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Alaskan Baseball: Summer in the ABL | SI.com

Alaskan Baseball: Summer in the ABL The eight-starred Alaskan state flag serves as the centerfield backdrop at Fairbanks’ Growden Memorial Park, home of the Goldpanners and the Midnight Sun Game — Near midnight on each summer solstice, the game — which begins at 10:30 p.m. with no use of artificial lights, and is the signature event of the Alaskan Baseball League — is interrupted for a ceremony that includes the signing of the state song, “Alaska’s Flag”. The song’s last two lines are: “Alaska’s flag–to Alaskans dear/ The simple flag of a last frontier”. Source: Alaskan Baseball: Summer in the ABL | SI.com...

7/1/12 FDNM Eagles Given Hard Drubbing

Midnight Sun Game Fairbanks Daily News-Miner and Tanana Tribune Fairbanks, Alaska Monday, July 1, 1912 Tenth Year–Number 104 Whole Number 2851 EAGLES GIVEN HARD DRUBBING The fans at Exposition Park yesterday afternoon were much disappointed at the class of ball, for the Van Dycks were such easy victors as to rob the match of interest. Buckley opened for the Eagles and was pounded over the field for 10 funs. He was replaced by Leonberger, who pitched very good ball. For the Eagles, Conway, the recent arrival, who caught during the midnight game, was back in his proper position, first base, which he held down to perfection. Douse was also in...