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Mat-Su Miners

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Team Bio[edit]

The Mat-Su Miners were founded in 1976 as the Valley Green Giants. The Giants were originally owned and operated by the Alaska Goldpanners of Fairbanks as an expansion team to the Alaska Baseball League. The team were renamed in 1980 when they severed ties with the Goldpanners. In a visible effort to make a clean break, the people of Palmer, AK chose the Mat-Su Miners name. "Mat-Su" is the local vernacular for the Matanuska-Susitna River Valley.·

In 1987 the Miners won the Alaska Baseball League Championship and traveled to the National Baseball Congress World Series in Wichita, Kansas. Despite winning the tournament the Miners had to use almost their entire budget for the following season to make trip. As a result, the Miners were not able to bring any players up from the lower 48 states of the continental United States. The Miners sat out the 1988 season, but resumed for the 1989 season. The Miners have won the National Baseball Congress World Series twice.

NBC Finals Appearances[edit]

Yearly record since 1997[edit]

Year Record Manager NBC World Series
1997 31-18 Dave Ravitz Champions
1998 21-24 Pete Wilk
1999 20-24 Pete Wilk
2000 16-14 Bob Myers
2001 28-19 Bob Myers 4-2
2002 19-30 Travis Young
2003 24-23 Kevin Edwards
2004 27-15 Mike Buchmiller Runner Up
2005 28-15 Jimmy Smith
2006 19-15 Matt Dorey
2007 24-11 Jeff Pritchard
2008 21-14 Conor Bird
2009 28-17 Russell Raley
Year Record Manager Playoffs
2010 31-14 Russell Raley
2011 21-15 Brian Yocke
2012 16-24 Chris Gordon
2013 20-15 Ben Taylor
2014 26-14 Ben Taylor Runners Up
2015 34-11 Ben Taylor Runners Up
2016 28-19 Ben Taylor Champions
2017 30-14 Ben Taylor Champions
2018 27-17 Ben Taylor Champions
2019 26-18 Tyler LeBrun 1st Round
2021 30-13 Tyler LeBrun 1st Round
2022 28-12 Tyler LeBrun
2023 24-17 Tyler LeBrun Runners Up

Notable Miners Alumni[edit]

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