Minneapolis Millers - Compiled by Stew Thornley
1959 - American Association, 95-67, 2nd place (Eastern Division) - Standings, statistics, and notes follow game-by-game results
Manager: Gene Mauch
*Scheduled for seven innings
Date Opponent Outcome Record Notes
Sa 4/11 at Houston Buffs, rain
Su 4/12 at Houston W 9-5 1-0 Winning pitcher-Nelson Chittum 1-0.  Chuck Tanner and Art Schult each hits a 2-run homer, double, and single.
M 4/13 at Houston L 0-2 1-1 Losing pitcher-Duane Wilson 0-1.  Millers held to 4 hits, 3 by Tanner.
Tu 4/14 at Houston W 5-4 2-1 WP-Tom Borland 1-0.
W 4/15 at Houston L 1-4 2-2 LP-Ted Wills 0-1.  Schult homers in 4th for a 1-0 lead.  Houston player-manager Rube Walker homers off Willard Nixon in the 5th to tie the game.  Dick Cole's homer in the 6th puts the Buffs ahead.  5-hitter by Alvin Spearman of Houston.  Spearman has a complete-game streak going back to 1957.  He completed all 28 of his starts with Stockton of the California League in 1958.  His streak reached 33 before he was taken out for a pinch-hitter after pitching the first 7 innings in a game at St. Paul May 1.
Th 4/16 at Fort Worth Cats L 2-6 2-3 LP-Earl Wilson 0-1.  Wilson walks 7 in his first American Association start.
F 4/17 at Fort Worth W 4-3 (11) 3-3 WP-Bud Byerly 1-0.  Ed Sadowski homers twice.  Player-coach Spencer "Red" Robbins singles in the winning run in the 11th.
Sa 4/18 at Fort Worth, rain
Su 4/19-1 at Fort Worth W 6-3 (11) 4-3 WP-Tom Hurd 1-0.
*Su 4/19-2 at Fort Worth W 3-1 5-3 WP-D. Wilson 1-1.
M 4/20 at Dallas Rangers, rain
Tu 4/21 at Dallas L 3-4 5-4 LP-Borland 1-1.
W 4/22 at Dallas W 8-3 6-4 WP-Byerly 2-0.
F 4/24 Fort Worth W 4-0 7-4 WP-Chet Nichols 1-0.  4-hitter by Nichols before 7,280 at home opener.  Tanner (who homered in his first time up with the Millers, at Houston) homers his first time up at Met Stadium, in the 1st) and homers again in the 3rd.  (In 1955, Tanner had homered on his first pitch in the major leagues.)  A dispute between two unions over ushering and ticket-selling rights results in picketing in front of the stadium.
Sa 4/25 Fort Worth L 0-3 7-5 LP-Wills 0-2.  Fort Worth scores 3 in the 9th.
Su 4/26-1 Fort Worth W 1-0 8-5 WP-D. Wilson 2-1.
*Su 4/26-2 Fort Worth W 4-0 9-5 WP-Nixon 1-0.
Tu 4/28 Houston L 11-19 9-6 LP-Borland 1-2.  18 hits for each team.  Tanner hits 4th homer, has 4 hits and 4 RBIs.
W 4/29 Houston W 9-5 10-6 WP-Chittum 2-0.  Schult singles, doubles, triples, and homers for the cycle, and drives in 5 runs.  Schult's homer - his 4th, all against Houston - is considered the longest ever at Met Stadium.  By actual tape measurement, it was 460 feet to the roadway over the left-field fence and made it on one bounce to the outer aluminum fence, 514 feet away.  (Willie Mays had hit a 450-foot home run in an exhibition game at Met Stadium in 1956.)    Schult's homer, in the 1st, came with 2 on for a 3-0 lead.  Lu Clinton followed with a home run.  Buffs tied the game in the 2nd on a Ray Noble's homer (his 7th, to lead the league) and a 3-run homer by Roy Smalley, Gene Mauch's brother-in law).  Millers went ahead to stay in the 4th on a 405-foot, run-scoring double by Schult and a 2-run triple by Clinton.
Th 4/30 Houston W 1-0 11-6 WP-Wills 1-2.  Elijah "Pumpsie" Green homers to right in the 8th off Dave Jolly for the only run.  Both Jolly and Wills pitched 4-hitters.
F 5/1 Dallas W 4-2 12-6 WP-Borland 2-2.
Sa 5/2 Dallas W 5-4 13-6 WP-Dorish 1-0.  Schult drives in 4 runs with a pair of 2-run singles.
Su 5/3-1 Dallas W 5-4 14-6 WP-Wills 2-2.
*Su 5/3-2 Dallas L 1-3 14-7 LP-Nixon 1-1.
