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Panner Era Midnight Sun Game
Awards and Dignitaries

PA: Pregame Award

2012 Pictures, Awards, and Dignitaries

Returning to Fairbanks from NY,NY

SINGING NATIONAL ANTHEM & ALASKA FLAG SONG
SallyAnn Thibedeau

 

2011 Pictures, Awards, and Dignitaries
 

SINGING NATIONAL ANTHEM, ALASKA FLAG SONG, AND MORE
SallyAnn Thibedeau

SallyAnn Thibedeau

 

Originally from Fairbanks, SallyAnn is a classically trained singer now residing in New York City.  Her singing career has brought her to many notable venues including Carnegie Hall and various opera houses and festivals throughout Europe and the US.  In addition to her singing career, SallyAnn is also pursuing modeling.  This path has led to new opportunities including appearances in magazines, fashion shows and on TV.  

Sally with be backed musically by the sole surviving member of the Frigid-Aires, Rif Rafson.

 

2011 CEREMONIAL PITCHERS


Jacob Belcher - 2x Iraqi War Veteran, Member of Midnight Sun Goldpanners
Set to throw out first pitch in honor of comrades

Jacob Belcher is the personification of the Goldpanners' focus this Midnight Sun Game.  Having served two tours of duty in Iraq - and survivor of a helicopter crash  - Jacob has beaten the odds (much like those who survive Fairbanks winters).    Upon his return home he resumed his baseball career.    In 2011, Jacob is an outfielder with the Midnight Sun Goldpanners. Though still needing occasional invasive treatments for a back injured by the crash of his troop transport, Belcher always returns to the diamond as quickly as possible.  Jacob Belcher will be throwing out the first pitch on Tuesday night in honor of those who couldn't return to play the game.


SEAN TIMMONS - CEREMONIAL MIDNIGHT PITCH

2009: TIMMONS GETS MSG SAVE TO GO WITH THREE WINS

Game Ends on Called Third Strike by Timmons 2009 Pics
 

Fairbanksan Sean Timmons has had a career that stands out so prominently, he deserves a category of his own.  To date, Timmons has appeared in a Panners uniform for a record 14 seasons.  Highlights of Sean's career include his becoming the very first native Alaskan to be named the ABL Player of the Year (in 2003).  Sean is the only Panner to win four MVP awards.  He is also the only pitcher to ever cross the 300-inning mark for the club.  Among many records, Sean is the all-time games, innings, strikeouts and wins leader.   He is also only the second active ballplayer to serve the Alaska Goldpanners organization on the Board of Directors.

Sean is the all-time winningest pitcher in the 106 year history of the Midnight Sun Game. He has three wins and a save in his sun game career.

 


AWARDEES: Carroll Barber (Red Boucher Community Achievement); The Comet Club (Supporter Award - Sponsor of the Year);  Cathy Rose (Supporter Award - Fan of the Year)

 

 

 

2010 Pictures, Awards, and Dignitaries

105TH MIDNIGHT SUN GAME


Floyd Watson, Jim Dietz, Stewart Scott, George Mies


 

2009 Pictures, Awards, and Dignitaries
104th Midnight Sun Game

6/21/9: Midnight Sun Game Audio Highlights (.mp3 file)

2009: Stats Schedule/Results Roster Pictures


2008 Pictures, Awards, and Dignitaries

2008    
Pregame Concert The Frigid Aires Stroecker, Rafson, Carlson
PA: AKGPA Bill Lee 1966-67-08
PA: AKGPA Al Coutts 1963
PA: AKGPA Sean Timmons 12 Year Panner
PA: AKGPA Zak Basch 2001-02
PA: AKGPA Don Sneddon 1980
PA: AKGPA Tim Gloyd 1978-07-08
PA: Boucher Award Jim Dieringer Board of Directors
PA: Boucher Award Sam Woodke Board of Directors
Singer: National Anthem Earl and Emma Hughes  
Opening Pitch Zak Basch  
Singer: Flag Song Earl and Emma Hughes  
Midnight Pitch Al Coutts  
In Attendance Annabelle Lee Harmon Pitcher, AAGPBL
In Attendance Steve Simpson 1990 Goldpanners
Media MLB Productions "This Week in Baseball"
     
