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Edgar's career filled with singular moments

January 2, 2023

Pedro Martínez and Mariano Rivera agreed that Edgar Martínez ranked among the toughest hitters they faced. If ever a vote of two individuals could be considered a landslide verdict, this would be it, since Rivera’s status as the game’s premier closer spanned Pedro Martínez’s heyday as an elite starter. With

Top 10 moments of Griffey's epic career

November 21, 2022

SEATTLE -- Ken Griffey Jr. created a lifetime of memories for baseball fans during his 22-year career, which was capped in 2016 by his first-ballot induction into the National Baseball Hall of Fame. Here's a look at 10 of his greatest moments.

OTD in 1990, the Griffeys went back to back

@_dadler
September 14, 2022

Ken Griffey Jr. and Ken Griffey Sr. hit 782 home runs between them in their careers. But the two that came on this date in 1990 produced one of the most special moments in MLB history. On Sept. 14, 1990, the Griffeys hit back-to-back home runs for the Mariners. They

Top Mariners Draft pick from every season

@DKramer_
July 27, 2022

There's nothing quite like the excitement of a first-round pick. Over the years, the Mariners have made some pretty good ones, with their share of stars, busts, and the vast in-between. Here's a look back at Seattle’s previous top picks from each Draft since the club’s inception in 1977:

Top 5 debut seasons in Mariners history

@DKramer_
April 6, 2022

SEATTLE -- From homegrown prospects to superstar free-agent signees and blockbuster trade acquisitions, the Mariners have had plenty of players come in and immediately make their mark in Seattle. Some were under the radar, others drew paparazzi. Julio Rodríguez has a chance to etch his name into Mariners lore with

Out-hype Julio? Few in club history have

@DKramer_
April 6, 2022

SEATTLE -- Julio Rodríguez will make his big league debut on Friday, signaling another significant milestone for a farm system that ranks No. 2 in baseball as it prepares to graduate one of its homegrown talents. J-Rod comes with much hype and fanfare as MLB Pipeline's No. 3 overall prospect,

Top 5 Opening Day moments for Mariners

@DKramer_
April 6, 2022

Opening Day is special everywhere, but especially so in Seattle. The excitement of a new season is palpable, but the pomp, circumstance and pageantry that the Mariners put on make one of the most exciting days of the season all the more unique. Pearl Jam and Macklemore have become regular

10 moments that defined King Félix's career

@DKramer_
March 28, 2022

SEATTLE -- Félix Hernández will have one of the more intriguing Hall of Fame cases when he reaches the ballot eventually. The case for The King is simple: He dominated for a decade with the Mariners as one of the very best pitchers in the game. But the case against

5 Mariners greats not in the Hall of Fame

@DKramer_
February 4, 2022

SEATTLE -- The Mariners have done well in landing some pretty prominent players in the National Baseball Hall of Fame in recent years, a run that includes Randy Johnson, Ken Griffey Jr. and Edgar Martinez over the past six elections.

The best baseball players born on Sept. 25

@jdolezar
January 26, 2022

Who are the best players born on each day of the year? We have a list for every day on the calendar. Here’s a subjective ranking of the top five for Sept. 25:

The best baseball players born on Oct. 6

January 21, 2022

Who are the best players born on each day of the year? We have a list for every day on the calendar. Here’s a subjective ranking of the top five for Oct. 6: 1) Freddy Garcia (1976) A two-time All-Star with the Mariners and later a World Series champion with

10 players you forgot were Mariners

December 1, 2021

SEATTLE -- For a franchise that hasn't made a ton of postseason memories, the Mariners have had more than their fair share of unforgettable stars -- from Hall of Famers Ken Griffey Jr., Randy Johnson and Edgar Martinez to Alex Rodriguez, Félix Hernández and Ichiro Suzuki. But not all Mariners

The Mariners' top 5 pitching seasons

December 1, 2021

SEATTLE -- When trying to envision the best season by a Mariners pitcher in franchise history, just close your eyes and picture Randy Johnson striding out of the bullpen to the roar of the Kingdome crowd in 1995. It’s hard to stand much taller than the Big Unit did that