M 5/4 Charleston Senators, rain
Tu 5/5 Charleston, rain
*W 5/6-1 Charleston W 5-4 15-7 WP-E. Wilson 1-1.
W 5/6-2 Charleston W 4-3 16-7 WP-Chittum 3-0.
Th 5/7 at Louisville Colonels W 1-0 17-7 WP-Wills 3-2.  Wills extends walkless streak to 19-2/3 innings.  The previous Louisville team was dropped from the American Association and replaced by the team that had been in Wichita in 1958.  With the addition of three teams from the Texas League, the Association expanded to 10 teams, preparing itself for the expected eventual dropping of Minneapolis and St. Paul when major league baseball arrived in Minnesota.
Th 5/7 Cincinnati Reds vs. Cleveland Indians at Met Stadium (ex.) 10,101 see Cleveland beat Cincinnati 4-3 in an exhibition game at Met Stadium.
F 5/8 at Louisville W 4-3 18-7 WP-Borland 3-2.  Borland takes no-hitter into 7th inning.
Sa 5/9 at Louisville L 7-8 (11) 18-8 LP-Hurd 1-1.  Clinton hits 2 home runs.
Su 5/10-1 at Indianapolis Indians L 5-9 18-9 LP-Al Schroll 0-1.
*Su 5/10-2 at Indianapolis L 6-10 18-10 LP-Borland 3-3.  Clinton homers again, giving him 5 after having hit only 6 for the Millers in 1958.
M 5/11 at Indianapolis, rain
Tu 5/12 at Indianapolis L 2-5 18-11 LP-Chittum 3-1.
W 5/13 at Charleston, rain
*Th 5/14-1 at Charleston W 2-1 19-11 WP-Wills 4-2.
Th 5/14-2 at Charleston W 9-4 20-11 WP-Schroll 1-1.
F 5/15 at Charleston, rain
Sa 5/16 Louisville W 6-0 21-11 WP-Borland 4-3.  Millers arrive home on flight at 7 a.m., then have afternoon game.  5-hitter by Borland, who strikes out 10 and doesn't walk a batter.  Sadowski homers twice and Tanner doubles twice.
Su 5/17 Louisville W 8-1 22-11 WP-D. Wilson 3-1.  Clinton, Tanner, and Schult each hits his 6th home run.
M 5/18 Louisville L 2-3 22-12 LP-Nichols 1-1.  Wills called up by Boston, which sends Ted Bowsfield to the Millers.
Tu 5/19 Indianapolis W 2-1 23-12 WP-Chittum 4-1.  Millers beat Ken McBride for his first loss after 6 wins.  Tanner hits a 2-run homer in the 4th  Hurd escapes bases-loaded, 1-out jam in the 9th by striking out Camilo Carreon and getting Jerry Snyder to fly out.
W 5/20 Indianapolis W 7-6 24-12 WP-Byerly 3-0.
*Th 5/21-2 Indianapolis W 4-1 25-12 WP-E. Wilson 2-1.
Th 5/21-2 Indianapolis L 1-5 25-13 LP-Herb Moford 0-1.
F 5/22 St. Paul Saints, rain
Sa 5/23 at St. Paul L 1-3 25-14 LP-Borland 4-4.
Su 5/24-1 St. Paul W 11-6 26-14 WP-Schroll 2-1.  First scheduled single-admission doubleheader between the Millers and Saints in memory.  Other doubleheaders were the result of a makeup of a postponed game (in addition to the April 28, 1946 doubleheader when Mike Kelley moved up a game scheduled for later in the season to create a doubleheader).
*Su 5/24-2 St. Paul W 4-1 27-14 WP-Nixon 2-1.
M 5/25 Omaha Cardinals W 9-3 28-14 WP-Nichols 2-1.
Tu 5/26 Omaha, rain
*W 5/27-1 at Denver Bears W 3-1 (9) 29-14 WP-E. Wilson 3-1.  4-hitter by Wilson, who strikes out 11.  Millers win on Sadowski's 2-out, 2-run homer in the 9th.  Bears are wearing replicas of 1859 uniforms the first game of each home series and for their first game in each of the other league cities to commemmorate the "Rush to the Rockies" centennial being celebrated in Colorado.
W 5/27-2 at Denver W 8-1 30-14 WP-Chittum 5-1.  Millers move into first place with the doubleheader sweep.
Th 5/28 at Denver L 6-10 30-15 LP-Schroll 2-2.
F 5/29 St. Paul W 4-0 31-15 WP-Moford 1-1.  Saints bus breaks down, and the players have to drive their own cars to Met Stadium for the game.
