Where does this season rank all-time for the Mariners?

Seattle Mariners starting pitcher Freddy Garcia hurls in the first inning of game two of the American League Championship Series against the New York Yankees 18 October 2001 at Safeco Field in Seattle, WA. The Yankees lead the best-of-seven game series 1-0. AFP PHOTO/John MABANGLO (Photo by JOHN G. MABANGLO / AFP) (Photo by JOHN G. MABANGLO/AFP via Getty Images)
Seattle Mariners starting pitcher Freddy Garcia hurls in the first inning of game two of the American League Championship Series against the New York Yankees 18 October 2001 at Safeco Field in Seattle, WA. The Yankees lead the best-of-seven game series 1-0. AFP PHOTO/John MABANGLO (Photo by JOHN G. MABANGLO / AFP) (Photo by JOHN G. MABANGLO/AFP via Getty Images) /
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Seattle Mariners starting pitcher Freddy Garcia hurls in the first inning of game two of the American League Championship Series against the New York Yankees 18 October 2001 at Safeco Field in Seattle, WA. The Yankees lead the best-of-seven game series 1-0. AFP PHOTO/John MABANGLO (Photo by JOHN G. MABANGLO / AFP) (Photo by JOHN G. MABANGLO/AFP via Getty Images) /

The regular season has come to a close for the Mariners.

We all know that there haven’t been a ton of successful seasons in the history of the Seattle Mariners. That’s why I wanted to look and compare this season to the rest of the ones that have occurred in the team’s history to see where it ranks all-time.

Remember, that heading into 2021 the Mariners had only made the playoffs four times. Shoot, some of our contributors are young enough that, even though they were alive last time it happened, they don’t remember seeing the Mariners in the playoffs.

The top season, pending the Mariners ever making it to the World Series, is always going to belong to the obvious choice. You’ll see them at the very end of the article. What about the rest of the contenders?

Sure, the playoff teams are all possibly going to be in there. What about some of the other seasons where the team greatly overperformed expectations? Or actually, just lived up to expectations? (Might not sound like much to most fan bases, but OG Mariners fans understand completely).

Let’s get into it, and see where this season ends up amongst the all-time great seasons in Mariners history. We start with Number Five, taking a trip back to the only playoff year they didn’t win a series.

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