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Mariners are now 1995-2019 since 1995

@gregjohnsmlb
September 11, 2019

SEATTLE – Baseball is a game of numbers. And sometimes they just add up in the most amazing ways. With a 4-3 victory over the Reds on Tuesday, the Mariners' win-loss record from 1995-2019 now stands at, yep, 1,995-2,019. Weird coincidence, sure. But even more amazing, that same number combo

SEATTLE – Baseball is a game of numbers. And sometimes they just add up in the most amazing ways.

With a 4-3 victory over the Reds on Tuesday, the Mariners' win-loss record from 1995-2019 now stands at, yep, 1,995-2,019.

Weird coincidence, sure. But even more amazing, that same number combo stood for a time on Tuesday for veteran Giants manager Bruce Bochy, who began his managerial career in 1995 with the Padres. Bochy’s career record was 1,995-2,019 … until San Francisco won a 5-4 decision over Pittsburgh on Tuesday night.

The Mariners almost didn’t line their digits up right as they trailed the Reds, 3-2, until Kyle Seager’s two-run homer in the eighth. But in the end, the stars -- and numbers -- aligned. At least for a day.

Greg Johns has covered the Mariners since 1997, and for MLB.com since 2011. Follow him on Twitter @GregJohnsMLB.