March Madness: Sodo Mojo’s Top 32 Mariners Moments
#2. Dome and Bedlam vs #7. 6 man No-No
Ask any Mariners fan old enough to remember it, and they will tell you about the glory year of 1995. In fact, many appear to be stuck in that season, as they often compare every season to it. Perhaps it is a defense mechanism to protect their own sanity, which is totally acceptable.
One thing that cannot be denied by anybody, is the sheer volume of memorable moments from that season. The 1995 team is well represented on our countdown, and our #2 seed of this region falls into the category.
Often overlooked by the incredible late season comeback, and the historic 1995 ALDS against the Yankees, the Mariners had to win the 1 game playoff against the Angels for any of it to matter. After a 1 run game in the 7th turned into a 9-1 blowout, Randy Johnson cemented the 1995 team in baseball lore, striking out Tim Salmon to end the game.
The magical moment came with an equally magical call, and it sounded something like this:
#7. The Six Man N0-No
It was a normal June day in the 2012 season. Veteran journeyman Kevin Millwood was on the slab for Seattle, and was cruising through 6 innings, allowing just 1 walk in the process. Unfortunately, during a warm up pitch in the 7th, Millwood suffered an injury and was forced to exit the game.
In came Charlie Furbush, who got 2 outs in the 7th. Then Stephen Pryor and Lucas Luetge for 1 out each. Brandon League came in to shut down a threat and Tom Wilhelmsen finished it off. All in all, 6 pitchers combined to no-hit the Dodgers. It was just the 10th combined no-hitter in baseball history. A weird moment to be sure, but one that will forever live in the annals of Mariners history.