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1972 NBC TOURNAMENT
LAWRENCE-DUMONT STADIUM - WICHITA, KS
W L % MGR
% Place 1972 40 20 .667 Dietz 7 1 .875 1st
Steve Swisher belted a tie-breaking homer in the seventh inning to give the Goldpanners a 3-2 championship- game victory over Anchorage in a rematch of the 1971 NBC title game. Center fielder Kerry Dineen of Fairbanks, then a senior at the University of San Diego, was chosen as the tournament's Most Valuable Player. He hit .480 with 12 hits in 25 trips and stole five bases. Dave Winfield, after appearing in five games as a pitcher in 1971, played mostly left field for Fairbanks and batted .222 with two homers.
1972 NBC AWARDS:
Best Young Team, Team Traveling the Farthest, Most Extra Base Hits,
Best Defensive Team, Best Pitching, Most Valuable Player (Kerry Dineen), Leading HItter (Kerry Dineen).
ALL-AMERICAN TEAM MEMBERS: Jim Dietz, manager; Jackson Todd, p; Kerry Dineen, of.
How Panners won the N.B.C. title:
1972 NBC ALL-TOURNAMENT TEAM
|Catcher||Bob Reece, Boulder||Third Base||Ed Bowman, Eureka|
|Catcher||Steve Hilterbran, Liberal||Shortstop||Roy Smalley, Anchorage|
|Pitcher||Danny Wright, Durant||Outfield||Kerry Dineen, Goldpanners|
|Pitcher||Jackson Todd, Goldpanners||Outfield||Joe Simpson, Liberal|
|Pitcher||Eddie Bane, Boulder||Outfield||Bobby Tucker, Boulder|
|Pitcher||Rob DiPietro, Anchorage||Utility||Alan Bannister, Boulder|
|Pitcher||Russ McQueen, Eureka||Utility||Rich Dauer, Eureka|
|First Base||Mickey Aguirre, Anchorage|
|Second Base||Dan Oliver, Anchorage|
MOST VALUABLE PLAYER
|Outfield||Kerry Dineen, Goldpanners|