Sa 5/30 a.m. St. Paul L 2-5 (11) 31-16 LP-Bylerly 3-1.  Jim Gentile hits a 3-run homer (that Mauch argued was foul) in the 11th.
Sa 5/30 p.m. at St. Paul W 4-3 32-16 WP-Hurd 2-1.
Su 5/31 at St. Paul L 1-2 32-17 LP-Nichols 2-2.  Joe Tanner, who was sold to the Saints the previous week after 1 game with the Millers and who vowed to beat the Millers "every chance I get" breaks a 1-1 tie with a 4th-inning home run.  Jim Golden wins for the Saints.
M 6/1 Denver W 8-2 33-17 WP-E. Wilson 4-1.  Wilson pitches into the 7th, striking out 9, and hits 2 solo homers.  Duane Wilson finished up with 3 hitless innings.
Tu 6/2 Denver W 9-1 34-17 WP-Moford 2-1.  
W 6/3 Omaha W 4-3 35-17 WP-Ted Bowsfield 1-0.  Schult's 3-run homer in the 8th puts Millers ahead 4-3.  Shult has 10 home runs and 50 runs batted in through 52 games.
Th 6/4 Omaha W 6-3 36-17 WP-Borland 5-4.
F 6/5 at Louisville L 0-1 36-18 LP-Nichols 2-3.
Sa 6/6 at Louisville L 3-6 36-19 LP-Hurd 2-2.
Su 6/7 at Louisville L 4-8 36-20 LP-Bowsfield 1-1.
M 6/8 at Indianapolis W 13-5 37-20 WP-Chittum 6-1.
*Tu 6/9-1 at Indianapolis W 3-2 38-20 WP-E. Wilson 5-1.
Tu 6/9-2 at Indianapolis L 3-9 38-21 LP-Moford 2-2.
*W 6/10-1 at Charleston W 4-3 39-21 WP-Bylerly 4-1.
W 6/10-2 at Charleston W 4-3 40-21 WP-Borland 6-4.
Th 6/11 at Charleston L 0-4 40-22 LP-Nichols 2-4.
F 6/12 Houston L 4-6 40-23 LP-Chittum 6-2.  Pennant-raising ceremony was to be held, but the rope on the flag pole, delaying the ceremony until Sunday.
Sa 6/13 Houston W 6-4 41-23 WP-E. Wilson 6-1.
Su 6/14 Houston W 4-1 42-23 WP-Nichols 3-4.  Millers get catcher Haywood Sullivan.
M 6/15 San Francisco Giants (ex.) W 3-1 WP-Nixon.  Willie Mays homers for the only Giants run before 16,712.
Tu 6/16 Dallas W 10-1 43-23 WP-Schroll 3-2.  2-hitter by Schroll.  Schult singles, doubles, and homers, drives in 4 runs to raise his RBI total to 60.
W 6/17 Dallas, rain Millers sign Roy Smalley, Mauch's brother-in-law.
Th 6/18 Fort Worth L 1-3 43-24 LP-Borland 6-5.
F 6/19 Fort Worth L 2-5 43-25 LP-Nichols 3-5.  Nichols has perfect game for 6-2/3 innings.
*Sa 6/20-1 at Dallas W 2-1 44-25 WP-E. Wilson 7-1.
Sa 6/20-2 at Dallas W 8-3 45-25 WP-Byerly 5-1.  HR-Schult 2, Clinton.  Schult now has 63 RBIs.
*Su 6/21-1 at Dallas W 4-1 46-25 WP-Nixon 3-1.  Smalley homers
Su 6/21-2 at Dallas L 1-2 (12) 46-26 LP-Chittum 6-3.  Winning run scores on an error by Robbins with the bases loaded in the 12th.
M 6/22 at Houston W 5-4 47-26 WP-Bowsfield 2-1.  Del Wilber now managing Houston; Rube Walker was released as manager June 21.
Tu 6/23 at Houston L 3-4 47-27 LP-Hurd 2-3.
W 6/24 at Fort Worth W 10-3 48-27 WP-E. Wilson 8-1.
Th 6/25 at Fort Worth, rain
*F 6/26-1 at Fort Worth, rain
F 6/26-2 at Fort Worth, rain
Sa 6/27 Charleston W 11-1 49-27 WP-Bowsfield 3-1.
Su 6/28-1 Charleston W 3-2 50-27 WP-Borland 7-5.
*Su 6/28-2 Charleston W 5-4 51-27 WP-Chittum 7-3.  Schult and Clinton hit back-to-back home runs; Green also homers.  Tanner doubles home Chittum with the winning run in the 5th.
M 6/29 Indianapolis W 3-2 52-27 WP-E. Wilson 9-1.  Wilson wins 9th straight.  Clinton homers.  Millers now in first place by 7 games over Indianapolis and Louisville.  (Fort Worth leads the Western Division with a 41-42 record.)
