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Franchise Timeline

1990

In what was described as a ragged but dominant performance, LHP Randy Johnson recorded the club's first no-hitter on June 2, defeating the Detroit Tigers with a six-walk, 136-pitch outing. Family history was next on the list as Ken Griffey Jr. and Ken Griffey Sr. became the first father and son to play together on the same team. 1990 stats »

1991

For the first time in club history the Seattle Mariners finished the season above .500 taking home a modest 83-79 record. Ken Griffey Jr. was named to his second All-Star Game and also brought home the club's first Silver Slugger Award, hitting .327 with 22 home runs and 100 RBIs. Seattle placed fifth in the AL West at 83-79. 1991 stats »

1992

Edgar Martinez joined Ken Griffey Jr. as an All-Star and also earned a Silver Slugger Award and earned the first batting crown in Mariners' history, slapping out a .343 average. With new manager Bill Plummer at the helm, Seattle recorded a 64-98 season. 1992 stats »

1993

The fiery Lou Piniella rolled into town as the Mariners' new skipper and immediately paid dividends by guiding the club to 82 wins. On April 22 pitcher Chris Bosio, in just his fourth start as a Mariner, walked the first two batters faced and then proceeded to retire the next 27 for the club's second no-hitter. The game ended on a bare-handed grab and throw by shortstop Omar Vizquel. Seattle was 82-80 on the year. 1993 stats »

1994

Not only was the season shortened by the MLB strike, but so was the Mariners' home schedule. On July 19, just three hours before game time, the first of four 15-pound Kingdome tiles fell to the ground. The game was postponed and the Mariners played the remainder of the season on the road. 1994 stats »

1995

A historic year for the club as the Seattle Mariners earned their first American League West title, defeating the Angels in a one-game playoff. It was also the year Seattle won a Division Series against the Yankees in one of the most exciting postseason series ever. Seattle overcame a 5-4 deficit in the 11th inning, scoring two runs on an Edgar Martinez double down the left field line, to take the decisive Game 5. Lou Piniella was named Manager of the Year and Randy Johnson took home the Cy Young Award. 1995 stats »

1996

Seattle earned a then club-record 85 wins but took second in the AL West behind the Texas Rangers. The Mariners sent outfielders Jay Buhner and Ken Griffey Jr., DH Edgar Martinez, shortstop Alex Rodriguez and catcher Dan Wilson to the All-Star Game. Rodriguez took home his first Silver Slugger Award and the AL batting crown by hitting .358 with 36 home runs and 123 RBIs. 1996 stats »

1997

Seattle returned to the playoffs, winning the AL West with a club-record 90 wins. The Mariners sent five players to the All-Star game, including pitcher Randy Johnson, outfielders Ken Griffey Jr. and Jay Buhner, second baseman Joey Cora and catcher Dan Wilson. Griffey was named the American League MVP and Edgar Martinez was named Designated Hitter of the Year.1997 stats »

1998

Despite a disappointing season in which it finished 11½ games back in the AL West, the club posted some impressive individual numbers. Alex Rodriguez became just the third player in Major League history to join the 40-40 club as he hit 42 home runs and stole 46 bases. Ken Griffey Jr. became the third player in the 50-20 club with 56 home runs and 20 stolen bases. He was also the youngest player to reach 350 home runs. LHP Jamie Moyer earned his 100th win and 1,000th strikeout and Edgar Martinez tallied another Designated Hitter of the Year award. 1998 stats »

1999

The Mariners began a new chapter in club history closing out a 22 1/2 year run in the Kingdome on June 27 and opening their new open-air ballpark SAFECO Field on July 15. Lou Piniella became the 14th manager to earn both 1000 wins as a manager and 1000-ML hits as a player. Ken Griffey Jr. earned his ninth Gold Glove and his seventh Silver Slugger. Alex Rodriguez tallied his third Silver Slugger and rookie pitcher Freddy Garcia served up a club rookie record 17 wins (4.07 ERA). Seattle finished third in the AL at 70-83. 1999 stats »