Sox 99 – September Surge

Boston’s late-August surge continued into September, as they swept three from the struggling Kansas City Royals and split a four-gamer with Seattle. Pedro Martinez took care of things in the opener, fanning 11 and walking one while allowing 4 hits and a run in 6 frames as the Sox breezed 7-1. They broke open a 2-1 contest with 4 in the fifth on 3 hits and 2 errors, with Butch...
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September 20, 2014  |  Discuss

This Date In Royals History–September 20, 1991

1991: Mike Boddicker and three relievers combined to shut out the Mariners while Brian McRae drove in two runs in the Royals’ 3-0 win at the Kingdome in Seattle.Boddicker only allowed two hits and three walks in six innings. Although he only struck out one hitter, he got the Mariners to hit into three double plays. As a result, the Mariners did not have a runner reach third base...
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September 20, 2014  |  Discuss

This Date In Royals History: September 8, 1997

1997: The Royals broke out the long ball to build an early 7-1 lead, and coasted to a 9-2 win over the Mariners at Kauffman Stadium.Seattle held a 1-0 lead after Royals starter Jim Pittsley battled his control in the first inning. He walked Joey Cora and Ken Griffey, then threw a wild pitch that moved the runners up a base. Cora scored on an Edgar Martinez groundout.But the Royals...
Via Pine Tar Press
September 08, 2014  |  Discuss

The All-Time Seattle Mariners Team – Part Two

In my column, The All-Time Mariners: Part One, I took a look at the greatest offensive seasons for Mariners position by position.  Some of the usual suspects, like Ken Griffey, Jr., Alex Rodriguez, Edgar Martinez, and Ichiro spearheaded the team, but there were also some surprises like Alvin Davis and Phil Bradley. In The All-Time Mariners Team: Part Two, we’ll be rounding out...
Via Oregon Sports News
July 08, 2014  |  Discuss

The All-Time Seattle Mariners Team – Part One

With the All-Star break approaching next week and the Oregon Sports News taking a short break this week, I thought it might be fun to look at an All-Time Seattle Mariners Team.  To keep with the spirit of the All-Star game, I’ll be looking at single season performance at each position, using FanGraphs’ version of WAR, to assemble the greatest Mariners fantasy team possible....
Via Oregon Sports News
July 07, 2014  |  Discuss

Hello Seattle?  Wooden Bats? Leather Gloves? Does That Ring A Bell?

Attendance at Safeco Not There Despite Winning Dear, Northwest Sports Fans, I realize you may have forgotten, since that team of yours hasn’t played a decent season in more than a decade, but I thought I’d drop you a line and remind you that you have a baseball team. They are called the Seattle Mariners.  Does that ring a bell? Do you remember Ken Griffey Jr.,  Edgar Martinez...
Via NorthWest Sports Beat
June 16, 2014  |  Discuss

Memorable Vedder Cup Moments

We’re one week away from the beginning of 2014′s installment of the storied Vedder Cup. The Mariners currently hold a 47-43 edge in the all-time series, but the Padres can even things up with a season sweep. Not only have there been several players who’ve been on both sides of baseball’s most intense interleague series (as things are scheduled right now, Chris Young should...
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June 09, 2014  |  Discuss

“It was 20 years ago today…”

Manny being Manny…in 1994 The Home Opener is hands down the biggest baseball day of the year in each Major League city. No matter the town,  the game is sold out1. It is the one time that every team play in front of a house packed full of their own fans. Bunting is all around the park. Excitement is in the air. Balloons. It is just flat out American: Hot dogs, cracker jacks...
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April 04, 2014  |  Discuss

The Greatest Summer Ever: Paul Assenmacher

For the next 26 days, DTTWLN  will profile and break down the roster of arguably the most exciting sports team that Cleveland has ever seen; the 1995 Cleveland Indians. The ’95 Tribe won 100 games in a strike-shortened 144 game schedule, won their first Central Division title and made the playoffs and World Series for the first time since 1954.  Six players made the American...
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March 14, 2014  |  Discuss

The Greatest Summer Ever: Eric Plunk

For the next 26 days, DTTWLN  will profile and break down the roster of arguably the most exciting sports team that Cleveland has ever seen; the 1995 Cleveland Indians. The ’95 Tribe won 100 games in a strike-shortened 144 game schedule, won their first Central Division title and made the playoffs and World Series for the first time since 1954.  Six players made the American...
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March 12, 2014  |  Discuss

The Greatest Summer Ever: Ken Hill

For the next 26 days, DTTWLN  will profile and break down the roster of arguably the most exciting sports team that Cleveland has ever seen; the 1995 Cleveland Indians. The ’95 Tribe won 100 games in a strike-shortened 144 game schedule, won their first Central Division title and made the playoffs and World Series for the first time since 1954.  Six players made the American...
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March 07, 2014  |  Discuss

Seahawks win pushes Mariners further towards irrelevance

I'm not going to sit here and break down the dominant win by the Seattle Seahawks in the Super Bowl on Sunday night - they decimated the Broncos. Besides - this is a baseball blog. If you want a detailed game analysis, head on over to our sister site This Given Sunday. But anyway, the Seahawks' win was just the second big four championship for the city of Seattle, and first...
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February 03, 2014  |  Discuss

Mariners names you’d least expect to make an impact in 2014

You don’t always see impact players coming If you take a look at a lot of championship baseball teams, you almost always find the blue collar, over-achiever guy on the 25-man roster someplace. These guys were not first-round picks.  They did not arrive on your favorite team’s roster in a blockbuster trade or for someone you had even heard of but there is almost always one of...
Via NorthWest Sports Beat
January 04, 2014  |  Discuss

