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Alaska Goldpanners
2009 - Our 50th Season

2009 Alaska Goldpanners
RosterSchedule/Results Stats Pictures
104th Midnight Sun Baseball Classic

NBC World Series

Midnight Sun Goldpanners
RosterSchedule/Results Stats Pictures
104th Midnight Sun Baseball Classic

3rd Year Field Manager Tim Gloyd

GamesWL % MGR
74 34 40 .460 Gloyd/Dietz


H.A. (Red) Boucher



Midnight Sun Goldpanners: Jim Dietz Randy Barber Steve Dietz Dan Geisler // Travis AndersenJosh AshenbrennerBrian BuckhamRyan Buckles Anthony BurkeCameron ChristianTimothy CulliganDavid DuetchmanStephen FosterBud HollowellThomas HoenshelTaylor HunterJosh KalalauEric LanePatrick McClainTristan MetcalfTrent Olezszcuk Phil ParrishJoe PrattCarey SchwartzDerek SpeignerMykal Stokes • Elliott Van Gaver • Jason Van SkikeBrett WilliamsAustin Wooldridge | Administrative - Ann DennisDon DennisAnthony Keel • Brian Kerley • Aaron Torres

2009 Results / 2009 Pictures


2009 Goldpanners Yearbook
(large pdf file)


William G. Stroecker
Brian Rasley
Vice Presidents

Phil Prax
Vice President

Bob Douglass

Don Dennis


Terry Aldridge Shirley Jenkins
Carroll Barber Jim Kimball
Jason Barnebey Eric Kuntz
H.A. (Red) Boucher John Lohrke
Heida Boucher (lifetime) Jon McCoy
Wally Burnett Ward Merdes
Charlie Cole Steve Peek
Sheena Cummings Phil Prax
Chris Custer Leuella Rasley (Honorary)
Don Dennis Brian Rasley
Todd Dennis Gretchen Ray
Jim Dieringer Rod Stephens
Jim Dixon Steve Stephens
Bob Douglass Bill Stroecker
Kevin Fitzgerald Dave Swanson
Bob Francis Sean Timmons
Kevin Ginley Sam Woodke
B.J. Hall 
Al Hines 
Lynn Hines 
Norm Jenkins 

Alaska Has Key Role in NBC
Hey Goldpanners, You're 50!

Broncos Get Revenge on Anchorage at NBC World Series

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



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


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

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."

7/18/9: 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 

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."

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."

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

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

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

6/17/9: Evan Simonitsch - by Aaron Torres
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.

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

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."


2008 |
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H.A. (Red) Boucher

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

2009 Picture Page

Bobby Davis

Derrick Chung, Bobby Davis

Jerod Berggren

Don Dennis and Jim Dietz

Road Trip to Anchor-Town