1908: From Twilight to Dawn

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1908 Midnight Sun Game

Only Country in World Where Play Continues From Twilight to Dawn.

June 21, 1908, Daily News

At 11 o’clock tonight the big annual midnight game will be called, between the A.B. team and the N.C. team.  This will be the last game for the players to score before the team the chamber of commerce will send to the outside to advertise the Tanana is picked.

The midnight game is something that is never seen by any other than Alaska Fans.  There will be pictures of the game taken at 12 o’clock by Mr. Johnson.  These photographs will be used by the baseball boys as an advertisement for Alaska on their trip to the states.

The grounds are in perfect condition and the fans will see some fast ball.

The fact that this is the only place in the world where a midnight ball game will be played today is in itself something that should draw some of the fans who are not acquainted with the class of ball that these two teams are playing this year.

In the N.C. team are Geiss, 2b; McGuire, lf; Hodge, catcher; Briggs, 1b; McCarthy, 3b; McClair, ss; Clauson, rf; DeBaun, cf; and Graff, pitcher.

The A.B. team consists of Ross, 3b; Kennedy, cf; Stroeker, catcher; Geis, 2b; Wright, 1b; Montgomery, ss; Parsons, rf; de Journel, lf, and Wakefield, pitcher.

The game will be called at 11 p.m. sharp, with Tommy Bullene as umpire.

June 21, 1908, Daily News-Miner

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