Tu 6/30 Indianapolis, rain
W 7/1 Louisville W 4-0 53-27 WP-Nixon 4-1.  Millers take lead in the 1st on a 3-run inside-the-park home run by Clinton, the Millers' first inside-the-park home run at Met Stadium.
Th 7/2 Louisville W 3-2 54-27 WP-Bowsfield 4-1.
F 7/3 Louisville W 4-3 55-27 WP-Borland 8-5.  8th straight win.  Millers lead Louisville by 8-1/2 games, Indianapolis by 8.
Su 7/4 a.m. at St. Paul L 4-8 55-28 LP-Nixon 4-2.  Gentile hits 2 doubles and 2 home runs and drives in 5 runs.  Joe Tanner puts the Saints ahead to stay with a 2-run homer in the 5th, breaking a 2-2 tie.  In the 4th, Mauch went into the stands to confront a heckler.  According to Millers general manager George Brophy, who was at the game and interceded in the altercation, said Mauch was in a bad mood, having been passed over for the managing job with Boston after the Red Sox had fired manager Pinky Higgins the day before.  Brophy protested the conduct of several St. Paul fans to league president Ed Doherty, who said he would take action to protect the players against personal attacks.
Su 7/4 p.m. St. Paul W 7-6 (10) 56-28 WP-Byerly 6-1.  St. Paul ties the game with 6 runs in the 9th.  Gentile hits a 3-run homer to cut the lead to 6-4 with 2 out.  After another hit, Bylerly relieves Earl Wilson and gives up a game-tying home run to Joe Caffey.  With 1 out in the last of the 10th, Tom Umphlett gets his 4th single of the game, driving in Jim Mahoney from second to win the game.  Millers, by being in first place, earn the right to host the All-Star Game.  Schult, Green, Tanner, Clinton, and Earl Wilson are named to the All-Star team although they will be playing for Minneapolis against the All-Stars.
Su 7/5 at St. Paul L 1-3 56-29 LP-Schroll 3-3.
M 7/6 at Denver W 13-2 57-29 WP-Chittum 8-3.  Millers start the game with 7 hits for 6 runs.  Clinton extends hitting streak to 19 games.
Tu 7/7 at Denver L 6-8 57-30 LP-Hurd 2-4.  Clinton goes 0-for-5 - hitting streak snapped.
W 7/8 at Denver L 7-8 (10) 57-31 LP-Byerly 6-2.
Th 7/9 at Denver W 9-8 58-31 WP-Chittum 9-3.
*F 7/10-1 at Omaha L 2-3 58-32 LP-E. Wilson 9-2.  Omaha scores 3 in the last of the 9th to break Wilson's 9-game winning streak.  Wilson was one of 2 players, Pumpsie Green being the other, expected to be called up by Boston and become the first black player in the history of the Red Sox (the only major league team yet to integrate).
F 7/10-2 at Omaha W 3-2 59-32 WP-Borland 9-5.
Sa 7/11 at Omaha L 1-7 59-33 LP-Nichols 3-6.
*Su 7/12-1 at Omaha L 0-4 59-34 LP-Bowsfield 4-2.
Su 7/12-2 at Omaha L 2-3 (12) 59-35 LP-Schroll 3-4.  Borland walks in the winning run in the 12th.
M 7/13 American Association All-Star Game at Metropolitan Stadium W 2-0 WP-Nichols.  Nichols (6 innings of 1-hit ball), Nixon, and Duane Wilson combine on 4-hitter.  Schult purchased by the Chicago Cubs just before the game starts.  Schult was leading the league with 71 RBIs.  Millers get John Goryl, Bill Gabler, and cash for Schult.
*W 7/15-1 Omaha W 4-1 60-35 WP-E. Wilson 10-2.  Smalley homers.
W 7/15-2 Omaha W 15-4 61-35 WP-Borland 10-5.  Smalley hits a grand slam.
Th 7/16 Omaha L 0-4 61-36 LP-Chittum 9-4.
F 7/17 Omaha L 3-4 (11) 61-37 LP-Byerly 6-3.  
Sa 7/18 Denver W 8-6 62-37 WP-Nixon 5-2.
Su 7/19-1 Denver L 1-2 62-38 LP-Bowsfield 4-3.
*Su 7/19-2 Denver W 11-7 63-38 WP-Chittum 10-4.
M 7/20 St. Paul L 3-4 (12) 63-39 LP-Byerly 6-4.  Joe Tanner ties the game for the Saints on a 3-run homer with 1 out in the 9th.  All of Byerly's losses have been in extra innings this season.
