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Baseball at midnight? Only in Alaska (Miami Herald) - ‘’It was weird,'’ said Brad Arnsberg, a former Marlins pitching coach, of the Midnight Sun experience. “You had to have foil on your bedroom windows just to keep the light from jumping in when you were trying to sleep. I remember, unfortunately, walking out of a couple of bars at three or four in the morning and it was broad daylight. It was kind of an odd feeling.'’

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"Sam Suplizio easily qualifies as one of the most decent, most charming, most engaging people I have met in all my years in and around baseball. I remember Sam from his travels to Fairbanks and the Goldpanners subsequent trips through Grand Junction, but I also had the occasion to see him on a regular basis at Winter Meetings and College Coaches conventions in later years. He was truly one of a kind. He had quite a career in baseball with all he accomplished and the people he touched along the way, even as his own blossoming career was unfortunately cut short by injury." - Allen Simpson, Founder of Baseball America

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Donald Ray Dennis 3/3/42 – 3/22/07

Middle relief pitcher in Major League Baseball who played in 1965 and 1966 for the St. Louis Cardinals.

Dennis died of cancer in Fort Scott, Kansas at age 65.


 Quinn Stewart (05) Tigers' Stewart Seeing the Light - "I guess I found a love for the game again,” the senior outfielder said. “I got a chance to get away, go have fun, get some confidence back and just play. That’s really all it was."

So Many Reasons to Love Baseball in Fairbanks  "At Growden, where the box shakes and trembles in even a slight breeze, you take your chances every time you go up there. Covering a game during which your life is in danger surely changes your perspective."

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"It was top-notch competition.  It really helped sharpen my skills.  I got to look at top pitching from different parts of the country." - Kevin McReynolds

"I knew if I wanted to improve as a player, I'd have to play against the best, and all the best go to Alaska. Of the many stepping stones on my path to the major leagues, the Alaska League was one of the largest." - Alvin Davis



"Hello to all 84 nicks.  What a summer.  Hope all is well with all. Dan Larsen 1984






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12/25/7: Scott Robinson (01-02 MVP) Signed by Seattle Mariners

12/21/7: 2007 Baseball Card Set Printed! Teaser:

Carson Andrew (07)

Bill Lee (66-67) "Steroids?” Lee said. “I see that our cows in Vermont are being injected with too much BST..  There are more drugs in our food supply than there are in Barry Bonds. A red herring."

12/20/7: Mike Cervanek (98) Invited to Phil's spring training

12/15/7: NYTimes: MLB owes Barry Bonds an apology

The winning side always seems to advocate moving on, is always eager to leave the past behind. I say not so fast. Baseball can’t move on until it apologizes. Baseball, specifically Bud Selig, owes Bonds an apology.

Sorry, Barry, for hanging you out to dry; for allowing the news media and the public to make you the vilified face of baseball’s steroid era. Sorry for making it clear during your home run chase that I would rather be in a dentist’s chair having root canal surgery than watching you break the home run record.

Sorry for looking on as you absorbed nasty fan behavior and crude treatment from the news media. Sorry for not being more forceful in telling fans to reserve judgment, that the steroid canyon was wide and deep. I spoke on Friday with Selig in Milwaukee. He was in no mood for apologies and refused to discuss individual players. “I just think it’s inappropriate for me to comment on anybody,” he said."

12/11/7: Brooks Conrad (99-00) Signed by Oakland A's - Possibility of 1999 Goldpanners middle infield repeat -- with  Panner teammate Bobby Crosby (99)

12/10/7: Sheng-Wei Wang (05) Now Playing for Brother Elephants in Taiwan Professional Baseball League
12/10/7: Greg Russell (01) Found!  After a year in Independent baseball, Greg finished his Master's degree and  is now teaching at a charter school in Los Angeles

12/9/7: Ryan Platt (07) Now Playing for UC-Riverside (Big West)
12/9/7: Jarred Holloway (
07) Now playing for St. Petersburg College

12/7/7: Allan Dykstra (05) Named to 2007 Wallace Award Watch List - Rumblings of talk as a 1st Round draft pick

11/28/7: Jose Cruz. Jr. (93) Signed to MiLB contract with Houston ; Spring Training Invite

11/23/7: Mike Harkey (86) Named Yankees Bullpen Coach

11/21/7: Terry Francona (78) Sox's success can be traced to Francona "Could it be that Terry Francona is the best manager in Red Sox history? Seeing that he's the only living man to guide the fabled franchise to one World Series championship -- let alone two -- it is a debate worth having."


Brent Strom (67-68-69)

11/14/7: Tom Seaver (64-65) Glavine Guided by Another Tom Terrific

11/10/7: Matt Fitts (05), Brent Wyatt (07) Named to NAIA preseason All-American Team

11/9/7: Emerson Frostad (03) Canada rebounds to thump Thailand 18-0 at Baseball World Cup "Emerson Frostad hit two home runs, including a grand slam, while Matt Rogelstad and Mike Saunders also went deep to lead Canada in an 18-0, mercy-rule win over Thailand on Thursday at the 37th Baseball World Cup."

Greg Dobbs (00)
Greg Dobbs (00)

11/4/7: Greg Dobbs (00) Dobbs discovers life after M's not so bad  “It was kind of a rebirth for me,” Dobbs said. The Phillies made the playoffs with a marvelous September run, and when they needed a win on the final day of the regular season, they started ex-Mariner Jamie Moyer on the mound – and Dobbs at third base. For those who know or watched Dobbs work, it was one of the feel-good stories of 2007. Off the field, it was even better. He and Heidi now have a 10-month-old daughter. Speaking from a California park, Dobbs was on a play date with his daughter and a neighbor’s girl."

Jose Mota (84)

11/1/7: Luis Medina (83-84) Royals promote Medina "The Kansas City Royals have announced that Louie Medina has been promoted to Special Assistant to the General Manager/Player Personnel "
11/1/7: Vote for Goldpanners up for Ford Frick award - Tom Seaver, Rick Monday, Jose Mota, Joe Magrane

Tom Seaver (64-65)

10/31/7: MSG: 1965 Midnight Sun Game Ends Dramatically with a Strikeout - Tom Seaver (64-65) vs. John Herbst (64)
10/31/7: Tom Seaver (64-65) Added "Seaver set the standard for a generation" and pictures from 1965 Midnight Sun Game

Chuck Baker and Steve Dietz (90-91-92)

10/28/7: Chuck Baker (73-74) - Newest Scrapbook

10/27/7: MOAR | Bill Arce (72) - Latest Scrapbook "The pioneer of American Baseball in Europe and Asia"

10/27/7: MOAR | Tom Arrington (83) Head Coach at San Jacinto North

Ed Amelung (79-80)

10/26/7: The Mother of All-Time Rosters Project - Participate, and Help Us Reconnect -- "Once a Panner, ALWAYS a Panner"
MOTHER : Ed Amelung (79-80) Latest Panner Scrapbook!
MOTHER : Sheldon Andrens (66) Latest Panner Scrapbook!

10/25/7: "Happy Boy" by The Beat Farmers - The Official Seventh-Inning Stretch Page

Bob Boone (66-67-68) & Brent Strom (67-68-69)
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Ron Scott (73)

10/24/7: Ron Scott (73) Fresno City College Head Coach, added to Collegians

Bill Lee (66-67)

10/23/7: Bill Lee (66-67) New Color Pictures!
10/23/7: 1974 Goldpanners Player Roster

10/15/7: Beau Mills (06)  Indians keeping Mills at third! ''We are committing to him as a third baseman now,'' Mirabelli said. ''The only reason we moved him to first base was because of his shoulder. But with his shoulder no longer an issue, we like him more as a third baseman. He's playing third base in the instructional league, and he's going to go into next season with the game plan is he's going to play third base.''

10/12/7: Ryan Garko (00)  Playoff Blog by Ryan Garko

10/3/7: Brian Jeroloman (04) Jeroloman fuels romp "The 22-year-old catcher shattered his previous career best of three RBIs, accomplished twice during the regular season with Class A Advanced Dunedin. Selected by the Blue Jays in the sixth round of the 2006 First-Year Player Draft, Jeroloman batted .259 with three homers and 39 RBIs in 100 games in the Florida State League."
10/3/7: Kris Medlen (05) Honolulu Sharks | Brian Jeroloman (04) West Oahu CaneFires

10/3/7: Bid on a ball caught at Midnight Sun Game

10/1/7: YouTube: BMX riding at Growden Park (Pressbox in background) | Inside park

9/25/7: Jason Lane (96-97) Acquired by San Diego "Before making the trade for Lane, Towers and manager Black spoke with Ensberg, who gave a ringing endorsement, and not just because he's good friends with Lane. "He's a guy who has been a foundation of winning teams. He's won everywhere he's gone. I think it's important to bring guys together who know how to win," Ensberg said. "He's got a lot of ability and a lot of talent, and if he gets the opportunity to play every day, he can put up some scary numbers."

9/21/7: Scott Robinson (01-02 MVP) SCL Most Valuable Player  "Winning the South Coast League’s Most Outstanding Hitter award wasn’t enough for Scott Robinson as today the SCL is pleased to announce that the Macon Music first baseman has also been named the 2007 SCL Most Valuable Player. "

9/20/7: Brendan Ryan (02) Benched by LaRussa for swinging at a 3-0 pitch! "It's the big leagues," La Russa said. "I sent a message right away, that's not how we play. Not acceptable."

