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 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
  • 1981-06-08 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

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

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  • 1990-08-30 Ken Griffey & Ken Griffey Jr become 1st father & son to play on same team (Seattle Mariners), both single in 1st inning
  • 1990-08-31 Ken Griffey Sr & Jr are 1st father & son to play on same team each goes 1 for 4 for Seattle Mariners
  • 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
  • 1996-05-14 NY Yankee Dwight Gooden no-hits Seattle Mariners 2-0
  • 1997-04-25 Seattle Mariner Ken Griffey Jr hits his 250th HR
  • 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

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)
  • 1943-01-07 Jim Lefebvre, Hawthorne California, baseball manager (Seattle Mariners)
  • 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
  • 1958-11-22 Lee Guetterman, pitcher (NY Yankees, Seattle Mariners), born in Chattanooga, Tennessee
  • 1962-04-01 Rich Amaral, Visalia CA, outfielder (Seattle Mariners)
  • 1963-01-02 Edgar Martinez, American baseball 1st baseman (Seattle Mariners), born in NYC, New York
  • 1963-01-06 Norm Charlton, Fort Polk LA, pitcher (Seattle Mariners)
  • 1963-02-14 John Marzano, 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, infielder (Seattle Mariners), born in Greenville, South Carolina
  • 1964-08-13 Jay Buhner, Nassau TX, outfielder (Seattle Mariners, NY Yankees)
  • 1964-12-22 Mike Jackson, US pitcher (Seattle Mariners), born in Houston, Texas
  • 1965-01-25 Brian Holman, Winfield Ks, pitcher (Cincinnati Reds, Seattle Mariners)
  • 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-born MLB infielder (Seattle Mariners), born in Petare, Edo Miranda
  • 1966-02-27 Chris Howard, American baseball catcher (Seattle Mariners)
  • 1966-03-20 Blas Minor, Merced CA, pitcher (Seattle Mariners)
  • 1966-11-01 Bob Wells, pitcher (Seattle Mariners), born in Yakima, Washington
  • 1967-04-24 Omar Vizquel, Venezuelan shortstop (Seattle Mariners, Indians), born in Caracas
  • 1967-12-07 Tino Martinez, 1st baseman (Seattle Mariner, NY Yankees), born in Tampa, Florida
  • 1968-01-27 Rusty Meacham, pitcher (KC Royals, Seattle Mariners), born in Stuart, Flordia
  • 1969-02-11 Kevin King, American baseball pitcher (Seattle Mariners)
  • 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., Donora, Pennsylvania, American baseball center fielder (Seattle Mariners, MVP 1997)
  • 1970-10-03 Manny Martinez, Dominican outfielder (Seattle Mariners), born in San Pedro de Macorís, Dominican Republic
  • 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
  • 1972-10-02 Rafael Carmona, Rio Piedras Puerto Rico, pitcher (Seattle Mariners)
  • 1973-09-08 Bob Wolcott, Huntington Beach Ca, pitcher (Seattle Mariners)
  • 1975-07-27 Alex Rodriguez, American MLB shortstop (14-time All Star), born in New York City, New York
  • 1986-04-08 Félix Hernández, Venezuelan MLB baseball player (Seattle Mariners), born in Valencia

Deaths in Sport

  • 2013-09-19 Hiroshi Yamauchi, Japanese businessman (President of Nintendo, 1949-2003, owner of Seattle Mariners), dies at 85