Originally posted on MyTeamRivals.com  |  Last updated 2/19/13
Dave Niehaus would have turned 77 today. The longtime Seattle Mariners broadcaster was the face of the organization since the club’s inception in 1977. His catch phrase “My, Oh, My” is certainly what Niehaus will be remembered for. He was the team’s broadcaster for the first 34 years of the club’s existence until his sudden death on November 3rd, 2010. There may never be another Mariners player that will represent Seattle the way Dave did as a broadcaster. In my opinion, the only player that has a chance to do so is Felix Hernandez, only if he continues to pitch at the level he is at now and retires a Mariners player. My statement was very bold, considering the love fans had for stars such as Ichiro Suzuki, Edgar Martinez and even Ken Griffey Jr, Randy Johnson and Alex Rodriguez for what they did when they played for Seattle. I guess Ichiro would give Niehaus the biggest run for his money. His popularity, in my opinion, is more because of his heritage and his fame in Japan. Amo...
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