Mariners Greatest Hits: “The King” Felix Hernandez Top Performances
By Adam Levi
Now that we’ve established why the “king” Felix Hernandez is the Mariners greatest pitcher in the team’s forty year history, it’s time to take a deeper look into a few of the outings that helped define his career as an elite pitcher, former Cy Young, and M’s all-time great.
To be considered the greatest pitcher of all-time for the Seattle Mariners, especially when guys like Randy Johnson, Jamie Moyer, and for a brief moment, Gaylord Perry played for the M’s, Hernandez must have done some pretty spectacular things.
In the proceeding slideshow, we will cover the best of the best of Hernandez’s greatest outings over his astonishing12 going on 13-year career with the Mariners.
And who knows, maybe the best is yet to come from the 30-year-old.
We will be ranking his top-three performances based on how long he stayed on the mound, how many people he struck out, how few people he walked and by how much it just looked like he was feeling it on that day.
As always, this is by no means a definitive list of Felix Hernadez’s best outings.
After all, “The King” has thrown in 359 games. Of those 359 games, 240 of them were quality starts. Of those 240 quality starts, 25 were complete games, and 11 of those 25 were shutouts.
We can say one thing, though, “Nothing beats perfection”.
So without rambling on any further, in no particular order, here is Sodo Mojo’s list of Felix Hernandez’s top-three outings of his career.
Enjoy basking in the magnificence of royalty.