The Millers and the Saints

Baseball Championships of the Twin Cities Rivals, 1903–1955


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About the Book

Chronicling the 1902–1960 rivalry between the Minneapolis Millers and St. Paul Saints, this book focuses on the 18 seasons during which one or the other of the Twin City rivals captured the American Association championship. Each chapter includes an introduction explaining the general status of the pennant-winning team—including biographical information on key players—followed by detailed game accounts and a season summary with critical statistics.
Written in the present tense, the game accounts are the meat of the book, immersing the reader in the action of baseball as it was played decades ago. Woven into the game accounts are items of interest—player inquiries, team standings in the pennant race—which help the reader develop a range of viewpoints.

About the Author(s)

Lifelong baseball fan and SABR member, Rex D. Hamann is the editor and publisher of American Association Almanac. He lives in Andover, Minnesota.

Bibliographic Details

Rex D. Hamann
Format: softcover (7 x 10)
Pages: 320
Bibliographic Info: 30 photos, notes, bibliography, index
Copyright Date: 2014
pISBN: 978-0-7864-7448-6
eISBN: 978-1-4766-1599-8
Imprint: McFarland

Table of Contents

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments  viii

Preface  1

Introduction  3

1. The 1903 St. Paul Saints and American Association Origins  7

2. The 1904 St. Paul Saints  24

3. The 1910 Minneapolis Millers  36

4. The 1911 Minneapolis Millers  50

5. The 1912 Minneapolis Millers  62

6. The 1915 Minneapolis Millers  74

7. The 1919 St. Paul Saints  87

8. The 1920 St. Paul Saints  100

9. The 1922 St. Paul Saints  114

10. The 1924 St. Paul Saints  127

11. The 1931 St. Paul Saints  140

12. The 1932 Minneapolis Millers  154

13. The 1934 Minneapolis Millers  169

14. The 1935 Minneapolis Millers  184

15. The 1938 St. Paul Saints  199

16. The 1949 St. Paul Saints  217

17. The 1950 Minneapolis Millers  234

18. The 1955 Minneapolis Millers  249

Notes  265

Bibliography  297

Index  299

Book Reviews & Awards

“The book includes exhaustive research conveyed in detailed accounts of each of the selected seasons…. [F]or the reader who loves baseball and its history, especially that of the Twin Cities, the book is a treasure.”—Midwest Diamond Report; “as with any history book worth its salt, one must look at the sources and notes. Hamann shines in this regard, as his copious end notes and bibliography reflect the tremendous amount of research that must have gone into this work”—The Baseball Historian.