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2004-05 ABL SEASON


2005 Alaska Goldpanners of Fairbanks

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DN-M, ERIC GOOLD: So Many Reasons to Love Baseball in Fairbanks "The press box at Coors Field is secure, clean and safe. At Growden, where the box shakes and trembles in even a slight breeze, you take your chances every time you go up there. Covering a game during which your life is in danger surely changes your perspective."

10/11/5: Gero von Dehn: Parcells Most Overrated NFL Coach of All-Time "So if you want to improve an awful team, Bill Parcells may be your guy, but probably only briefly. Dallas may have already peaked under him."
9/12/5: 2005 MOST VALUABLE PLAYERS: Justin Fuller, Position Player ; Shannon Wirth, Pitcher
9/12/5: FINAL, OFFICIAL 2005 STATISTICS
8/11/5: NBC Loss ends Panners' season | Panners beat by the error of their ways
8/10/5: Panners beat Heat at NBCWS | Panners still golden with win over Hays
8/8/5: Matt Inouye | Sung-Wei Tseng | Josh McLaughlin | Sheng-Wei Wang - Latest Panner Pages
8/8/5: NBC 4: AUGUST 8 VS HAVASU (AZ) HEAT
8/8/5: FINAL 2005 ABL STATISTICS
8/8/5: Offense Keeps Panners Alive - "Kasser gave up three hits and one run in six innings of work with three walks and five strikeouts to earn the victory. Andrade wrapped things up working the final three innings, allowing two runs on three hits with one walk and four strikeouts."
8/7/5: NBC-3: 8/7/5 VS LAS VEGAS DESERT DEVILS
8/7/5: Panners slug through competition | Goldpanners bounce back
8/5/5: AUGUST 5 VS BOSSIER CITY
8/3/5: Panners' Cheff, Vogel honored - Ed Cheff, Coach of the Year; Matt Vogel, SS; Quinn Stewart, RF; Garet Hill, P - NBC Pickups: Matt Inouye, C;  Jerin Harper, OF ;  Sung-Wei Tseng, SP ; Josh McLaughlin, RP
8/1/5: Added to 2005 NBC Roster - Josh McLaughlin, RP ;  Sung-Wei Tseng, SP ; Matt Inouye, C ; Sheng Wei-Wang, SS ; Jerin Harper, OF
7/31/5: Panners have happy ending
7/31/5: NBC Sets Slate
7/23/5: Panners earn trip to Wichita - "The home team left no doubt about their intentions on Friday night and sent 13 batters to the plate in the bottom of the first inning. AIA starting pitcher Justin Pigott faced nine Panners in the frame and did not record an out on the way to taking the loss."
7/21/5: Panner pitchers, hitters strong arm Fire
7/21/5: SEAN TIMMONS (04 MVPFormer AASU pitchers enters Cooperstown

7/20/5: Panners maintain lead with split
7/20/5: Dales plans to pitch at Washburn "Dales recently participated in the 100th annual Midnight Sun Game in Fairbanks, Alaska, with the Omaha Strike Zone baseball team, and will elevate his playing level as he moves from Highland (Kan.) Community College to Washburn University next year."
7/18/5: Panners, Miners delay clash a day

