In 1985 the Everett Giants got the "kinks out" and played excellent ball all season long. Future S.F. Giants pitcher Randy McCament went 7-3 with a 2.90 ERA; Darrell Rodgers went an impressive 5-0 with a 0.47 ERA (and never made it past Double-A ball for some reason despite good stats throughout his career); future S.F. Giants starter Trevor Wilson went 2-4 with a 4.23 ERA; future Brewers and Cubs catcher Joe Kmak hit .310 with 10 doubles and 1B Ricky Nelson slammed 9 HRs (.264) easily taking over the Everett career lead. Even future superstar Matt Williams made a cameo, playing in 17 At Bats and hitting a HR while batting .235. Together this team combined go 40-34 (.541) for 1st place in their division and would take on the Eugene Ems in the Championship series. The Ems had an identical 40-34 (.541) record. The evenly matched fight could have easily gone either way, but this time... it went Everett's way as they got their first ever title in only their 2nd year in the professional baseball. Attendance jumped 12K as the Giants drew 53,000... still middle of the pack but 12k was certainly a nice boost.