The Seattle Mariners were franchised in 1977, well after many prominent teams in Major League Baseball. They’ve played in the American League West Division ever since their inception, with their name coming from the marine culture that can be found in Seattle. Oddly, their mascot is the Mariners Moose, but in terms of their history, The Mariners didn’t have a winning season until 1991. It took 18 years of playing in the West Division before they won their inaugural West Division Championship in 1995.
1995 was a very special year for The Mariners, as they beat the infamous New York Yankees in the ALDS final. The team’s most memorable moment came in the 11th inning, when Edgar Martinez drove home Ken Griffey Junior. The game-winning play ended the series in favour of the Seattle Mariners, an immortalised moment in the Mariners short history.
In 2001 The Mariners won 116 games in the league season, setting the American League record for the most in history, and joint-top in MLB with the infamous 1906 Chicago Cubs. They toppled the Cleveland Indians 3-2 that season to win the ALDS Championship game before losing 4-1 to the New York Yankees. In 2004, Ichiro celebrated 262 hits, breaking an 84-year-old MLB record.
Although The Mariners have never won a World Series (along with seven other teams in MLB), or have even appeared in a World Series final, they still have a proud modern history. Despite ending 2015 with a record of 27 losing seasons from the 39 they have played, they’re hopeful of changing their fortunes in the next twelve months. They’ve certainly had a few seasons of upheaval, but they’ve also enjoyed some golden moments. When Felix Hernandez pitched the first ‘perfect game’ in The Mariners’ history, he also made sure they were the first team ever to be involved in two perfect games in a single season. 2015 saw Lloyd McClendon fired from his position as manager, and that came just a month after General Manager Jack Zduriencik was relieved too. Scott Servais took over team matters as Manager in October and he has a big job to do in 2016.
Who Do The Seattle Mariners Play Next
Check out who their next opponents here. It’s worth noting where each match takes place due to The Mariners odd record of performing better away than at home in 2015.
The Seattle Mariners will be looking to the 2016 season to right wrongs and change their position of finishing fourth in the American League West Division in 2015.
Seattle Mariners Game Schedule
The Seattle Mariners will be looking to improve on their record of finishing 4th in the West Division last season, and in particular their home record of 36-45.
It was worse than their away record of 40-41. Check out the full game schedule to see if the Mariners can rise high once again and make a push for the playoffs.
What Are The Seattle Mariners Today
The American League West Division is one of the toughest in Major League Baseball, with sides like Texas Rangers being powerful at home and away
The Houston Astros one of the best home sides in Major League Baseball so check out how the Mariners are faring below.
How To Make Money Betting On Seattle Mariners
The Mariners look set for a season of extreme change as Scott Servais tries to manage the team successfully through a tough transition.
Despite being a team with a lot to learn, Seattle frequently hit the over 7.5 market and we’d recommend them from a free-scoring position.
More than most, they’re a team to back in this market and their early-season results reinforce this. Take the line on over 7.5 against most sides and especially those that rely on their hitters as much as The Mariners.
While Servais will be looking to make the right adjustments, you can see the positives and negatives from their last season in two extensive highlights videos below.