7/18/5: Local baseball coaching great honored with "Rankin Field" - "The Rankin family has a long tradition with youth baseball and the Alaska Goldpanners. General Manager Don Dennis said that Ken was his "unofficial adviser" and a reliable sounding board for many of the things Dennis did with the team, helping out on such decisions as the design of the uniforms.   "I think it's hugely appropriate that he gets a field named after him," said Dennis. "His interest went far beyond the baseball part into a very personal interest in each kid."
7/15/5: Panners soar over Pilots - "the Panners and Miners open a critical four-game series with a 5 p.m. doubleheader on Sunday at Growden."
7/14/5: Oilers slip by Panners
7/13/5: Panners sweep past Oilers
7/10/5: Rain gives Panners a break
7/10/5: Two-week trip culminates in midnight game | Arizona, NJC and the Midnight Sun Game
7/9/5: Shannon Wirth (05) Wirth leads Panners to 9th straight victory - "Wirth's entire arsenal of fastball (two-seam and four-seam), slider, circle-change and splitter was on display. Wirth and Panners catcher Johnny Ray worked an effective game in the battery, limiting the visitors from Anchorage to just six hits, all singles."
7/8/5: Panners down Bucs for eighth in a row
7/7/5: Panners fit to be tied in rain delay
7/6/5: Panners boost first place lead
7/5/4: Panners turn tide against Oilers "Peninsula lost for the third straight game in Fairbanks and dropped to 7-7 in league play. The Oilers are tied for third place with the Mat-Su Miners, four games behind the Panners."
7/5/4: SEAN TIMMONS Timmons finds his place in baseball history at Cooperstown
7/2/5: Goldpanners sweep Miners
6/28/5: Panners walk all over Bucs
6/27/5: Panners douse the Fire
6/26/5: Baseball fans are drawn to Fairbanks and Omaha - Wall Street Journal
6/26/5: Blistering rays of Midnight Sun light way to publicity
6/26/5: Goldpanners smoke the Fire
6/25/5: Panners put out Fire
6/24/5: The boys of summer solstice - David Hoeckstra, Chicago Sun Times "The Goldpanners beat Omaha 3-1 in the 100th Anniversary game. Fairbanks native Sean Timmons was the winning pitcher. He is now the winningest pitcher (3-0) in the history of the Midnight Sun game. Immediately after the game, his No. 33 jersey was shipped to the Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum in Cooperstown, N.Y. "
6/23/5: 100 Years of Baseball Fun in Fairbanks
6/23/5: Reprinted in New York Times
6/23/5: Thousands Attend Midnight Sun Game - Newsday

6/22/5: Where baseball shines the most - ESPN.com "Fairbanks is an insane town."
6/22/5: Fans flock to annual classic - To accommodate the massive crowds, park officials corralled fans in the deep corners of the outfield. Fairbanksan Kerry Turnbow, who was among the standing-room-only throng, was in awe of the sheer numbers in attendance, but not surprised. "I mean it is the 100th anniversary," he said
6/21/5: Midnight game turns 100
6/19/5: Taiwan takes the night back from the Panners
6/19/5: Fire burn pilots 13-1
6/18/5: Panners topple Taiwan in Growden slugfest
6/18/5: AiA beats Anchorage Bucs
6/18/5: Midnight Sun lures national media
6/18/5: American Bus Association lists Midnight Sun Game in top 100 events
6/16/5: Panners nipped in nail-biter
6/13/5: Panners shoot down Running Birds
6/12/4: Pilots:84-year old has been Pilots fan since 1969
6/12/5: Fire off to hot start in California
6/8/5: Panners fleshing out roster
6/7/5: Josh Niva: Around the Alaska Baseball League - ADN "Sean Timmons, RHP (Armstrong Atlantic): A rare ABL veteran at 30, Timmons was the league's Player of the Year in 2003 and an all-league selection in 2002 and 2004. "
6/7/5: Pilots: Managing is a labor of love for ABL skippers
6/1/5: The G-Man: Join us Thursday night at the Lava Lounge for grunge and hard rock! Orphan will open the show at 10:30pm with Pennsylvania Grunge. Fear Itself (theband.com) will follow shortly thereafter. Join us for some cold beers and heavy rock! Thanks for the support, we hope to see you there!
5/28/5: Dermot Cole: Goldpanners seek housing "This is a good opportunity for someone with an extra room or for a family interested in sports. The baseball player are college students from across the United States who wear the Goldpanner stripes for the summer and compete against teams made up of other college students on summer break."
5/22/5: Chicago Tribune's "Big events for June" Midnight Sun Baseball Classic, June 21; Fairbanks, Alaska—Centennial matchup goes the extra inning. (907-451-0095; www.goldpanners.com)
5/13/5: 2005 ALASKA GOLDPANNERS OF FAIRBANKS - OUR 46TH SEASON
4/8/5: DN-M, ERIC GOOLD: So Many Reasons to Love Baseball in Fairbanks "The press box at Coors Field is secure, clean and safe. At Growden, where the box shakes and trembles in even a slight breeze, you take your chances every time you go up there. Covering a game during which your life is in danger surely changes your perspective."
11/28/4: Midnight Sun Game All-Time Results - 100 year checklist.  Eddie Stroecker's playing career (1906-1919+), Umpired in 1923+
11/22/4: 2004 Alaska Goldpanners Team Baseball Card Set