Mariners' all-time retired numbers

December 1, 2021

SEATTLE -- When the Mariners drew up guidelines for retiring uniform numbers, they set a high bar that so far has only been met by two players in franchise history. There are nine inducted members in the Mariners Hall of Fame, but the criteria for retiring a number was set

Top 5 moments in T-Mobile Park history

@DKramer_
December 1, 2021

SEATTLE -- T-Mobile Park has only been open since 1999, but it has already been home to some of the most memorable moments in Major League history. Nestled one block south of where the Kingdome once stood, which itself housed some of Seattle’s most iconic memories, the open-air, retractable-roof replacement

How and why Mariners got their team name

December 1, 2021

SEATTLE -- There’s no big mystery as to why “Mariners” was chosen as the nickname for Seattle’s Major League Baseball team when the franchise began in 1977, given Seattle’s nautical ties and location on the waters of Puget Sound. But as for the man who came up with that moniker?

Best Mariners to wear each uniform number

December 1, 2021

SEATTLE -- Some numbers are iconic. It’s not hard to remember which Mariners wore 11 or 24, the two jerseys that hang on the center-field façade at T-Mobile Park as the lone numbers retired in franchise history. But just who is the best player to wear every uniform number? Well,

So many stars: Mariners' best hitting seasons

December 1, 2021

SEATTLE -- When picking the best individual season by a Mariners position player in franchise history, there is no shortage of candidates. In the interest of spreading the wealth, we’re only going with the very best season from each individual in coming up with a Top 5 all-time list. Here

Top 10 biggest trades in Mariners history

@DKramer_
December 1, 2021

SEATTLE -- The Mariners wanted to draft Jarred Kelenic back in 2018 before he wound up going to the Mets with the No. 6 overall pick. But that wound up being no matter for Seattle general manager Jerry Dipoto, who acquired the standout outfielder six months later in a blockbuster

These Mariners had seasons for the ages

December 1, 2021

SEATTLE -- So who’s had the best season in Mariners history at each position? It’s a pretty good list with some pretty remarkable seasons. This isn’t a list of the best player to play at each position, but rather the player with the best single season. You could win a

Mariners give Seattle Foundation $100K

First in series of grants promoting racial justice and economic equity
@DKramer_
March 9, 2021

PEORIA, Ariz. -- The Mariners announced their first in a series of community impact grants on Tuesday, totaling more than $1 million to organizations that promote racial justice and economic equity. The Seattle Foundation received the first grant on Tuesday for $100,000, which will be used toward the newly-announced Fund

Top 5 seasons in Mariners history

@DKramer_
February 23, 2021

SEATTLE -- The Mariners absorbed much of the Major League spotlight during the Ken Griffey Jr. era in the late 1990s and into the turn of the millennium with the rest of an All-Star cast, many of whom are in or could be on their way to the Hall of

Mariners' 5 best homegrown Draft picks

@DKramer_
February 15, 2021

SEATTLE -- The homegrown hero is every franchise’s dream. Hit on your top-end Draft picks, and you can put yourself on a postseason trajectory. It’s a formula that has worked for years, even in Seattle, despite some of the Mariners’ shortcomings in their chase for that elusive World Series championship.

How often do Mariners use ballpark roof?

@DKramer_
February 11, 2021

SEATTLE -- More than its fine coffee, ferry rides, snow-capped mountains and tech havens, Seattle is known above all for its dreary weather. And that persistent Pacific Northwest mist doesn’t exactly bode well with baseball. Climate was a huge factor in why the Mariners called the Kingdome home for its

The backstory of the Mariner Moose

@DKramer_
January 28, 2021

SEATTLE -- They’re called the Mariners, but their mascot is a … moose? Indeed, Seattle has one of the more unusual mascots in the Majors. But the Mariner Moose is among the most beloved by fans. So, perhaps fittingly, its backstory is distinct and had significant fan involvement. The year