To say it's been a struggle for the Seattle Mariners is putting it lightly. The team, which joined the American League as an expansion franchise in 1977, didn't enjoy a winning campaign until 1991 and they've finished with more losses than wins in 27 of their first 39 seasons. The Mariners are one of eight teams in Major League Baseball that have never won a World Series and along with the Washington Nationals, are the only to big league ballclubs that in fact have never appeared in the World Series.
The Mariners won their first American League West Division title in 1995 and captured their first playoff series victory that season over the New York Yankees. In 2001 the Mariners won an American League-record 116 games, tying the 1906 Chicago Cubs for the most single-season wins in Major League Baseball history.
The Mariners weren't Seattle's first foray into Major League Baseball. Seattle's pilot project was cancelled after just one season. The Seattle Pilots were an American League expansion franchise that entered the league in 1969, finishing 64-98 and last in the six-team division.
Seattle's Sick's Stadium was living up to its name, simply not up to snuff as a big league ballpark and on April 1, 1970, the Pilots declared bankruptcy, paving the relocation of the team to Milwaukee, where they became the Brewers.
The state of Washington sued the American League for breach of contract and the Mariners would bring baseball back to Seattle in 1977, also as an American League expansion team.
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As a West Coast team, the Mariners will play plenty of games outside of their time zone and it's always good where they are coming from when arriving to play an eastern ballclub.
The Mariners game schedule is listed right here and like all West Coast teams playing in the Pacific time zone, the Mariners are a popular team with those who burn the midnight oil.
You can divide the history of the Seattle Mariners into two distinct eras. From their birth in 1977 into the 1999 American League season, the Mariners called the Kingdome home. As its name implies, it was a domed stadium, a concrete monolith that was the standard for stadium construction during that era.
On July 15, 1999, the Mariners moved into Safeco Field, an outdoor facility more in the modern-retro mix that has become popular in the last two decades. It also features a retractable roof to combat the damp climate of the area and prevent any chance of rain delays or rainouts spoiling a day at the ballpark.
What Are The Current Seattle Mariners Standings
You will find the current Seattle Mariners standings listed below and more often than not, the standings have offered nothing but bad news to the Mariners and their fans, with just 13 winning seasons in 40 years.
In 2008, the Mariners lost 101 games. They were the first team to lose 100 games in Major League Baseball that season, and the first team to be officially eliminated from the playoff race. Living proof that money can't buy happiness, the Mariners also made a bit of ignonimus baseball history that season, becoming the first team to lose 100 games with a payroll of $100 million.
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Any night that Felix Hernandez takes the hill is a good night to consider placing a wager on the Mariners game. In 2010, Hernandez won the American League Cy Young Award.
Hernandez pitched the first perfect game in franchise history in 2012, and in 2014, Hernandez posted, a 2.14 earned-run average, a franchise record, to lead the American League.
Seattle Mariners History
Though the Seattle Mariners have suited up many great players, from Cy Young Award winning pitchers such as Randy Johnson and Felix Hernandez, to Ichiro Suzuki, perhaps the most consistent contact hitter in baseball and the man who knocked a record 262 hits in 2004, part of a record-run of nine consecutive 200-hit seasons, unquestionably, there is only one man who can be proclaimed Mr. Mariner and that is Ken Griffey Jr.
Elected to the Baseball Hall of Fame in 2016, Griffey was the American League MVP in 1997. Four times Griffey led the league in home runs, 13 times he was an all-star and he won 10 Gold Gloves.
A generational player, generational players from other sports of his era looked up to and sought out Griffey.
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