"Deep down, Bill 'Spaceman' Lee was and always will be a Goldpanner. 'It is the No. 1 amateur team in history,' said Lee"
 

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Midnight Sun Game

Jim Dieringer, Don Dennis, Sam Woodke

"I've been lucky enough to attend many World Series, All Star Games and Opening Days but the Midnight Sun Game is in a league of it's own."

Greg Harris - National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum

2008 Yearbook and Statistical Record
(42 Mb PDF)

Brooks Conrad (99-00)
Panner # 190 to MLB


Alaska Goldpanners Alumni
www.PannerAlumni.com


Mother of All Rosters

Once a Panner,
ALWAYS a Panner

Have you ever worked or played for the Panners?  Give me your name, years, and what you are doing now.

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Tom Seaver (64-65)
Warming up in the Vinyard

Alaska Goldpanners Roster of Team USA Alumni
 



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2008 State Legislature

Honoring the Goldpanners' 49th Season in the 49th year of the 49th state.



The Official 7th-Inning Stretch
 

ALL-TIME TEAM INFORMATION

All-Time: Roster • Lineups • Statistics • Results

All-Time Roster • Field Managers • MVPs • Major Leaguers / Debut • Pro Records • Professionals • Amateurs • NBC World Series


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.”


Bill Lee (66-67) Boston Red Sox Hall of Fame Class of 2008

 

 

"HOME OF MIDNIGHT SUN BASEBALL"


Bill "Spaceman" Lee wins 2008 Midnight Sun Game

2009 Season Schedule
LATEST SITE UPDATES



Alaska Has Key Role in NBC
Hey Goldpanners, You're 50!
MSG Inducted into AK Sports HoF

2009 Goldpanners Yearbook (large pdf file)


LATEST VIDEOS

1988 Midnight Sun Game |Tom Seaver's First MLB Game



Newly Discovered Dave Winfield Pics!

12/21/9: 2010 Listing of Collegiate Goldpanners - Including 2010 Alaska Goldpanners Pre-Season Roster

 

12/20/9: John Herbst (64) USC Baseball Captain Passed away on October 8

12/19:9: Evan Simonitsch/Jesse Meaux From Glendale to the Great White North “It was good for me to go to Alaska because I got to play in all of the games and I learned a lot of different things that can help me out.”

“I got to live the Alaskan lifestyle, but we were also playing baseball all the time. I was able to get some great experience starting and facing great competition.”
 

12/16/9: ABCA Convention Goldpanner Clinicians:

  • Scott Striklin - "Catching Skills and Drills"

  • Brent Strom  - "Blending: The Art of Improving or Enhancing the Rate in Which Movement Patterns Transfer from Our Practicfe, Training or Drill to Game Time."

12/14/9: Interview with 2010 Goldanner Darian Sanford "I am not trying to sound arrogant, but I feel I should have been in the top 5 in both lists because of the type of season I had. My biggest step from college to the pros would be my swing from the left side. It's good but not as good as I want it to be. I think I can hit any pitching but I am working on developing more power."

 

12/6/9: 1988 Midnight Sun Game

12/1/9: Mike Cervenek (98) Named Player of the Week in the Mexican Pacific League

Touching the Game, Alaska
DVD released Nov. 30th

Brad Mills (son Beau '06) Named Houston Astros Manager


1964 Alaska Goldpanners Baseball Card

RICE UNIVERSITY RECRUITS:

Pitchers Year Ht. Wt. B T Hometown
J.T. Chargois Freshman 6-2 180 S R Sulpher, LA
Tony Ciagrani Junior 6-4 200 L L New Lennox, IL
Chase McDowell Freshman 6-2 185 L R College St'n, TX