Tu 7/21 at St. Paul W 2-0 64-39 WP-Bowsfield 5-3.  Bowsfield pitches a 1-hitter, giving up only an 8th-inning single to Johnny Glenn.  Joe Tanner, who reached on an error in the 5th, was the only other baserunner.  Boston recalls Green, who will be the first black to play with the Red Sox.
W 7/22 at Indianapolis L 1-2 64-40 LP-Chittum 10-5.
Th 7/23 at Indianapolis L 4-5 64-41 LP-D. Wilson 3-2.
F 7/24 at Indianapolis L 0-5 64-42 LP-Wills 4-3.  Millers are no-hit by Gary Peters, the first 9-inning no-hitter in the 28-year history of Victory Field in Indianapolis.  Millers get Stu "Lefty" Locklin from San Diego of the Pacific Coast League for Chuck Tanner, although Tanner will remain with the Millers for the rest of the season.
Sa 7/25 at Charleston W 1-0 65-42 WP-Borland 11-5.  1-hitter by Borland - only hit a leadoff single by Ozzie Virgil in the 7th.  Clinton homers (his 18th of the year) with 1 out in the 9th for the only run.
*Su 7/26-1 at Charleston L 2-3 65-43 LP-Wills 4-4.
Su 7/26-2 at Charleston W 4-0 66-43 WP-Nichols 4-6.  Millers send Byerly to the Giants for cash and pitcher Billy Muffett.
M 7/27 at Charleston W 3-1 67-43 WP-Chittum 11-5.  Boston recalls Earl Wilson and Jim Mahoney and send the Millers infielder Herbie Plews.
Tu 7/28 at Louisville L 3-6 67-44 LP-Wills 4-5.
W 7/29 at Louisville L 1-3 67-45 LP-Borland 11-6.  Millers drop to second place, 1/2 game behind Louisville; Millers had led the league since May 27.
Th 7/30 at Louisville L 0-1 67-46 LP-Bowsfield 5-4.
*F 7/31-1 Dallas W 8-2 68-46 WP-Tracy Stallard 1-0.
F 7/31-2 Dallas W 10-6 69-46 WP-Murray Wall 1-0.  Clinton now leads the league with 74 RBIs.
Sa 8/1 Dallas L 2-4 69-47 LP-Wills 4-6.
Su 8/2 Dallas L 2-3 69-48 LP-Nichols 4-7.
*Tu 8/4-1 Fort Worth L 1-4 69-49 LP-Stallard 1-1.
Tu 8/4-2 Fort Worth W 4-1 70-49 WP-Bowsfield 6-4.  Millers trade Gabler to Fort Worth in exchange for Joe Macko.
W 8/5 Fort Worth L 2-4 70-50 LP-D. Wilson 3-3.
*Th 8/6-1 Houston W 5-3 71-50 WP-Nichols 5-7.  Smalley hits 3-run homer.
Th 8/6-2 Houston W 13-4 72-50 WP-Wills 5-6.  Smalley homers again.
F 8/7 Houston W 10-9 (12) 73-50 WP-Nixon 6-2.  Houston scores 2 in the top of the 12th; Minneapolis comes back with 3 runs in the bottom of the inning.  Locklin's  third hit of the night wins game.
*8/8-1 at Dallas L 0-1 73-51 LP-Stallard 1-2.
Sa 8/8-2 at Dallas L 4-5 (11) 73-52 LP-Billy Muffett 0-1.
Su 8/9 at Dallas W 2-0 74-52 WP-Muffett 1-1.  3-hitter by Muffett, who doubles home 2 runs in the top of the 9th.
*M 8/10-1 at Fort Worth W 4-1 75-52 WP-Nichols 6-7.
M 8/10-2 at Fort Worth L 2- 75-53 LP-Wills 5-7.
*Tu 8/11-1 at Fort Worth L 3-6 75-54 LP-Wall 1-1.
Tu 8/11-2 at Fort Worth W 4-3 76-54 WP-Stallard 2-2.
W 8/12 at Houston W 5-4 (10) 77-54 WP-Vito Valentinetti 1-0.
Th 8/13 at Houston L 2-4 77-55 LP-Stallard 2-3.  Buffs score 4 unearned runs off Stallard, who loses as he lowers his earned-run average to 1.30.
F 8/14 at Houston W 8-4 78-55 WP-Muffett 2-1.  Macko hits 2 homers and drives in 5 runs.
Sa 8/15-1 Indianapolis L 0-1 78-56 LP-Wills 5-8.  Ron Jackson homers for the only run.  Cloyd Boyer pitches a 4-hitter for Indianapolis.
