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Franchise Timeline

1977

On April 6, Major League Baseball returned to Seattle when the Mariners played the California Angels before a Kingdome crowd of 57,762. The Mariners went onto lose the game, 7-0 and finished the inaugural season with a 64-98 record. 1977 stats >>

1978

A struggling young ballclub, led by Manager Darrell Johnson, the Mariners finished seventh in the AL West posting a 56-104 record. Outfielder Leon Roberts led the club with 22 home runs, 92 RBI and a .301 batting average. 1978 stats »

1979

The Seattle Mariners hosted its first MLB All-Star game and cheered for its lone All-Star, first baseman Bruce Bochte. The National League won the contest 7-6 in front of 58,905 Kingdome fans. The club finished the year 67-95. 1979 stats »