2014 Midnight Sun Game Tickets on sale

Finally, there is a way to avoid the long lines and uncertain seating arrangements at the Midnight Sun Game.   125 fans have the opportunity to order single-game reserved seats behind home plate.  No need to stand in lines or arrive early enough to secure the best seats.  Arrive whenever you like, and be certain that your seats will be waiting.  Season ticket holders can also assure a reserved seat at the Midnight Sun Game.  Details on both offers below:

NOW ON SALE – 2014 MIDNIGHT SUN GAME RESERVED SEAT TICKETS
2014 Midnight Sun Game

NOW AVAILABLE: SEASON TICKETS – RESERVED AND GENERAL ADMISSION

2014 Season TicketGENERAL ADMISSION AND RESERVED SEASON SEATING
INCLUDES A TICKET TO THE 109TH MIDNIGHT SUN GAME

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2014 OC Hats Flexfit “Star49″ Hat

 

1964 Goldpanners / Dodgers Banquet

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January 1964 Winter Banquet
Alaska Goldpanners and L.A. Dodgers

Special Guests: Al Campanis, Sam Suplizio, Mike Stepovich, William A. Egan, Bill Stroecker, H.A. “Red” Boucher and more.

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2014 Schedule Released by Goldpanners

PRESS RELEASE: October 23, 2013

GOLDPANNERS RELEASE 2014 SCHEDULE

In preparation for the 55th season of Goldpanners baseball, the 2014 season schedule has been released.

The 2014 Goldpanners will assemble in Los Angeles for pre-season workouts and open tryouts on the 9th of June.

Flights to Alaska follow that evening, and the 2014 ABL season opener will be held in Anchorage, Alaska on the 10th.

The Midnight Sun Series will see the Goldpanners host the Lake Erie (MI) Monarchs for a four-game series, highlighted by the 109th Midnight Sun Game on June 21st.

Once the ABL season gets underway fully on the 28th of June, the Goldpanners will be intent on defending their 2013 league championship.

After the conclusion of the Alaskan portion of the season, the Alaska Goldpanners will be making their 25th appearance at the National Baseball Congress World Series.  2014 marks the 80th year of that world-famous national championship tournament.

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1979 Article: Alaska Airlines Magazine

FROM THE VAULTS:

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Alaska Airlines Complimentary Magazine

JULY 1979

“Gold Among the Diamonds”
by Keith Olsen

 

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 This article in the Alaska Airlines magazine “Alaska Fest” takes a look back at the Goldpanners 1978 season in Fairbanks. It provides a great glimpse into baseball life in Fairbanks in the late 70s:

“Don Dennis, Goldpanner general manager since 1967, said Kemp was a delight to watch hit.  “He always swung at the first pitch, and that first swing was always from the heels,” Dennis said.  “There were other more powerful hitters, but for making contact every time nobody was better than Kemp.  For power, Dave Kingman was certainly one of the most awesome.  He hit some pop-ups at home plate that went so high they got above the lights and fell for doubles.”

Many interesting pictures and details are included, with an additional essay on the rise of Floyd Bannister.

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BEN HINES

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Bob Lutz: NBC’s Alaska tradition being grounded | Wichita Eagle

Bob Lutz: NBC’s Alaska tradition being grounded

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Only two of those championships have come in the past 16 years, though, as the commitment from Alaska has waned.

But just try telling that to Todd Dennis, the general manager of the Fairbanks (Alaska) Goldpanners, whose six titles are the most in World Series history, though the Panners haven’t played here consistently since the mid-1980s.

Dennis, the son of Fairbanks founding father Don Dennis, is adamant that the Goldpanners will be back. Next year, if at all possible.

via Bob Lutz: NBC’s Alaska tradition being grounded | Wichita Eagle.

Panners drop Pilots to win ABL tourney title – Fairbanks Daily News-Miner: Baseball

Panners drop Pilots to win ABL tourney title

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FAIRBANKS — It took two tough games against the Anchorage Glacier Pilots on Saturday for the Alaska Goldpanners to bring the championship trophy of the Alaska Baseball League Postseason Tournament home to Fairbanks.

The Panners prevailed 3-2 in 13 innings of the first game of the best-of-three championship series at Mulcahy Stadium in Anchorage. The Panners had a little more cushion on the scoreboard in the second game, gaining the title with a 3-1 victory in seven innings.

via Panners drop Pilots to win ABL tourney title – Fairbanks Daily News-Miner: Baseball.

Panners close in on top spot in ABL standings – Fairbanks Daily News-Miner: Baseball

Panners close in on top spot in ABL standings

Posted: Tuesday, July 23, 2013 12:00 am

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FAIRBANKS — Relief pitcher Kevin Sprague survived a ninth-inning threat Monday night and the Alaska Goldpanners held on for a 3-2 victory against the host Anchorage Bucs to open the last week of the Alaska Baseball League regular season.

via Panners close in on top spot in ABL standings – Fairbanks Daily News-Miner: Baseball.

Goldpanners rally to complete sweep of Peninsula Oilers – Fairbanks Daily News-Miner: Baseball

Goldpanners rally to complete sweep of Peninsula Oilers

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FAIRBANKS — The Alaska Goldpanners of Fairbanks manufactured four runs in the bottom of the eighth inning to rally for a 5-4 victory Sunday afternoon at Growden Memorial Park to complete a three-game sweep of the Peninsula Oilers of Kenai and move into first place in the Alaska Baseball League standings.

via Goldpanners rally to complete sweep of Peninsula Oilers – Fairbanks Daily News-Miner: Baseball.