Seattle Mariners in History

Events in Sport

  • 1976-10-05 MLB expansion draft: Seattle Mariners & Toronto Blue Jays pick 30 unprotected AL players; Ruppert Jones OF (Seattle) & Bob Bailor OF (Toronto) are first picks
  • 1977-04-06 Kingdome opens, Seattle Mariners 1st game, loses to Angels 7-0
  • 1980-08-04 7-time All Star Maury Wills becomes only the 3rd black manager in MLB history when Darrell Johnson is fired by Seattle Mariners after a 9 game losing streak
  • 1981-04-25 Seattle Mariners MLB manager Maury Wills is suspended for 2 games after ordering Kingdome grounds crew to enlarge batter's boxes by one foot
  • 1981-06-08 Seattle Mariners draft Mike Moore #1
  • 1981-09-03 Longest MLB game in Fenway Park history is suspended after 19 innings at Seattle Mariners 7, Boston Red Sox 7; Mariners win 8-7 in 20 the following morning
  • 1981-09-04 Longest MLB game at Fenway Park ends in 20 innings; Seattle Mariners beat Boston Red Sox, 8-7
  • 1982-03-05 Gaylord Perry (with 297 wins) signs with Seattle Mariners
  • 1982-05-06 Seattle Mariner Gaylord Perry becomes 15th pitcher to win 300 games
  • 1982-08-23 Seattle Mariner pitcher Gaylord Perry ejected for throwing a spitter

Sports record brokenBaseball Record

1986-04-29 Boston Red Sox Roger Clemens strikes out 20 Seattle Mariners

MLB Pitching Legend Roger Clemens
MLB Pitching Legend
Roger Clemens

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1988-07-31 Oakland DH Jose Canseco smacks 2 home runs off Scott Bankhead in A's 6-2 win over Seattle Mariners; becomes first MLB player to hit 30 HRs in first 3 years

MLB Player José Canseco
MLB Player
José Canseco
  • 1990-08-31 Baseball outfielders Ken Griffey and Ken Griffey Jr. become the 1st father and son to play on same team (Seattle Mariners), the pair hit back-to-back singles in the first inning and both scored
  • 1992-06-11 Owners approve sale of Seattle Mariners to a Japanese group
  • 1992-07-10 John Ellis becomes CEO of Seattle Mariners
  • 1992-07-14 All star MVP: Ken Griffey Jr (Seattle Mariners)

  • 1993-04-22 Seattle Mariner Chris Basio no-hits Boston Red Sox
  • 1995-10-17 MLB American League Championship: Cleveland Indians beat Seattle Mariners, 4 games to 2
  • 1996-03-31 First time in MLB history, the regular season opens in March with Seattle Mariners beating Chicago White Sox, 3-2 in 12 innings at the Kingdome, Seattle
  • 1996-05-14 NY Yankee Dwight Gooden no-hits Seattle Mariners 2-0
  • 1997-04-25 Seattle Mariner Ken Griffey Jr hits his 250th HR

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1997-06-24 Despite an AL record 19-strikeout performance by Randy Johnson, A's first baseman Mark McGwire hits a massive 538 foot home run in Oakland's 4-1 defeat of Seattle Mariners

MLB First Baseman Mark McGwire
MLB First Baseman
Mark McGwire
  • 1997-08-15 Dan Wilson hits Seattle Mariners 3,000th HR
  • 1997-09-23 Seattle Mariners break record for most HRs in a year (258)
  • 1997-09-26 Seattle Mariner Ken Griffey Jr hits his 56th HR of 1997
  • 1999-07-15 The inaugural game at the Seattle Mariners' Safeco Field held in Seattle, Washington
  • 2000-10-17 MLB American League Championship: New York Yankees beat Seattle Mariners, 4 games to 2
  • 2001-10-22 MLB American League Championship: New York Yankees beat Seattle Mariners, 4 games to 1
  • 2004-10-01 Seattle Mariners Japanese outfielder Ichiro Suzuki gets his 258th hit of the season, breaking George Sisler's 84-year-old MLB single-season record; Ichiro ends season on 262
  • 2004-10-03 Seattle Mariners Japanese right fielder Ichiro Suzuki adds 2 more singles in a 3-0 defeat to Texas, to finish the season with a MLB record 262 hits
  • 2008-06-23 Félix Hernández of the Seattle Mariners hits a grand slam home run against New York Mets, 1st pitcher since Steve Dunning in 1971
  • 2012-04-21 Chicago White Sox pitcher, Philip Humber, pitches the 21st MLB perfect game against the Seattle Mariners
  • 2012-08-15 Seattle Mariners' Felix Hernandez becomes 23rd pitcher to throw a perfect game (1-0 vs Tampa Bay)
  • 2018-05-08 Seattle Mariners MLB left-hander James Paxton hurls a no-hitter in a 5-0 win over the Blue Jays in Toronto
  • 2018-09-30 New York Yankees suffer a 10-2 drubbing at the Boston Red Sox but accumulate a MLB record 267 home runs for the season; surpass Seattle Mariners previous mark of 264 in 1997
  • 2019-03-21 Japanese baseball right fielder Ichiro Suzuki finishes his career with a record 4,367 base hits (NPB & MLB) as Seattle Mariners beat the Oakland A's, 5-4 in Tokyo, Japan

