Midnight Sun Game in Fairbanks, AK ends at 3:00am. Goldpanners win in 15 innings 4-3. No lights needed.
Blog: Posts From June, 2010
With the Summer Solstice upon us, that can only mean one thing in Fairbanks, AK, and that’s the annual Midnight Sun Game. Called by The Sporting News “One of the Top 10 must-see events for the true baseball fan”, the MSG has been played for over 100 years. Starting at 10:30pm with no artificial lights needed, the exhibition game has been hosted by the Alaska Goldpanners of Fairbanks since the early 60′s. They usually play a traveling team from outside the state, but the game is the unofficial kick-off to the Alaska Baseball League season. All this is covered in-depth in our new documentary release Touching the Game, Alaska. Many past and present MLB players have played in the Midnight Sun Game, see what some of them have to say about it here.
Monday 6/21 is the Midnight Sun Game in Fairbanks, AK!
Whether your dad is a diehard baseball fan or just a casual follower, our Touching the Game DVDs make a great last-minute gift idea. This Sunday 6/20 is Father’s Day and the timing could not be much better as the summer amateur leagues begin regular season play this week. It is also the weekend of the Summer Solstice which means one thing in Fairbanks, Alaska, the annual Midnight Sun Game. This year, the signature game of the Alaska Baseball League takes place Monday night (6/21). Many know the story - midnight baseball, no lights needed – but if you want to know the history and experience it yourself, our new film, Touching the Game, Alaska has it and the rest of the ABL covered in depth. We also have everything you need to know about the Cape Cod Baseball League in our 2004 documentary Touching the Game, The Story of the Cape Cod Baseball League.
You can go here to purchase either DVD, but the best deal for you (and dad), might be our current special – you get both Touching the Game DVDs at a discounted price of $34.95. Happy Father’s Day!
The month of June is an important one for collegiate amateur baseball. Regular season schedules come to an end, the NCAA tournament begins, the MLB draft takes place, and summer league baseball gets underway.
The Alaska Baseball League, the subject of Touching the Game, Alaska begins league play the week of 6/6. The first few weeks of June will also feature many exhibition games against league and traveling teams. The signature game of these exhibitions is the annual Midnight Sun Game in Fairbanks, AK. This year, the Goldpanners entertain Heroes of the Diamond, a military all-star team. The game as always will be on the Summer Solstice, June 21, starting at 10:30pm. The Alaska Baseball League regular season kicks into high gear after that. We will continue to update you on our film and provide video clips and soundbites about life in the ABL. If you are looking for day to day info on the league, check out www.49thstatehardball.com or any of the team websites.
The Cape Cod Baseball League, the subject of Touching the Game, The Story of the Cape Cod Baseball League, begins play the week of 6/13. The number of Major League alumni of the CCBL is at an all-time high, and many of the players we featured in our film are among them. We will keep you updated on how they are doing, as well as any time our film is showing as even after 6 years, it continues to gain interest. The Cape League website has day to day scores and stats, and www.codball.com is a great blog to keep you updated as well. Also, don’t forget the Cape Cod League All-Star game at Fenway Park on 7/28. Enjoy the summer!
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