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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.

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