Jim Dieringer, Don Dennis, Sam Woodke Lowell Purcell

2007 Pictures, Awards, and Dignitaries

2007    
Pregame Concert The Frigid Aires Stroecker, Rafson, Carlson
PA: Recognition Sean Timmons Distinguished Career
PA: Recognition Mike Studer Founder, Waves
PA: Boucher Award Dave Swanson Professional Pharmacy
Singer: National Anthem Earl and Emma Hughes  
Opening Pitch Sean Timmons  
Singer: Flag Song Earl and Emma Hughes  
Midnight Pitch    
In Attendance    
Media Dodge Magazine  
Media Sports Illustrated Story Ran 6/10/8
Mike Studer Dave Swanson
   
 
Sean Timmons  

2006 Pictures, Awards, and Dignitaries

2006    
Pregame Concert The Frigid Aires Stroecker, Rafson, Carlson
PA: Recognition Tim Norman 20 Year Alaskan Umpire
PA: Recognition Bob Steinkamp Founder, Bruins
     
Singer: National Anthem Earl and Emma Hughes  
Opening Pitch Sean Timmons  
Singer: Flag Song Earl and Emma Hughes  
Midnight Pitch    
In Attendance    
Media NCAA Productions "NCAA On Campus"
Media Jim Carroll "Touching the Game: Alaska"
Tim Norman Bob Steinkamp
Earl and Emma Hughes The Frigid Aires - Rif Rafson, Bill Stroecker, Karl Carlson

2005 Pictures, Awards, and Dignitaries

2005    
Pregame Concert The Frigid Aires Stroecker, Rafson, Carlson
PA: Recognition MLB Hall of Fame  
PA: Recognition    
PA: Boucher Award    
Singer: National Anthem Mary Ann Warden  
Opening Pitch    
Singer: Flag Song Mary Ann Warden  
Midnight Pitch Bobby Doerr  
In Attendance    
Media Jim Carroll "Touching the Game: Alaska"
Media NBC Productions  
Media ESPN "50 States in 50 Days"
   
 
Mary Ann Warden  

2004 Pictures, Awards, and Dignitaries

2004    
Pregame Concert The Frigid Aires Stroecker, Rafson, Carlson
PA: Recognition MLB Hall of Fame  
PA: Recognition    
Singer: National Anthem    
Opening Pitch    
Singer: Flag Song    
Midnight Pitch Ferguson Jenkins  
In Attendance Greg Harris VP, MLB Hall of Fame
     
   
   
   
   
   

2003 Pictures, Awards, and Dignitaries

200    
Pregame Concert The Frigid Aires Stroecker, Rafson, Carlson
PA: Recognition MLB Hall of Fame  
PA: Recognition    
Singer: National Anthem    
Opening Pitch    
Singer: Flag Song    
Midnight Pitch Gaylord Perry  
In Attendance Greg Harris VP, MLB Hall of Fame
     
   
   
   
   
   

2002 Pictures, Awards, and Dignitaries

200    
Pregame Concert The Frigid Aires Stroecker, Rafson, Carlson
PA: Recognition    
PA: Recognition    
Singer: National Anthem    
Opening Pitch    
Singer: Flag Song    
Midnight Pitch    
In Attendance    
     
   
   
   
   
   

2001 Pictures, Awards, and Dignitaries

200    
Pregame Concert The Frigid Aires Stroecker, Rafson, Carlson
PA: Recognition    
PA: Recognition    
Singer: National Anthem    
Opening Pitch    
Singer: Flag Song    
Midnight Pitch    
In Attendance    
     
   
   
   
   
   

2000 Pictures, Awards, and Dignitaries

200    
Pregame Concert The Frigid Aires Stroecker, Rafson, Carlson
PA: Recognition    
PA: Recognition    
Singer: National Anthem    
Opening Pitch Dan Grimm 1971-72-73 Goldpanner
Singer: Flag Song    
Midnight Pitch    
In Attendance