1968 Yearbook in Japanese (.pdf file) Used During Goodwill Tour

1960 MIDNIGHT SUN LEAGUE ALL-STAR GAME
2 Teams, 16 Goldpanners !

1960 Fairbanks All-Stars: Ray Wheeler (60-61; in GP duds!), Fred Harris (61-62), George Mies (60-61-62-63-64-65-66), Paul Long (61), John Hollingsworth (60), Spencer Engle (60), Willie Taylor (60), Augie Acuna (60-61), Floyd Watson (60-61-62-63), Lou Webb (60-61), Ed Merdes (BOD:67-91), Phil Ramos (61), Bernie Bernstein (60), Red Boucher (FOUNDER - 59-69;89-09)


1960 Military All-Stars: Gonzales (61), Banales (61)

AND THE WINNER IS...

   (1960 All-Stars weaker than 1960 Panners?)



1978 Goldpanners - New Color Picture!

10/10/9: Brendan Ryan (02) St. Louis' Brendan Ryan is a man of character

10/9/9: Giambi's advice to young Rockies pays off

10/6/9: Brendan Ryan (02) Ryan taking playoff run in stride

10/5/9: Brendan Ryan (02) Ryan on verge of personal milestone StlCardinals.com "Even a 3-for-3 day at the plate couldn't keep Brendan Ryan out of manager Tony La Russa's dog house. "

10/1/9: 2010 Alaska Goldpanners of Fairbanks Team Pre-Season Roster

Jason Giambi

League of their own Jason Giambi's home run for Colorado on Saturday was his first in the National League, after 14 1/2 seasons and 407 homers in the American League. And it left just two hitters among the top 20 active home-run leaders who have hit all their long balls in the AL --Alex Rodriguez (579) and David Ortiz (313). There are five in the top 20 whose home runs have come in the NL only --Chipper Jones (425), Albert Pujols (366), Todd Helton (324), Adam Dunn (315) and ance Berkman (311).

8/17/9:  "That breeze you feel from the north is the Fairbanks Goldpanners sighing in relief."The Goldpanners weren't even playing Saturday, but they were among the winners when the Anchorage Glacier Pilots were denied a sixth championship at the National Baseball Congress World Series in Wichita, Kan."

8/4/9: Bret Lachemann (09) Where baseball burns bright “It’s good to coach the college kids again, to see the College World Series kids from (Arizona State University), to see the level of dedication and how good the kids are,” Lachemann said. “I got a chance to deal with the college guys on an everyday basis. It was a great way to get that fix. It’s good for me because I’ve been coaching high school and I can go back and probably be a little tougher on our guys. You guys say you want to play college baseball? You gotta work your butt off.”

8/1/9: Bud Hollowell - Five Decade Goldpanner

7/30/9: Schafer, Pollak, Brule named to ABL All-Star Team

GOLDPANNERS' ONLY 300 STRIKEOUT MAN!

TIMMONS RECORDS 300TH STRIKEOUT FOR PANNERS

"Timmons went outside to get out of trouble and into the Goldpanners’ annals."
 


June 21st GameTracker - 104th Midnight Sun Game
6/21/9: Midnight Sun Game Audio Highlights (.mp3 file)


GOLDPANNERS WIN KAMLOOPS!
RECORD FOUR WINS IN A SINGLE DAY - 7/13/9

AK: 2pm vs. Oilers / Kamloops: Game One, Game Two, Game Three


7/24/9: Graham steps down as Belgrade manager - "The biggest highlight of my career was bringing the Alaska Goldpanners in and being able to coach the college kids from Montana.”
7/24/9: Ryan Garko (00) Garko could be next on the trade block "
If Garko was making the Major League minimum or something close to it, his position on the active roster would not be much of an issue. But that won't be the case beyond 2009. Garko is entering arbitration-eligibility this winter, and if you look at his comparables around the league, he's in line for a hefty raise."

  • Ryan Robowski (08) pitched 1 2/3 scoreless, hitless innings - on just 14 pitches - to pick up the win.

Hey Goldpanners, You're 50!

