Mat-Su Miners

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Mat-Su Miners
Mat-Su Miners logo.gif
Founded1976
LeagueAlaska Baseball League
Based inPalmer, Alaska
BallparkHermon Brothers Field
ColorsGreen, yellow
         
ChampionshipsNBC (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[edit]

  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

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