Monday, November 14, 2016

The Season Openers: 1902 to 1931

Work began in September for the Spring 2017 issue of the American Association Almanac (paper; $24/yr or $42/2 yrs by subscription). It will present a detailed analysis of both the player records and team records for 120 American Association Season Openers during the period 1902 to 1931. The following 30 years will be published the following year. Here is a listing of the results of those contests, followed by a sample section from the main database.

American Association Results of Season Openers:
1902 to 1931*


April 23, 1902
Columbus 5 vs. Minneapolis 0
Indianapolis 5 vs. Milwaukee 4
Kansas City 16 @ Louisville 6
Toledo 8 vs. St. Paul 7 (10.5.2)

April 22, 1903
Columbus 2 @ Toledo 0
Indianapolis 4 @ Louisville 2 (10)
Kansas City 8 vs. Minneapolis 4
Milwaukee 10 vs. St. Paul 7

April 20, 1904
Indianapolis 6 vs. Kansas City 3
Louisville 9 vs. Milwaukee 1
Minneapolis 5 @ Toledo 4
St. Paul 7 @ Columbus 1

April 19, 1905
Columbus 6 vs. Minneapolis 1
Kansas City 8 @ Toledo 3
Louisville 10 vs. St. Paul 3
Milwaukee 5 @ Indianapolis 4

April 18, 1906
Kansas City 6 @ Columbus 2
Louisville 11 vs. Minneapolis 7
St. Paul 15 @ Indianapolis 5
Toledo 7 vs. Milwaukee 2

April 17, 1907
Columbus 6 vs. Milwaukee 4
Indianapolis 4 vs. Minneapolis 0
Louisville 6 vs. Kansas City 4
Toledo 8 vs. St. Paul 0

April 15, 1908
Columbus 5 vs. St. Paul 4
Indianapolis 4 vs. Kansas City 2
Milwaukee 2 @ Louisville 1
April 16, 1908
Toledo 5 vs. Minneapolis 4

April 14, 1909
Indianapolis 4 vs. Toledo 2
Louisville 6 vs. Columbus 1
Milwaukee 9 vs. St. Paul 5
Minneapolis 2 @ Kansas City 0

April 13, 1910
Kansas City 10 @ Minneapolis 5
Louisville 6 @ Columbus 0
Milwaukee 2 @ St. Paul 1
Toledo 5 @ Indianapolis 0

April 12, 1911
Indianapolis 1 vs. Milwaukee 0
Kansas City 4 @ Louisville 3
Minneapolis 7 @ Toledo 4 (10)
April 15, 1911
Columbus 2 vs. Minneapolis 1 (9.5.1)

April 10, 1912
Columbus 10 vs. Kansas City 8
Minneapolis 6 @ Louisville 4
St. Paul 7 @ Indianapolis 6
Toledo 6 vs. Milwaukee 5

April 10, 1913
Indianapolis 21 @ St. Paul 13 

Louisville 7 @ Kansas City 1
Minneapolis 8 vs. Columbus 1
April 12, 1913
Milwaukee 2 vs. Toledo 0 (8.5.1)
 

April 14, 1914
Indianapolis 4 vs. Cleveland 0**
Kansas City 6 vs. Minneapolis 3 

Milwaukee 4 vs. St. Paul 0
April 15, 1914
Louisville 7 vs. Columbus 2

April 15, 1915
Indianapolis 10 @ Cleveland 1**
Louisville 3 @ Columbus 0
Milwaukee 6 vs. Minneapolis 4
St. Paul 11 @ Kansas City 5

April 18, 1916
Columbus 4 vs. Kansas City 0
Minneapolis 2 @ Louisville 1
St. Paul 4 @ Indianapolis 1
Toledo 4 vs. Milwaukee 2

April 11, 1917
Indianapolis 6 vs. Toledo 5 (10.5.0)
Kansas City 3 vs. Minneapolis 0
Louisville 4 vs. Columbus 2
Milwaukee 4 vs. St. Paul 0

May 1, 1918
Indianapolis 9 @ Columbus 0
Minneapolis 3 @ Kansas City 2
St. Paul 10 @ Milwaukee 1
Toledo 3 vs. Louisville 2