"Dennis said the people of Fairbanks have kept the Goldpanners afloat for 50 years, and they have truly made the team their own."

7/20/9: Brooks Conrad (99-00) Round Rock Ex-Press: Brooks Conrad "Conrad was recently promoted to the MLB on July 3, where his bat caught fire quickly for the Braves. He is receiving nice playing time, and has now logged 13 games this season (more than doubling his career high in games). Similar to his Triple-A Express call up, the second baseman’s switch must have been flipped again: he’s hitting .344 with 2 homeruns, 8 RBI, and 6 runs in his 32 at-bats."

7/18/9: Glacier Pilots' offense too much for Goldpanners In a fight to stay alive in the Alaska Baseball League title race, the Pilots defeated the Alaska Goldpanners 9-7 on Saturday night at Growden Memorial Park

7/16/9: Goldpanners gain ground as four scramble for first place in ABL The Alaska Goldpanners needed just one inning to stay in the thick of the Alaska Baseball League title hunt.

7/15/9: McCarthy throws 1-hitter for Panners - The Goldpanners pitcher was in absolute control of Tuesday night's game


Mike McCarthy Complete Game One Hitter ; Audio Highlights

Alaska Goldpanners   ip  er  bb  so  ab  bf  fo  go 
Mike McCarthy - 7/14/9 9.0  11  29  31  13 
 
  • Jamestown's Sequoyah Stonecipher (07) sent a high fastball into the left-field picnic deck for a two-run homer in the first.

7/12/9: Q&A with Dan Pastorini
7/12/9:
Goldpanners sweep first-place Miners to open road trip “The Alaska Goldpanners extended their winning streak to four games as they swept the Mat-Su Miners in a doubleheader."

7/11/9: Panners sweep Bucs to complete successful homestand By Matias Saari And both teams got a little riled up after the Alaska Goldpanners' 9-1 pasting of the Bucs

Bill Lee Hurls Verbal Curves

7/7/9: Panners rally late to take down Bucs

7/6/9: Red Boucher: Alaskan Progressive
"I had been soured on Democratic politics by the Vietnam war and Humphrey's losing 1968 campaign against Nixon, but Red got me involved in politics on the local level. He convinced me that if I wanted the party to change, I needed to work for change at the local level"

7/5/9: Land of Midnight Baseball "It gets kind of dusky like when you’re at a ballgame and they’re about to turn the lights on, but you don’t need lights. You start to get some shadows, then the sun comes up again."

"At one point the sky turned really pink," Jablonski said. "But the sun never went past the horizon. It was really cool. I’ve never played in front of a crowd that big."

More than 4,000 boisterous fans attended the game. The game is halted briefly at midnight for the singing of a traditional Alaskan folk song.

"They were chanting the whole game," Yinger said. "The sun went down and literally came right back up. "It was awesome. It made the whole trip worth it. It was a great atmosphere."

  • Pinch-hitter Brooks Conrad (99-00 MVP) hit a go-ahead three-run homer in the seventh inning and the Atlanta Braves beat the Washington Nationals 9-8 on Friday night for their season-high fifth straight win.  "Huge thrill, obviously the best experience I've had in the big leagues," Conrad said. "It was only 12 days last year. It just feels awesome to come up in a situation like that and contribute right away."

7/4/9: In the land of "continual sunlight" - "After dinner and the Midnight Sun Festival, Brad and I attended the 104th Midnight Sun Game hosted by the Alaska Goldpanners. It was one of the coolest things I have ever experienced. The game started at 10:30 at night and went until about 1 am. The whole game was played under natural light. The furthest the sun went down was a little bit under the horizon but it never got dark. It was neat seeing baseball played under those conditions and to see how much the community supported that game, as over three thousand people attended the game. I’m really glad I had the opportunity to go to the game."

7/3/9: Alaska Goldpanners baseball tour stops in Longview Monday, Tuesday Longview turns golden on Tuesday.  A touring team representing the legendary Alaska Goldpanners baseball club will take on the Red Lion Senior American Legion squad at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday at David Story Field in an exhibition matchup.