9/16/7: Jonathan Kountis (07) Baseball America Prospects Plus: Alaska League Top 10 Prospect "Alaska was short on power arms this season, but Kountis was one of the few"

9/12/7: Scott Robinson (01-02 MVP) Named Most Outstanding Hitter of the South Coast League

9/8/7: Cheff named ABCA's Region I Coach of the Year

9/7/7: William G. Strocker - Named Distinguished UAF Almunus

9/6/7: George Horton (81-83) UO Swinging a Big Bat "To land Horton, a two-time national coach of the year whose Titans won the 2004 national championship, Oregon guaranteed him an annual package of $400,000 -- a base salary of $150,000 and another $250,000 in television and radio money and a contract with Nike. With incentives, Horton could earn another $285,000 a year, Kilkenny said. The incentives include $50,000 for a College World Series appearance, $20,000 for a Pacific-10 Conference title and other rewards for graduating players, producing All-Americans or winning coach of the year honors. "
9/6/7: Ten minutes with Steve Rodriguez (90) "When I was in the Big Leagues, I actually had a very veteran group. We had Jose Canseco and Roger Clemens at the Red Sox, and they really, really took care of the younger guys. You never had to pay for anything, whether it was clothes or food. Whatever it was, they took care of it. It was really great, and that’s what I try to relay to our guys here — that you should never feel a sense of entitlement because you’re older or have been here longer. That’s actually the point when you show your leadership by making the younger kids’ jobs easier."

9/2/7: Horton leaving CSF - Weathers (86-87-88), Vanderhook (81)

9/1/7: George Horton (81-83) Named Oregon Ducks Head Coach "Horton was also a five-time Big West Conference Coach of the Year, most recently earning the hardware in 2006 on the heels of his third 50-win season at the Division I level. "

8/31/7: Scott Robinson (01-02 MVP) Named MVP of the South Coast League
With two hits Thursday, Mike Cervenak surpassed his career high for hits. His International League-leading 155 hits are one better than his 2005 total with Fresno. Cervenak, 31, has accumulated 125 or more hits in six of his last seven seasons. He doubled to plate a run in the Tides’ three-run seventh after reaching in the sixth on an infield single when he hit the ball hard enough to knock the glove off Charlotte pitcher Heath Phillips. “I’m not sure that people look at the number of hits as an important stat,” Cervenak said. “I think they look at average, home runs and RBIs.” Cervenak leads the Tides with 15 home runs and 77 RBIs.

8/29/7: Clay Van Hook (
05) Added to Texas Longhorns coaching staff "Van Hook was a three-year letterwinner at Texas, playing in 84 games, including 43 starts after transferring from Navarro College. He batted .266 with 21 runs, three doubles, 14 RBI and six stolen bases in 43 games during the Longhorns' 2005 College World Series championship run."

8/28/7: Mike Cervanek (98) Tides Lose, Season Over, September Callup Looms "For 28 pitches, Tides relief pitcher Jim Miller couldn't find the plate with a GPS system.   (Catcher Alberto) Castillo would call for a pitch inside and I’d throw it outside,” Miller said. “He’d call for it outside and I throw it up and in. I was aiming it. And I’ve never had both a third baseman and first baseman visit me in the same inning. Terry Tiffee came walking over from third and told me to just let them hit it – maybe we’d get a double play. Mike Cervenak just walked up and said, 'Hey, I’m just here to get some rosin. Gotta go.’ They were trying everything to calm me down.”
Beau Mills (06) "Beau Mills hit his third double in 16 at-bats since being promoted to Class A Kinston in the Indians' 3-0 loss to Frederick. The Tribe's top Draft pick has hit .275 with 15 doubles and six homers over 48 games at Class A Lake County and Kinston."

8/23/7: Brendan Ryan (02) Ryan likely to stay in St. Louis for rest of 2007 "The utility infielder, who was first called up from Triple-A Memphis in early June, has gone back and forth between the two teams four times this season. However, with Adam Kennedy (95) sidelined for the rest of the season after undergoing knee surgery, and Ryan's consistent production, he shouldn't have to worry about packing up for Memphis any time soon. "

8/22/7: Beau Mills (06) Mills promoted for third time since signing "Former Lewis-Clark State baseball star Beau Mills has been promoted to the Kinston Indians of the Class A-Advanced Carolina League. "

Toledo’s Timo Perez has led the International League in hits for much of the season. But Norfolk’s Mike Cervenak (98) is closing in. Cervenak went 2 for 3 with a sacrifice fly Saturday night and has 138 hits for the season. Perez went 0 for 4 and has 144 hits.

8/18/7: Jeff DaVanon (92-94) Signed by Oakland and called up to bigs within a week "DaVanon was signed to a minor league contract on Aug. 10 after he was released by Arizona on Aug. 3. He opened the season on the Diamondbacks disabled list as he was recovering from surgery on his left ankle that ended his 2006 season in August. " | Watching Jeff DaVanon "There is no quit in this kid."

8/17/7: Jason Giambi (90) Hits two homers in win over Tigers

8/14/7: Kenny Maiques (04) Maiques sets Swing saves record "Maiques, a 22-year-old right-hander, allowed one hit and struck out two in 1 1/3 scoreless innings to notch his 27th save, eclipsing the mark set by John Huey of the Quad City Cubs in 1983."
8/14/7: Kennedy out for remainer of 2007 season

8/7/7: 756 "I would like to offer my congratulations to Barry Bonds on becoming baseball's career home run leader," Hank Aaron said. "It is a great accomplishment which required skill, longevity and determination."
8/7/7: Nick Ciolli (07) Indiana State baseball player Nick Ciolli spent the summer working on his game in Alaska “Right when you walk in, they have about a wall full of guys that played pro off the team,” Ciolli noted. “You walk in there and they expect 5.5 of us will go pro when you play for the Goldpanners, which is pretty cool.” “I [fish] a lot,” Ciolli said. “A bunch of us would go Arctic grayling fishing, pike fishing, all kinds. Our host family would take us out on our off days, about once every two or three weeks. Went to sightsee a couple times, saw moose and bear. It was pretty cool.”

8/4/7: Barry Bonds (83) Barry hits 755th Home Run to Tie Aaron "With his second-inning homer off Padres right-hander Clay Hensley on Saturday at PETCO Park, Bonds tied Aaron's cherished Major League Baseball career-best home run mark, and after the next one, he will be all alone in first place on the all-time list."
8/4/7: PannerVision YouTube: Graig Nettles (64-65) all-time post-season moments Panner teammate Tom Seaver : "I Don't Believe It!" | Ricky Monday saves the American Flag

Knickrehm looking forward to 2008 season

8/3/7: Gus Knickrehm (04-05-06) Knickrehm looking forward to 2008 season "The Alaska Golpanners baseball team wraps up their summer season Tuesday against the Anchorage Bucks. The squad has had another successful season, even without their long-time coaches Ed Cheff and Gus Knickrehm. Coach Knickrehm said there are reasons the Warrior pair opted to stay in the valley this summer."

Paul Martin

8/1/7: Paul Martin: Martin's blast propels Goldpanners "I really enjoyed the team. They played hard all the time,” said Gloyd, who plans on an encore performance with the Panners next summer. “They’re a bunch of great kids. Hopefully next year, we’ll have some of them back.”
8/1/7: ABL MARATHON: Title chase is unclear when game is called in mid-17th "After the game, Miners players pulled out folding chairs and sat behind home plate to listen to the game. Several hundred fans stuck around to listen from the bleachers. "

7/31/7: Braves acquire Royce Ring from Padres



Old Time Game Using Panners' 1964-70 uniforms

Johnny Pesky Manages

For Sale Here

7/31/7: Die-hard fans support the Goldpanners no matter what - "When you’re a real Goldpanners supporter, it doesn’t matter if the team’s doing hot or not. You show up anyway. You watch the game, you play the kazoo, and you have a good time."


7/31/7: Kids are winners as Panner split twinbill with Bucs “It was fun to have the kids out,” said Cameron Litzenberger, who hurled a complete game five-hit gem in the nightcap, then put ice bags on his right arm and shoulder but said he could have thrown three or four more innings if needed. “I’m glad we could put a show on for them.”

Pics by E. Chilton Hines

Pics by Ann Dennis

7/31/7: Brendan Ryan (02) Mailbag: Will Ryan start at short in '08?