April 23, 1919
Columbus 1 vs. Kansas City 0 

Indianapolis 2 vs. St. Paul 1
Louisville 14 vs. Milwaukee 2
April 26, 1919
Minneapolis 10 @ Toledo 2

April 14, 1920
Columbus 6 @ Louisville 1
Minneapolis 8 @ Kansas City 2
St. Paul 3 @ Milwaukee 2 (10)
Toledo 1 @ Indianapolis 0

April 13, 1921
Indianapolis 3 vs. Columbus 2 (8.5.2) 

Louisville 5 vs. Toledo 4
Milwaukee 6 vs. St. Paul 1
April 14, 1921
Minneapolis 2 @ Kansas City 1

April 12, 1922
Columbus 5 vs. Milwaukee 4 (13.5.2)
Kansas City 5 @ Toledo 4 (10) 

Minneapolis 9 @ Louisville 8 (12)
St. Paul 3 @ Indianapolis 0

April 19, 1923
Columbus 3 @ Toledo 2 (10)
Louisville 4 @ Indianapolis 0
Minneapolis 10 @ Milwaukee 3
St. Paul 8 @ Kansas City 5

April 15, 1924
Columbus 6 vs. Kansas City 2 

Indianapolis 10 vs. Minneapolis 8
Louisville 6 vs. St. Paul 4
Toledo 5 vs. Milwaukee 3
 

April 14, 1925
Columbus 7, St. Paul 0
Kansas City 6 @ Indianapolis 1
Louisville 3 vs. Milwaukee 2
Toledo 3, Minneapolis 1

April 13, 1926
Indianapolis 5 @ Kansas City 4
Minneapolis 6 vs. Columbus 5
Toledo 12 @ St. Paul 4
April 14, 1926
Louisville 10 @ Milwaukee 5

April 12, 1927
Kansas City 8 @ Columbus 5
Milwaukee 9 @ Toledo 2
Minneapolis 1 @ Louisville 0 (12)
St. Paul 1 @ Indianapolis 0

April 10, 1928
Indianapolis 5 vs. Minneapolis 4 (12.5.2)
Milwaukee 11 @ Columbus 10 (10)
St. Paul 3 @ Louisville 2 (12)
Toledo 2 vs. Kansas City 2 (12)

April 16, 1929
Indianapolis 10 vs. Milwaukee 6 

Kansas City 8 @ Louisville 2
Minneapolis 21 @ Columbus 4
Toledo 5 vs. St. Paul 3 (11.5.2)

April 15, 1930
Columbus 8 vs. St. Paul 2
Indianapolis 3 vs. Kansas City 2
Louisville 11 vs. Milwaukee 2
Toledo 9 vs. Minneapolis 1

April 14, 1931
Milwaukee 15 @ Columbus 10
Minneapolis 10 @ Louisville 4
St. Paul 8 @ Indianapolis 3
Toledo 4 vs. Kansas City 0


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*Please note the following:

Winner Listed First

“@” - at

Extra-innings stated in parentheses and expressed in decimal form, e.g., 10.5.2 = game ended with two out in bottom of 11th inning

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**The Toledo Mud Hens moved to Cleveland for the 1914 and 1915 seasons. 






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JUST FOR FUN: Here are a few suggestions for developing these data to become more familiar with the early history of the American Association:

1. Develop a won-loss record for each team, and separate it by decade.

2. Compare Eastern teams vs. Western teams. Eastern teams included Columbus, Indianapolis, Louisville and Toledo. Western teams included Kansas City, Milwaukee, Minneapolis and St. Paul.

3. Compare scoring within each of the three decades.

4. Find the five team’s greatest run totals.

5. Find the top five game’s run differentials.

6. List each extra-inning game by year and by team.

7. List each shutout game.

8. Identify various intra-season and inter-scoring patterns, such as when each home team won its season opener, or when one team scored the same number of runs in subsequent seasons.



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Team Names:
Columbus Senators
Indianapolis Indians
Kansas City Blues
Louisville Colonels
Milwaukee Brewers
Minneapolis Millers
St. Paul Saints
Toledo Mud Hens (1902-1913; 1916-1931); 

known as the Cleveland Spiders (1914) and Cleveland Bear Cats (1915)

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This record was created in preparation for the Spring 2017 issue of the American Association Almanac which will present a complete analysis, including team records and player records, of each of the American Association’s first 30 season openers.



