Originally posted on Oregon Sports News  |  Last updated 8/22/12
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-mate (and fellow Hall of Fame inductee), Dan Wilson, was helping calling the game on TV. Both Wilson and Johnson were a part of the magical 116-win season in 2001, and it seems as they were both in town in July to celebrate their wonderful accomplishments. They were also in a sense helping us celebrate moving into a new era of Mariners baseball—the King’s era. With his Perfect Game (only the 23rd pitcher in baseball history to complete the feat), paired with his former Cy Young award and numerous shutouts, Felix has finally reached the equivalent of Johnson in the eyes and hearts of Mariners fans. The King and hi...
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