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Thanks to some heavy hitting by such swatters as Spencer Harris, Ernie Orsatti, Earl “Sheriff” Smith, and Elmer Yoter, the “Kels,” as the Millers were known under Mike Kelley, finished with a record of 97-71, just two and a half games behind Bruno Betzel’s Indianapolis Indians. ) T he Minneapolis Millers of the A merican Association 61 Joe Pate (1928–1929). In his second season with Minneapolis, Pate put up solid numbers, winning 11 games and losing five at the age of 37. Born in Alice, Texas, in 1892, Pate entered professional ball with the Corpus Christi Pelicans in 1911.
Hitting 83 doubles, 14 triples, and 66 stolen bases, the sixfoot, 190-pound catcher was a bit of a speedster. Splitting the 1916 season between the St. 259, his career best matching his average from 1906. 243. ) Wally Smith (1915–1916, 1918, 1920–1921). 315 and leading the club with 31 doubles under Joe Cantillon. 287 with 27 doubles. Smith was just 42 when he died of tuberculosis in Florence, Arizona. ) T he Minneapolis Millers of the A merican Association 33 Carl “Huck” Sawyer (1917– 1920). 244 with 27 doubles.
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. 350 with 19 home runs and 23 doubles in 1925 for Mike Kelley’s fourth-place Millers.