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  • "The Ones That Got Away" - Goldpanners signed to contracts, but lost to MLB, MiLB and Team USA prior to season.  Eventual Major Leaguers:
  • Wally Backman
  • Steve Bartkowski
  • Lance Blankenship
  • Scott Bradley
  • Sid Bream
  • Steve Busby
  • Joe Carter
  • Craig Chamberlain
  • Roger Clemens
  • David Clyde
  • Morgan Ensberg
  • Marshall Faulk
  • Robert Fick
  • Steve Fireovid
  • Tim Flannery
  • Andy Fox
  • Tony Gwynn Jr.
  • Steve Hosey
  • Steve Lyons
  • Marv Owens
  • Frank Pastore
  • Craig Paquette
  • Danny Patterson
  • Dick Ruthven
  • Darrell Sherman


  • Darryl Strawberry
  • Greg Swindell
  • Eric Wilkins
  • Bobby Witt
  • many others..

Bobby Jack - 1971 Alaska Goldpanners

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David Clyde 10 Days Before MLB Debut Clyde's Player Registration Form Bobby Winkles and Team USA
  • 1979 Alaska Airlines Magazine Article - Gold Among Diamonds // "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."
 Marv Owens (72 SBS)
 NFL Wide Receiver
Rich Dauer (72 SBS)
 Baltimore Orioles Hall of Famer

Steve Busby (68 SBS)

Dick Ruthven (71 SBS)
1980 World Series Champion Phillie

2013 - Goldpanners Host Half of All Midnight Sun Games
54th Season was Half-Way Mark in 108 Year History

Hosts of the World Famous

W.G. & Eddie Stroecker Midnight Sun Game


William G. Stroecker and his father Eddie represent the history of Fairbanks and its centennial of local baseball.   Bill served for 46 consecutive seasons as President of Alaska Goldpanners' board of directors.

Bill on ESPN's Sportcenter

"There are a lot people who don't care for baseball..  but I don't deal with them."

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