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The Everett Merchants are a summer team located in Everett, Washington. The team
plays in the Pacific International League and is one of the founding members of the
league. The teams home field is Everett Memorial Stadium (home of the world famous
Merchant Burger), former home to the professional Single A Everett Giants, and
current home of the Single A Everett Aquasox.
The team is composed of current college students, graduates, and former professional
players. Many of these players have been placed in the professional draft, often more
than once. The roster is limited to 25 players by the league. Many players hold summer
jobs in addition to playing ballor continue their education with summer classes.
The team plays on average a 30 game league schedule geographically extending from
Oregon in the south to British Columbia to the north. In addition, the team plays
between 10 to 20 games per season with non league opponents and in tournaments. The
regular season runs from the 1st of June through the end of July. The National Baseball
Congress World Series Tournament is usually held the first two weeks of August. The
league champion is sponsored by the league to participate in the NBC World Series in
Wichita, Kansas.
The Merchant coaching staff has 20+ years of coaching and or playing experience at all
levels of the sport. They are led by Harold Pyatte. As player coach and coach, Harold has
run the organization since it's inception over thirty years ago.
The program relies upon local merchant and community financial support to take the
field. Thus, the Merchant name. A variety of merchants have stepped up to the plate
over the years to keep the team on the field. You will find their advertisements in the
merchant program as well as this website. Your patronage of these supporters is
appreciated and don't fail to mention that you are a Merchant fan.
While your at it, thank Harold and Sheri Pyatte because financial shortfalls often come
out of their pockets. The program focuses on development of players not only on the
field but as contributing members of the community. Stress is placed on a positive
playing attitude and strong work ethic. The philosophy of a wholesome family
atmosphere is emphasized both at Everett Memorial Field and throughout the Pacific
International League. When feasible, the team participates in youth baseball clinics and
individual baseball instruction. We hope you can join us at the park and enjoy the
Everett Merchant brand of baseball.
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