Seattle Mariners

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The Seattle Mariners are an American professional baseball team based in Seattle, Washington.wikipedia
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American League West

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The Mariners compete in Major League Baseball (MLB) as a member club of the American League (AL) West Division.
Seattle Mariners – Joined in 1977 as an expansion team

1977 Major League Baseball expansion

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The team joined the American League as an expansion team in 1977.
The Seattle Mariners and Toronto Blue Jays began play in the 1977 Major League Baseball season, becoming the 25th and 26th teams in Major League Baseball.

Major League Baseball

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The Mariners compete in Major League Baseball (MLB) as a member club of the American League (AL) West Division.
Two teams (the Seattle Mariners and the Toronto Blue Jays) were also added in the 1970s.

Ken Griffey Jr.

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The game-winning hit in Game 5, in which Edgar Martínez drove home Ken Griffey Jr. to win the game in the 11th inning, clinched a series win for the Mariners, served as a powerful impetus to preserve baseball in Seattle, and has since become an iconic moment in team history.
He spent most of his career with the Seattle Mariners and Cincinnati Reds, along with a short stint with the Chicago White Sox.

Expansion team

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The team joined the American League as an expansion team in 1977.
1977: Seattle Mariners; Toronto Blue Jays

List of Seattle Mariners seasons

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Through the end of the 2018 season, the franchise has finished with a losing record in 28 of 42 seasons.
The Seattle Mariners have completed 40 seasons of professional baseball in the West division of Major League Baseball (MLB)'s American League (AL) since they began play in 1977.

List of World Series champions

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The Mariners are one of seven Major League Baseball teams who have never won a World Series championship, and one of two (along with the Washington Nationals) never to have played in a World Series.
The Seattle Mariners and the Washington Nationals (formerly Montreal Expos) are the only current Major League Baseball franchises to have never appeared in a World Series; the San Diego Padres, Colorado Rockies, Texas Rangers (formerly the 1961–1971 version of the Washington Senators), Tampa Bay Rays, and Milwaukee Brewers (formerly Seattle Pilots) have all played in the Series but have never won.

Washington Nationals

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The Mariners are one of seven Major League Baseball teams who have never won a World Series championship, and one of two (along with the Washington Nationals) never to have played in a World Series.
Including their time in Montreal, the Nationals are one of two franchises, and the only one in the National League, never to have won a league pennant and played in a World Series, along with the Seattle Mariners of the American League.

American League Division Series

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The organization did not field a winning team until 1991, and any real success eluded them until when they won their first division championship and defeated the New York Yankees in the ALDS.

Mariner Moose

Their mascot is the Mariner Moose.
The Mariner Moose is the team mascot of the Seattle Mariners, a Major League Baseball team.

Ichiro Suzuki

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At the end of the season, Ichiro Suzuki won the AL MVP, AL Rookie of the Year, and one of three outfield Gold Glove Awards, becoming the first player since the Boston Red Sox's Fred Lynn to win all three in the same season.
Ichiro Suzuki, often referred to mononymously as Ichiro, is a Japanese professional baseball outfielder for the Seattle Mariners organization.

Juan Bernhardt

The first home run in team history was hit on April 10, 1977, by designated hitter Juan Bernhardt.
Bernhardt spent parts of four seasons in Major League Baseball (MLB) with the New York Yankees (1976), and the Seattle Mariners (1977–79).

Major League Baseball Manager of the Year Award

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Mariner fans embraced Piniella, and he would helm the team from through, winning two American League Manager of the Year Awards along the way.
Lou Piniella won 116 games with the Seattle Mariners in 2001, the most by a winning manager, and Joe Torre won 114 with the New York Yankees in 1998.

Lou Piniella

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During the 1992–93 offseason, the Mariners hired manager Lou Piniella, who had led the Cincinnati Reds to victory in the 1990 World Series.
Following his playing career, Piniella became a manager for the New York Yankees (1986–1987, 1988), Cincinnati Reds (1990–1992), Seattle Mariners (1993–2002), Tampa Bay Devil Rays (2003–2005), and Chicago Cubs (2007–2010).

