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1981
Alaska Goldpanners


Top Row, from left: Tim Kelly, Dan Plesac, Robert Slavens, Kip Yancey, Mike Hogan  ;
Second row, from left: George Horton  (coach), Phil Stephenson, Joe Szekely, Greg Howe, Tony Evans, Ben Hines (manager) .  Third Row, from left: T.J. Thomas, Kevin Johnson, Don Smith, Rayner Noble, Gib Siebert;  Bottom row, from left: Don Heinkel, Mike Michaliszyn, Dick Vittito, Ward Merdes, Dave Martinez. 

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1981 Alaska Goldpanners
Roster Statistics Results Schedule

Season Dampened as by Rain Falling at Some Time Every Day During July


1981 Roster | Ben Hines George Horton J.T. Thomas Tim Kelly | Dave Anderson Dave Cochrane Tony Evans Don Heinkel Larry Hicks Mike Hogan Greg Howe Kevin Johnson Dave Lucas Steve Manweiler Bert Martinez Dave Martinez Ward Merdes Mike Michaliszyn Tom Moritz Garrett Nago Rayner Noble Dan Plesac Joe Plesac Kevin Romine Benny Ruiz Gib Siebert Robert Slavens Don Smith Phil Stephenson Joe Szekely Tim Thiessen Darrell Varrelmann Dick Vitato Kip Yancey | All-Time Roster All-Time Lineups


1981 PLAYERS WITH BASEBALL CARDS


(Back row, from left) Kevin Johnson (Washington), Greg Howe (Eastern Michigan), Dan Plesac (North Carolina State), Kip Yancey (James Madison), Robert Slavens (Texas A&M), Dave Anderson (Nevada-Reno), Phil Stephenson (Wichita State), Tim Kelly, Pitching Coach (Arizona State), and George Horton, assistant coach (Cerritos College).    (Kneeling, from left)  Gib Seibert (Arizona State), Larry Hicks (California-Irvine), Kevin Romine (Arizona State), Don Smith (Orange Coast College), Don Heinkel (Wichita State), Jim Thomas (Wichita State), Garrett Nago (Arizona), Mike Michaliszyn (Washington State), Ben Hines, field manager (Arizona State), Merle Young, trainer (Alaska).     (From row, from left):  Benny Ruiz (Midwestern of Texas), Dave Martinez  (San Diego Mesa), Rayner Noble (Houston), Bert Martinez (Arizona State), Dave Lucas (Santa Ana), Joe Szekely (Texas A&M), Mike Hogan (Orange Coast)



1981 Yearbook

TEAM LINEUP

1981 Goldpanners (26-18)
Field Manager
Ben Hines

1BPhil Stephenson .305
2BBert Martinez.273
3BDave Martinez.259
SSDave Lucas.248
OFGreg Howe.297
OFKevin Romine.283
OFGib Seibert.254
CJoe Szekely.322
UTKevin Johnson.313
SPDon Heinkel (7-3-2)1.73
SPDon Smith (4-2-0)3.15
SPMike Hogan (3-1-0)3.72
SPDan Plesac (3-4-0)  6.21
RPDave Anderson  (4-2-1)3.99
Team Batting Average             .285
Team Earned Run Average    4.13

PLAYERS TO MLB

Dave Cochrane | Don Heinkel | Dan Plesac | Kevin Romine | Phil Stephenson

1981 DEBUTS
064,Boone,Dan,93,94,95,96,041181
065,Leary,Tim,77,78,041281
066,Garcia,Danny,74,042681
067,Harris,Greg,75,76,052081
068,Francona,Terry,78,081981
069,Roenicke,Ron,76,090281
070,Tolman,Tim,77,090981
071,Hostetler,Dave,77,091581

MOST VALUABLE PLAYERS

1981  PHIL STEPHENSON

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1981  DON HEINKEL

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MIDNIGHT SUN GAME
11-4 WIN vs. Intermountain, UT, Badgers


"Fairbanks Rolls Past Hayes 7-1"

1981: "In Wichita, folks believe the fable that Alaska teams absolutely despise each other.  "There's no truth to that,"  said Anchorage manager Bobo Brayton"

 

 
 

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