*Sa 8/15-2 Indianapolis W 4-3 (9) 79-56 WP-Wall 2-1.  Macko's second home run of the game, off Dixie Howell, wins the game in the last of the 9th.
Su 8/16-1  Indianapolis L 2-7 79-57 LP-Borland 11-7.
*Su 8/16-2 Indianapolis, rain Mauch puts himself on the active list for the first time this season.
M 8/17 Indianapolis L 2-6 (7) 79-58 LP-Muffett 2-2.  Game called after 7 innings to allow the Indians to catch their plane.
M 8/17 Boston Red Sox (ex.) L 2-9 LP-Nixon.  Ted Williams hits a 2-run homer in the 1st and doubles in the 3rd before 12,544 in an exhibition game following the Indianapolis-Minneapolis game.  Williams walks in the 4th and comes out for a pinch runner, receiving a big ovation. 
*Tu 8/18-1 Charleston W 2-1 80-58 WP-Borland 12-7.
Tu 8/18-2 Charleston L 0-2 80-59 LP-Bowsfield 6-5.
W 8/19 Charleston W 5-3 81-59 WP-Wills 5-8.
Th 8/20 Charleston W 5-4 82-59 WP-Borland 13-7.  Millers score the winning run in the last of the seventh when Goryl strikes out with the ball getting away from catcher Charlie Lau.  As Goryl runs to first, Lau's throw sailsover first-baseman Paul Smith's head, and Robbins scores from second.
F 8/21 Louisville L 3-4 82-60 LP-Wills 6-9.
Sa 8/22 Louisville W 4-3 83-60 WP-Bowsfield 7-5.  Sadowski hits 3-run homer in the 7thh.
Su 8/23 Louisville L 2-5 83-61 LP-Borland 13-8.  Mauch makes his first playing appearance of the season with a pinch-hit single.  Baseball clown Al Schacht provides entertainment at the game.
M 8/24 St. Paul W 5-4 84-61 WP-Wills 7-9.  Before the game, the first-annual Millers-Saints old-timers' game was played.  St. Paul won 2-0 in two innings.  If the first inning, the Saints turned and around-the-horn triple play.
Tu 8/25 at St. Paul, rain
W 8/26 Omaha L 1-5 (10) 84-62 LP-Muffett 2-3.  Stallard strikes out 14 in first 9 innings, misses chance for win when Plews is thrown out at the plate on a disputed call on Mauch's single in the last of the 9th.
Th 8/27 Omaha W 4-1 85-62 WP-Bowsfield 8-5.
F 8/28 Omaha W 3-2 86-62 WP-Wills 8-9.  Wills strikes out 13.
Sa 8/29 at Denver L 4-5 86-63 LP-Muffett 2-4.
Su 8/30 at Denver L 3-4 86-64 LP-Stallard 2-4.
M 8/31 Denver W 10-7 87-64 WP-Nichols 7-7.
Tu 9/1 Denver, rain
* W 9/2-1 Denver L 1-3 (8) 87-65 LP-Wills 8-10.
W 9/2-2 Denver W 2-1 (13) 88-65 WP-Muffett 3-4.
Th 9/3 Denver W 10-4 89-65 WP-Wall 3-1.  Umphlett hits a grand slam.
F 9/4 at Omaha L 3-5 89-66 LP-Stallard 2-5.
Sa 9/5 at Omaha W 8-4 90-66 WP-Bowsfield 9-5.
Su 9/6 at Omaha W 5-3 91-66 WP-Wills 9-10.  Clinton hits 20th home run, his first in 5 weeks.
M 9/7 a.m. St. Paul W 4-0 92-66 WP-Borland 14-8.
M 9/7 p.m. at St. Paul W 3-2 (11) 93-66 WP-Muffett 4-4.
*Tu 9/8-1 at St. Paul W 3-2 94-66 WP-Bowsfield 10-5.
Tu 9/8-2 at St. Paul L 3-4 (11) 94-67 LP-Valentinetti 1-1.  As the Millers split, Louisville sweeps a doubleheader to clinch first place; Louisville had been in first since sweeping the Millers in late July.
W 9/9 St. Paul W 10-9 95-67 WP-Valentinetti 2-1.
Playoffs
F 9/11 at Omaha W 3-1 1-0 WP-Wills.  5-hitter for Wills, who strikes out 13.  Frank Barnes allows leadoff single to Wills in 1st and then retires 18 straight.  Clinton beats out bunt to start the 7th, and Macko homers.
Sa 9/12 at Omaha W 2-1 2-0 WP-Borland.  6-hitter for Borland, who gets 3 hits, including a home run to break a 1-1 tie with 2 out in the 9th.  13th straight playoff win for the Millers.