Wednesday, June 22, 2016

Ballparks of Indianapolis, Part 3

Hot off the presses! (actually, just my faithful -- usually -- little laser-jet printer) This issue of the American Association Almanac breaks new ground, offering a statistical record of the American Association games played at West Washington Street Park, home of the Indianapolis Indians from 1905 to 1931. Three back pages are dedicated to the all-time records achieved at Washington Park. Finally, a "Gone With the Great Majority" section provides a brief necrology of former American Association players.

Here's a pair of sample pages which accurately represent the entire contents:

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And here's a look at the front cover:

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The back cover is informative as well, with a focus on the role played by the Indianapolis Indians in the very first American Association night game:

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The introduction to this issue provides a framework for
how this issue fits into the realm of baseball history:

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contact Rex Hamann at
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Monday, June 20, 2016

Ballparks of Indianapolis, Part 2

In January, 2016 the American Association Almanac published Vol. 12, No. 1 covering West Washington Street Park, the home of the Indianapolis Indians from 1905 to 1931. It focused on the 1905 season and provided considerable details on how the park evolved during the course of its lifetime. Here are a few peeks at its contents.

Front Cover



Back Cover



Sample Pages




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Sunday, June 19, 2016

Ballparks of Indianapolis: Part I of a Series

This week I am publishing (on paper) the third in a series on the American Association Ballparks of Indianapolis. Volume 12, No. 2 of the American Association Almanac for Summer 2016 will be mailed to subscribers in a few days. But because I've been so delinquent posting on this website, I wanted to provide some background on the series

The first of the set (Vol. 11, No. 2) discusses East Washington Street Park (which would have been known at the time as simply Washington Park or Gray Street Grounds). The inside front cover lists the topics and provides a diagram of the playing field and stands.


Here is an excerpt:

Introduction

    One of the shortest-lived ball parks in American Association history, East Washington Street Park, or simply Washington Park, had a colorful history. It was located on the far east side of Indianapolis and hosted the to the Association’s Indians from 1902 to 1904. The home venue of the league’s first champion, it became the stage for advancing the baseball interests of a major midwestern city. Perhaps more importantly was how it survived as the home of the Indians for the length of time that it did.
    Various challenges arose in assembling the story of such an obscure place as Washington Park. There are very few photographs which might permit comparisons with other parks. Details concerning the physical plant are buried deep within newspaper articles and are often sketchy, if accessible at all. Even the data found in box scores varied.
    And yet the story of this forgotten little place captures the imagination. While there are very few comparisons to be drawn with regard to modern baseball venues, the story of Washington Park contains various subjective angles which tie it in to the modern age. You won’t find out how much a hot dog costs, which Indianapolis brewery supplied the beer, who the architect was, or what variety of sod was used for the playing surface. Whether the home team hit like heroes there or whether there was a home field advantage...or whether this was one place the Indians were glad to put behind them
weren’t known until now.
    The prevailing sentiment is that because Washington Park was never a major league venue, it doesn’t warrant our attention. The fault of such logic is plain to students of the old American Association. In 1902, the league was an independent, diverse organization on par with many major league teams, drawing and developing talent from a broad range of ages and levels of experience. Canada-born William H. “Bill” Watkins, former manager of the National League’s Pittsburg Pirates, found “major league” challenges as perhaps the earliest kingpin of Indianapolis baseball when he led the Western League Indianapolis Hoosiers. As the Indians’ first owner and manager, he piloted the team to the league’s first championship, but it was ultimately a political defeat which forced him to relinquish his control of the club and move to Minneapolis after the 1903 season.
    In addition to presenting the origins of Washington Park, this issue features the analysis of the home statistics for the Indianapolis Indians from 1902 to 1903. Identifying home/road splits in multiple categories required an organized plan starting with a paper-and-pencil approach. Box scores from Sporting Life served as the basis for most of the data, but having online access to the Indianapolis Journal was key to confirming or disputing those records, as well as providing in-depth game reports. On the surface, this would seem simple enough, but the mere task of determining the correct number of games played at Indianapolis posed a challenge. The fact that the club played certain Sunday games at alternate venues required the separation of those stats within the season’s core database. In the end, these data were compiled, organized, and developed on a per season basis, before being analyzed and then brought to life in these pages. Ultimately, the tale of short-lived Washington Park may seem inconsequential, but faithful readers will soon recognize its value — if anything else, it fills a void.

