1993 – ANGELS
1994 – ANGELS
1995 – SEALS
1996 – BEAVERS (16-6)
The Beavers came all the way from dead-last in 1995, first overcoming the Seals, whom they hadn’t beaten in a few years. The Seals took the first game of the semi-finals, but then the Beavers, under the leadership of new manager Bill Miller and inspired by rookie sensations Wes Thomas (MVP and Batting Title) and pitcher Eric Clayton finished off the Seals and then swept the mighty Monarchs in route to their first PCL crown. Thomas hit a home run in five of the six play-off games!
1997 – ANGELS
1998 – BEAVERS (20-1)
The Beavers went 16-0 in the regular season and then swept the Firebirds to advance to the PCL Finals. In the World Series they took two out of three against a tough Barons team to record their second PCL Championship.
Leading hitters for the Beavers were Wes Thomas (MVP Award, Batting Title, .692, 6 HRs, 36 hits, 34 Runs, 35 RBIs and a Slugging % of 1.269), Craig McKee-Parks (Hall of Fame, .509, 27 hits, 1 HR and 24 RBIs), Pat Carroll (Hall of Fame, .462, 2 HRs, 24 hits and 28 RBIs), Steve Leary (Rookie of the Year, .456, 26 hits and 27 Runs), Bill Neale (.433, 29 hits, 1 HR, 33 Runs and 15 SB), Don Chambers (.404 and 20 Runs), Bill Miller (Manager, .400 and 24 hits) and Mike Miller (.365 and 2 HRs). Carroll (CY Young Award, 14-1, approximately 115 innings pitched and 1.50 ERA) was the leading pitcher.
1999 – BEAVERS (20-0)
For the second consecutive year the Beavers went undefeated in the regular season. In 1999 they extended their undefeated streak all the way through the post season to win Back-to Back PCL Championships! They swept the Oaks in the finals.
1999’s offense was powered by Steve Leary (MVP Award, Batting Title, .592, 29 hits, 22 RBIs, 29 Runs and 10 SB), Craig McKee-Parks (Hall of Fame, .531, 26 hits, 1 HR and 23 RBIs), Pat Carroll (Hall of Fame, .510, 26 hits and 17 RBIs), Mike Miller (.464, 26 hits, 1 HR and 23 Runs) and Craig Lawson (.460, 23 hits, 1 HR and 17 RBIs). Carroll (Cy Young Award and 12-0) was the leading pitcher.
2000 – FIREBIRDS
2001 – BEAVERS (16-4-1)
2001 saw the Beavers reclaim their PCL Title, their third in three years and fourth in six years! Bill Miller took a well deserved break from managing and handed over the reins to Brian Willis (general manager), Mike Miller (practice manager) and Pat Carroll (field manager). A far cry from their undefeated seasons, the 2001 Championship season was fraught with turmoil from the beginning. However, it was a season that showed the true heart and determination of a champion as the Beavers wrung up 11 wins in their last 12 games, culminating with a sweep of the Oaks in the World Series.
Powering the offense was Craig McKee-Parks (Hall of Fame, .520, 26 hits and 18 RBIs), Carroll (Hall of Fame, .421 and 20 RBIs), Scott Godtfredsen (.367), Mike Miller (.360 and 12 RBIs), Tony Kerlegan (.358, 19 hits, 1 HR and 12 SB), Willis (12 SB) and Steve Leary (12 SB). The pitching leaders were Don Chambers (5-0 including three complete games in the post season) and Carroll (CY Young Award, 11-3, 10 complete games with approximately 110 innings pitched and 2.50 ERA).
2002 – ANGELS
2003 – GIANTS
The Giants win the realigned 38+ league.
2004 – BARONS (Mgr. Jim Meehan)
Lead by MVP Bill Magoolaghan and Hitting Champ Thiago Lopez, the Barons beat the Beavers in an exciting 3-game series that came down to the bottom of the 9th inning. As the tying run dangled off of second base, Bill Magoo struck out the final batter, his 22nd strike out in 13 innings pitched over the final two games of the weekend.
