Diamonds in the Rough: Baseball Stories from Alaska
Lew Freedman (Author)
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DescriptionAfter winning Statehood in 1959, Alaska attracted thousands of collegiate stars who played for colorful teams such as the Fairbanks Goldpanners, Alaska Glacier Pilots, Peninsula Oilers, North Pole Nicks, and Anchorage Bucs. Hundreds went on to major leagues, including Hall of Famer Tom Seaver, home-run king Mark McGwire, and fireball pitcher Randy Johnson. And nowhere else is there an event like the annual Midnight Sun Game. Played in Fairbanks on June 21, the longest day of the year, it starts at 10:30 p.m. and continues until the next day, with no stadium lights.
Epicenter Press (WA)
May 01, 2000
6.0 X 9.0 X 0.53 inches | 0.75 pounds
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About the Author
Lew Freedman is a sportswriter with the Chicago Tribune. He has worked as an award-winning journalist with the Anchorage Daily News and is the author of over 22 books, including African American Pioneers of Baseball (Greenwood, 2007).