An information flyer was mailed to nearly 100 potential customers from a mailing list developed from the SABR website.



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Tuesday, August 11, 2015

Two Triple Plays on a Tuesday in Toledo

On Tuesday, June 14, 1904, one outwardly typical game in the annals of American Association history became exceptional. Two fielding plays were executed by the Kansas City Blues in their confrontation with the host Toledo Mud Hens which accounted for three outs each. These rare examples are known as triple plays, and baseball has seen its share of them.

But what organized baseball has seen on only two occasions in the history of the game is two triple plays in one game. The first took place in the 1904 contest at Toledo's Armory Park. The second took place July 17, 1990 at Boston and featured the fast play of the Minnesota Twins against the Red Sox at Fenway. The first one came in the fourth inning, the second in the eighth. Despite those two gems, the Twins lost the game, 1-0.

Consider the very first game in which TWO triple plays took place in the same game. Of course the odds are astronomical for such an occurrence in the first place, but considering it was the same team that did it, the cellar-dwelling Kansas City Blues, and you're getting into the remote regions of statistical absurdity.

The Setting.

With a mere 450 fans in attendance for Ladies' Day at Armory Park in Toledo, the sixth-place Mud Hens took a 2-0 lead in the first against the last-place Kansas City and their starter Tom Barry, recently acquired from the Philadelphia Phillies. A five-run fifth in which he sustained a seven-hit attack was his undoing. Barry was replaced by  local pitcher Zeke (Charles) Robinson, recently signed by Kansas City, in the fourth (Robinson is listed on baseball-reference as having played in only one game, that for his home town Toledo Mud Hens in 1902; he is not credited with any appearances for 1904 Kansas City).

Triple Play #1.

With inherited runners Bill O'Hara (lf) on third and Jack Burns (2b) at second, Robinson came on to face Pep (Otto) Deininger, the Toledo pitcher, in dire straits in the fourth. Deininger initiated the American Association's first triple play of the season when he lined to Ed "Kid" Lewee at short for the first out. Lewee then caught Burns off second before firing to third-baseman Suter Sullivan who tagged O'Hara before he could return safely to third base. The rapid-fire succession of three outs likely saved the Blues from further humiliation in the frame, but the damage was done as the Kansas City nine were down 7-0.

Triple Play #2.

With Robinson still on the mound, the Mud Hens were ahead 8-2 in the seventh inning. Bill Sweeney (ss) was on second base for Toledo, and Art Brouthers (3b) was perched at first with Bill Cristall (rf) at the plate. Cristall hit to shortstop Lewee who retired Brouthers at second and threw to first-baseman Jack Ryan to get Cristall. Brouthers then relayed to catcher John Butler for the final putout on Bill Sweeney to complete the triple play.

Was #2 a triple play or a triple out?

As pointed out in the Toledo News-Bee (June 15, 1904), the second triple play was technically a triple out, not a triple play. According to the News-Bee, the fact that Sweeney was not required to advance upon the bases, this was not an official triple play but rather a double play with Sweeney's out independent of the pair of putouts. Stated the News-Bee: "Had Sweeney been caught at third base it would then have been a triple play, but inasmuch [as he had] to score on his own responsibility after being safe on third it destroyed a triple play." This argument has its merits, but without greater familiarity with the rules defining a triple play, I'm in no position to judge whether this was actually a triple play or not. Most modern readers would probably agree that it was.

Were there other triple plays in the American Association in 1904?

More on this topic in a future blog. There is no log of triple plays performed in the American Association as yet, as there is for the major leagues (see http://sabr.org/tripleplays) but it's a topic that's worthy of exploring.

Box Score: June 14, 1904

 


Notes

In parentheses after each batter's or runner's name is their defensive position.

Neither of the three Mud Hens involved in the first triple play were American-born.

Left-hander Pep Deininger was born at Wasseralfingen, Germany, October 10, 1877. He appeared in 66 games for the Mud Hens, pitching in two, winning one game and losing none. He played outfield in 42 games, 21 at first base.

Bill O'Hara was a native Canadian, born in Toronto, Ontario, August 14, 1881. He eventually played 124 games at the major league level. He died at the age of 49.

Jack Burns was born May 13, 1878 at Salford, Manchester, England.