7/2/9: Goldpanners escape jams for victory over Miners A diving catch and a bizarre play helped the Alaska Goldpanners clinch a 2-1 win Wednesday over the Mat-Su Miners

6/30/9: ESPN: San Diego Chicken Deserves Hall Call "My guy? Ted Giannoulas, aka the San Diego Chicken.

"They've got a players' wing [in the Hall of Fame]," Giannoulas said. "They've got a broadcasters' wing. And I hope one day they'll have a chicken wing."

6/29/9: Panners knock off Bucs for third straight ABL victory The Goldpanners scored two runs in the second inning to take a 2-1 lead, and never trailed after that. They added a run in the third, two more in the four, another in the sixth and a pair in the seventh.

2009 Pictures - Page Two

6/28/9: Panners sweep Fire for first ABL wins

Thank you Jarod!  10 RBI in 11 Games  Good luck in 2010

Jarod Berggren Hitting Statistics
avg  gs ab  2b  3b  hr  rbi  tb  slg% bb  hbp  so  ob% fld% 
.325  11- 40 13  1  1  10  21  .525  10  .426  1.000 

 

6/26/9: All you ever wanted to know about Tom Seaver in Fairbanks ("The reincarnation of Christy Mathewson") "The impossible seemed to have occurred. Seaver’s 11-2 record at Fresno City College earned the recruiting attention of Rod Dedeaux. He was a legitimate fastball artist. Dedeaux called him the “phee-nom from San Joaquin.”  But Dedeaux needed to know for sure that he could compete for the Trojans. “I only have five scholarships to give out,” the coach told him. Before the ride would be offered, Seaver would have to prove himself with the Fairbanks, Alaska Goldpanners.

Today, collegiate summer baseball is a well-known commodity. Many scouts place more credence on a player’s performance in one of these leagues than they do on their college seasons. The Cape Cod League uses only wooden bats, which proves to be a great equalizer for pitchers and a shock for aluminum-bat sluggers who find themselves batting .250 on the Cape. Summer ball has a long tradition in Canada, where American collegians test themselves in such exotic locales as Red Deer, Alberta, Calgary and Edmonton. The Kamloops International Tournament in British Columbia has attracted some of the fastest baseball for decades. The Jayhawk League, consisting of teams from Boulder, Pueblo, Colorado Springs, plus Kansas and Iowa, was once a leading destination for college players. The California Collegiate Summer League, consisting of teams from the Humboldt Crabs in the north to the San Diego Aztecs in the south, has produced many stars in its various forms over the years.

But the Alaskan Summer Collegiate League is the most legendary. Over time, the league became the Alaska-Hawaii League, with teams flying in for extended road trips on the islands and the “land of the midnight sun.”

“The team was put together by a man named Red Boucher,” said former Met pitcher Danny Frisella, who was a teammate of Seaver’s in Fairbanks. Boucher was the Mayor of Fairbanks. “He got all the best young ball players up there.” Andy Messersmith of the University of California became a 20-game winner with the California Angels. Mike Paul pitched for Cleveland. Graig Nettles played for Minnesota. USC quarterback Steve Sogge, a baseball catcher, played on that team. Rick Monday was an All-American at Arizona State, where he was a teammate of Reggie Jackson and Sal Bando in a program that captured the 1965 National Championship (also producing Mets’ pitcher Gary Gentry). In the very first amateur draft ever held in 1965, Monday became the first player chosen, by the Kansas City A’s.

“Monday was there the year I was and he couldn’t even make our team,” said Frisella. “I think 13 guys were signed off that team. It was semi-pro ball, and we played eight games a week. We didn’t get paid. Not for playing ball. But I earned $650 a month for pulling a lever on a dump truck. And I didn’t have to pull the lever too often.”

