Good morning Mariners fans! We are now only eight days away from regular-season Mariners baseball. Yesterday, we started a countdown to Opening Day by looking at who would be the most popular Mariner to wear the #9. Today, we look at the #8.
But first, the results of yesterday’s vote.
By a margin of one vote, the winner is:
Rich Amaral: The longest tenured Mariner to wear the number eight, he wore it for eight seasons in Seattle.
Kendrys Morales: The most recent wearer of the number. Will he wear it again for the Mariners in 2014? Some people hope not.
Carlos Guillen: One of the pieces the Mariners got in the trade that sent Randy Johnson packing. He was then traded to the Tigers a few years later for two players you’ve never heard of. Guillen became a 3-time All-Star with the Tigers.
Jeremy Reed: Also wore #7 and #58, but for three years with Seattle, he patrolled centerfield – and the bench – with a #8 on his back.
Miguel Olivo: The veteran journeyman catcher wore three different numbers in four seasons with Seattle. But while wearing #8, he had the lowest batting average of his career (.151).
There you go. Voting is open now until 6 AM tomorrow. Tune in to find out who the greatest #7 in Mariners history is as we continue our countdown to Opening Day. My oh my!
Who is your favorite Mariner #8?
- Carlos Guillen (56%, 9 Votes)
- Kendrys Morales (25%, 4 Votes)
- Miguel Olivo (13%, 2 Votes)
- Rich Amaral (6%, 1 Votes)
- Jeremy Reed (0%, 0 Votes)
Total Voters: 16