Ed "Kid" Lewee, who executed the front end of both the above plays, was in his eleventh season in organized ball. Born in somewhere in Ohio, January 24, 1873, Lewee never played in the major leagues, spending 17 seasons in the minors and appearing in over 1,600 games.

In the second triple play, John Butler made the final putout, retiring Sweeney; Butler was with Toledo for 24 games in 1903 before joining Kansas City that year.

Bill Sweeney, at 18 years of age, was the youngest of the group of players involved with this series of plays. Sweeney was born March 6, 1886 at Covington, Kentucky. In addition to his work with Toledo, he spent part of the 1904 season with the St. Paul Saints.

Jack Bernard Ryan, at first base to receive the throw from Lewee for second out of the second "triple play," was the eldest, and most experienced, of those involved in either of the two plays. Ryan was a veteran player with 11 seasons in three major leagues, primarily as a National Leaguer. He was born November 12, 1868 at Haverhill, Massachusetts. In his career, he played in 937 games at the minor league level, and 614 at the major league level (1889-1903); he later managed. He also appeared in one game in each of two seasons with the Washington Senators at the age of 43 and 44, in 1912 and 1913.

The Mud Hens won the contest, 8-2. It was their 19th win of the 1904 season; for Kansas City, it was their 32nd loss.

At the time of this game, my maternal grandmother, Nelle Flegel, was not yet three months of age, growing up in Houghton, Michigan.

The Blues, while finishing in seventh-place in the standings, were tied with Minneapolis for second-place in league fielding with a .950 percentage.

Toledo, while winding up spending virtually the entire second half of the season in the cellar in 1904, led the league in doubles (273) and double plays (111).


References

1. baseball-reference.com
2. The St. Paul Globe, June 15, 1904.
3. The Toledo News-Bee, June 15, 1904.
4. Lin Weber, Ralph. The Toledo Baseball Guide of the Mud Hens (1944).
5. Lee, Bill. The Baseball Necrology (2004).
6. The Record Makers of the American Association (1955).
7. SABR.org

 







Tuesday, July 29, 2014

Luke Boone, St. Paul Stalwart

On this date in 1982, American Association standout, Luke (Danny) Boone, born Lute Joseph Boone on May 6, 1890 at Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, died at the age of 92 in Pittsburgh.

Boone began playing in the American Association at the age of 26, joining the Toledo Mud Hens and playing second base (78g) and third base (20g) in 1917.

Boone's career was highlighted by the seven consecutive years he played for the St. Paul Saints (1919-1925). These were the halcyon seasons of the Saints when they won championships in 1919, 1920, 1922 and 1924 with some of the strongest teams ever fielded in the American Association's 61-year history.

During his time with St. Paul, Boone was primarily a shortstop who owned a hot bat his first few seasons as a Saint. In 1922, the 5'9" Pittsburgher played in all 167 games leading the club in that department as well in several other key offensive categories. Batting .287 that year, Boone was St. Paul's leader in hits (181-tied with outfielder Bruno Haas), RBI (115), doubles (36), home runs (8) and strikeouts (51). His 56 walks helped offset the 51 strikeouts, and his 20 stolen bases augmented his reputation as an aggressive player.

The Saints finished the 1922 season with a record of 107-60 (.641) under their long-time manager Mike Kelley. They finished 15 games over second-place Minneapolis, their arch rival next door, against whom they won 13 games and lost 11 that year.

Boone's best year as a Saint came in 1923 when he appeared in 162 games, all of them at shortstop. He batted .308 (the first time in his career hitting over .300), belted a career-high ten home runs and produced a club-high 196 hits, including 42 doubles, another career high. The Saints, despite a record of 111-57, finished in second place, just two games behind Wilbur Good's Kansas City Blues.

Boone brought a handful of seasons' worth of professional experience to the five American Association teams he played for. A former New York Yankee (1913-1916) who played 27 games for his hometown Pittsburgh Pirates in 1918, he was among the 45 American Association position players with ten or more seasons under their belt who played from 1902 to 1962.

All told, Boone appeared in 1,660 American Association games in his 14 consecutive seasons (1917-1930). He rapped out exactly 300 doubles, scored 885 runs, and amassed 244 stolen bases. His career .278 batting average was the result of connecting for 1,671 hits (better than one per game) in 6,002 at-bats.