2007 True Blue Goldpanner Award

Brad Schwarzenbach (06-07)
Nobody fights harder

Pics by Ann Dennis


Graduate of the 2000s (Garko: 2nd)

Broke his arm twice to help the Goldpanners win state and national championships [over the p'y Pilots both times, no less]


7/29/7: Redbird rebounds following college "Redbirds shortstop Brendan Ryan wasn't sure where his career was headed when he was dismissed from the Lewis-Clark State baseball team for the fourth and final time during the 2003 season. I figured I was gonna get a shot (at playing pro ball)," Ryan said. "But I wondered, 'Am I gonna get thrown into the 90th round because of a guy who has a personality conflict with me?'  Ryan's relationship with longtime Lewis-Clark State coach Ed Cheff was a tumultuous one. "Sometimes he didn't focus as much as I thought he could as a student," Cheff said. "He's a bright guy. At that point in his life, (school) wasn't as important as it should have been. ... He had some things he needed to get better at, and he actually went out and did it."  Ryan, whose time-keeping skills have occasionally been an issue within the Cardinals organization, drew headlines when he showed up late for a game in New York against the Mets. It turned out that Ryan's cab driver had taken him to Yankee Stadium instead of Shea Stadium. "   

"Having found his (St. Louis) teammates had frozen his clothes, Ryan was struggling to thaw them out — and blowing a fuse in manager Tony LaRussa’s office in the process — when Cardinals slugger Albert Pujols pulled him aside. “Albert went to the training room and gave me a collared shirt,” Ryan said. “I was like, ‘Sweet!’ I got some acceptance from Albert Pujols. Nice.’”

Pics by Ann Dennis

7/28/7: Ryan Garko (00) "Clubhouse confidential: Clubhouse attendant Frank Mancini was busy the past few days facilitating gift exchanges between Indians first baseman Ryan Garko and Red Sox left fielder Manny Ramirez.  Ramirez is one of Garko's favorite players. They met for the first time earlier this season in Boston.  When Garko asked for a pair of Manny's custom-made batting gloves, Ramirez instructed Mancini to "give him whatever you want."  Mancini took two pair - one used, one unused - back to Garko.  When Mancini gave Ramirez two of Garko's bats, Manny was disappointed to see neither featured a signature. Garko was stunned that Ramirez, an 11-time All-Star, would want them signed by a still-unproven player. Garko, of course, signed."

Pics by Todd Dennis

Brilliant Brad Schwarzenbach (06-07)

7/28/7: Kountis, Panners top Glacier Pilots "Right fielder Chris Valencia, who finished the game 5-for-5 and has now reached base nine straight times, followed with a bloop to left field, plating Dempsey to make it 4-3."

Lake County's Beau Mills, right, was congratulated by teammate Matt McBride after Mills' two-run homer in the first inning.
 Photo by Mark Cornelison

Pic by Randy Zarnke

7/27/7: Barry Bonds (83) Bonds hits 754th HR "Bonds hit his 754th home run in the first inning Friday night against the Florida Marlins, bringing him within one of Hank Aaron’s record."
7/27/7: Jim Dietz (70-71-72-73-74-75-76-77-90-91-92-93) Hall calls Mr. Padres, courtesy of Mr. Dietz "I don't know how many major leaguers played for me," Dietz said, "but one thing I do know is that every athlete that went on to be successful had a strong family that supported the coaches and whatever they were trying to do."

7/26/7: Paul Martin (07) Martin homers as Goldpanners continue winning ways “We battled back the best that we could, but they kept on piling on runs there at the end,” Pilots manager Chris Jones (01) said while sitting in his team’s nearly-empty dugout after the game. “You’ve got to give them credit. We thought we were in control for about five innings or so, and obviously, they didn’t fold or wilt. They kept at it and came back and beat us pretty good.”

Pics by E. Chilton Hines

7/25/7: Bee Jay days lead to 34-year career for Hargrove - "From playing and managing baseball at the highest level from coast to coast, Hargrove never forgot his roots that started his career in Liberal. "Wherever I go, when people talked about developmental leagues, they knew three things," Hargrove said. "The best semi-pro baseball was played in Alaska, the Cape Cod League and Liberal, Kansas. You all have something here you should be proud of, and I am committed to helping in any way I can in keeping the Bee Jay organization one of the best."

7/24/7: Panners pull out win over Oilers
Beau Mills (06) Mills Making the Adjustment "You hear a lot of things about the day in and day out grind," continues Mills.  "People tell you that you don't know because you never have experienced it.  Once you walk through it you feel your body going through it.  And I think that the biggest thing is that day to day coming out every day and having to prepare yourself everyday.  You can't take a day off unless it is an off day.  That's the big thing is if you take a day off it could set you back for a long time.  That's something I have curved my whole life and now it is finally something that when I experience it head on it is really tough but I can deal with it." 
7/24/7: Coolbaugh was dedicated to baseball "He loved this game," said Express second baseman Brooks Conrad, who played with Coolbaugh. "He just could not get enough of it. I could go on and on about him. Bottom line, I'm going to think about him the rest of my life."
7/24/7: Ryan Garko (00) "Clubhouse confidential: Ryan Garko brought the latest, and last, Harry Potter book into the Indians locker room before Monday's game against Boston.  "The guys were all getting on me," said Garko. "Casey Blake was calling me a nerd."  In 2005, when Garko was at Class AAA Buffalo, teammate Mike Kinkade gave him the first six Potter books. He was hooked.  "I just want to see how it ends," said Garko. "I've been staying away from the TV, the Internet and newspapers, so I don't see or read anything about it."

Pics by E. Chilton Hines

7/23/7: Mourning coaches and players wonder about safety "Rangers third base coach Don Wakamatsu (84) turns sideways and moves his feet as the ball's crossing home plate like an infielder so he can react. But when a ball is screaming right at you, all you can do "is hope and pray you make the right decision to go one way or another,'' he said."

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Chris Valencia making a great diving catch

7/22/7: Jason Phillips (96) Jays part ways with Phillips "That's baseball forever," said Gibbons. "It's never easy telling guys that, never easy hearing it.''

Pics by E. Chilton Hines

Pics by Misty Jacobs

Pics by E. Chilton Hines

7/20/7: 2007: Panners go extra for another win The loss also dropped the Miners to 18-8 overall and 16-8 in the ABL, a full game behind the first-place Athletes in Action Fire, whom the Miners face at 7 tonight at Growden.
7/20/7: Marc Kaiser
(02) Kaiser defeats River Cats "Written beneath the bill of Marc Kaiser’s hat are two reminders of what made him successful: his mother’s initials and the words “Warrior Mentality.”  Kaiser has been inconsistent this season with the Colorado Springs Sky Sox but his struggles pale when compared with the fate of his mother, Denise, who is bedridden after battling brain cancer for 10 years.  “I think I found it tonight,” Kaiser said. “I’ve always been known as a battler and a warrior. I just need to trust my stuff. I know I can do it.”
Tom Seaver (64-65) The Best Game I Ever Saw "It was the summer of '69, a crazy summer by any measure, and the Mets were chasing the Chicago Cubs in a new thing called the Eastern Division of the National League. July 9 was a Wednesday and the Mets had an 8:05 p.m. game against the Cubs at Shea. Tom Seaver was pitching for us. So that evening I strolled to the tent we had in our backyard -- a Coleman that smelled of bug spray -- unzipped the door, climbed into a sleeping bag in pajamas, and angled the transistor radio just so."

Pics by E. Chilton Hines

7/19/7: Panners knock Miners out of first place “I was just able to establish my fastball tonight and make them hit my pitches,” said Harmon, who saw his ERA drop to 2.84, second only to Ryan Platt among Alaska starters. “I was able to let my defense work for me.”
Barry Bonds (83) Rejuvenated Bonds hits 752 and 753 "At 753, suddenly Bonds is now two homers away from tying Aaron's Major League Baseball career-best 755 and three away from passing him into first place on the all-time list."
7/19/7: July 18th vs. Mat-Su Miners

Pics by Todd Dennis

Brandon Harmon

Brent Wyatt

Paul Martin

7/18/7: Jeff DaVanon (92-94) DaVanon Activated, Gets Start “I know on this team I’m more of a setup guy than a hit-the-long-ball kind of guy,” he said. “I try to take as many pitches and get as deep in the counts as possible so that when I get up here I can do the same things.”
Ryan Garko (00) Garko's Heroics Saves Tribe "what began as a night of rest for Garko turned into perhaps the first baseman's finest hour in a big-league uniform, as the Indians rallied past the White Sox, 6-5, in 11 innings at Jacobs Field."

Pics by Todd Dennis

tin over windows to foil midnight sun

Pics by E. Chilton Hines

7/17/7: Mike Cervanek (98) on verge of big time "Further examination of Orioles third baseman Melvin Mora's left foot today revealed a Grade I sprain that kept him out of tonight's lineup and likely will force him on the disabled list..  That arrangement would enable the Orioles to perhaps bring up an outfielder or a player such as J.R.House or Mike Cervenak from Triple-A Norfolk who is best suited to be a designated hitter and pinch hitter." (John Knott was recalled in this instance)
7/17/7: Ryan Garko (00) Garko lifts Indians "Ryan Garko hit a game-tying pinch-hit home run in the ninth and singled home the winning run in the 11th to give the Cleveland Indians a 6-5 win Tuesday night over the Chicago White Sox, whose bullpen failed them again."

7/16/7: Beau Mills (06) Tribe's No.1 pick settling into life as a professional "Sit down for a chat with Beau Mills, and his smile is one of the first things you notice. Mills smiles a lot."
7/16/7: Tom Seaver (64-65) Seaver's 300th Victory (YouTube Video) | Seaver on Kiner "I look at the back table," Seaver laughed. "And there was Ralph Kiner and Ted Williams talking and not paying one bit of attention to what I was saying. And what do you think they were talking about? Hitting."

