Mariners Interview: Author Michael Emmerich

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BH: What era of Mariners baseball are you most fond of? The early years, the 90’s, the early 2000’s or today?

ME: I absolutely loved the 2001 Mariners. In my mind, their 116 wins puts them in the conversation as one of the sport’s greatest. I don’t care that they didn’t win the World Series. That’s a crapshoot, as we all know. Nothing beats settling in to watch your team play and knowing that they’re going to win that day or night. But that was the 2001 Mariners. You just knew they’d find a way to win, because everyone, from 1-25, contributed. There were very few moments where someone was up in a key situation and you thought, “There’s no way this guy is going to come through.” We’ll probably never see that again—at least in Seattle.

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