2004-05 AMATEUR NEWS

5/31/5: Cameron Blair (04 MVP) Named 2nd Team USAToday All-American
5/30/5: Ryan Shaver (04)  1st team all NWAACC All-Tournament Team | All Conference Team | Western Region All-Star
5/28/5: Huskies shut out UCLA - "Reliever Matt Kasser faced the minimum over the final two innings to finish the shutout. Washington got its fifth run in the sixth when designated hitter Matt Lane belted a solo homer, his fourth of the year and first since returning from an injury that had him out of the batting order for nearly five weeks."
5/26/5:  Mike Lissman (04-05) Back on Track
5/25/5: Trevor Mortenson (04-05) - Added to 2005 Pre-Season Roster  | Flashback: Mortensen's Grand Slam Powers Fullerton Past Aggies
5/20/5: Matt Kasser (05) Huskies must win six remaining games to qualify - "We're just going to play," added Tuesday's winning pitcher Matt Kasser. "We've got nothing to hold back, it's do or die."
5/18/5: Cameron Blair (04 MVP) Raiders drub Lobos
5/15/5: Jeff Culpepper (03 MVPSenior outfielder from Woodinville a fixture on Gonzaga career baseball lists "John Stockton ... Ronny Turiaf ... Dan Dickau ... Blake Stepp ... Jeff Culpepper."
5/12/5: All-American Candidate -
The decision to return to college for his senior year has turned out to be a good one for shortstop Cameron Blair (04 MVP)
5/4/5: Reid Hamblet (04) BIOLA's Hamblet impresses scouts with win
5/4/5: Joaquin is making the most of second stint - "He is interested in playing at Lewis-Clark State in Idaho for former LCC coach Ed Cheff. He also wants to pursue a sociology degree if he isn't drafted. "I'm also working with the Alaska Goldpanners (semi-pro team in Alaska) to get Jared up there on the team this summer," Rob Hippi said. "It would be a good showcase for him. He would be an all-league closer."
5/2/5: Ryan Shaver (04) No-Hitter vs. Gray's Harbor - LCC 10 GHC 0 7IP- 0R- 0H- 0E- 11K. 59 strikes and 22 balls. | Named Western Division (NWAACC) pitcher of the month for April with 33IP- 3R-2ER-10H- 4BB- 45K's.
4/29/5: Ryan Shaver (04) Flirts with perfect game "Shaver struck out six and gave up what Smith described as a "one-out, 13-hopper through the infield" in the sixth. "
4/29/5: Cameron Blair (04 MVP) Named to Dick Howser watchlist
4/26/5: Scott Sarver (04) Lifts Fullerton to 30-Win Season
4/23/5: Jeff Culpepper (03 MVPLifts Zags to Game One Win "Jeff lead the Zag baseball team with a 2 run Homerun in the bottom of the 8th inning to defeat Pepperdine 5-4.  Jeff is now #2 all time career Gonzaga in hits and doubles."
4/23/5: Matt Lane (05) Picture from Portland Game
4/22/5: Kenny Maiques (04) Does the Unthinkable  "Kenny Maiques of Rio Hondo college threw two perfect games over a 3-week span -- something that may not have been done by a pitcher in college baseball history"
4/21/5: Jim Barr (67-68-69) In legendary company "Barr said that he only saw Dedeaux raise his voice one time. It happened in a game against California when future major league all-star Dave Kingman came into the dugout and threw his glove on the bench, knicking Dedeaux's arm. "Dedeaux got up," Barr said, "picked Kingman up by the shirt and said, 'You will never do that again. We don't act like that here.'"
4/18/5: Scott Striklin (91) Drills and Techniques to develop an All-Star catcher - Video Clips!
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/12/5: Cameron Blair (04 MVP) Named Co-Big 12 Player of the Week
4/9/5: Jeff Culpepper (03 MVPWalk off single evens series
3/31/5: Kenny Maiques (04) Maiques pitches perfect game!
3/28/5:
Matt Lane (05) Lane leads way as UW topples Arizona "Catcher Matt Lane hit a grand slam and a three-run home run as Washington beat No. 13 Arizona 16-8 yesterday at Kindall Field in Tucson, Ariz. "
3/25/5: LCC Wins Two Games in Final At-Bat - "LCC reliever Ryan Shaver needed 14 pitches to strike out the side in the seventh. Shaver threw pitches clocked a 92 miles per hour along with a sharp-breaking slider that equally baffled the Tacoma hitters.
3/22/5: Jeff Culpepper (03 MVPDoubles record chase "Culpepper has seven doubles on the season which gives him 47 for his career placing him in fifth all-time.  The all-time doubles record is currently held by Jerrod Wong (1993-96) with 59."
3/18/5: ABL:BUCS: Garrett Olson Not At A Loss
3/1/5: Jeff Culpepper (03 MVPNamed WCC Player of the Week
2/28/5: Cameron Blair (04 MVP) Paces Tech to Tourney Sweep
2/28/5: Jeff Culpepper (03 MVPZags sweep Utah Valley State
2/26/5: Blake Gill (02 MVP) Rehab progressing well
2/24/5: Clay Van Hook (05-U. of Texas) Longhorns off the Hook "I just wanted to come out there and win the game," Van Hook said.
2/22/5: Jeff Culpepper (03 MVP) Returns for shot at championship

