Mariners Interview: Author Michael Emmerich

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Apr 20, 2015; Seattle, WA, USA; Exterior view of Safeco Field before a game between the Houston Astros and Seattle Mariners. Mandatory Credit: Joe Nicholson-USA TODAY Sports

BH: The research involved in writing a book like this must have been an exhaustive process. How did you go about finding these stories? Did you have the opportunity to talk to anyone involved in the Mariners’ organization?

ME: Unearthing the stories and material for the book was indeed an exhaustive (but rewarding, mind you) process. I was fortunate to have access to a few great resources. One of the most prominent was the curator for the Mariners museum. He proved an invaluable resource himself and pointed me in the direction of numerous other sources. Some of the most obscure material, particularly from the early years, came from reporters who covered the team from its infancy and shared stories with me no one knew or remembered.

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