Pyatte Inducted into Snohomish County Sports Hall of Fame

It was a festive atmosphere Wednesday night at the Edward D. Hansen Conference Center at Xfinity Arena as the Snohomish County Sports Hall of Fame held its banquet to induct the class of 2017.

Before an appreciative crowd, six individuals and one team joined the county Hall of Fame. That group that included four athletes, one coach, one sports contributor and one team.

The coach inducted was longtime Everett Merchants manager Harold Pyatte, who guided the Merchants to the 1988 National Baseball Congress World Series championship, and he stressed the importance the community has meant to him and his program.

“We would not be here without community support, that’s why we named the team the Merchants,” Pyatte said. “There’s a lot of support for this club, it’s going to go on for at least another year. Every year I want to retire, I say it’s going to be my last year. My wife said, ‘No, I think you still have the passion.’”

Article courtesy of Everett Herald