2/21/5: Cameron Blair (04 MVP) Grand Slam vs. Western Illinois
2/20/5: Scott Striklin (91) First Victory as Kent State  Field Manager!
2/14/5: Jeff Culpepper (03 MVP) Leads Zags past ASU
2/10/5:
Clay Van Hook (05-U. of Texas) Helps Texas roll past  Pan-American
1/11/5: Couch Rousey (98-99-00) to speak at media day
 

ALASKANA / SPECIAL

ALASKAN BASEBALL HISTORY IN PICS

www.Alaskan-Legacies.com

DAILY-NEWS MINER ARTICLES

Alaska This Month | Playoffs stars have roots in Alaska | Newspapers | MidSun Fun | Tugwell travels | 5/8/2 "Dave Winfield Recognition Day

8/14/5: Once a year they emerge from baseball's past - "With Glenn Miller playing on the loudspeaker, the crack of wooden bats echoing through the stands, and the smell of peanuts and popcorn in the night air, nostalgia runs high at the charity game, which will be played this Wednesday. But it's the uniforms -- 49 of them scattered across a century of baseball, from the 1901 Baltimore Orioles to the 1936 Brooklyn Dodgers to the 1964 Alaska Goldpanners -- that make it special."
4/8/5: DN-M, ERIC GOOLD: So Many Reasons to Love Baseball in Fairbanks "The press box at Coors Field is secure, clean and safe. At Growden, where the box shakes and trembles in even a slight breeze, you take your chances every time you go up there. Covering a game during which your life is in danger surely changes your perspective."
6/2/4: Fairbanks is listed as Alaska's third largest city - "In 2000, the Census recorded Juneau's population as 30,711. The Golden Heart City's 2000 population: 30,224."
5/24/4: Newcomer adds name to political fray - DN-M "In the race for House Seat 7, local attorney Ward Merdes (81-82, BOD: 92-95) has filed, making for a primary race in the Republican party. This will be Merdes' first bid for elective office. He was born and raised in Fairbanks, returning here after school to practice law with his father, former state senator Ed Merdes (BOD: 67-91)."
5/15/4: Fairbanks: A Fairbanks woman with a heart of gold - Seattle Times "Come in, Dearie! Come in!"   It was wartime in Alaska. Eva McGown was on duty. Often the visitors were military wives, newly arrived in Fairbanks, with babies in arms and other tykes tugging at their skirts. They were tired and discouraged. They had no place to stay. Somewhere along their disheartening searches for lodging, sympathetic Fairbanksans had suggested that the women "go see Eva McGown at the Nordale."
4/1/4: Greg Garrett (66) A Santa Clarita Folk Tale - "The Goldpanners had their finest season in 1966, going 50-13 and winning the league championship. But the players weren’t paid, so they had to find odd jobs, and Garrett found employment as a road worker.    “It was so cold and Greg hated the taste of coffee, so he would drink hot chocolate to keep warm out there,” Garrett’s first wife Pam Koller recalls. “He would tell me, ‘I didn’t care what those guys said, I can’t drink coffee,’ and it was cold.”
1/8/4: Alaska's Midnight Tee Party - "And by all means hit the Midnight Sun Baseball Game, a Fairbanks tradition that dates back at least to 1908, when the following hyperbolic account of the game appeared in a local newspaper: "The players had the blistering rays of the midnight sun beating down upon them, their every move followed intently by a crowd of wild fans whose enthusiasm held them in the oven-like bleachers." The idea behind the game, which begins at 10:30 p.m., is that the lights are never turned on. "There's a car in the parking lot with its lights on," intoned public address announcer Todd Dennis last year, "and lights are not allowed at the Midnight Sun Game." The crowd roared.
10/25/2: Good to be a Goldpanner - Don Dennis - General Relativity  "Zak was welcomed back to work in the team's  Pannervision operation (due to his fine personality) but with a new field manager, Ed Cheff, the amount of playing time was to be determined.   The rest is history."
9/1/2: A League Of Their Own - Don Dennis "..just a year ago at the fall meeting the assembled general managers voted to change tie-breaking rules to make the head-to-head series the means of determining any advantage.    This rule alone should have prevented the creation of a new "post-season" game to create a final standing as the Goldpanners had a comfortable 5-2 season edge on the Pilots.." - General Relativity
8/26/2: Many Happy Returns - Don Dennis "A side observation on Blake (Gill).   He was cut out to be a Goldpanner.  I have witnessed many pickups over the years and never before have I seen a guy become integrated the way it happened for Gill.    By the third game of the tournament it seemed as though he had been with the team throughout the season.    A tribute to Blake and the other Goldpanner players who welcomed him aboard."
8/12/2: Fairbanks Return Brightens NBC - Bob Lutz "Dennis, probably the most successful figure in NBC history, didn't join his team for a jubilant postgame celebration on the field. Instead, he remained stationed behind a camera above the bleachers behind third base, helping with the Fairbanks Web cast. Fairbanks has now played in 23 World Series, and won 26 percent of them. The Panners also have six second-place finishes, so they have played in the championship game in 52 percent of the tournaments they have entered."

