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The Everett AquaSox Enter Their 40th Season!
April 5, 2024

The Everett AquaSox about to kickoff of their 40th season in Minor League Baseball! In the spirit of 40 years, we thought we would take a look back at the rich history of the AquaSox and their impact on the community.

Beginning in 1984, the team originally was known as the Everett Giants, who began as an affiliate of the San Francisco Giants. In 1995, the team underwent a significant transformation when they became affiliated with the Seattle Mariners, marking the beginning of a longstanding partnership that continues to this day. Along with the change in affiliation came a rebranding, and the Everett Giants became the Everett AquaSox, a name reflecting the team’s connection to the Pacific Northwest and its iconic landscapes.

“I’ve been fortunate to have witnessed the magic of minor league baseball in Everett for nearly 30 years. I’ve seen it become deeply woven into a civic-minded culture that supports community-oriented family entertainment in a safe, clean and positive environment. It’s special. And there are many more memories to be made.”

-Pat Dillon, Director of Broadcasting, Everett AquaSox

The AquaSox quickly won the hearts of the local community, providing affordable family entertainment and fostering a love for baseball among fans of all ages. Over the years, Funko Field has witnessed the development of numerous talented players who have gone on to achieve success at higher levels of professional baseball.

Throughout their existence, the AquaSox have celebrated several memorable moments and achievements. In 2010, the team captured their first Northwest League Championship, thrilling fans with their postseason success. Additionally, they have produced several notable alumni who have made their mark in Major League Baseball, including All-Stars like Felix Hernandez, Julio Rodriguez,

Beyond their on-field accomplishments, the AquaSox have also been actively involved in the Everett community, engaging in various outreach programs and initiatives to support local youth baseball and charitable organizations.

As the Everett AquaSox continue to evolve and write new chapters in their history, one thing remains constant – their commitment to providing top-notch entertainment and fostering a love for baseball in the hears of fans young and old. Whether it’s a thrilling game-winning hit or a memorable community event, the AquaSox continue to make waves both on and off the field, solidifying their place as a beloved fixture in the fabric of Everetts sports culture.

“2024 is a very exciting year for the Everett AquaSox as we are celebrating our 40th anniversary here in Everett! Over the years fans have seen future Major League stars like Felix Hernandez, Cal Raleigh, George Kirby, and of course, Julio Rodriguez! Who knows who the next star will be to play at Funko Field! Over 20 players from the 2021 team have already made it the Big Leagues!

I am honored to be starting my 10th year as the General Manager of the AquaSox. While we make sure everyone has a great time at our games, we also do everything we can to be a part of the community through our Reading Program, Player and Webbly appearances, and charity nights at the park. We are committed to making an impact in the community all year long. The AquaSox mean a lot to the Snohomish County community as we provide a wonderful venue to spend meaningful time with family and friends. Many families have grown up together at the ballpark. We are proud to welcome our beloved fans with open arms year after year. We are looking forward to providing community fun for the next 40 years!”

-Danny Tetzlaff, General Manager, Everett AquaSox

Tickets are now on sale for the upcoming season. To learn more about the AquaSox and secure your tickets, visit https://www.milb.com/everett/

Photo Credit: Landon Welter