Mat-Su Miners

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Mat-Su Miners
Mat-Su Miners logo.gif
Founded 1976
League Alaska Baseball League
Based in Palmer, Alaska
Ballpark Hermon Brothers Field
Colors Green, yellow
         
Championships NBC (1987, 1997)
ABL (1987, 1990, 2004, 2009, 2010, 2016, 2017)

The Mat-Su Miners are a college summer baseball club in the Alaska Baseball League (ABL). The Miners are based in Palmer, Alaska, and their name refers to the Matanuska-Susitna Borough where Palmer is located. The team was founded in 1976 and play their home games at Hermon Brothers Field.

The franchise began play as the fourth Alaska-based team of the ABL along with the Fairbanks Goldpanners, Anchorage Glacier Pilots and the Peninsula Oilers for the 1976 season.[1] Originally called the Green Valley Giants, the team would finish the inaugural season in last place.[2] By the 1980 season the franchise would change its name to the Mat-Su Miners which it has been known as ever since.[3] The franchise has won two National Baseball Congress championships for the 1987 and 1997 seasons.[4]

References

  1. ^ Woodson, Dave (February 26, 1976). "Pilots to play in all-Alaska league". Anchorage Daily News. Anchorage, AK. p. 9. Retrieved June 12, 2010.
  2. ^ Staff Reporters (August 10, 1976). "Kenai squashes Giants". Anchorage Daily News. Anchorage, AK. p. 9. Retrieved June 12, 2010.
  3. ^ Stewart, Bill (May 7, 1980). "Mat-Su Miners: Starting from scratch". Anchorage Daily News. Anchorage, AK. p. B1. Retrieved June 12, 2010.
  4. ^ Past NBC World Series Finalists nbcbaseball.com - Retrieved June 12, 2010 Archived March 23, 2011, at the Wayback Machine.

External links

  • Official site
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