2004-05 PRO NEWS


12/25/5: Reid Hamblet (04) Catching up with Reid Hamblet
12/20/5: Jacque Jones (94) Signed by Cubs to 3-year deal
12/18/5: Ben Julianel (00) Traded to Florida for Ron Villone
12/17/5: Jeff Culpepper (03 MVP) Q&A With Jeff Culpepper
12/8/5: David Bush (99) Bush Traded to Milwaukee Brewers
11/10/5: Bret Boone (88) Says he has the fire back
11/6/5: Ryan Garko (00) Tribe fans won't see Garko anytime soon
11/3/5: Jason Giambi (90) Signs endorsement deal with Reebok "This deal takes the Comeback Player of the Year Award to a new level," David Carter, executive director of USC's Sports Business Institute, told ESPN."
10/27/5: Barry Bonds (83) Hank Aaron foresees Bonds breaking his record - "I think he will. I hope so," Aaron said. "I've had it long enough. I've gotten a cup of coffee and a dime out of it."
10/20/5: Cameron Blair (04 MVP) Grayson sets alumni game for Saturday | Vikings win
10/19/5: Ryan Garko (00) Garko makes quite a first impression "Catcher first to hit two homers in AFL debut"
10/7/5: Jason Giambi (90) AL Comeback Player of the Year
10/6/5:
Jason Phillips (96) Playing through the pain - Phillips dedicates career to coma-stricken friend
10/5/5: Barry Bonds (83) Reflects on 2001, dad's influence
10/5/5: Jason Lane (96-97) A Change in Lane "The right fielder drove in the go-ahead run with a two-out single in the sixth inning in a 3-1 win over the Chicago Cubs on Saturday to clinch at least a tie for the NL wild-card title. Sunday, Lane led off the sixth with a game-tying home run. The blast, his 26th of the season, opened the door for a three-run inning that lifted the Astros to a 6-4 victory over the Cubs. The win gave Houston its second consecutive NL wild-card title. "
9/25/5: Greg Dobbs (00) Dobbs in a groove
9/24/5: Greg Sain (99-00) Padres Prospect Interview "in Double-A there is such a separation from that and High-A ball. There are just much better arms and better command there than in A-ball. From my experience in Double-A guys try to strike you out on all three pitches, they are trying to make you miss the ball. Guys in Triple-A are trying to make you get yourself out. They do what they need to do, they try to pitch more. Guys in Double-A aren't around the zone as much, aren't as polished. Also the eagerness to do well also motivates a lot of hitters a little more. You don't want to embarrass yourself, and you want to show that you can produce. "
9/13/5: Cameron Blair (04 MVP) Fitting in nicely at short for Cutters
9/10/5: Barry Bonds (83) Bonds to come off DL on Monday "Little did John Purdom know growing up that his biggest break would come 90 feet from home. "
9/10/5: John Purdom (01) Catcher hopes to ride good fortune to big leagues
9/95: Bret Boone (88) Working for another chance at the big leagues "There were calls from teams after Boone was released by the Minnesota Twins, who made a trade of convenience for him when he was leaving the Mariners. Boone told his agent, Adam Katz, to say no to offers to play again this season. "
9/9/5: Ryan Garko (00) Reaches final rung of ladder
9/8/5: Jason Giambi (90) Two-run homer in 8th lifts Yanks to 5-4 win
9/7/5: Jason Lane (96-97) Knocks in winning run to lift Astros over Phillies