Su 9/13 at Omaha L 2-4 2-1 LP-Bowsfield.  Down 2-0, Omaha scores 3 in the 7th as the Millers make 4 errors in the inning.  Carl Yastrzemski reports to the Millers from Raleigh in the Carolina League but won't be eligible to play with the Millers until September 18.
M 9/14 Omaha L 0-7 2-2 LP-Nichols.  Ray Sadeki walks 8 but strikes out 12 and shuts out the Millers on three singles.
Tu 9/15  Omaha W 4-3 (10) (protested) WP-Bowsfield (nullified by protest).  Carl Yastrzemski starts at second base and scores the winning run in the last of the 10th.  Omaha protests the game since Yastrzemski, called up from Raleigh in the Carolina League, was not to be certified as eligible until September 18, the date that Lee Howell was to leave for the military.  League president Ed Doherty upholds the protest and orders the game replayed.
*W 9/16 Omaha - replay of protested game W 5-3 3-2 WP-Wall.  7-inning replay of protested game.  Clinton doubles home 2 runs to break 3-3 tie in the last of the 6th.  (Left-fielder Bruce Barmes thought Clinton's drive was going to clear the fence and never gave chase; by the time center-fielder Chick King got to the ball and threw it in, Robbins and Smalley had scored.)
W 9/16 Omaha W 3-2 (12) 4-2 WP-Muffett.  Muffett pitches 4-2/3 innings of 1-hit, scoreless relief and homers in the last of the 12th on a hanging curve by Tom Cheney, who went the distance for Omaha, to win the game before a crowd of 455, held down by cold weather.
Th 9/17 Fort Worth W 8-6 1-0 WP-Nichols.  Clinton hits 2-run triple and Macko hits 3-run homer in a 6-run 3rd before 615 fans.  Yastrzemski pinch runs for Smalley in the 8th to make his first official appearance with the Millers.
F 9/18 Fort Worth, rain and cold The postponement forced a change in the schedule, which called for the Millers to host the first two games.  However, Met Stadium wasn't available for a makeup on September 19 because of preparations for a National Football League exhibition game on September 20, so the series was shifted to Fort Worth for the next four games.
Su 9/20 at Fort Worth W 9-6 2-0 WP-Muffett.  Macko drives in Yastrzemski 3 times with a sacrifice fly and pair of doubles.  Yastrzemski gets 3 hits and drives in 2 runs.  Clinton hits a 2-run homer.
M 9/21 at Fort Worth L 3-5 2-1 LP-Stallard.  Umphlett leads off the game with a home run.  Cats score 2 in the last of the 8th to break a 3-3 tie.  Mauch lodges a protest, which was disallowed, after the game over a 6th-inning play on which Robbins bunted and was called out when the ball bounced up and hit his bat.
Tu 9/22 at Fort Worth L 0-6 2-2 LP-Bowsfield.  4-hitter by Al Lary, who retired the first 14 batters and had a no-hitter until Plews singled in the 6th.  Jerry Kindall homers for Fort Worth.
W 9/23 at Fort Worth L 1-2 2-3 LP-Muffett.  Seth Morehead stops Millers on 5 hits.  Only run for Minneapolis came on a homer by Macko in the 4th.  Kindall tied the game with a home run in the 5th.  Cats scored winning run in the last of the 8th.
Th 9/24 Fort Worth W 6-3 3-3 WP-Wills.  
F 9/25 Fort Worth W 4-2 4-3 WP-Borland.  Macko homers in the 1st.  Moe Thacker homers for Fort Worth in the 3rd to tie the game.  Millers take a 3-1 lead on the 4th on a single by Goryl - a slow roller toward second that hit a muddy spot on the rain soaked field and slid by Kindall into right field - that scored 2 runs.  Rain fell for almost nine hours during the day.  Workers spread fuel oil on the field and ignited it to dry the grass.
Junior World Series
Su 9/27 Havana Sugar Kings (also called the Cubans Sugar Kings) L 2-5 0-1 LP-Bowsfield.  Start of game delayed by rain.
M 9/28 Havana W 6-5 1-1 WP-Wall.  Sadowski's homer off Luis Arroyo leading off the last of the 9th wins game.  Millers had tied the game with 3 in the 8th on a 2-run homer by Clinton off Mike Cuellar and solo homer by Robbins off Arroyo.  Earlier, Smalley had hit a 2-run homer.
Tu 9/28 Havana, cold With the weather forecast calling for cold and rain, the series commission voted unanimously to move the remaining games to Havana.
Th 10/1 at Havana L 2-3 (10) 1-2 LP-Muffett.  Sadowski's run-scoring double in the second and Yastrzemski's homer in the 6th give Minneapolis a 2-0 lead.  Havana ties game with 2 in the last of the eighth.  Ray Shearer singles home Tony Gonzalez with 2 out in the last of the 10th.  Game at Gran Stadium drew a paid crowd of 24,988 plus others, including Fidel Castro.