New Panner Pages! Bret Lachemann • Stuart Burnett • Bobby Davis • Brennan Gowens • Mike McCarthy • Ryan McIntyre • Martin Medina • Zach Peek • Andrew Pollak • Justin Schafer • Derek Wilson

2009 Picture Page

Andrew Pollak - Double, 2 RBI in First Panner AB

Emerson Frostad (03) is batting .369 in June (24-for-65) with 6 doubles, a triple, homer and 10 RBIs.

Bill "Spaceman" Lee (66-67-08) He Came From His Vermont Farm "Lee was asked on Sunday how effective he remained at his advanced baseball age. And, no surprise, he hesitated not at all.

"Let's put it this way," Lee answered. "On June 21st of last year, I won the 103rd Midnight Sun Game in Fairbanks, Ala., after losing the 62nd Midnight Sun Game in Fairbanks, Ala., on June 21st in 1967. So, 41 years, three wives, four children and five grandchildren later, I go back and beat the kids who are supposed to be the next generation of big-league ballplayers. As Casey Stengel said, you can look it up."

I did, and it was true. Before a roaring crowed of 4,900, Lee went six-plus innings, allowing four runs on seven hits while striking out three to earn the win in the Alaska Goldpanners' 10-6 victory over the Southern California Running Birds. And never mind, as he said, that those young Birds could have caught his fastball with their teeth.

You see, he won. And he won the old-fashioned way."

 

SEAN TIMMONS GETS MSG SAVE TO GO WITH THREE WINS!


Game Ends on Called Third Strike by Timmons

Sean Timmons Pitching Statistics

YEAR ERAGGSCGWLSvIPHRERBBSO
1994 9.00 4 0 0 0 0 0 3.0 5 5 3 5 0
1998 3.00 8 2 1 3 0 0 27.0 24 11 9 4 19
1999 3.38 11 3 1 2 2 1 40.0 32 17 15 15 33
2000 4.42 9 4 1 1 2 0 38.2 47 28 19 6 25
2001 3.86 8 8 1 2 3 0 58.2 71 33 25 14 44
2002 1.70 10 9 2 8 0 0 68.2 60 19 13 12 51
2003 1.44 11 11 3 6 2 0 81.1 68 15 13 19 55
2004 3.59 8 8 2 5 1 0 52.2 60 23 22 10 28
2005 1.50 2 1 0 1 00 6.0 4 1 1 1 8
2006 1.17 6 6 2 5 0 0 46.0 40 12 6 10 20
2007 12.27 2 0 0 0 0 0 3.2 8 5 5 1 2
2008 0.00 1 0 0 0 0 0 1.0 1 0 0 0 1
2009* 1.50 2 1 0 1 0 1 6.0 3 1 1 0 9
TOTALS* 2.74 92 53 13 3410 2 432.2 423158 132 97 295

* Through 2009 Midnight Sun Game

 

2009 Picture Page

Touching the Game: Alaska
Aaron Torres

Alaska Goldpanners of Fairbanks head coach Tim Gloyd announced Wednesday that Sacramento State pitcher Jesse Darrah will take the mound Sunday night, when the Goldpanners host the Lake Erie Monarchs in the 104th edition of the Midnight Sun Game.

The game is set for a 10:30 p.m. Fairbanks start time, and- as it has for the past century - will be played without the use of any artificial light.  The date of June 21st has been chosen annually as it is the summer solstice, and the day of the year with the most sunlight.

H.A. (Red) Boucher
1921-2009


Film Details Red Boucher's Involvement in Alaskan Baseball

As one Goldpanners player left the theater, he looked at another, both still in uniform, and said, “That was like my story.”

Boucher's Vision Changed Baseball in Alaska - “We had a remarkable relationship from the moment I met him in 1964,” Dennis said. “He was one of those guys that when you met him you knew you would never forget him. There are so few who genuinely stand out that way.”

