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24 Hours of Baseball Underway in Fairbanks (AK)

Major League Baseball is celebrating the 113th Midnight Sun Game today by organizing an unprecedented 24 hours of Play Ball events around this year’s game in Fairbanks (AK) in cooperation with the Alaska Goldpanners (Summer Collegiate Alaska Baseball League).  Read more here.

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Annual Midnight Sun Game in Fairbanks (AK) Tonight

The 110th annual Midnight Sun Game will be played Sunday, June 21, starting at 10:30 p.m. AKDT/2:30 a.m. EDT at Growden Memorial Park in Fairbanks (AK).  The Alaska Goldpanners (Summer Collegiate Alaska Baseball League) will play host to the Seattle Studs (Summer Collegiate, Pacific International League) under the natural light of the summer solstice sun.  Read about the experience here.  We have watched the game live via PannerVision in the past, but we are not sure if that will be available.

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Annual Midnight Sun Game in Fairbanks (AK) Scheduled for June 21

The 109th annual Midnight Sun Game will be played Saturday, June 21, starting at 10:30 p.m. AKDT/2:30 a.m. EDT at Growden Memorial Park in Fairbanks (AK).  The summer collegiate Alaska Goldpanners (Alaska Baseball League) will play host to the summer collegiate Lake Erie Monarchs (Great Lakes Collegiate Baseball League) under the natural light of the summer solstice sun.  Read more hereRead about the experience here.  We have watched the game live via PannerVision in the past, but we are not sure if that will be available.

Midnight Sun Game 2014

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New Ballpark on Deck for Alaska Baseball League’s Bucs and Pilots

Anchorage Glacier Pilots LogoAnchorage Bucs LogoIn what could be great news for the future of the summer collegiate Anchorage Glacier Pilots and Anchorage Bucs (Alaska Baseball League), a proposal is now on deck to replace 49-year-old Mulcahy Stadium as part of an $18.5 million project to ease parking challenges at Anchorage’s largest sports complex.  Read more hereView our thoughts on the ABL here.

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Annual Midnight Sun Game Tonight in Fairbanks (AK)

The 108th annual Midnight Sun Game will be played tonight starting at 10:30 p.m. AKDT/2:30 a.m. EDT at Growden Memorial Park in Fairbanks (AK).  The summer collegiate Alaska Goldpanners (Alaska Baseball League) play host to the summer collegiate San Francisco Seals (Far West League) under the natural light of the summer solstice sun.  Read more here.  We typically watch the game live via PannerVision, but we are not sure if that is available tonight.

Midnight Sun Game 2013

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Alaska Baseball League Raises Bar for 2012, But Challenges Remain

The summer collegiate Alaska Baseball League has been under increasing pressure because of growing competition from the burgeoning West Coast League and the rest of the summer collegiate industry.  From our perspective, the ABL has been flirting with near irrelevancy Continue reading

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Have Baseball Dreams, Will Travel…Even to ‘The Last Frontier’ and Back

Wisconsinite Paul Christian was an intern last season with the summer collegiate Mat-Su Miners (Alaska Baseball League) in Palmer before snagging his new role in the broadcast booth with the summer collegiate Rochester Honkers (Northwoods League).  Read more here.

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Fair, Mat-Su Miners Sign Long-Term Lease Agreement

PRESS RELEASE – The Mat-Su Miners have called Hermon Brothers Field on the Alaska State Fairgrounds home since 1976 and, under a recently signed lease agreement, they’ll be calling it home for many years to come. Continue reading

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Jim Dietz Back in Fairbanks for Non-League Season

Jim Deitz, long-time Alaska Goldpanners field manager and  former West Coast Collegiate Baseball League (now West Coast League) commissioner, is back in Fairbanks for the team’s abbreviated, non-Alaska Baseball League Season.  As Continue reading

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Goldpanners’ Financial Dire Straits Force Dramatic Changes

The Alaska Baseball League’s Alaska Goldpanners of Fairbanks will not play in the ABL this season.  Because of financial troubles, the ‘Panners are cutting back operations by two-thirds and playing just three weeks of games from June 10 through Continue reading

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Another Successful Midnight Sun Game in Fairbanks

A near record crowd of 4,700 packed the stands at Growden memorial Park in Fairbanks (AK) on Monday night for the 105th annual Midnight Sun Baseball Classic.  The most unique game in the game is played without lights on the longest day of the year beginning at 10:3o p.m.  The game lasted 15 innings until 2:59 a.m. on Tuesday.  Read more and view photos here.

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Midnight Sun Game: An Alaska Tradition

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The Alaska Baseball League’s Alaska Goldpanners will once again play host to the annual Midnight Sun Game in Fairbanks (AK) on June 21 at Growden Memorial Park.  The first pitch is scheduled for 10:30 p.m. under the natural light of Alaska’s longest day of the year.  The summer solstice game has been played for more than 100 years.  Read more here.  A boat load of other activies are planned around town as part of the Midnight Sun Festival.  Read more here.

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‘Touching the Game: Alaska’ Released

Following up his documentary film about the famed summer collegiate Cape Cod League, Boston Filmmaker Jim Carroll trekked to the Last Frontier to take on the Alaska Baseball League.  Four years in the making, Touching the Game: Alaska was released on Monday on DVD by Carroll’s production company, Fields of Vision and Eye Candy CinemaRead more hereView trailer on Facebook.

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