9/6/5: Jeff Culpepper (03 MVP) Finished season leading the FSL - .343 avg. (75 at bats min) and on base % (.418).  Also had the highest batting average and on base % of any player on the Chicago Cubs minor league system
9/2/5: Ryan Garko (00) Promoted to Cleveland Indians "Garko is one of the Indians organization's top prospects. The 24-year-old, who hit .303 with 19 homers and 77 RBI in 127 games at Triple-A Buffalo, will be making his major league debut. He was Cleveland's minor league player of the year in 2004. "
9/2/5: Russ Rohlicek (99) All is not a wash for Rohlicek
9/2/5: The Beat Goes On - The Beat Farmers (of 'Happy Boy' fame) reform as "The Farmers"
9/1/5: Ryan Garko (00) Makes IL All-Star Team
9/1/5: John Purdom (01) Promoted to Chattanooga Lookouts
8/31/5: Bobby Crosby (99) Placed on DL with broken ankle
8/17/5: Professional Goldpanners - Updated
8/15/5: Mike Harkey (86) Mobile Pitching Coach "Although his playing days are over, Harkey still enjoys the art of pitching with San Diego's Double-A affiliate in south Alabama. It’s his first year there, but not his first as a coach in the Padres' organization."
8/15/5: Greg Sain (99-00) Greg Sain Doubles three times
8/15/5: Joe Szekely (81) Szekely back at home - "Former Bees manager returns to Community Field as Southwest Michigan's manager."
8/15/5: The Art of Baseball: Chatting on the Field - "But some odd stuff happens. When Price got in a jam while pitching in the minors, his pitching coach, Dave Schuler (74-75), strolled out and told him, "You ever try to count the number of light towers? It's hard, because you spin all the way around, and you're never sure where you started." "Then he walked off the mound," Price recalled. "That was it. There was no baseball. I'm guessing it was an effort to get my mind off the peril I got myself into, and break the tension. And it worked."
8/14/5: Reid Hamblet (04) Making a splash in the NY-Penn league "Both Owen and Hamblet were taken by the Orioles after their junior years of college. Hamblet, who anchored the pitching staff for Biola University, has spent a summer in the Alaskan Summer League and gives credit to his summer league experience for easing his transition from college to professional baseball."
8/4/5: Jason Giambi (90) AL Player of the Month
7/23/5: David Bush (99) Jays recall Bush
7/23/5: Jason Giambi (90) Gratified but not gloating
7/18/5:  Jason Giambi (90) Turns bunter in win over Bosox
7/14/5: Ryan Garko (00) Garko enjoys stint with All-Stars "Garko seems close to joining those Futures Game alumni in Cleveland, perhaps sooner rather than later. The Indians need a right-handed hitter. Garko is a right-handed hitter. And all he's done in the minor leagues is hit. In his first two seasons as a professional, Garko has hit .314."
7/14/5: Jason Giambi (90) Power surge lights up the lineup "Once he got the quality at-bats going, all of a sudden, the power came back," manager Joe Torre said. "I think it's strictly based on confidence, to be not only home runs, but home runs at important times."
7/10/5: Bobby Crosby (99) Draft day memories
7/6/5: Jason Lane - Extra batting practice works
6/27/5: Jason Giambi (90) Saves Yanks from sweep
6/23/5: Ryan Garko (00) Named to IL all-star team
6/23/5: Jason Lane (96-97) Astros bail out Jason Lane