"Express infielder Brooks Conrad had a week to remember heading into the all-star break.  Not only did he lead the Pacific Coast League with five doubles in five games and rank second with a .542 on-base percentage while hitting .450, Conrad and his wife, Jessie, welcomed their first child, Jaxon, on the luckiest of days: July 7, 2007. "

7/15/7: Barry Bonds (83) Home Run chase turns eyes to Fairbanks “Nobody in our organization had a harsh word to say about Barry Bonds,” Dennis said. “He was exemplary and he was just an average college kid. He had a tremendous sense of humor, too.”
7/15/7: Panners suffer two ABL losses

1968 Goldpanners Patch
 (courtesy: Jerry Timmons, pic: E. Chilton Hines)

Pics by Donny Baarns


Kountis Perfect Through 8, Leadoff man in 9th singles, then scores winning run for Oilers

7/8/7: Scott Robinson (01-02) Versatility a key for Music's Robinson "“He works hard, and that is what you have to do with this game,” Plantier said. “He has come a long way in a short period of time. He doesn’t belong here in the sense that he deserves the opportunity to move on.”"
Brendan Ryan (02) had two hits Sunday to improve his average to .314 as a starter. "I wanted to prove to myself, to my teammates that I belong at this level, that I can help," Ryan said. "I don't know how long I'm going to be here, so I want to keep going. ... Every time Tony comes by me I start holding my breath."

Pics by E. Chilton Hines

7/7/7: July 7th vs. AIA-AK
7/7/7: Brendan Ryan (02) Debut of the half-year "The good news for Cardinals rookie Brendan Ryan was, his first career home run was an extra-inning game-winner against the Mets on June 26. The bad news was, the day before, he'd tried to take a taxi to Shea Stadium -- and his cab driver took him to Yankee Stadium instead.  Eventually, he finally got to the right park. But when he did, he discovered that all the clothes hanging in his locker had been frozen by his always-hospitable teammates. So he tried warming up his clothes with a hair dryer -- and blew a circuit in the clubhouse, shorting out all the power in the office of his friendly neighborhood manager, Tony La Russa. All of which proves it's better to be a hot hitter than a cool dresser."

Matt Dempsey Fields

7/6/7: July 6th vs. AIA-Alaska
7/6/7: YouTube: What Line? (2007 Midnight Sun Game)

Click Here to View Baarns' Interview of Sarah Palin


Longtime Panner fan and supporter Kathie Andresen  2/11/51-7/4/7


(pictured with daughter Katrina)


All-time grape

7/5/7: Tom Seaver (64-65) Vintage Seaver - "At 62, in jeans and work shirt with pruning shears on his belt and a John Deere backhoe in the tool shed, the Hall of Fame pitcher has found peace and passion on Diamond Mountain, 800 feet above the fertile Napa Valley and its ever-expanding string of wineries, some large and some small."
7/5/7: Phil Stephenson (80-81) Phil Stephenson inducted into College Baseball Hall of Fame "Granted, I did have a pretty solid college career," he said. "I was fortunate to stay healthy and have some tremendous teammates. I was fortunate to be in the position to put up the records that I did, and the ones that I still hold ... you never want to say a record is unbreakable, but I played in 288 games. The limit now is 56, and unless you play in some exempt tournament, conference tournament, regionals, super regionals and the College World Series, it's going to be difficult to play that many games. Even guys who stay all four years may not start all four years."
7/5/7: Jason Aspito (99) Signed by
York Revolution


 Hit it right at 'em yesterday

Carson Andrew Delivers

Phil Stephenson (80-81)

Bobo Brayton, Bob Moss, Jim Dietz

7/3/7: July 3rd vs. Peninsula Oilers
7/3/7: Panner bats bark in win
7/3/7: Phil Stephenson (80-81) To Be Inducted into College Baseball Hall of Fame tomorrow (Along with '78 Panner split squad head coach Chuck 'Bobo' Brayton)


7/2/7: July 2nd vs. Peninsula Oilers
7/2/7: Updated Results page with ScoreCasts

6/30/7: June 30th vs. Mat-Su Miners
6/30/7: Panners bounce back to knock off Bucs
6/30/7: Beau Mills (06)
Mills slams Hagerstown in Lake County Debut (Goldpanners Pic!!) "With one out in the third inning, Mills sent a drive over the center-field fence to give the Captains a 5-0 lead. He went 2-for-5 with two runs scored in his first game since being promoted from Class A Mahoning Valley of the New York-Penn League."

Dustin Garneau

Ciolli Can't Quite Catch (Great Effort Tho)

6/29/7: June 29th vs Anchorage Bucs
6/29/7: Jeff Davanon (92-94) DaVanon is back with the Oaks  "I had some tools, but back then I was my own worst enemy," DaVanon said. "If I did anything wrong, I was too hard on myself and I let it affect my game. I was able to get over that, and everything kind of took off from there."

Big Bard at First

Ciolli Caught

S.S.. = Strong Stick

bmills.JPGThe Cleveland Indians have promoted former Lewis-Clark State standout Beau Mills to its Class-A affiliate Lake County in Eastlake, Ohio. Mills was 5 for 28 with the Short “A” Mahoning Valley Scrappers with two doubles and five runs scored.  The Indians have indicated they want to move the left-handed power hitter up as quickly as possible. Mills broke the national single-season home run record with 38 and was named the NAIA National Player of the Year and World Series Most Valuable Player. He was selected 13th overall in the Major League Baseball First Year Player Draft and agreed to a signing bonus of more than $1.5 million.

6/28/7: Bullpen woes continue for Panners "Shortstop Chris Tremblay scored both of the Panners runs against the Bucs after going 1-for-3 with a walk. Paul Martin was the only Panner with two hits as seven different players collected hits against Lee."
6/28/7: Bill Mosiello (89) Named Auburn Assistant Coach
6/28/7:  Brendan Ryan (02)
Ryan hits first career home run "St. Louis back-up shortstop Brendan Ryan, who is playing in place of the injured David Eckstein, hit his first career home run off of reliever Scott Schoenweis in the top of the 11th inning, lifting the Cardinals (34-40) to a 5-3 win over New York (42-33). "I just couldn't believe it really happened," Ryan said after going 3-for-4 with two runs scored and two RBIs. "I was just excited to come back in and get some high-fives. That was pretty much the best moment of my life right there."
6/28/7: Jessie Mier (05-06) Former IVC player Jessie Mier selected in MLB Draft "AT LCSC, Opponents were just 18 of 35 in stolen base attempts against him. He also hit .350, led the team in doubles with 26, tied for second in home runs with seven and his 60 RBI was second best on the squad behind Mills."

6/27/7: June 27th vs. Anchorage Bucs

Brad Mows 'Em Down

Dustin Garneau (07)
Newest Panner!

6/27/7: 2007 Unofficial Season Statistics
6/27/7: Mat-Su Miners rally to beat goldpanners
6/27/7: Lissman: Oregon State baseball is here to stay "Barney gives credit to last year’s star juniors who went on to the pros — Dallas Buck, Jonah Nickerson, Kevin Gunderson and others — for starting the program’s rise. That group, along with coach Pat Casey, created a winning attitude. Then they delivered. Once those players were done, they passed the torch to Barney, Mitch Canham and Mike Lissman.  “Hopefully, it will keep going,” Barney said. “That blend of guys made me come here. That’s what gives us our success. We build around pitching, defense and depth. Depth is the main thing the Northwest has over a lot of other clubs.”  Those three leaders dragged this team to the top. When the bottom was falling out during the Pacific-10 Conference schedule, they carried the team and pushed on.  Lissman described Canham as the grumpy one, Barney the happy one and himself the crazy one. The mix made the whole team go because teammates responded."

Mike G deals

You Make the Call: Was Wyatt Safe or Out? Answer here

6/26/7: June 26th @ Hermon Brothers Field in Palmer, Alaska
6/26/7: Beau Mills (06) Beau getting to know first "Another major change Mills is dealing with is converting from aluminum to wooden bats. Mills said one modification he’s made is keeping his hands closer to his body when he swings. By doing that, Mills said, the ball has a better chance of striking the barrel of the bat. ‘‘You have a smaller barrel, so you have to keep your hands in,’’ Mills said of a wooden bat. ‘‘And when you get fooled on a pitch and you fling a metal bat out there to make contact, the ball will still go quite a bit. Here (with a wooden bat) it won’t go anywhere. So, you have to really sit back and get your pitch to make good contact.’’

6/25/7: Fire Rally Upends Panners "Schwarzenbach has two saves on the year and hadn’t given up a run until Sunday’s game. “He’s been real good for us,” Sean Bard said. “They hit some tough pitches.”

6/24/7: June 24th vs. AIA-ALASKA

Coach Gloyd tossed from the game

Old Alaskaland Marquee Project.. Need Volunteers

6/24/7: Yahoo Sports : Bats at midnight "If you played at a college in California, you wanted to play in Alaska," said Tim Gloyd, the Goldpanners' shortstop in 1978 and its first-year coach this year. "And you wanted to play for Fairbanks. Because they're the ones who win."  "It means more now than ever," Bill Stroecker said. A smile curled across his face. He adjusted his tie. He sat up a little straighter. "We've always known it was something. Now the world knows."


