I’ve been a fan of Seattle Mariners baseball since I was about four or five years old.
This page is dedicated to helpful information about the team as well as my story and memories.
We moved around quite a bit when I was a kid but we lived in Washington State for 10 of my first 15 years. I considered it home. I lived in Vancouver as well as Redmond.
Mariners baseball was a part of our lives and I look forward to sharing my story with you.
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My Seattle Mariners Baseball Story
My Seattle Mariners baseball story really begins in 1980 when I was only five years old. We lived just outside of Seattle and my parents were already baseball fans. My dad played ball when he was a kid and played against Rolly Fingers.
I’ll always remember driving in the car with my family to the Kingdome. You always came up over a hill and all of a sudden you see the huge stadium with the American flag flying at the top.
My brother and I were actually members of the Pepsi Junior Mariners kids club and we each got a little booklet of tickets for certain games.
The Mariners weren’t very good in the 1980’s but it was still amazing to watch Major League Baseball and we grew to love the M’s.
My two favorite Mariners in the 1980’s were Bruce Bochte who played first base and Mark Langston who played pitcher.
I was left handed and Mark was a lefty pitcher and Bruce was a lefty hitter.
I went to M’s games at the dome until the summer of 1990 which is when my family moved east.
Seattle Mariners Team History
The Seattle Mariners team history isn’t exactly one filled with trophies. In fact, they are one of the few teams that have never made it to the World Series.
The Mariners came into existence in 1977 when I was just two years old. They ended up in next to last place with a dismal 64 and 98 record.
They had more losses than wins every single year until 1991 when they were 83 and 79 under the leadership of Jim Lefebvre and players like a young Ken Griffey Jr. and Edgar Martinez.
Lou Piniella started to manage in 1993 which is the year I graduated from high school and the M’s became winners instantly.
They went to the playoffs in 1995, 1997, 2000 and 2001 but never made it past the American League championship series losing to the likes of the Yankees and Indians.
They haven’t been back to the playoffs since that magical 2001 season where they won 116 games.
Today, they have a lot of young talented pitchers including Felix Hernandez but they haven’t really had a group of great hitters since the days of Ken Griffey Jr., Edgar Martinez and Jay Buhner.
I think the future looks bright and I can’t wait to see what’s in store!
The Magical 1995 Seattle Mariners
2016 Seattle Mariners Baseball Schedule (April)
Mon, Apr 4 @ Texas
Tue, Apr 5 @ Texas
Wed, Apr 6 @ Texas
Fri, Apr 8 vs Oakland
Sat, Apr 9 vs Oakland
Sun, Apr 10 vs Oakland
Mon, Apr 11 vs Texas
Tue, Apr 12 vs Texas
Wed, Apr 13 vs Texas
Fri, Apr 15 @ Yankees
Sat, Apr 16 @ Yankees
Sun, Apr 17 @ Yankees
Tue, Apr 19 @ Cleveland
Wed, Apr 20 @ Cleveland
Thu, Apr 21 @ Cleveland
Fri, Apr 22 @ Angels
Sat, Apr 23 @ Angels
Sun, Apr 24 @ Angles
Mon, Apr 25 vs Houston
Tue, Apr 26 vs Houston
Wed, Apr 27 vs Houston
Fri, Apr 29 vs KC
Sat, Apr 30 vs KC
Seattle Mariners Baseball Tickets
I’m not going to link you to any ticket sites but there are several places where you can buy Seattle Mariners baseball tickets.
I usually steer clear of spammy sites or ticket sites that make me feel uncomfortable or sites that have a ton of popups.
There are established sites such as Ticket Master and Stub Hub. I’ve actually bought sports tickets from people trying to sell theirs on Craigslist.
The most legit was of course is to call the Mariners ticket office or visit their official site where you can buy single game tickets or season ticket packages.
Single game tickets for the current season go on sale in March which is when the prices will be revealed.
However, you can currently buy ticket packages for multiple games.
Seattle Mariners Twitter
Get The M’s Latest Info!
You can usually catch all the latest news about the team and ticket promotions on their official Twitter account.
Follow them so that you’re always in the know when it comes to team happenings.
Highlights from the 2015 Season
Here’s a look back at the M’s 2015 season with this compilation of highlights.
There was a lot to be excited about last year and with added pieces the 2016 season should be real fun to watch.
Do you have any favorite baseball memories? Share them with me below.