Mariners Talk podcast powered by SodoMojo.com had a couple of firsts on last week’s show. First off, my co-host Dan Hughes and I gave out our first weekly awards. We also had our first guests on the show as well.
Seattle Mariners 5th and 6th round draft picks Dan Altavilla and Lane Ratliff joined us for a 30 minute interview, during that interview both players announced that they had signed with the organization.
We were the first to break the news that both players had signed with the Mariners. Not bad for a small time podcast huh?
After the interview with both Dan and Lane, the other Dan and I got into a discussion about the Mariners playoff appearances. We first got to talking about the ‘Refuse To Lose’ 1995 playoffs. We talked about how the Mariners really surprised everyone by being able to score runs but the bullpen was unable to help out the team.
After that we got into how they were able to overcome a 2 games to nothing deficit to pull off one of the greatest comebacks in playoff history.
We then got into the 95 American League Championship Series and how the Cleveland Indians were able to shut down the Mariners power hitters and win their first AL pennant since 1954.
Me and Dan then talked about how poor the M’s hitters were against the Baltimore Orioles. In 1997 the Mariners set a franchise record with 90 wins and broke the major league record for most home runs by a team, ironically they broke the Orioles record, the M’s hit 264 homers and had six different players with 20+ home runs on the team.
Sadly though the starting pitching and our power hitters were shut down and the Orioles took care of the Mariners in 4 games. Dan and I then got on about how the Mariners took care of the Chicago White Sox in their only playoff sweep in franchise history. Though in the 2000 ALCS saw the Mariners fall to the New York Yankees in 6 games.
Finally we talked about the poor performance by the Mariners in the 2001 playoffs. The Mariners won an MLB record 116 games in 2001 but that 116 win team didn’t come to play during the playoffs. The Mariners barely got past the Indians and were sunk once again by the Yankees in the ALCS in 5 games.
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