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1963
Alaska Goldpanners


Wichita, Kansas: Top row, from left: Charlie Hartenstein, Nick Aversa, Tom Sommers, Al Coutts, Gary Prestesater, Bill Brown, Dave Dowling, Mike Ash, John Stapp.  Bottom row, from left: Joe Stucker, Mike Paul, Emmitt Wilson, Floyd Watson, Manager H.A. (Red) Boucher, Assistant Manager Sam Suplizio, Jim Visher, Gene Neri.  Seated, Wolfgang Fischer, batboy.

TITLES AND AWARDS
  • National Third Place

  • Championship: NBC District One

  • Championship: Alaska State Tournament

  • Award: Team Traveling the Farthest

  • Award: Best Dressed Team

  • Award: Most Popular National Non-Pro Team

  • Award: Leading Pitcher - Dave Dowling

  • Award: Leading Hitter - Sam Suplizio

  • Most Valuable Player: Sam Suplizio

  • Sandlotter of the Year: Dave Dowling

  • All-America Team Members: Mike Ash, c; Dave Dowling, p; Sam Suplizio, of

  • Record: Dave Dowling 24 Strikeouts, Amateur

  • Record: Dave Dowling 17 Strikeouts, NBC

1963 Alaska Goldpanners
Roster Statistics Results Schedule NBC

 

GamesWL%MGR
574512.789Boucher

1963 Roster | H.A. 'Red' Boucher Mike Stepovich //  Mike Ash Nick Aversa Phil Blackwell Bill Brown Al Coutts Dave Dowling Chuck Hartenstein  Bob Jackson Bob Maxwell Don Merchant George Mies Gene Neri   Mike Paul Gary Prestesater   Bill Scripture Tom Sommers John Stapp Joe Stucker Sam Suplizio Jim Visher Bob Ward Floyd Watson Emmitt Wilson | All-Time Roster All-Time Lineups


MEET THE GOLDPANNERS


Phil Blackwell

Sam Suplizio

Dave Dowling

Emmitt Wilson

Joe Stucker

Floyd Watson

Bob Jackson

Don Merchant

Bob Maxwell

George Mies

John Stapp

Bill Brown

Tom Sommers

Al Coutts

Dwight Haley

Gene Neri

Jim Visher

Bob Ward

Nick Aversa

Mike Ash


Red Boucher, Mike Stepovich



Top row, from left: Bob Jackson, Joe Stucker, Dwight Haley, John Stapp, Bob Maxwell, Phil Blackwell, Mike Ash, George Mies, Don Merchant, Bill Brown. Bottom row, from left: Emmitt Wilson, Dave Dowling, Tom Sommers, Gene Neri, Red Boucher, Mike Stepovich, Jim Visher, Al Coutts, Floyd Watson, Nick Aversa, Bob Ward. 



1963 PRESSBOX


 
"Meet Our Goldpanners"

Al Coutts, Don Merchant
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Red Boucher, u/k, Don Merchant, Bob Maxwell

Don Merchant - 350 Foot HR

Boucher, Suplizio
At Wichita

Tom Sommers

Observations by Chuck Malley
June 20, 1963 FD-M

1963 Team at Wichita
-With Pickups-

Top row, from left: Hartenstein, Aversa, Sommers, Coutts, Prestesater, Brown, Dowling, Ash, Stapp, Jim Bischoff.  Bottom row, from left: Scripture, Paul, Wilson, Watson, Boucher, Suplizio, Visher, Neri, Ward, Wolfgang Fischer.

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1963 PLAYERS ON GOLDPANNERS BASEBALL CARDS:

DAVE DOWLING

1960s ALL STARS
H.A. (RED) BOUCHER

STARS OF THE 90s

2003 Team


1963 NBC TOURNAMENT

NATIONAL THIRD PLACE

NBC Tourney

%Place
52.7143rd
 

1963 Goldpanners (45-12)

1BBill Brown.238
2BAl Coutts .313
3BTom Sommers.330
SSEmmitt Wilson.327
OFNick Aversa.327
OFBob Jackson.393
OFGene Neri.361
CMike Ash.314
UTFloyd Watson.256
SPDave Dowling0.85
SPJoe Stucker1.93
SPJim Visher2.00
SPGary Prestasater2.19
RPBob Ward2.25
Team Batting Average             .317
Team Earned Run Average    1.81

 

 

PLAYERS TO MLB
Dave Dowling, p, Chuck Hartenstein, p, Mike Paul, p

MOST VALUABLE PLAYERS

POSITION: TOM SOMMERS
PITCHER: DAVE DOWLING

 

MIDNIGHT SUN GAME
1-3 Loss vs. Wichita, KS Dreamliners


ALL-TIME RECORDS AND MENTIONS
(under construction)

 
 

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