Mariners: Top 5 Mariners Outside of the Americas
By Dan Clark
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2. Hisashi Iwakuma
Hisashi Iwakuma is one of the current day fan faves. Kuma, which means ‘bear’ in Japanese, signed with the Mariners prior to the 2012 season. Kuma’s best season with the Mariners was in 2013 when he became an All-Star for the first time, and finished third in the Cy Young voting. Kuma also etched his name in Mariner’s folk law on August 12th, 2015, by throwing his first complete game that was also a no hitter. Iwakuma’s 17.1 WAR is the second highest WAR for players outside of the Americas. Kuma is still very much an important cog in the Mariners 2017 season.