2005 – BARONS (Mgr. Jim Meehan)
Jim Meehan’s Barons repeat as 38+ Champions as the Barons’ Bill Magoolaghan outdueled the Beavers’ Mike Miller in a low scoring affair at SF State. The offensive hero for the Barons was Mike Badolato who crushed a two run home run to right field in the top of the fifth with Thiago Lopez onboard. Bob Jordan scored what turned out to be the winning run when Dan Bright was hit by a pitch with the bases loaded in the top of the ninth. Magoolaghan struck out eight and yielded only two earned runs in going the distance for the Barons and capturing his 2nd win of the series.
2006 – GIANTS (Mgr. Mark Sieben)
35+ Giants Pete Johnson beat out an infield single to short-stop with 2 outs in the bottom of the 9th to score Charlie Goldberg from 3rd base to conclude the 35+ Championship for the Giants. This year represents the first year of the Bay Area 35+ League. The first year of the 38+ League was 2003, which also happened to be the first year the Giants won their world series vs. the Marin Stars in 3 games.
Double side note; Giants winning pitcher in game 3 in 2003 and 2006 was 49 year old Arturo Jaimes of San Francisco! Via La Mexico!
3 game world series hitter highlights: Pete Johnson 5 for 8 (.625%) 1 RBI, Graham Miller 4 for 7 (.571%) 3b, 3 RBI’s, Eric Wernholm 3 for 6 (.500%) Double, Mark Sieben 3 for 6 (.500%) RBI, BB, Hiroaki Ajari 3 for 7 (.429%) & Dan Weller 3 for 10 (.300%) 2 RBI’s.
2007 – BARONS (Mgr. Ed Delaney)
Barons Capture Their Third Crown in Four Years
The 2007 finals between the Barons and the Beavers exhibited some great baseball. Both games were very exciting, extremely well played, and plain old fun to participate in. In the end the difference was pitching depth, and an over-powering offense.
This team was definitely built by a catcher. Jason Clark, the ace of the staff, was nearly untouchable when he was healthy, Bill Magoo was his usual masterful self, and Mike Eberhart, Steve Ewing, and Will Bateson filled out the rest of this talented frontline pitching staff. In reserve was Karl Maier who started the semi-final game against the Seals. It was his first start ever, he’d only pitched 3 innings of mop up all season, and he responded with 7 gutsy innings.
Justin Kubiak, who was an offensive catalyst and rock solid shortstop all year, seemed to hit another gear in the playoffs. He started or finished almost every rally, hitting .625 for the series, scoring 4 and knocking in 3. He was involved in 7 of the Barons 14 runs in the two-game series.
2008 Barons (Mgr Ed Delaney)
The Barons won their fourth title in five years on the strength of a 21 hit attack and some great pitching by Mike Eberhart and Sean Lake. Lake, Will Brandenberger, and Rob Fung each had four hits, and Rick Russelle hit a two-run homer in the first.
As Bill Magoo said after game, it was a bittersweet victory for the Barons. The players on both teams have played with or against each other for years and years, occassionally teaming up in tournaments. While it was fun baseball, you’d really prefer to beat a team that you don’t like or don’t respect, neither is the case between these two teams…so yeah, a fun game yesterday, and it was nice to come out on top, but it also kinda sucked because we had to witness our good friends fall just a little bit short after a fantastic season.
2009 Seals (Mgr Bob Rice)
The unlikely champs!
Sitting on a 2 win and 10 loss season, it was time for the Seals to be reminded that our goal of making the playoffs, was slipping away.
The 13 game proved to be lucky with a walk-off bottom-of-the-ninth two run-producing hit by Seals MVP Aaron Selix. With a win the next week our first goal was accomplished.
With the quality of competition in the playoff round, it was very unlikely that we would prevail. We knew we had to play our best baseball to be competitive.
Good defense in support of good pitching, along with good base running and timely hitting, we decided, would be our only chance. The final game in the championship series against an outstanding Barons team bore this out.
An excellent pitching performance by Aaron, going the distance with no walks and a defense that committed no errors, was the main reason we squeaked out a 10 to 8 win. There was no margin for error against an outstanding opponent.
2013 – Athletics (Mgr. Jay Miller)
2014 – Athletics (Mgr. Jay Miller)
2015 – Athletics (Mgr. James Biernat/Jay Miller)