View Boone's obituary and grave marker, located at the Jefferson Memorial Park in Pittsburgh, at this website: http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GSln=Boone&GSiman=1&GScid=45197&GRid=22910512&

Monday, July 14, 2014

The First All-Star Game

Eighty years ago this week the American Association put its first cadre of All-Stars on display. The event took place July 19, 1934 at hitter-friendly Nicollet Park in Minneapolis. Interesting how this anniversary corresponds with MLB's 2014 All-Star game to be played tomorrow night at Target Field in Minneapolis, just a few miles due north of where Nicollet Park once stood. The Millers defeated the All-Stars, 13-6.

The 1934 American Association All-Star Team


The contest pitted the American Association All-Stars against the Minneapolis Millers, the club which was in first-place on the pre-selected date. In the photo above are (with position played during game): BACK ROW:  GEORGE HOCKETTE (lhp), ALLAN SOTHORON (mgr), EARL WEBB (rf), MEL ALMADA (lf-cf), LIN STORTI (2b), ERNIE WINGARD (1b), FRED BEDORE (3b), and JACK KLOZA (lf). FRONT ROW:  TONY RENSA (c), GENE TROW (rhp), MILT GALATZER (cf), BILL BRENZEL (c), JOSE OLIVARES (ss), GARLAND BRAXTON (lhp), and AL NIEMIC (ss). Thanks to Bud Holland for sharing this photograph with me. It originally appeared in the July 20, 1934 edition of the Minneapolis Journal.

It was called a "doggy" affair, but in fact it was quite a game. Here are a few of the highlights:

• Minneapolis right-hander and Oklahoma native Ray Starr got the start, shutting down the All-Stars in his two innings of work, striking out the first two men he faced.

• The Millers tallied first, putting up a run in the first inning against starting pitcher Garland "Gob" Braxton, Milwaukee's ace lefty. The run came after successive singles by left fielder Ab Wright, first baseman Joe "the dynamic Dutchman" Hauser, and catcher Bubbles Hargrave, the 2-3-4 men in the lineup.

• A triple play in the fourth got Minneapolis-born hurler, Gene "Bubba" Trow, representing the St. Paul Saints, out of trouble. With Buzz Arlett (rf) and Spencer Harris (cf) on first and second, respectively, Babe Ganzel (3b), batting in the eighth slot, slapped a liner to Milwaukee's Lin Storti (2b) near the bag at second. Storti grabbed the seed, stepped on second to force Arlett who had started for third, and threw to Brewers' first baseman Ernie Wingard to complete the circuit.

• The All-Stars tied the game in their half of the third when Rosy Ryan gave up consecutive singles to Milwaukee's Tony Rensa (c), Kansas City's Al Niemic (ss) and Toledo's Milt Galatzer (cf), the 7-8-1 men in the batting order.

• Minneapolis grabbed the lead in their half of the third after Wright reached on an error by Indianapolis third sacker Fred Bedore. Hauser followed with a home run, his 31st of the season, making the score 3-1, Millers after three.

• With the score 4-3 in the sixth, the Millers scored three runs to take the lead for good against Trow who was wild and the least effective of the three All-Star pitchers. After singles by Wright, Arlett and the recently acquired veteran Russ Young (c), Hauser doubled.

• Hauser belted his 32nd home run of the 1934 season in the seventh with leadoff man Andy Cohen (2b) and Wright aboard on singles.

• Hauser garnered 11 total bases with four hits in five trips, adding six RBI

• Wright posted four hits in five trips, including a home run and two RBI

• Facing George Hockette in the eighth, Andy Cohen tripled over Galatzer's head in center, driving in Ganzel (single) and pitcher Tiny Chaplin (single).

• Ill-fated pitcher Tiny Chaplin made his Miller debut in the game, coming on in relief of Ryan to start the sixth. Chaplin scored a run and came home with the win.

• Galatzer, Bedore, and Rensa each had two hits on the day.

• Trow was the losing pitcher.

• The All-Stars posted a quadruple-slat picket fence, scoring one run in each inning from the third to the sixth.

• Minneapolis scored runs in graduating order with one in the first, two in the third, three runs in both the sixth and seventh, and finally posting four tallies in the eighth inning.

• The Millers out-hit the Stars, 13-12.