The Rich History of Baseball in Alaska

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Even though it’s the darkest time of the year, die-hard baseball fans never stop thinking about the National Pastime. This holiday season, fans of baseball in Alaska can hope their loved ones get them the definitive movie about the history of the Alaska Baseball League. Jay Barrett spoke with the director of "Touching the Game – Alaska," and has this story.

Hear the extended interview with Carol about his new film "Touching the Game – Alaska." on this week’s edition of Talk of the Rock.

The Alaska Baseball League has been going for over 40 years, but it was only in 2005 that Jim Carol decided to make a film about its history. That came after he made "Touching the Game," about the Cape Cod baseball league:

(Baseball 1 53 sec "After doing that film … amazing history of baseball.")

The founder of the Alaska Baseball League was former Lieutenant Governor Red Boucher (b’OW-cher), who Carol said contributed greatly to the film:

(Baseball 2 28 sec "Red was very good to us … for a number of different things.")

Carol and his film crew traveled to every Alaska Baseball League town – Fairbanks, Palmer, Anchorage and Kenai – to film games and talk with those involved:

(Baseball 3 44 sec "The stories are just amazing … League is all about.")

Hear the extended interview with Carol about his new film "Touching the Game – Alaska." on this week’s edition of Talk of the Rock.

I’m Jay Barrett.

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