Jul 9, 2015; Seattle, WA, USA; Seattle Mariners pitcher Felix Hernandez (34) reacts after getting the final out of the seventh inning against the Los Angeles Angels at Safeco Field. Mandatory Credit: Joe Nicholson-USA TODAY Sports
M’s fans had a unique opportunity this spring to vote for the Mariners Franchise Four. Major League Baseball co-ordinated the polling for all 30 teams to determine the greatest four players in each franchise’s history. Each team’s Franchise Four was announced prior to the first pitch in the All Star Game on Tuesday night in Cincinnati.
The Seattle Mariners were founded in 1977, and failed to make a postseason appearance until the famed 1995 season. The M’s may not have the championship history of the New York Yankees, but fans have seen more than a few great players don a Mariners’ uniform. Ken Griffey Jr., Edgar Martinez, Jay Buhner, Randy Johnson, Ichiro Suzuki, Alvin Davis, Jamie Moyer and Felix Hernandez were all vying for a spot on the prestigious list.
Without further ado, let’s find out who cracked the Mariners Franchise Four. The players will be listed in no particular order, as the voting tallies have not been released.