Blog: Posts From October, 2010

NEW VIDEO – Texas Rangers Michael Young and C.J. Wilson talk about baseball in Alaska

The Alaska Baseball League is well-represented on the 2010 American League Champion Texas Rangers.  Starting 3rd Baseman Michael Young, and starting pitcher C.J. Wilson both gave us interviews for Touching the Game, Alaska.   Here are some of their comments about playing summer baseball in the 49th state.

Fairbanks Daily News-Miner – Longtime Goldpanners President Bill Stroecker dies at 90

Fairbanks, Alaska community leader and ABL icon Bill Stroecker has died after suffering a recent heart attack.Stroecker was a key figure in all aspects of business and community life in Fairbanks, was an avid outdoorsman and talented musician, and he was one of the main figures behind the evolution and continue existence of the Fairbanks Goldpanners and the entire Alaska Baseball League. Stroecker’s father Ed even played in the first Midnight Sun Game in 1906. The full News-Miner story can be found here. Our thoughts and prayers go out to Bill’s family and friends, and to the Goldpanners’ organization and the fairbanks community at large.

Touching the Game Alaska airing on KTOO

Touching the Game Alaska will be airing tonight (Tuesday 11/09/2010) on the KTOO-TV PBS affiliates in Alaska at 8 pm Alaska time (that’s Midnight on the East Coast). You can also watch the broadcast streamed live at