More Midnight Sun Game Pics!
By Todd Dennis

6/21/7: Touching the Game: Alaska Jim Carroll set to Return to Fairbanks in 2007!  “Last summer, we shot about 70 hours of great Alaska Baseball League action, plus numerous historical interviews with the people who have been part of the ABL for years. Guys like Red Boucher, Don Dennis, and Lefty Van Brunt, the stories have been tremendous”, said Jim Carroll, the film’s co-producer.  The crew also plans to interview some of the many former ABL players who have made it to the Major Leagues, and in some cases, the Hall of Fame. “Guys like Seaver, Winfield, McGwire, Johnson, they all have stories to tell about their summers in Alaska, we plan to interview as many as we can.” said Carroll."
6/21/7: Panners suffer their first setback “We lost that game in the first five innings. We were not ready to play; we were very lackadaisical,” Panners manager Tim Gloyd said. “We made three or four errors and even (starter Michael) Guerrero didn’t seem (sharp). They were just out there. Maybe they were thinking about tomorrow.”

Pics by Sheena Cummings!

6/20/7: Panners make right adjustments

6/14 Rescheduled for 5pm on Sunday

6/13/7: Brad Schwarzenbach - Added to 2007 Roster
6/13/7: 2007 Season Scrapbook - Archive of all 2007 Pictures


Final Preparations

(including the application of mosquito dope)

6/12/7: Players have arrived!

6/11/7: ABL : Pilots open season with loss | College players begin migrating to Palmer diamond
6/11/7: The Summer of Seaver

6/10/7: Jim Dietz (70-71-72-73-74-75-76-77-90-91-92-93) Arizona trip on horizon for Three Rivers club “We're trying to showcase kids who have played for us and now are playing junior college baseball,” said Jim Dietz, who coached the Sandblasters their first two years before turning over the reins to Southwestern Oregon coach Corky Franklin this summer. Dietz, who still has an active role in the team but now is the commissioner for American Legion Zone 3, set up the trip.  “We're just hoping that this will benefit local kids and baseball in the long run,” Dietz said.

6/10/7: Mark Thompson (05-06) More Warriors go in the Draft "I was happy," said Thompson. "Going in the 8th round is a big moment in my life and I'm really happy to just get drafted and stuff like that. I don't have any special ties to Cleveland, but Beau Mills is there. That's always a plus. Hopefully I can play with Beau again. The Indian's organization is a good organization and I'm happy to be there."
Beau Mills (06)  Giants pass on Mills, fanbase sighs
Beau Mills (06)  Mills family excited for rising son - "Manager Terry Francona (78)  is also part of that family. Francona, 48, and Mills, 50, were college roommates at Arizona, teammates with the Expos in the early 1980s and coached together when Francona managed the Phillies.  "I'm excited," Francona said. " I really hope it's before the first pitch, so Millsy can be up there. That means he gets drafted in the first 16-17 picks. His stock really seems to be rising."  Beau Mills was drafted by the Red Sox in the 44th round in 2004, the same year they took Francona's son, Nick. Both picks were ceremonial, although general manager Theo Epstein has since needled his coaches that Beau was the one who got away. "It was all in fun," Brad Mills said. "I remember Theo said, `Why didn't you tell us he was that good?' I said, `Well, we said he's a good ballplayer.' He said, `Yeah, but you didn't tell me he was good.'"

2007 MLB Draft Coverage

  • Beau Mills (06) 1st Round, 13th Overall - Cleveland

  • Mark Thompson (05-06) 8th Round, 257th Overall - Cleveland

  • Chris Kissock (06) 9th Round, 293rd Overall - Philadelphia

  • Jessie Mier (05-06) 12th Round - Dodgers

  • Will Morgan (06) 12th Round - Mets

  • Matt Fitts (05-07R) 15th Round, 471st Overall - Houston

  • Matt Davis (signed) 30th Round, 928th Overall - Angels

  • Josh Blake (07) 35th Round, 1059th Overall - Arizona

  • Clay Van Hook (05) 45th Round, 1332nd Overall - Seattle

  • Joe Ayers (05) 48th Round, 1398th Overall - Arizona

6/8/7: Matt Davis signed - Kevin Camacho takes his roster slot

6/7/7: Beau Mills (06) 1st Round, 13th Pick to Cleveland "Right when I found out about the pick, I turned to my dad and said "I'm gonna be playing against you." / Mills Set for Draft Party (Video) The Cleveland Indians, picking only once in the first 4 rounds due free agent compensation rules this year, have drafted Lewis-Clark (Idaho) State College third baseman/first baseman Beau Mills. Mills is a 20 year old power hitting prospect that plays both first and third base.
6/7/7: Brendan Ryan (02) GP2MLB#188  Backing shortstop Ryan

6/6/7: Beau Mills (06) Big Time Prospect: Beau Mills "He's the best left-handed hitter I've ever been associated with in terms of power and proficiency," said coach Ed Cheff, who also coached Mills in the Alaska Baseball League, a summer league for top college players. Mills credits time spent with his father and Cheff for his improvement, as well."

6/5/7: Linda Douglass: Replacing ping! with crack! for Alaskan summer "Basch, a former Goldpanner who stayed in Alaska, said he enjoys the travel.  “I think it’s great that the kids get to see different parts of Alaska and stay in some unique places. In Fairbanks, the (visiting) team stays in a trailer park inside the stadium  and in Kenai the visiting teams stay in the local bingo hall,” he said. “Also, I enjoy seeing players’ first impressions of Alaska when they arrive for the first time, because it reminds me of what a unique place it is that we live.”

6/4/7: Jonathan Kountis (07) NAIA Region IX Tournament  In the first game of the day, third-seeded Ohio Dominican University (40-12) got a dominating pitching performance from Jonathan Kountis as the Panthers blanked second-seeded Geneva (Pa.) College (29-20) 7-0 to hand the Golden Tornadoes their first loss of the double elimination event. Kountis (9-2) was outstanding on the mound for Ohio Dominican as he allowed just three hits while striking out 13 batters and issuing just one walk in going all nine innings. He struck out the side in the first, third, and fourth innings and at one point struck out seven straight hitters.

Brendan's All-Time First Card

6/2/7: Scout.com : Beau Mills "is surging up the first round of mock drafts following a brilliant season at Lewis-Clark State College."
6/2/7: Brendan Ryan (02) GP2MLB#188 Ryan called up, hitless in first major league at-bat He was informed that he'd gotten "the call" following Memphis' game on Friday.  "After the game, Anthony [Reyes] bought the spread and I was hanging out enjoying a nice meal," Ryan said. "Hammer [manager Chris Maloney] called me in and was like, 'I've got some bad news for you. We're not going to have you around here anymore.'"

Beau Mills (06) Watches his first of three dingers leave the yard

6/2/7: Beau Mills (06) PannerVision : Added Clip to YouTube.com PannerVision - Beau Mills, Projected Golden God of Baseball "If the Devil Rays don't take him first, they will absolutely pound the floor in bitter sorrow in the coming years. Sure, Tampa, take the Brien Taylor of the new millennium instead... I'm sure it will turn out well for you.. "

"While Mills received roars from the packed house on championship night at Harris Field, baseball purists would have been in heaven at last night's championship end."


6/1/7:  Beau Mills (06) Mills Shatters NAIA HR Record as LC Wins 15th Championship for Cheff  "I've never played with anyone like him - never ever seen anyone like him," Miller said of Mills.  

5/31/7: LC defeats Houston Baptist "four strong innings of relief from Will Morgan (06) put the Lewis-Clark State College baseball team one win away from its second consecutive national championship and the program’s 15th overall.  HBU did make it interesting in the ninth by putting a runner on second base thanks to an error, but a great defensive play by LCSC third baseman Beau Mills picked the runner off on a grounder and Morgan picked up his fourth and final strikeout of the night to end the game. "

5/30/7: PannerVision : Added Clip to YouTube.com PannerVision - AIR RAID AT BASEBALL GAME!


Jerry McClain (67-68)

1966 Goldpanners Team Pic

New Sam Suplizio Pic

New Mike Adamson Pic

New Pete Broberg Pic

5/30/7: Michael Guerrero - Fresno City - Added to 2007 Roster
5/30/7: Matt Fitts (05) | Beau Mills (05) Fitts hurls gem,  Mills' 35th home run "Sophomore right-hander Matt Fitts tossed a two-hitter and Beau Mills hit his 35th home run of the season to help defending champion Lewis-Clark State College defeat Spring Arbor 7-0 in the 51st annual Avista NAIA World Series on Monday at LCSC's Harris Field. "
5/30/7: Elliot Strankman (03-04-05-06)
Northwoods League: Bullfrogs are ready to play ball, dude  "The makeup of the Green Bay Bullfrogs’ roster does more to expose manager Elliott Strankman’s West Coast roots than his habitual use of “man” and “dude” as punctuation."

