Five best players in Seattle Mariners history

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5. Randy Johnson - Randy Johnson is undoubtedly one of the best players in Seattle Mariners history. The towering left-hander spent ten seasons with the Mariners, establishing himself as one of the game's most dominant pitchers.

Johnson's early years with the Mariners were marked by inconsistency, as he struggled with control issues and injuries. But in 1993, he put it all together, winning 19 games and striking out 308 batters. He followed that up with another dominant season in 1994, leading the league in strikeouts and ERA+.

In 1995, Johnson helped lead the Mariners to their first-ever playoff appearance, winning two games in the American League Division Series against the New York Yankees. For his efforts in 1995, Johnson won the Cy Young Award.

Johnson's time with the Mariners came to an end in 1998, when he was traded to the Houston Astros. He finished his Mariners career with a record of 130-74 and a 3.42 ERA, striking out 2,162 batters in 1,838.1 innings pitched.

Despite spending just ten seasons with the team, Johnson's impact on the Mariners cannot be overstated. He was a dominant force on the mound and a leader in the clubhouse, setting an example for his teammates with his work ethic and fierce competitiveness.

In 2012, Johnson was inducted into the Baseball Hall of Fame, cementing his place as one of the greatest pitchers in baseball history. His impact on the Mariners and the game of baseball will be felt for years to come, and his place in Mariners lore is secure.