George Argyros

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After the 1981 season, the Mariners were sold to California businessman George Argyros, who in turn sold the team to Jeff Smulyan in 1989, and then to Nintendo of America in 1992.
He is also a real estate investor, and was the owner of Major League Baseball's Seattle Mariners from 1981 to 1989.

2018 Major League Baseball season

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Through the end of the 2018 season, the franchise has finished with a losing record in 28 of 42 seasons.
Recorded his 3,000th career hit with a single in the fifth inning against the Seattle Mariners on May 4. He became the 32nd player to reach this mark. Pujols also becomes the fourth player in Major League history to collect 3,000 hits and hit 600 home runs in his career, joining Hank Aaron, Willie Mays and Alex Rodriguez.

SoDo, Seattle

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Since July, the Mariners' home ballpark has been T-Mobile Park, located in the SoDo neighborhood of Seattle.
It includes Seattle's downtown stadium district of T-Mobile Park (where Major League Baseball's Seattle Mariners play their home baseball games) and CenturyLink Field (built on the former Kingdome site; where the NFL's Seattle Seahawks play their home football games and Major League Soccer's Seattle Sounders FC play their home soccer matches).

Jack Zduriencik

On October 22, the Mariners announced the hiring of Jack Zduriencik, formerly scouting director of the Milwaukee Brewers, as their general manager.
John A. “Jack” Zduriencik (born January 11, 1951) is the former General Manager of Major League Baseball's Seattle Mariners.

Félix Hernández

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It also saw the return of Seattle favorite Griffey Jr. The 2009–10 offseason was highlighted by the trade for 2008 American League Cy Young Award winner Cliff Lee from the Philadelphia Phillies, the signing of third baseman Chone Figgins and the contract extension of star pitcher "King" Félix Hernández.
Félix Abraham Graham Hernández García (born April 8, 1986), nicknamed "King Félix", is a Venezuelan-American professional baseball starting pitcher for the Seattle Mariners of Major League Baseball (MLB).

Mike Sweeney

Many of the moves, like the free agent signing of Mike Sweeney, were made in part with the hope of squelching the clubhouse infighting that plagued the Mariners in 2008.
Sweeney also played for the Oakland Athletics, Seattle Mariners, and Philadelphia Phillies.

J. J. Putz

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The off-season also saw a litany of roster moves, headlined by a 12-player, 3-team trade that included sending All-Star closer J. J. Putz to the New York Mets and brought 5 players—including prospect Mike Carp and outfielder Endy Chávez from New York and outfielder Franklin Gutiérrez from the Cleveland Indians—to Seattle.
He played in Major League Baseball (MLB) for the Seattle Mariners, New York Mets, Chicago White Sox and Arizona Diamondbacks.

Cliff Lee

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It also saw the return of Seattle favorite Griffey Jr. The 2009–10 offseason was highlighted by the trade for 2008 American League Cy Young Award winner Cliff Lee from the Philadelphia Phillies, the signing of third baseman Chone Figgins and the contract extension of star pitcher "King" Félix Hernández.
He played in Major League Baseball (MLB) for the Cleveland Indians, Philadelphia Phillies, Seattle Mariners and Texas Rangers.

Mike Carp

The off-season also saw a litany of roster moves, headlined by a 12-player, 3-team trade that included sending All-Star closer J. J. Putz to the New York Mets and brought 5 players—including prospect Mike Carp and outfielder Endy Chávez from New York and outfielder Franklin Gutiérrez from the Cleveland Indians—to Seattle.
He played in Major League Baseball (MLB) for the Seattle Mariners, Boston Red Sox and Texas Rangers.

Don Wakamatsu

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Weeks later, on November 18, the team named Oakland Athletics bench coach Don Wakamatsu as its new field manager.
He was the manager of the Seattle Mariners for the 2009 season, as well as the majority of the 2010 season.

Diego Seguí

That year, star pitcher Diego Seguí, in his last major league season, became the only player to play for both the Pilots and the Mariners.
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