1970 Goldpanners Team Pic - New Higher Rez!

"Three Straight to the Majors"

Pete Broberg (69-70)

Mike Adamson (66)

Dave Roberts (70-71)

Ryan Platt (07R)
18 Strikeouts in one game

5/29/7: Fitts' two-hitter does the job
5/29/7: Sean Bard (07) Bard enjoys big season at Mississippi Valley State "To say that Cape Girardeau’s Sean Bard had an impressive rookie season in Division I college baseball would not even come close to doing him justice. Bard had a monster year for Mississippi Valley State, leading the Delta Devils and ranking among the Southwestern Athletic Conference leaders in most offensive statistical categories."

20 Years of Alaska Goldpanners Baseball Cards
(2007 Bonus Cards now in production)

5/27/7: Pitches third Shutout at tournament elimination game  "Fresno City got a similar performance Sunday morning from Michael Guerrero. The sophomore from Fresno High pitched a four-hit shutout to eliminate NorCal rival Sacramento City 3-0 and give Fresno City hope of continuing its run for the title. "Mike saved his best for last," Rams pitching coach Eric Solberg said. "It was a monumental effort."
5/28/7: Brandon Harmon (07) All WCC Honorable Mention

5/27/7:  Added to 2007 Roster -  Carson Andrew  - Jacksonville

5/23/7: Confirmed! The 80 members of the Alaska Great Lakes Project will return to the Midnight Sun Game for the 15th consecutive year to put their 14 game win streak on the line. We look forward to seeing you June 21 on the west bleachers cheering the Panners to another win.
5/23/7: Scott Robinson (
01-02 MVP) Steak moves to 5 Scott Robinson played his first game behind the plate this season, starting the previous four games at first, and called a game which saw starting pitcher Vern Sterry pitch six shutout innings with 5 Ks, and reliever Drew Shetrone pitch three scoreless frames with six strikeouts. But calling pitches is not the only hard part of moving behind the plate for a game for Robinson. Robinson throws lefty when he plays first base, but switches to throwing with his right arm when he’s behind the plate. “Yeah, I think Phil doesn’t know which arm he wants me to warm up.” Robinson said the plan is for him to catch about twice a week, but no matter where he plays in the field, Robinson continues to rake, hitting .550 so far. “I’m feeling great out there. It seems like every night one guy gets a hit and it just snowballs.” When asked if he might try switch hitting, Robinson said he didn’t think so. “I hit lefties better anyway, so it doesn’t really make sense. I do golf righty, though.”

5/23/7: 102 Years of Alaska Baseball History--The 2007 Midnight Sun Game - FOXSports Blog
5/23/7: Chris Kissock at 2006 MSG

Lissmania! - Oregon State top 10 all-time career hits

5/22/7: Allan Dykstra (05) Named Second Team All-ACC
5/22/7: Scott Robinson (
01-02 MVP) Aggressive play leads to Macon sweep  Robinson 3-for-5 ; Scott is set to catch tonight, his pro debut as an ambidextrous player. Macon Music
5/22/7: MOTHER: Brett Andrade (03-04-05) Prudential California Realty Ruby Hill  "Ruby Hill is a highly specialized real estate company dedicated to luxury properties in the Livermore, Amador and San Ramon Valleys."

5/21/7: Master Baseball Card Checklist - Purchase Options to be Added Soon

5/20/7: PannerVision: ESPN "50 States in 50 Days" : Midnight Sun Game - Terry Francona "We had a big league team" (in 1978)
Giambi's remaining salary
2005 $15.5 million
2006 $19 million
2007 $21.5 million
2008 $21 million
2009 $22 million (Team has $5 million buyout clause)

5/20/7: Yankees consider voiding Giambi's contract "Citing anonymous sources, the Daily News reported that the Yankees will consider voiding Giambi's contract if it's determined that he used steroids after they signed him as a free agent in 2001."
5/20/7: The Yankees acknowledged that they took the word "steroids" out of Jason Giambi's contract in 2001, USA Today reported Monday  "General manager Brian Cashman had previously denied a story in the New York Times that claimed steroids language was taken out of Giambi's contract. But Yankees officials on Monday (2/14) said they removed the word "steroids" because they felt they were protected by broader language regarding drugs, USA Today reported."

5/19/7: PannerVision: New Video Archive: "Banned By YouTube" - A collection of videos that were refused or flagged by YouTube as violating the Terms of Use Policy.  First video: Ferguson Jenkins Interview 
5/19/7: Occidental hits SCIAC triple  "Occidental baseball capped another season of improvement May 2 with three student-athletes earning All-SCIAC recognition, the largest total since 1991.  Placing three players on the All-SCIAC team is a huge step forward for our program," offered second-year head coach Elliot Strankman. "We are moving closer to a mindset of winning rather than just rebuilding.""

5/18/7: Derek Bruce (03) Added Video WebGem: Clutch Hit in Bottom of 9th with 2 strikes and 2 outs
5/18/7: 2003 Team : Added Video Lineups: 2003 Alaska Goldpanners of Fairbanks
5/18/7: Lewis-Clark takes 1-0 lead in best of three ; Mills HR - Four away from All-Time NAIA Mark

5/18/7: Jason Giambi (90) Giambi: Drugs did not make Bonds a hitter "I know people have a tough time accepting it, but what he's doing is unbelievable. And I don't care what people say — nothing is going to give you that gift of hitting a baseball. If it were that easy, how come you don't see anyone else doing what he has done?"

5/17/7: Ryan Garko (00) Hitting .370 in May. In his past seven games, he's 12-of-25 (.480) with four RBI.
5/17/7: PannerVision : You Make the Call: Ghost Seeking Vengeance for Basebrawl?

5/16/7: Jason Giambi (90) Jason builds mini-Yankee Stadium for kids "Bronx Bomber Jason Giambi is helping to build a sports complex that a kid could only dream of - a scaled-down version of Yankee Stadium in the California town where he and late pitcher Corey Lidle played high-school baseball together."
5/16/7: PannerVision : Added 23 Clips to YouTube.com PannerVision


5/15/7: NAIA All-Region I Team.  "Junior third baseman Beau Mills (06) was named the player of the year, while Warriors coach Ed Cheff was named the top coach.  Joining Mills on the team were catcher Jessie Mier (05-06), shortstop Mark Thompson (05-06), outfielders Paul Martin (07R) and Brent Wyatt (07R) and pitchers Chris Kissock (06), and Matt Fitts (05-07R).  Mills, who is being projected as a first round pick in next month’s Major League draft by several draft gurus, is hitting a team-best .462 on the season (98-of-212) with 106 RBI, 87 runs scored, and 21 doubles. He has 31 home runs, which is a single-season record at LCSC, a slugging percentage of 1.000, and an on-base percentage of .551. During the season, he was twice named the Region’s Player of the Week, and also earned the NAIA National Player of the Week honor. 
5/15/7: Matt Rassmussen (
06) Named to All Northwest Conference Team "Rasmussen batted .280 this spring, while playing in 35 games (all starts). He scored 15 times, recorded 16 RBIs and walked 16 times. He hit .296 against NWC opponents, with 24 hits in 81 at bats. He ranked second on the team with 11 doubles, including nine in NWC action. He was the primary starter at shortstop, where he registered 52 putouts and 102 assists."


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Don Sneddon (80)
California's Winningest CC Coach

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Mike Lissman earned a place on Oregon State's all-time top 10 for career hits
5/14/7: Greg Sain (
99-00) Leaving the Diamond "You were the best player on your high school team, maybe even in the league, star player in college culminating in being drafted by a major league team. Next thing you know you’re bouncing between organizations, earning the dreaded title of an “organization” or “4A”player” and then you’re finished with baseball in your mid-twenties trying to figure out what to do with your life."

Greg Sain (99-00)

5/13/7: All-Time Roster Entirely Updated

5/13/7: Tom Seaver (64-65) Mets pitcher struggles in loss  "A disarming smile appeared on Tom Seaver's face, as he reached Jon Matlack and welcomed him to the Won-Nothing fraternity."

5/12/7: Ryan Platt strikes out 18 "Pierce sophomore pitcher Ryan Platt scattered four hits to go with the 18 strikeouts."

5/11/7: Souvenir Booth Updated: Added 1965-70 Goldpanners Jersey | MLB.com "Alaska Goldpanners Home Cap" (Overpriced and lesser quality compared to Official Cap)
5/11/7: The Big City - Alaska Goldpanners vs. Anchorage Glacier Pilots "July 13, 2006 Mulcahy Stadium, Anchorage, AK. "Mulcahy is home to the two Anchorage ABL teams: the Galcier Pilots and the Bucs. I couldn't really get a feel if there was a rivalry between the two clubs.. the general consensus is that people in Anchorage will root for both teams but never for the Goldpanners"

Stadium Preparations Underway!

