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'95 hero Wolcott throws out first pitch

SEATTLE -- In conjunction with the Mariners' year-long celebration of the club's 35th anniversary, former pitcher Bob Wolcott threw out the ceremonial first pitch on Saturday.

Wolcott, who pitched for the Mariners from 1995-97, found himself in the spotlight as a rookie during the team's magical playoff run in 1995. Saturday marked the 17th anniversary of his Major League debut.

"It's cool. I think it's great that they remembered me for my little contribution, I guess," Wolcott said.

Mariners fans may best remember him for starting Game 1 of the American League Championship Series against a stacked Indians team. Wolcott loaded the bases in the first inning, but escaped the inning without any harm done and went on to win the game.

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SEA Full Game Coverage TTLE -- In conjunction with the Mariners' year-long celebration of the club's 35th anniversary, former pitcher Bob Wolcott threw out the ceremonial first pitch on Saturday.

Wolcott, who pitched for the Mariners from 1995-97, found himself in the spotlight as a rookie during the team's magical playoff run in 1995. Saturday marked the 17th anniversary of his Major League debut.

"It's cool. I think it's great that they remembered me for my little contribution, I guess," Wolcott said.

Mariners fans may best remember him for starting Game 1 of the American League Championship Series against a stacked Indians team. Wolcott loaded the bases in the first inning, but escaped the inning without any harm done and went on to win the game.

This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.