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Grease is the word:
August 23, 1982, Gaylord Perry of the Seattle Mariners is caught putting a foreign substance on the ball. Long suspected of throwing a “spitball”, Perry is ejected from a game for the first and only time in his career.
August 23, 1936, future Hall of Famer Bob Feller makes his first major league start and strikes out the first eight batters he faces. The Cleveland Indians rookie finishes the game with 15 strikeouts and a complete-game victory.
August 23, 1980 marks a historic sale when Charlie Finley sells the Oakland A’s to the Levi Strauss company for nearly $13 million. During Finley’s reign in Oakland, the A’s won three consecutive World Championships. Finley was also influential the in American League’s adoption of the designated hitter, World Series night games, and multi-colored uniforms.
Three 7th Inning Stretches on August 23, 1989!
Rick Dempsey homers off Dennis Martinez in the top of the 22nd inning to break up a scoreless tie and g...
BEST OF MAXIM
8 game win streak
So, we have a winner in town, and it’s not even football season yet. Our team has won 10 of their last 11 overall and eight in a row at home.
The Seattle Mariners are having one of the best second halves in baseball, and it all started (pretty much) when they traded long time RF Ichiro.
Just like after the 2000 season, when we found ourselves without the big...
Are they really doing this?
Well friends, as the MLB All Star Game approached, it seemed the only thing the local media was willing to talk about in regards to this Mariners team was how terrible they had been at home.
They were on pace for a historically futile season in the confines of Safeco Field, the power numbers were terrible, the team batting average was 20+ points below...
Last Wednesday, Felix Hernandez crafted his own place in the baseball history with just the 23rd perfect game in MLB history. As the city of Seattle watched their ace shoot himself into the record books, many businesses planned for a spike in their own books. The publicity and sense of Mariner pride brought out by this rare and spectacular performance reflected in sales; the businesses...
June 2nd, 1990—that’s a date that a lot of Mariners fans remember. Randy Johnson threw the first no-hitter in the franchise’s history. Now 22 years later, on the 35th anniversary of Mariners baseball, and on the year that Johnson was inducted into the Mariners Hall of Fame, Felix Hernandez threw the Mariners’ first Perfect Game.
It seems only fitting that Johnson’s battery...
Yes he is striking out a bit and yes his defense isn't as good as it could be, but newly acquired Eric Thames is helping to lead the Mariners in their August stretch at home, wherein they've won 9 of 10 games played at Safeco.
(Eds: Adds details, quotes. With AP Photos.) By TIM BOOTH AP Sports Writer For much of his first two seasons as manager of the Seattle Mariners, Eric Wedge has preached exactly what his team has practiced over the past month.
And while the Mariners' second-half surge is realistically too late to make a push for this postseason, it's at least giving hope that Seattle'...
Felix Hernandez wasn't perfect. He was still dominant.
Hernandez allowed one run in 7 2-3 innings in the first start following his perfect game, Jesus Montero hit a three-run homer in Seattle's four-run seventh inning, and the Mariners won their seventh straight beating the Cleveland Indians 5-1 on Tuesday night.
Greeted by a crowd of more than 39,000, most of them in yellow...
Mariners had the day off; so really this installment of Seattle Mariners Universe should be called Jabari Henry Universe, Leon Landry Universe, or Steven Proscia Universe the way these three guys played today.
So you do not miss it:
Jabari Henry, for this week (with 3 games left), is hitting .692, .764 OBP, 3 HRs, 8 RBIs, and scored 6 times. #MiLB Player of the Week- All LevelsIs...
SEATTLE (AP) -- Eric Thames hit a tiebreaking two-run double with two outs in the eighth inning, and the Seattle Mariners beat the Cleveland Indians 3-1 Wednesday for their eighth straight win.
Seattle, which completed a three-game sweep, is on its longest winning streak since taking eight in a row from June 23 to July 1, 2007. The Mariners have won 15 of their last 16 home games...
It's surprisingly hard not to be excited about the Mariners right now. It is a nice change of pace from the previous decade or so. Whispers of "refuse to lose" are slipping out - timid whispers that respect the decade of futility, combined with the long odds the team faces right now, but whispers nonetheless that signal a little hope and excitement...
Eric Thames hit a tiebreaking two-run double with two outs in the eighth inning, and the Seattle Mariners beat the Cleveland Indians 3-1 Wednesday for their eighth straight win.
Seattle, which completed a three-game sweep, is on its longest winning streak since taking eight in a row from June 23 to July 1, 2007. The Mariners have won 15 of their last 16 home games.
Another gem for the King
The Headline: timely offense and a Felix Hernandez gem were all the Mariner’s needed for this win.
Seattle Mariners 5, Cleveland Indians 1
When: 10:10 ET, Tuesday, August 21, 2012
Where: Safeco Field, Seattle
Umpires: Home — Chris Conroy, 1B — Mark Carlson, 2B — Wally Bell, 3B — Ed Hickox
[tab:Mariners] Seattle wins their 8th straight game and 15 of their last 16 games at home as they knock off Cleveland in sweeping style 3-1.
The Big Three is much older than we expected coming into the season as Felix, Vargas, and Iwakuma are lighting up the second half of the baseball season.
Over the past 30 days in the American League all 3 pitchers are:
Top-10 in ERA...
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Cameron Hobson’s walk out song for the Everett AquaSox in his first professional season of baseball was Party Rock Anthem by LMFAO.
I doubt that is the way a kid from Crawfordsville, IN wants to see an article chronicling their amateur and professional career begin...