Picture by E. Chilton Hines

5/10/7: Brad E, Davis (03) Florida Marlins Promote Davis to AAA Albuquerque "Still, it made the wake-up call from their Chattanooga, Tenn., hotel at 5:45 a.m. and the 61/2-hour flight to Albuquerque with a 31/2-hour layover in Atlanta worth it. “The beginning of the day was a little tough, but then the adrenaline took over”
Is the Cape Just a “Show” League? "Alaska Goldpanners GM Don Dennis thinks so." // Capeman - "I do happen to think that the kids on the Cape lack some competitiveness " // Andrew - "I’m not sure if the rivalry really translates well to the CCBL" // Dave - "The “competitiveness” issue has been something that I have wondered about for awhile.. there is a feeling that once the all star game is over, many scouts leave the Cape, and after that happens some players “desire” seems to wane."
5/10/7: Mitch Canham Interview "One thing I was interested in was whether all the scouts and attention from professional clubs affected the play. I had read in an article at Codball.com that some considered it a show league, and figured I’d get the thoughts of a participant (Canham). He acknowledged there is probably some self-promotion.. // "When I went to Alaska (another summer league) I hit horrible up there, but I improved so much on my catching because that’s what I was there to do was develop my catching so that when I came back to Oregon State I’d be a solid catcher for my team. I knew the hitting would come; I’m very confident in my hitting abilities. Just making sure I had a strong base in my catching was really important to me. Now I’m at the point where I’m comfortable doing both. "


Added to Bannister Scrapbook:

5/9/7: Brendan Ryan (02) Latest Scrapbook!
5/9/7: Brad E, Davis (03) Promoted to AAA Albuquerque : RBI 2B in first Game to aid Julianel (00) win

Dietz Field Prep Wallpaper



5/9/7: Field maintenance part of the job for Bob Parry "I played for Jim Dietz at San Diego State, and you learned to do everything," Parry said. "Certainly, we learned how to play the game, but Coach Dietz taught us how to prepare a field, rake, drag, line and dry it out after a rainstorm -- even if it meant setting the infield dirt on fire."  Dietz, who built a field at San Diego State from scratch before there was a Tony Gwynn Stadium, had a motto -- "When in doubt, water." So, like Dietz, you'll catch Parry watering when he has lineup decisions to make."
5/9/7: Joey Dunn (
06) Picture added to Scrapbook:

Husky catcher Joey Dunn, left, has a few words with pitcher Brandon McKerney during Friday’s 6-2 win over OSU at Safeco Field.

Mills ties two Lewis-Clark State baseball records

"Junior first baseman Beau Mills (06) tied two school records to help the Lewis-Clark State baseball team cap its home portion of the regular season with a 15-3 victory over Linfield College on Sunday in Lewiston.  Mills, who is being projected as a first-round draft pick in June's major league amateur draft, hit two home runs and drove in eight runs. The eight RBIs ties a school record for a game and his two home runs give him 30 on the season, which ties the school record set by Jim O'Dell in 1983 when the Warriors played 76 games."
5/8/7: Gloyd to manage Goldpanners (DN-M)

5/8/7: Johnny Coit (04) Coit signs with Frontier League River City Rascals "Former Granite Hills High standout JOHNNY COIT, who started in centerfield for three seasons at CSU Northridge, has signed a professional contract with the River City Rascals of the Frontier League. Coit will return to catcher with the independent league franchise, a position where he earned All-Grossmont South League honors, helping Granite Hills to the 2002 Grossmont South League title."

5/7/7: Justin Fuller (05) Little Leaguers celebrate opening day at the Diamond "How's it goin' kids?' White asked the players in the beginning of a mini-pep talk. "Fuller and I started out where you are," he told them, advising them to work hard and not get discouraged."
5/7/7: Kevin Skogely ties UNLV record of 15-strikeouts, previously held by Ryan Olson (99 - Now with Calgary Vipers of Northern League)

Caleb Balbuena
Caleb Balbuena (97)

Mike Cervenak (98)

5/6/7: Q&A With Mike Cervenak (98) "Triple A Norfolk : Third baseman Mike Cervenak (98) made a good impression on the Orioles in spring training, and he's still getting noticed. Cervenak, who also plays first, hit safely in eight of nine games during a recent hot stretch. Entering yesterday, he was batting .327 with 33 hits and 19 runs in 26 games. Cervenak finished last month tied for fourth in the league with 44 total bases"
Barry Bonds (83) Hits 744th Home Run : Within 11 of the Hammer "Whether he's hitting or he's walking, it still changes the game," winning pitcher Noah Lowry said."

Added to Scrapbook:

Rick Monday

Graig Nettles

Don Reed

5/5/7: Newest Scrapbook Pages : Steve Abney (90) | Augie Acuna (60-61) | Mike Adamson (66) | Frank Alfano (68-69-70) | Scott Anderson (87) | Brad Arnsberg (83) | Emmitt Ashford | Jason Aspito (99) | Joe Austin (64) | Nick Aversa (63) | Justin Azze (02)
5/5/7: Mills' 28th home run leads LCSC baseball in rout of BC - "Beau Mills (
05) hit his NAIA-leading 28th home run, a grand slam in the third, and two Lewis-Clark State pitchers combined for the Warrior baseball team's eighth shutout this season, a 13-0 rout of British Columbia on Thursday in Lewiston. Matt Fitts (05-07R) and Joe Guntz combined for the four-hit shutout. In six innings, Fitts struck out 12, the most by an LCSC pitcher this season."
Allan Dykstra (05)  Included on Brooks Wallace Award Revised Watch List

5/4/7: Clay Van Hook (05) On the Road with the Longhorns "Clay Van Hook here writing to y'all about our weekend trip to Oklahoma. We flew in to Oklahoma City on Thursday night before an hour-long bus ride to Stillwater. It wasn't all that bad because we got to watch "Wedding Crashers" on the bus, which is a pretty legit movie by the way."

In memory of Jane Douglass

5/3/7: Added to 2007 Roster - Andy Torres  • Sean Bard • Matt Davis • Joey Dunn • Jonathan Kountis • Paul Martin • Chris Tremblay • Brent Wyatt
5/3/7: Sung Wei-Tseng (05) Tseng Has Best Start of the Year
5/3/7: Barry Bonds (83) Free Passes on Rise as Bonds Heats Up "San Francisco Giants slugger Barry Bonds is at it again, terrorizing the National League on his way to breaking Hank Aaron's career home run record, and he's starting to pay the price. Opponents, fearing the return of Bonds' home run prowess, have stopped pitching to him."

Round Rock Express : Brooks Conrad (99-00) shelled out a career-high three doubles, matching a franchise record.

5/2/7: Tim Gloyd (78-07) PRESS RELEASE: Tim Gloyd Named 2007 Skipper "The new skipper has previous Alaska coaching experience in addition to his major role on the Panners' 1978 championship team.  Gloyd assisted Jim Gaddis with the North Pole Nicks in 1987 when the Nicks won their only Alaska championship." 

5/2/7: Tim Gloyd (78-07) Alaska Beckons for Tim Gloyd "“He has the unique fit to work summer baseball – Alaska League style,” Dennis said in an e-mail. “The Alaska League is no show league like the Cape Cod has become. It is a down and dirty competition among the cities, and the players get infected with that.”  “I am extremely excited that Tim was available to take the position. I felt he was the right guy from the moment the position opened.”

Allan Dykstra (05)

5/1/7: Allan Dykstra (05) Selected at Golden Spikes Award finalist

4/30/7: San Diego Padres Recall Royce Ring (00) from Portland -- The San Diego Padres today recalled left-handed pitcher Royce Ring from Triple-A Portland and optioned left-hander Justin Hampson to that same Portland club.  Royce Ring, 26, has posted a 1.32 ERA (2 ER/13.2 IP) in 11 relief appearances with Portland this season. He has not been scored upon in his past five games with the Beavers (5.0 IP), including 1.1 innings yesterday at Tucson. A native of La Mesa, Calif., who attended San Diego State, Ring went a combined 0-2 with 3.47 ERA (9 ER/23.1 IP) in 26 Major League games over parts of two seasons with the New York Mets (2005-2006). He was acquired by the Padres on Nov. 15, 2006 along with right-hander Heath Bell in exchange for outfielder Ben Johnson and right-handed pitcher Jon Adkins. Ring made seven official Spring Training appearances with the Padres before his March 22 option to Portland. He was 1-0 with a 4.91 ERA (4 ER/7.1 IP).

4/29/7: Brandon Harmon (07) - Added to 2007 roster

4/29/7: Sequoyah Stonecipher (07) - Added to 2007 roster
4/29/7: MiLB 2007 Draft Report: Brad Mills "he hit 14 homers and hit .355 in 2006 and was even better with Lewis-Clark State this year. In a class short on impact college bats, Mills has only helped his draft status. it's easy to tell the younger Mills grew up around the game. He plays the game the right way."

4/28/7: Emerson Frostad (03) Frostad off to fast start in Frisco "Frostad’s numbers last year at Bakersfield – a .320 batting average and 30 doubles – also told the Rangers that he was ready for Double-A pitching. So Frostad is playing yet another position."

4/27/7: Matt Kasser (05) Joined Colliers International as an associate in the Seattle corporate services team of Peter Truex and John Peterson. Kasser is a 2006 graduate of the University of Washington.

4/24/7: Matt Vogel - 2005 Alaska Baseball League Player of the Year - Added to 2007 roster!

4/23/7: Announcing our two newest directors: Sean Timmons and Cliff Batye !

4/21/7: Mike Lissman (04-05-06) For Beavers, it’s Lissman’s time again “He’s a better defender now. He’s a smarter player and he’s really cut down on his strikeouts. I think he wants to be a leader and wants to do things right.   ”I’m certainly happy with the progress he’s made on and off the field.”  It’s taken a lot of work. The way Lissman describes his summer in the Alaska Baseball League, he must have been a complete bore. “Some guys went up there to relax and enjoy the summer,” he said. “I went up there to play left field every day.”

