March Madness: Sodo Mojo’s Top 32 Mariners Moments

GLENDALE, AZ - APRIL 03: Confetti covers the Final Four logo after the North Carolina Tar Heels defeated the Gonzaga Bulldogs during the 2017 NCAA Men's Final Four National Championship game at University of Phoenix Stadium on April 3, 2017 in Glendale, Arizona. The Tar Heels defeated the Bulldogs 71-65. (Photo by Ronald Martinez/Getty Images)
GLENDALE, AZ - APRIL 03: Confetti covers the Final Four logo after the North Carolina Tar Heels defeated the Gonzaga Bulldogs during the 2017 NCAA Men's Final Four National Championship game at University of Phoenix Stadium on April 3, 2017 in Glendale, Arizona. The Tar Heels defeated the Bulldogs 71-65. (Photo by Ronald Martinez/Getty Images) /
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#1. Sojo’s Slam vs #8. Perry Gets 300

In the number 1 seed in this bracket belongs to the moment when most Mariners fans knew they were going to the playoffs. After coming back from a 13 1/2 game deficit to the California Angels to force a 1 game playoff, the Mariners came home to the Kingdome.

It was a classic 1-0 game that pitted Randy Johnson vs Mark Langston. Then in the 7th inning, the Mariners managed to load the bases against their former ace with 2 outs. Then up came Mariners shortstop/utility man Luis Sojo.

On the first pitch of the at bat, Sojo hit a cue shot that somehow snuck under the sure glove of JT Snow. The ball rolled down the right field line, and insanity ensued. The end result was a little league grand slam, and one of the best moments in Mariners history.

#8- Gaylord Perry Wins Game 300

Early in their existence, there wasn’t much to celebrate for Seattle. In the teams first 5 years of existence, hosting the 1979 All-Star game was the high point for the franchise. The team hadn’t even won more than 67 games in any 1 season.

Then, on May 6th, 1982 Mariners fans got to see a historic moment. 43-year-old Gaylord Perry entered rarefied air, pitching a complete game to secure his 300th career victory. He remains the only member of the 300 win club to reach the milestone as a Mariner.

Perry became the 15th member of the 300 win club, and brought some national recognition to the Pacific Northwest, if only for a short time.