Originally posted on NorthWest Sports Beat  |  Last updated 1/29/14
Lou Piniella to be inducted into the M’s Hall of Fame The announcement was quick and given with little fan fare, but in case you missed it, the Seattle Mariners announced that on Aug. 9, 2014, “Sweet Lou” Louis Victor Piniella will be inducted into the M’s Hall of Fame. Piniella joins seven other members of the club as the only coach and the second non-player to be enshrined.  Other members include Alvin Davis, Dave Niehaus, Jay Buhner, Edgar Martinez, Randy Johnson, Dan Wilson and Ken Griffey Jr. In addition to his fiery antics when umpires’ calls didn’t go his way, Piniella was a beat writer’s dream.  He was funny, articulate and always gave us plenty to write about even when the M’s weren’t playing their best, which in his days, was not as often as it is now. One of My Favorite Piniella Moments It was 1997.  Seattle was only two years removed from the 1995 savior season and was on its way to its second AL West Divisional Championship in franchise history. It was late in the summ...
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