Birthdays in Sport

  • 1927-11-07 Hiroshi Yamauchi, Japanese businessman (President of Nintendo, 1949-2003, owner of Seattle Mariners), born in Kyoto, Japan (d. 2013)
  • 1929-02-18 Lou Gorman, American baseball executive (general manager Seattle Mariners, Boston Red Sox), born in Providence, Rhode Island (d. 2011)
  • 1938-07-12 Ron Fairly, American baseball utility and broadcaster (MLB All Star 1973, 77; LA Dodgers, Montreal Expos; Seattle Mariners), born in Macon, Georgia (d. 2019)
  • 1943-01-07 Jim Lefebvre, American baseball manager (Seattle Mariners), born in Hawthorne, California
  • 1943-08-28 Lou Piniella, American baseball outfielder (1969 AL rookie of the year TEST) and manager (NY Yankees, Seattle Mariners), born in Tampa, Florida
  • 1946-11-02 Tom Paciorek, American baseball utility (MLB All Star 1981; Seattle Mariners), born in Detroit, Michigan
  • 1952-12-27 Craig Reynolds, American baseball shortstop (MLB All Star 1978-79; Seattle Mariners; Houston Astros), born in Houston, Texas
  • 1958-11-22 Lee Guetterman, pitcher (NY Yankees, Seattle Mariners), born in Chattanooga, Tennessee
  • 1963-01-02 Edgar Martínez, American Baseball Hall of Fame third baseman and DH (7 × MLB All-Star; 5 × Silver Slugger Award; AL batting champion 1992, 95; Seattle Mariners), born in NYC, New York
  • 1963-01-06 Norm Charlton, American baseball pitcher (Seattle Mariners), born in Fort Polk, California
  • 1963-02-14 John Marzano, American baseball catcher (Seattle Mariners), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
  • 1963-04-03 Chris Bosio, American baseball pitcher (Seattle Mariners), born in Carmichael, California
  • 1964-04-13 Doug Strange, American baseball infielder (Seattle Mariners), born in Greenville, South Carolina
  • 1964-08-13 Jay Buhner, American MLB outfielder (Seattle Mariners, NY Yankees), born in Louisville, Kentucky
  • 1964-12-22 Mike Jackson, US pitcher (Seattle Mariners), born in Houston, Texas
  • 1965-01-25 Brian Holman, American baseball pitcher (Cincinnati Reds, Seattle Mariners), born in Denver, Colorado
  • 1965-05-14 Joey Cora, Caguas Puerto Rico, infielder (Seattle Mariners)
  • 1965-11-17 Paul Sorrento, Somerville MA, infielder (Seattle Mariners)
  • 1966-01-03 Luis Sojo, Venezuelan MLB infielder (World Series 1996, 1998–2000; Seattle Mariners, NY Yankees), born in Petare, Edo Miranda, Venezuela
  • 1966-02-27 Chris Howard, American baseball catcher (Seattle Mariners), born in Kenner, Louisiana
  • 1966-03-20 Blas Minor, Merced CA, pitcher (Seattle Mariners)
  • 1967-04-24 Omar Vizquel, Venezuelan shortstop (Seattle Mariners, Indians), born in Caracas
  • 1967-12-07 Tino Martinez, American baseball 1st baseman (Seattle Mariner, NY Yankees), born in Tampa, Florida
  • 1968-01-27 Rusty Meacham, American baseball pitcher (KC Royals, Seattle Mariners), born in Stuart, Florida
  • 1969-02-11 Kevin King, American baseball pitcher (Seattle Mariners), born in Atwater, California
  • 1969-03-25 Dan Wilson, catcher (Seattle Mariners), born in Arlington Heights, Illinois
  • 1969-07-08 Bobby Ayala, Oxnard CA, pitcher (Seattle Mariners)
  • 1969-09-07 Darren Bragg, American outfielder (Seattle Mariners), born in Waterbury, Connecticut
  • 1969-11-21 Ken Griffey Jr., American Baseball Hall of Fame outfielder (13-time MLB All Star, AL MVP 1997), born in Donora, Pennsylvania
  • 1971-11-19 Andy Sheets, Baton Rouge LA, infielder (Seattle Mariners)
  • 1972-04-04 Matt Wagner, American baseball pitcher (Seattle Mariners), born in Cedar Falls, Iowa
  • 1974-06-09 Randy Winn, American baseball outfielder (MLB All Star 2002; TB Devil Rays, Seattle Mariners, SF Giants) and analyst (NBC Sports Bay Area), born in Los Angeles, California
  • 1975-07-27 Alex Rodriguez, American MLB shortstop (14-time All Star), born in NYC, New York
  • 1975-09-30 Carlos Guillén, Venezuelan baseball shortstop (3-time MLB All Star; Seattle Mariners, Detroit Tigers), born in Maracay, Aragua
  • 1986-04-08 Félix Hernández, Venezuelan MLB baseball player (Seattle Mariners), born in Valencia

Deaths in Sport

  • 2011-04-01 Lou Gorman, American baseball executive (general manager Seattle Mariners, Boston Red Sox), dies at 82
  • 2013-09-19 Hiroshi Yamauchi, Japanese businessman (President of Nintendo, 1949-2003, owner of Seattle Mariners), dies at 85
  • 2019-10-30 Ron Fairly, American baseball utility and broadcaster (MLB All Star 1973, 77; LA Dodgers, Montreal Expos; Seattle Mariners), dies from cancer at 81