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Millers Jersey

Wednesday, July 23rd, 2014

This Minneapolis Millers home jersey was probably worn by pitcher Leslie Klesitz during the 1950-51 season.

This short-sleeved wool flannel baseball uniform jersey has a button-closure front opening and reads “MILLERS” across the breast and has the number “30″ applied on the back.

For more information or to purchase a photograph of this item, view this jersey in our collections database.

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Sliding for Third

Friday, June 13th, 2014

Sliding for Third

A Columbus Red Birds baseball player sliding into third, but Minneapolis Millers player Ray Dandridge is already there with the ball. August 9, 1950.

This image forms part of our Minneapolis and St. Paul Newspaper Negative collection. Additional photographs in this series may be available in the library, please view the finding aid here.

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Rod Carew Bobblehead

Tuesday, April 29th, 2014

Rod Carew Bobblehead

A Rod Carew bobblehead doll distributed at the 07/06/2001 Twins game, vs. Cincinnati Reds.

For more information or to purchase a photograph of this item, view this doll in our collections database.

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Boys Baseball Uniform

Monday, April 14th, 2014

Boys Baseball Uniform

Boy’s baseball uniform worn by Robert Kriz in Hopkins, Minnesota in the mid 1930s. The two-piece cotton flannel uniform consists of a short sleeve shirt and knickers, both with a front button closure. The shirt has a baseball patch at left front and the logo “Dizzy / Daffy” with crossed balls and bats stenciled on back. The knickers have belt loops, a right rear patch pocket and elasticized leg hems.

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“Miller’s Warming Up”

Friday, April 4th, 2014

“Miller's Warming Up”

Three Minneapolis Millers players warming up in the clubhouse on a chilly April 24, 1950.

Photographed by a Minneapolis newspaper photographer.

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Meat Market Jersey

Tuesday, February 11th, 2014

Meat Market Jersey

Short-sleeved wool baseball uniform jersey with a button-closure front opening. The shirt reads “IHLEN / MEAT MARKET” across the back, circa 1900-1925.

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Ambulance Corps Uniform

Friday, January 3rd, 2014

Ambulance Corps Uniform

World War I United States Ambulance Corps pinstriped wool baseball uniform, consisting of a jersey and trousers. The jersey reads “AMBULANCE / USA” across the breast. The uniform was worn by Alva Asher, who enlisted in Proctor, Minnesota.

For details, view this uniform in our collections database.

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Baseball in Minnesota: the Early Years

Friday, August 23rd, 2013


A look at the early days of the Great American Pastime in Minnesota, from its beginnings post-Civil War up to the arrival of the Minnesota Twins.

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A Milwaukee Brewer and ump arguing on the field during a Millers game

Tuesday, June 11th, 2013

A Milwaukee Brewer and ump arguing on the field during a Millers game

A member of the Milwaukee Brewer’s baseball team yelling at the ump during a May 11, 1948 game against the Minneapolis Millers.

Captured by a Minneapolis newspaper photographer in 1948.

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Humphrey as pitcher

Friday, May 17th, 2013

Humphrey the pitcher

Minneapolis Mayor Hubert H. Humphrey throws out the first pitch for the Minneapolis Millers at Nicollet Park. Captured by a Minneapolis newspaper photographer on April 27, 1948.

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