6/10/5: Aaron Heilman (98 MVP) Adjusts to bullpen
6/9/5: Jeff Culpepper (03 MVPSigns with Chicago Cubs
6/7/5: Reid Hamblet (04) - Round 5: 155th Overall
6/7/5: Cameron Blair (04 MVP) - Round 6: 181st Overall
6/7/5: James Guerrero (03)- Round 6: 186th Overall
6/7/5: Carlos Fisher (04) - Round 11: 335th Overall
6/7/5: Brad Davis (03-04) - 14th Round: 431st Overall
6/5/6: Dave Gassner (00 MVP) Shaves away bad outings
6/3/5:  Brooks Conrad (00 MVP) Conrad starts series strong
6/3/5:  Royce Ring (00) Recalled from Triple-A
6/2/5: Bobby Crosby (99) Provides a spark
5/27/5: Jay Sitzman (97) Can't Steal Runs
5/25/5: Tom Seaver (64-65) On the hill with Tom Terrific
5/21/5: Adam Kennedy (95 MVP) Starting to make a contribution
5/21/5: Adam Kennedy (95 MVP) Starting to make a contribution

5/12/5: Reaches 1,000 RBI Plateau / Greg Dobbs (00) "He has two doubles and a single as a pinch hitter, and he has three pinch-hit RBIs. The rest of the roster has just two. "I'm finding that I'm kind of thriving on late-inning situations," Dobbs said. "I want to be the guy in that situation.
5/4/5: Greg Dobbs (00) Dobbs, Keitly go way back

4/26/5: Royce Ring (00) Recalled from AAA to New York Mets
4/26/5: Jason Lane (96-97) Fast start for Lane "Outfielder Jason Lane has sparked Houston with a solid start. He is hitting .342 with four home runs and 12 RBIs. Lane leads the Astros in hits (25), home runs (4), extra base hits (13) and RBIs (12). "
4/22/5: Greg Dobbs (00) Dobbs' drive drops A's

4/21/5: Dave Gassner (00 MVP- MLB#185) Gassner starts after short turnaround
4/20/5: Pro: John Purdom (01) Dayton Dragons

4/16/5: Dave Gassner (00 MVP- MLB#185) Stellar in Big League Debut ""I was nervous," Gassner admitted. "In my game, I have to really concentrate and locate the ball. I don't throw hard enough to blow it by anybody. So I have to stay calm, slow and controlled and try to keep the ball down to let my defense do the rest."
4/16/5: Aaron Heilman (98 MVP) Lived up to hype, and then some "Heilman (1-1) pitched a complete-game shutout against Florida. He allowed one hit, walked three and struck out seven."
4/16/5:
Jason Lane (96-97) Lane, Oswalt shine in win "Lane matched his single-game career high with two home runs, and set a new personal mark with five RBIs. "
4/14/5: Dave Gassner (00 MVP- MLB#185)  Hortonville native to get his shot with Twins

