  He turns up in Memphis at the bedside of his critically ill wife.
W 9/16 Louisville W 10-6 2-3 WP-Hogsett.
Th 9/17 Louisville L 1-7 2-4 LP-Kash.
W L Manager
Columbus 95 58 Burt Shotton
Louisville 87 66 Bill Burwell
Kansas City 85 69 Bill Meyer
Minneapolis 83 70 Tom Sheehan
Toledo 82 72 James "Zack" Taylor-Fred Haney
Indianapols 65 88 Wade Killefer
St. Paul 61 92 Ralph "Red" Kress
Milwaukee 55 98 Bill Killefer-Charley Grimm
Statistics
Player Games Batting Average Home Runs Runs Batted In Position
Henry “Zeke” Bonura 46 .366 7 38 1b
Herbert “Babe” Barna 142 .336 24 105 rf
Russ Rolandson 6 .333 0 0 c
Otto Denning 144 .329 17 105 c-1b
Fabian Gaffke 133 .305 21 97 of
Bill Barnacle 92 .302 4 32 3b-of
Angelo Giuliani 37 .294 1 21 c
Ab Wright 138 .284 26 103 lf
Frank Houska 68 .284 1 19 1b
Gene “Huck” Geary 142 .280 12 56 ss
Frank Danneker 88 .276 11 45 2b-3b
Lin Storti* 86 .261 5 48 3b
Harvey “Hub” Walker 111 .254 10 42 cf
Frank Trechock 145 .229 7 45 2b-ss
Bob “Buck” Fausett 93 .228 1 22 3b-p
George “Tony” Rensa 35 .130 0 5 c
Wes Westrum 1 .000 0 0 ph
Phil Cogswell 1 .000 0 0 c
Pitcher G IP W L ERA
Bob Kline 52 85 3 3 2.96
Mickey Haefner 35 241 12 16 3.96
Harry Kelley 44 248 16 13 4.10
Elon “Chief” Hogsett 38 233 18 9 4.17
Mike Kash 43 164 10 7 4.28
Joe Hatten 26 97 5 6 4.64
Walter Tauscher 41 155 13 6 4.82
Bob “Buck” Fausett 14 61 3 4 5.75
Frank Nesseth 13 40 3 5 5.85
Harry Smythe 2 4 0 1 9.00
*Storti’s statistics include games played with Toledo in 1941.
Ab Wright led the American Association with 26 home runs, and Barna led the Association with 29 stolen bases.