The DH Debate: David Ortiz vs. Edgar Martinez

Cooperstown. By the end of the 2013 World Series, David Ortiz’s induction into Baseball’s Hall of Fame seemed all but certain. A three time World Series champion and owner of some of the greatest statistics in baseball playoff history, Ortiz was also quite possibly the greatest designated hitter of all time. Make that claim, however, in a room full of baseball enthusiasts and...
Via Boston's Bettah
November 08, 2013  |  Discuss

The boy that would be King…Felix Hernandez under the spotlight

Few choose to stay Imagine if you could take 20 years of time and spit out a baseball team with all the different star players that the Seattle Mariners drafted and let get away during those two decades. Imagine David Ortiz in the lineup everyday for Seattle, Randy Johnson as your ace, Jason Varitek catching, Alex Rodriguez at short, and Adam Jones in center after Ken Griffey Jr...
Via NorthWest Sports Beat
October 22, 2013  |  Discuss

A look back at some of baseball's best Game 5s

The phrase ''Game 7'' always resonates in baseball - but now, the postseason offers all sorts of winner-take-all scenarios. This year, two best-of-five division series have gone the distance. St. Louis hosted Pittsburgh on Wednesday night, and Oakland takes on Detroit on Thursday. In those cases, Game 5 isn't much different from Game 7. The winner advances and...
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October 09, 2013  |  Discuss

My Seattle Mariners 2014 Wish List

The last weekend in September marked the last series for the 2013 Seattle Mariners season.  The M’s capped off fourth place in the AL West with a final loss against the Oakland Athletics, 9-0, ending the season with a record of 71-91.  Sigh. I’m not going to focus on how the Mariners had more losses than wins, or how this is the 12th season in a row without a postseason...
Via Oregon Sports News
October 02, 2013  |  Discuss

Angels Classic Rewind | Dateline: September 27th, 2002

By Joe Haakenson, AngelsWin.com Contributor -  SEPT. 27, 2002 GAME 160 - MARINERS AT ANGELS ANAHEIM – Still riding the high of clinching a playoff spot on Thursday, the Angels faced the Seattle Mariners Friday night with a lineup that manager Mike Scioscia might have lifted from his spring training files. Regular starters David Eckstein, Darin Erstad, Tim Salmon, Scott...
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September 27, 2013  |  Discuss

Yamauchi's death affects Mariners

Japanese businessman Hiroshi Yamauchi died Thursday at age 85, and news reports noted how the former president of Nintendo sold his majority ownership stake in the Seattle Mariners nine years ago. That is technically true, but Yamauchi maintained quiet control of the Mariners until the very end of his life. Major decisions still required his approval. And his passing has come in...
Via Fox Sports
September 19, 2013  |  Discuss

Who are the best Mariners of all-time?

The best of the best With a new wave of young talent beginning to make their mark within the franchise, let’s have a look my list of the top dozen Seattle Mariners of all-time. 13- Kazuhiro Sasaki Ok, so I made it a baker’s dozen because I had trouble omitting one of these final players from the list. Kaz Sasaki came to the Mariners as a 32-year-old after playing 9 years in...
Via NorthWest Sports Beat
September 01, 2013  |  Discuss

Throwback Team Thursday: 1997 Seattle Mariners

In recent weeks, the baseball world has been criticizing Alex Rodriguez for his use of performance enhancing drugs. However, these same fans often forget how much entertainment he and his steroids have provided us in years past. Photo Credit: Gary Stewart/AP Randomized study of who have been finally adjudicated Levitra Viagra Vs Levitra Viagra Vs the greater the instant decision...
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August 15, 2013  |  Discuss

Angels Classic Rewind | Dateline: July 27th - 28th, 2002

By Joe Haakenson, AngelsWin.com Contributor -  JULY 27, 2002 GAME 102 - ANGELS AT MARINERS SEATTLE – It might have been fun while it lasted, but the Angels’ hold on first place in the A.L. West was short-lived, their 3-1 loss to the Seattle Mariners before 45,974 at Safeco Field dropping them back into second place, a game behind the Mariners. Angels starter Jarrod...
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July 30, 2013  |  Discuss

Is David Ortiz The Greatest DH Of All Time?

Thoughts From The Border by Larry Shiman, FN Board Member Big Papi now holds most of the career records for DH, having passed Harold Baines last week for career hits. I expect he’ll keep going for a while, and put some distance between him and the others. But if he never plays another game, is he the greatest DH to ever live?I thought of four contenders for the title...
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July 23, 2013  |  Discuss

Manny Machado within reach of baseball's all-time doubles mark as second half begins

These days, it seems that Manny Machado would rather earn bragging rights by beating a teammate in ping-pong inside the Orioles clubhouse than discuss his possible place in baseball history. He'd rather coax manager Buck Showalter, 35 years his elder, into getting more apps on his iPhone than affirm his chase of an 82-year-old record. But when the unofficial second half of the...
Via Pro Sports Daily
July 17, 2013  |  Discuss

David Ortiz’s Hits Record Reinforces His Place in Red Sox History, Adds to Resume That’s Still Growing

David Ortiz didn’t change much when he hammered a double into the left-center field gap Wednesday to record his 1,689th hit as a designated hitter. He simply reaffirmed that he’s one of the greatest Red Sox players of all time. Ortiz’s performance against the Mariners on Wednesday was fitting. Not only does Ortiz now hold the all-time record for hits by a DH with 1,690 following...
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July 11, 2013  |  Discuss
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