Robert Bar and the Glacier Pilots are back for another interview in their series of alumni interviews of former Glacier Pilots players. Robert Barr is the curator, creator, and editor of the site called Glacierpilotslegacy.com. This is a site dedicated to the history of the Anchorage Glacier Pilots. The Glacier Pilots are an Alaskan summer Baseball team belonging to the Alaskan Baseball league.
Hatcher always hustles, even in an old timers game-Jayne Kamin-Oncea-USA TODAY Sports
The Alaskan Baseball League or ABL for short is an amateur collegiate summer Baseball league in Alaska. There are currently six teams in the ABL. There are two teams in Anchorage, the Glacier Pilots, and the Anchorage Bucs. Other teams include the Alaska Goldpanners of Fairbanks, the Chugiak-Eagle River Chinooks, Mat-Su Miners, and the Peninsula Oilers. The ABL is a member and regularly sends teams to the National Baseball Congress World Series, which is annually held in Wichita Kansas.
Many Major League players have played for the Alaskan Baseball League, and even the Glacier Pilots. Some of the ABL alumni are even former Dodgers, like Mickey Hatcher, and Darren Dreifort. Last time Robert interviewed former Dodger pitcher Darren Dreifort. In this next installment he interviews former Dodger player, and member of the 1988 World Series championship team Mickey Hatcher.
Hatcher was an important part of that championship team. He hit two home runs and batted .368 (7 for 19) with 5 runs scored in the series. Robert sits down to talk to him about playing in Alaska, chasing bears, moose chasing, and hiding out from Barry Switzer. Whenever someone says moose I still think of the show northern exposure. Hatcher played for the Pilots in 1976. Check out Robert’s interview with former Dodger Mickey Hatcher here.