His family said Boucher earned his lifelong nickname after President Franklin Roosevelt met the red-haired boy and said, “They ought to call you Red.” The family said he ended up in Alaska after campaigning for a young senator from Massachusetts by the name of John F. Kennedy, who told him there was great potential in the far north territory.

Former Fairbanks mayor, Goldpanners founder 'Red' Boucher dies at 88

FILM KICKS OFF MIDNIGHT SUN GAME FESTIVITIES
 


ANCHORAGE PLANS A SOLSTICE BALLGAME


 ..Pic from 6/20/9...lights on in Anchorage from the beginning...

"It took Anchorage more than a century to catch on, but this weekend the city will take a page from its neighbor to the north and host a late-night, summer solstice baseball game -- 103 years after Fairbanks first tried it."

"Unlike the Midnight Sun game in Fairbanks -- which has gained considerable national and even worldwide attention -- the Pilots won't go into the game with a strict lights-out policy."
 

MIDNIGHT SUN GAME IN THE NEWS

6/18/9: Dan Pastorini: A Message from Dan Pastorini - 2009 Alumni Inductee
6/18/9: Controversy arises at second base in Goldpanners loss

2009 Goldpanners Yearbook
(large pdf file)

6/17/9: Evan Simonitsch - by Aaron Torres
6/17/9:
Alaska Goldpanners rout Fairbanks Adult All-Stars - Three Alaska Goldpanners pitchers combined on a two-hitter to pave the way for a 17-0 win over the Fairbanks Adult All-Stars in Tuesday night’s exhibition baseball game at Growden Memorial Park.

2009 Picture Page

Heroes of the Game : Derrick Chung (HR) ; Sean Timmons (W#34)

6/14/9: Film Crew Captures Essence of Midnight Sun Four Massachusetts filmmakers spent two years following the teams in the Alaska League. They sent me an advance copy of the DVD, and it is about as in-depth a look at the world of Alaska baseball that we might ever see.

6/12/9: Dakota Watts (07) Oroville alum Watts drafted by Twins

2009 Picture Page

6/11/9: Shorthanded Goldpanners Open ABL Season “Whether we’re ready or not, we’re going to put a team on the field,” Dennis said with a chuckle earlier this week. Usually the Panners open the season with a series of exhibition games against teams from Outside, then begin the ABL season. Since the ABL expanded from 35 to 45 league games this season, the exhibition games are intermingled with the regular season action."

2009 Pre-Season Rostered Players in Draft

1st Round, Comp., 48th pick -- Tyler Kehrer (LAD)
3rd Round, 96th - Brett Wallach, (LAD)
No. 477 Ryan Cavan, Giants
No. 486 Ryan Robowski, Diamondbacks

Panner Alumni in Draft

No. 286 Jon Pokorny (08), Brewers
No. 428: Seqouyah Stonecipher (07), Marlins
No. 486 Ryan Robowski (08-09R), Diamondbacks
No. 492 Dakota Watts (07), Twins
No. 531 Jeremy Gillan (08), Angels
No. 564 Chris Tremblay (07 MVP), Padres
No. 571 Dustin Garneau (08), Rockies
No. 826 Ryan Platt (07), Milwaukee
No. 861 Carson Andrew (07)

6/9/09 FAIRBANKS DAILY NEWS MINER / 25 YEARS AGO

June 9, 1984 — They’ve all played here before.

In 24 years, the likes of Dave Winfield, Craig Nettles, Tom Seaver, Tim Wallach and Steve Kemp have graced the hallowed walls of Growden Memorial Park in the baseball uniforms of the Alaska Goldpanners.

Now, it’s the Page Odles, the Kevin Basts, the Troy Evers et al who are the new boys of summer.

Tonight, the 25th edition of Fairbanks’ non-professional baseball club, the Goldpanners, renews its annual romance with the Golden Heart City.

