Palmer's Pride

Frontiersman - 08-10

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PALMER — Matt Palmer never thought he would be playing at Hermon Brothers Stadium in a Mat-Su Miners jersey. The outfielder, whose surname matches his hometown, took a roundabout journey to put on the green and gold, and delivered once he did. As a seven-year-old, Palmer lost a couple of baby teeth playing catch outside of Miners' games. In July, Palmer unleashed a righteous crack, sending a baseball over the left field fence. The new memory of his season as one of the boys of summer at Hermon Brothers Field helped ease the pain of his early memory at the field, with his family behind him the whole way.