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By Rex Hamann

The Minneapolis Millers graced the fields of the yank organization for 6 a long time, from 1902 to 1960. often called a high-level education floor for pro ballplayers, the Millers have been additionally recognized for his or her heated competition with the neighboring St. Paul Saints. Drawing at the vast array of pictures from the Hennepin County Library exact Collections and the authors inner most assortment, photos of Baseball: The Minneapolis Millers of the yankee organization offers the heritage of those boys of summer season.

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He died prematurely of an intestinal obstruction at the age of 52 on March 14, 1943. His simple granite grave marker is located at Memorial Burial Park in Wheelersburg, Ohio, near the Ohio River just east of Portsmouth. ) T he Minneapolis Millers of the A merican Association 47 Dan “Rusty” Tipple (1923). Pitching for the Indianapolis Indians, Tipple registered a no-hitter against the Association’s Cleveland Spiders on June 25, 1915. In 1923, Tipple, 33, appeared in 39 games, earned 16 victories, and suffered 17 defeats in 240 innings for Minneapolis.

Spencer “Spence” Harris (1928–1937). Harris, a native of Duluth, Minnesota, joined the Millers at the age of 27 after four years in the low minors and two major league seasons (1925 and 1926) spent with the Chicago White Sox. In his first season with Minneapolis, Harris had a career year. A fleet-footed flychaser with a sizzling bat, he stole 25 bases while posting a league-high 32 circuit clouts and amassing 364 total bases. He led the league in at-bats (669), runs (133), doubles (41), bases on balls (87), and home runs.

287 and swatted 34 doubles with Minneapolis, appearing in 153 games with exactly 600 at-bats. 332 with 531 doubles and a combined sum of over 3,700 total bases. ) T he Minneapolis Millers of the A merican Association 39 Showboat Fisher (1919–1920, 1924–1926). Born George Aloys Fisher in Wesley, Iowa, in 1899, the lefty-batting, righty-throwing outfielder was hitting the cover off the ball in the Class D South Dakota League before getting his first look in Minneapolis, a trend he continued in the American Association.

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