Seattle Mariners Fans Be Thankful
By Dan Hughes
Mandatory Credit: Steve Dykes-USA TODAY Sports
3- A rich history
The Mariners may have never made an appearance in the World Series, but there have been a number of dynamic ballplayers that have called Seattle home over the years.
Ken Griffey Jr., Edgar Martinez, Jay Buhner, Randy Johnson and Dan Wilson have all been inducted into the Mariners Hall of Fame in recent years.
Alex Rodriguez, Ichiro Suzuki, Omar Vizquel, Tino Martinez, Arthur Rhodes, Bret Boone, Adrian Beltre and Norm Charlton all spent a significant amount of time here.
Jason Varitek, Derek Lowe, R.A. Dickey and Kevin Mitchell all spent a little time here.
In all, Seattle has been home to two AL MVP awards (Griffey- 1997, Ichiro- 2001) and two AL Cy Young awards (Randy- 1995, Felix- 2010).
They have also had several other players who had won or would eventually win awards with other teams (Kevin Mitchell- 1989 NL MVP, Rickey Henderson– 1990 AL MVP, Randy- NL Cy Young in 1999, 2000, 2001 and 2002, Alex- AL MVP in 2003, 2005 and 2007, Cliff Lee– 2008 AL Cy Young, R.A. Dickey- 2012 NL Cy Young).
Remember when the Mariners won an MLB record-tying 116 games in the 2001 regular season?
Times have been rough of late, but M’s fans still have some history to be thankful for.