 

6/12/9: Dakota Watts (07) Oroville alum Watts drafted by Twins

2009 Picture Page

Derrick Chung, Bobby Davis

6/11/9: Shorthanded Goldpanners Open ABL Season “Whether we’re ready or not, we’re going to put a team on the field,” Dennis said with a chuckle earlier this week. Usually the Panners open the season with a series of exhibition games against teams from Outside, then begin the ABL season. Since the ABL expanded from 35 to 45 league games this season, the exhibition games are intermingled with the regular season action."

2009 Pre-Season Rostered Players in Draft

1st Round, Comp., 48th pick -- Tyler Kehrer (LAD)
3rd Round, 96th - Brett Wallach, (LAD)
No. 477 Ryan Cavan, Giants
No. 486 Ryan Robowski, Diamondbacks

Panner Alumni in Draft

No. 286 Jon Pokorny (08), Brewers
No. 428: Seqouyah Stonecipher (07), Marlins
No. 486 Ryan Robowski (08-09R), Diamondbacks
No. 492 Dakota Watts (07), Twins
No. 531 Jeremy Gillan (08), Angels
No. 564 Chris Tremblay (07 MVP), Padres
No. 571 Dustin Garneau (08), Rockies
No. 826 Ryan Platt (07), Milwaukee
No. 861 Carson Andrew (07)

6/9/09 FAIRBANKS DAILY NEWS MINER / 25 YEARS AGO

June 9, 1984 — They’ve all played here before.

In 24 years, the likes of Dave Winfield, Craig Nettles, Tom Seaver, Tim Wallach and Steve Kemp have graced the hallowed walls of Growden Memorial Park in the baseball uniforms of the Alaska Goldpanners.

Now, it’s the Page Odles, the Kevin Basts, the Troy Evers et al who are the new boys of summer.

Tonight, the 25th edition of Fairbanks’ non-professional baseball club, the Goldpanners, renews its annual romance with the Golden Heart City.


2009 Picture Page

Don Dennis and Jim Dietz


Road Trip to Anchor-Town

  • Bobby Crosby (99) has kept his cell phone close at hand over the past week or so because his wife, Gina, has been expecting their first child, a boy.

    Crosby got the call in the seventh inning of the A's 3-0 victory over Baltimore on Sunday, and Manager Bob Geren told him to head to the hospital immediately. "He got a phone call and his wife was in labor in the hospital," Geren said after the game. Crosby started at first base, and Jack Hannahan replaced him for the top of the eighth.

  • Las Vegas' Jason Lane (96-97) doubled twice and Aaron Mathews (03) drove in two with a single

2009 Picture Page

 

Carlos Fisher winning pitcher in MLB Debut


Carlos Fisher - GP2MLB#197!

5/24/9: Carlos Fisher (04) GP2MLB#197  - Fisher had spent the first six weeks of the 2009 season with the Reds Triple-A affiliate, the Louisville Bats. Fisher made 13 appearances for the Bats, all in relief, and went 2-0 with a 2.00 earned run average (18 IP, 11 H, 4 BB, 21 SO).


Kris Medlen - GP2MLB#196
Kris Medlen (05) Set for MLB Debut
"Braves pitcher Kris Medlen will have to wait a little longer for his big-league debut. Because of a change in plans after Sunday’s rainout, the 23-year-old right-hander is set to start Thursday against Colorado, instead of Tuesday."

"Generously listed as 5-foot-10, Medlen dominated hitters in the International League, where he was 5-0 with a 0.96 ERA and .152 opponents’ average. He had 44 strikeouts and 10 walks in 37 1/3 innings."


OAKLAND / GOLDPANNERS CONNECTION

Ron Romanick (80) - Bullpen Coach ; Todd Steverson (89) - First Base Coach;  Jason Giambi (90) - First Base; Adam Kennedy (95) - Second Base ;  Bobby Crosby (99) - Third Base

 

LOTS MORE TO CHECK OUT!

2009 SITE UPDATES
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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)