Today, Joey Votto will attempt to hit home runs in 8 straight games, and join Don Mattingly, Dale Long, and our very own Ken Griffey Jr. in the record book. In honor of Votto, let’s remember some guys and look back at Junior’s streak in July 1993.
Seattle Mariners History
20 years ago today A-Rod made his return to Seattle after signing a record-breaking contract with the Texas Rangers. There used to be mad love between the player and the fans. Now, there was bad blood...and a lot of fake money.
Nearly 50 years before Kim Ng became the first woman hired as a major league general manager, Lanny Moss broke the barrier in the minor leagues. This is the story of professional baseball’s first woman general manager and the other women (and girl!) of the Portland Mavericks.
25 years ago today the Mariners traded Tino Martinez to the New York Yankees.
Who are the other unanimous winners?
25 years ago today, the Mariners won their last game of the magical 1995 season. It was quite a journey.
The Puget Sound Shipyard Baseball League wraps up its season and finds itself in need of a championship series. As the Duthies and Pat-Macs prepare to decide which of them would wear the championship crown, the deadly 1918 influenza pandemic arrives in Seattle
As the 1918 baseball season continues, the Giants and the minor leagues face the realities of the war economy, and the shipyards struggle to keep their league intact. Meanwhile, the major leagues wait for official rulings to learn whether they can finish the season or stage a World’s Series. And, always lurking behind the scenes, the deadly second wave of the 1918 influenza comes home.
In early October 1918, as the J. F. Duthie and Patterson-MacDonald shipyards were about to play a championship series that had Seattlites "all het up", the 1918 influenza pandemic came to town. This is the story of a seldom-remembered baseball league, and a look back at the virus that changed the city 100 years ago.
Baseball Versus the Volcano: The Story of Mount St. Helens, the AAA Spokane Indians, and the Dogged Gonzaga Bulldogs
40 years ago today, Mount St. Helens let loose the most devastating volcanic eruption in United States history. This is the story of how it affected baseball in the Pacific Northwest.
The basketball superstar and beloved Mariner are both famous for their tears. But there’s more to their connection than crying in the club.
Many are saved from sin by being so inept at it.
Our first entry in a series regaling the wildest Mariners moments of the last decade
In July 1993, the Mariners had a deal in place to trade Randy Johnson to the Blue Jays. An ill-timed golf outing saved them from making a gigantic mistake.
A tribute to the Mariner who will always be a Mariner
"Only in the agony of the parting do we look into the depths of love." - George Eliot
At the end of 1968 Lou Piniella was ready to quit baseball. In 1969, he won Rookie of the Year. A brief layover with the Pilots changed the course of his career.
Like a river flows surely to the sea, darling so it goes, Ken Griffey Jr. and the Mariners were meant to be. This is the story of how they almost weren’t.