4/19/7: Jason Lane (96-97) Three-run Home Run lifts Astros over Reds

4/18/7: Beau Mills (06)  NAIA Player of the Week "Mills hit .667 and drove in eight runs. He also tied a school record for the second time this season by belting three home runs in one game. "

4/13/7: 2002 Alaska Goldpanners NBC Tournament MVP infielder Blake Gill has announced his intention to voluntarily retire. Gill played in 81 games with the Joliet JackHammers in 2006, mostly at second base and hit .298 with four home runs and 39 RBI.

4/7/7: Phil Stephenson (80-81) ; Chuck "Bobo" Brayton (78) 2007 Inductees to College Baseball Hall of Fame

4/7/7: Beau Mills (06) Ties single game HR record with 3 ; halfway to season record "That's just baseball," Mills said. "Some nights you're on, some nights you're off."

4/2/7: Goldpanners on MLB Opening Day Rosters



Barry Bonds, SFG

Bobby Crosby, OAK

Dave Bush, MIL

Terry Francona, BOS

Jose Cruz, SDP

Ryan Garko, CLE

Greg Dobbs, PHI

Jason Giambi, NYY

Aaron Heilman, NYM

Jason Phillips, TOR

Jacque Jones, CHC

Mike Young, TEX

Adam Kennedy, STL


Jason Lane, HOU


3/30/7: Switching teams: Brett Andrade, Ricky Fairchild, Trevor Mortensen, Marc Tugwell, Paul Keck.

3/28/7: Andy Young’s journey from line drives to literature "Young was always involved in some way with the sport, even back in college when he’d announce the games for the radio, maybe write them up for the college paper. He says his love extended to realizing that he wasn’t good enough to play baseball later in life, but he figured he could still be a part of the game."

3/28/7: Ryan Garko (00) Makes Cleveland's Opening Day Roster "Cancel that next meeting of the Hyperventilate About Ryan Garko Support Group.  Garkniks can rest easy: He will be in the Indians' dugout on opening day.   The Tribe made its final cuts of spring training Wednesday, and Garko survived."

3/27/7: Brandon Godfrey (05) Dirtbags’ comeback kid "In 2005, after playing nearly all summer in the Alaska Summer League for the Alaska Goldpanners, Godfrey tore his labrum. The injury came right before the team was set to go to the National Baseball Congress World Series in Wichita, Kan., landing Godfrey a ticket back to California instead of Kansas. “That year, our team had the best record in the history of the Alaska League,” Godfrey said. “So taking that into the NBC would have been nice but I wasn’t able to go with them.”

3/24/7: Clay Van Hook (05) Teammates together in support of  Clay and his mom "When Loyce Van Hook got the diagnosis in December, one of her main concerns was her son’s support system. "

3/19/7: Jason Lane (96-97) Continues hot hitting for Astros "Jason Lane doesn't know where he'll be when camp breaks in less than two weeks, but he hopes his Spring Training performance is enough to convince the Astros to give him a spot on the Opening Day roster. His performance on Monday certainly didn't hurt his case."

3/14/7: Brendan Ryan (02) shows he can have a future in the Majors Tony La Russa said, "He has shown big league ability. He now has to show major league consistency."

3/12/7: Sung-Wei Tseng (05) Minor leaguers make major impression "Sung-Wei Tseng, 22, the Taiwan Amateur Pitcher of the Year in 2006, looked very good. He has a good fastball and sharp slider. He also has a little hesitation at the top of his delivery ... nothing like the extended stretch of Japan's Hideo Nomo, however. He likely uses it as a timing mechanism"



JUNE 21, 2007


2/17/7: Geoff Byrns (06) Byrns making smooth transition from junior college to Division I "Right now, however, Byrns is having too much fun. He credits this past summer’s experience in the Alaska League with the Alaska Goldpanners, as well as the increase in level of coaching between junior college and Division I, as two reasons his adjustment has been, to this point, fairly pain-free. “Only a handful of junior college guys were up there and the guys we saw were from Arizona State, Stanford and Nebraska,” Byrns said of the Alaska League. “That really prepared me for this season and just built my confidence up a little bit knowing I could play with these guys. The main reason you go to Division I is the good coaching and we get a little bit better coaching up here, and that’s prepared me to play in the outfield before.”

2/9/7: Board: John Luther Adams: USA Fellows - United States Artists - John Luther Adams has been named one of the first United States Artists Fellows, among such distinguished musical company as Meredith Monk, Bill Frisell and Ali Akbar Khan. JLA plans to use the time the USA fellowship gives him to begin Sila: The Breath of the World – a major new project transforming weather and climate data from all over the Earth into music and light.

John Luther Adams

In Tune With the Voices of the Midnight Sun Washington Post  "When the next big earthquake hits, John Luther Adams jokes, he’ll be running into the University of Alaska Museum of the North while everyone else runs out.  He won’t be able to resist hearing music the quake generates in the provocative gallery he designed, The Place Where You Go to Listen."

2/7/7:  Elliot Strankman's Occidental club defeated SDCC at their home opener


1/28/7: Baseball: Bullfrogs add first players to roster "The Green Bay Bullfrogs announced the signing of the first two players in team history — University of Washington pitcher Tyler Cheney (06) and Loyola Marymount pitcher Kevin Hernandez  (06). Cheney and Hernandez played for Bullfrogs manager Elliott Strankman (06) with the Alaska Goldpanners of the Alaska Baseball League last summer."

1/21/7: David Gassner (00) Big leaguer Gassner puts on clinic in his hometown
Bobby Crosby (99) Should be Ready for Opening Day - Crosby (back) has started to work out and should be healthy by Opening Day. "He said he was feeling pretty good," manager Bob Geren said of Crosby. "He'd just started doing baseball movements, and everything was fine. I can't say for sure that he'll be 100 percent right away because I haven't spoken to him recently, but I expect him to be ready by Opening Day for sure."

1/20/7: Brad E. Davis  (03) Invited to Florida Marlins' spring training camp
1/20/7: Greg Dobbs (00) Who is Greg Dobbs?  Why Did the Phillies Grab Him?

1/19/7: Stanford Senior pitcher Jeff Stimpson (04) has left the team to focus on academics and prepare for graduate school.  Stimpson appeared in just one game out of the bullpen last season surrendering four runs in 2/3 of an inning.

1/18/7: Mike Lissman (04-05-06) Lissman focused on just one goal (2004) "When out on the grass, Lissman shares the outfield with junior Aaron Mathews (03) and sophomore Jacoby Ellsbury.  The three have recently become familiar with the reputation of being the "middle of nowhere outfield" as they come from small towns in Oregon. Mathews hails from John Day, Ellsbury is from Madras and Lissman is from Ontario. With the total population of the three towns combined equaling 17,899, it solidifies the bond the three share and the camaraderie of the team. Not to mention that Mathews also played a role in Lissman's decision to go to Oregon State."
1/19/7: "As expected, infielder Greg Dobbs (00) was placed on waivers by the Mariners, who were faced with a need to create a spot on the 40-man roster.  Philadelphia claimed Greg off waivers from Seattle."

1/17/7: Don Dennis: Sam Suplizio - "Sourdough" is a Fairbanks and northern parts of Alaska, term of endearment.   It usually means you have lived in the State at least 30 years and have completed some bizarre rituals such as kissing a Polar Bear, peeing in the Yukon River and so on.    Sam Suplizio received the moniker before he ever made his first visit to Alaska."

1/16/7: Sung-Wei Tseng (05) Indians sign Taiwanese right-handed pitcher Sung-Wei Tseng

1/15/7: Ryan Garko (00) 2000 Season Blog: Why not give Garko a shot? "I can't say I agree with the way the Indians are handling this situation. It seems to me they are discouraging a promising young player in Garko and perhaps overly encouraging an equally promising young player in Marte. "
1/15/7: 2007 Collegiate Ranks - Alaska Goldpanners in College Baseball - Jon McCaslin (03) Back with LCSC

1/14/7: LCSC Warriors' 2007 Outlook - Pretty Darn Good  "This is the best balance of speed and power we’ve had in a long time,” Ed Cheff (02-03-04-05-06) says. “I’m optimistic this will be one of our better offensive teams.”  That statement alone should send shivers through the rest of the NAIA. "

Sam Suplizio (63)

1/8/7: Marc Kaiser (02) Marc Kaiser and a trip to Corpus Christi

1/7/7: 2006 Professionals - Finalized with Statistics

1/6/7: Chris Fox (06) UCSB Gauchos Page

1/5/7: Geoff Byrns (06) 2007 Texas Tech Red Raiders Page

1/2/7: 2007 Schedule Page

1/1/7:  Beau Mills (06) Scout.com on Beau Mills: "What would a Giants draft be without someone from Lewis & Clark?  Mills played in Alaska this summer, leading the league in homers, and will transfer to L&C from Fresno State.  On the bad side, he has an injury history and academic issues, but he’s a left handed power bat and is the of Red Sox coach Brad Mills, so he has some Pedigree going for him."