4/11/5: Dave Gassner (00 MVP- MLB#185)  Goin' to the Show - Dave Gassner becomes the 12th Purdue Boilermaker to reach the Major Leagues.
4/10/5: Dave Gassner (00 MVP) Gassner's gem earns, win, promotion "Dave Gassner turned in a big-league performance against the Syracuse SkyChiefs on Saturday afternoon. Then, he actually became a big-leaguer. The left-hander was promoted to the Minnesota Twins one hour after helping the Rochester Red Wings edge Syracuse 2-1 in the jam-packed home opener at sunlit Frontier Field. "It couldn't happen to a nicer young man,'' Wings manager Phil Roof said. "He goes out and does his business. He has a game plan and executes that game plan. I'm tickled to death."
4/10/5: Greg Dobbs (00) Mariners' Dobbs is all smiles "Making a big league roster out of spring training is a much bigger honor than a callup when rosters expand. Dobbs had a good spring, batting .308 with two home runs and 12 RBIs -- behind only Richie Sexson, Adrian Beltre and Jeremy Reed on the team -- and was Seattle's best option for a left-handed bat with power off the bench." | Happy to make Mariners' bench
4/10/5: Jason Giambi (90) Belts first homer of 2005
4/6/5: Bobby Crosby (99) Placed on 15-day DL

4/6/5: Terry Francona (78) In hospital for chest pains
4/4/5: Jason Giambi (90) Giambi's hard work pays off "Clean and somber, Giambi is The Cure. Sunday night, the healing began."
4/4/5: Jason Phillips (96) Phillips has plenty left to  learn

3/31/5: Jason Lane (96-97) Lane hopes his time has finally come - "Finally, the future seemed to open its arms to the Southern Cal graduate, who had paid his dues after two summers with the Alaska Goldpanners, and five seasons in the minors. He was the Texas League Player of the Year at Round Rock in 2001, hitting .316 with 38 homers and a minor-league leading 124 RBIs."
3/31/5: Bobby Crosby (99) Life's good for Crosby second time around

3/23/5: Greg Dobbs (00) Can't accept the cruel winds of fate this year
3/22/5: Emerson Frostad  (03) Completed his first pro spring training camp with the Texas Rangers in Surprise, Arizona. Emerson will now join the long season, Single A, Clinton Lumberkings in Clinton, Iowa.
3/21/5: Greg Dobbs (00) Challenging for a roster spot
3/20/5: Ryan Garko (00) Optioned to Minors
3/20/5: Jason Giambi (90) Jason's First Chance
3/18/5: Dave Gassner (00 MVP) Bosio pitches in to help Gassner reach his goal
3/18/5: Jason Lane (96-97) Jason in Fast Lane of Opportunity
3/8/5: Jason Giambi (90) All Eyes on Giambi "As two men behind the plate screamed "Steroids! Steroids! Steroids!" in the fifth inning, he sent a pitch from left-hander John Halama over the fence in right-center field for his first home run of the spring. Giambi went 2-for-5 in New York's 9-2 win, leaving him with a .250 average (3-for-12) with two RBIs."
3/6/5: Jason Giambi (90) Road Turns Right
2/28/5: Bobby Crosby (99Being Crosby Quite OK
2/26/5: Dave Gassner (00 MVP) Picture at Spring Training
2/24/5: Ryan Garko (00)  Picture at Spring Training

2/21/5: Jason Giambi (90) Draws cheers with four homers in BP
2/21/5: Bobby Crosby (99Looking to future, not past
2/20/5: Darrel May (91) Padres offer May ideal situation
2/6/5: Pro: Jose Cruz Jr. (93) Acquired by Arizona Diamonbacks "The Devil Rays also agreed to a $1.3 million, one-year contract with free-agent first baseman Travis Lee, who can make an additional $200,000 in performance bonuses."


 

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