F 10/2 at Havana L 3-4 (11) 1-3 LP-Valentinetti.  Consecutive singles by Elio Chacon, Gonzalez, and Dan Morejon tie the game in the 9th.  In the 11th Morejon singles home the winning run after Valentinetti walked the bases full.  Bowsfield started for Minneapolis but was forced out of the game after 6 innings by the heat.
Sa 10/3 at Havana W 4-2 2-3 WP-Wills.  7-hitter by Wills, who strikes out 12.  Walt Craddock has no-hitter until 2 out in the sixth when Umphlett singles in Goryl, who had walked and gone to second on a wild pitch.  Millers add a run in the inning for a 2-0 lead, but Morejon ties the game with a 2-run homer in the bottom of the inning.  With 2 out in the 8th, Umphlett, Macko, and Robbins single to score the go-ahead run.
Su 10/4 at Havana W 5-3 3-3 WP-Bowsfield.  Bowsfield wins in relief of Stallard, beating Cuellar.
M 10/5 at Havana, rain
Tu 10/6 at Havana L 2-3 3-4 LP-Muffett.  Homers by Clinton in the 4th and Macko in the 7th give Millers 2-0 lead.  On a 0-2 pitch, Larry Novak ties the game with a 2-out, 2-run single in the 8th.  Raul Sanchez, who pitched the final 2 innings for Havana, opens the last of the 9th with a walk and, with 2 out, comes home with the winning run on Morejon's single.
Eastern Division W L Manager
Louisville 97 65 Ben Geraghty
Minneapolis 95 67 Gene Mauch
Indianapolis 86 76 Walker Cooper
St. Paul 81 81 Max Macon
Charleston 77 84 Bill Adair
Western Division W L Manager
Omaha 83 78 Joe Schultz
Fort Worth 81 81 Lou Klein
Denver 76 86 Stan Hack
Dallas 75 87 Fred Martin-Jim Fanning
Houston 58 104 Albert "Rube" Walker-Del Wilber
Statistics
Player Games Batting Average Home Runs Runs Batted In Position
Gene Mauch 8 .500
Lefty Locklin 39 .326 3 18 of
Pumpsie Green 98 .320 7 31 2b
Chuck Tanner 152 .319 12 78 of
Red Robbins 117 .310 6 53 1b-3b
Art Schult 93 .289 16 71 1b
Jerry Mallett 3 .286
Joe Macko* 147 .279 25 85 1b-3b
Joe Tanner* 115 .274 7 55 2b-3b
Tom Umphlett 155 .265 9 53 of
Herbie Plews 46 .252 0 10 2b
Lu Clinton 151 .251 20 77 of
Walter Brady 2 .250
Shep Frazier 54 .244 2 20 3b
Johnny Goryl 60 .240 3 25 3b-ss
Roy Smalley* 128 .236 15 56 2b-3b-ss-p
Haywood Sullivan 57 .235 0 14 c
Jim Mahoney 103 .212 0 30 ss
Bill Gabler* 129 .211 21 72 1b
Ed Sadowski 117 .207 14 53 c
Chuck Schilling 4 .200 0 2 2b
Jerry Zimmerman 20 .186 1 6 c
Marlan Coughtry 12 .172 0 0 3b
Lee Howell 11 .105 0 2 of
Don Gile 1 .000 0 0
Pitcher G IP W L ERA
Tracy Stallard 16 60 2 5 2.25
Ted Bowsfield 26 154 10 5 2.45
Chet Nichols 31 143 7 7 2.58
Tom Borland 32 178 14 8 2.73
Duane Wilson 26 57 3 3 3.00
Ted Wills 21 120 9 10 3.15
Herb Moford 8 32 2 2 3.38
Billy Muffett 20 55 4 4 3.44
Bud Byerly 28 60 6 4 3.45
Willard Nixon 26 98 6 2 3.58
Nelson Chittum 25 131 11 5 3.64
Murray Wall 18 49 3 1 3.67
Earl Wilson 21 113 10 2 3.82
Tom Hurd 28 48 2 4 3.94
Al Schroll 15 74 3 4 4.01
Vito Valentinetti 13 2 1
Harry Dorish* 4 1 0
Stub Stabelfeld 2 0 0
Roy Smalley 1 0 0
Carl Yastrzemski also played for the Millers in the Junior World Series.
 *Macko, Gabler, and Dorish’s statistics include games played with Fort Worth in 1959, Joe Tanner’s statistics include games with St. Paul, and Smalley’s statistics include games with Houston.