The Papermakers did much better under the Indians, finishing in 3rd and making the playoffs behind Pat Seerey who led the league in HR (31), and RBI (117) and Pitcher Mike Garcia (10-10). Seerey would go on to have a 7 year Major League career and once hit 4 homers in one game with the White Sox. Mike Garcia would go on to have fine pitching career records of 142-97 with a 3.27 ERA. He was a 19 game winner in 1951. After a 3 year break for the war, the Papermakers came back in 1946 as an Indians franchise once again. The Papermakers drew 65,000 as fans fell in love with baseball after the war.