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Seattle Mariners

This is the most complete record book ever written about the Seattle Mariners. It is the only publication which includes every season and career record of every player in the club’s history.

Typical record books eliminate old records when new ones are established but this book never eliminates a record.
Instead, new records are simply added to existing chronology lists. In this way, no players or their records are ever forgotten and the history of club records are forever preserved.

This book offers four never-before-seen features which are certain to stimulate fan interest. First there are the Chronology Lists which begin in the Mariners’ first year of play showing the original Record Setters, and every subsequent Record Breaker, to this present day.

Since records are neatly stacked in the exact order in which they were created, they are easy to summarize so readers may quickly learn which players have the most records. This information appears at the end of each chapter on the newly formed Record Holders List. This represents the second new feature.

The third feature is the individual player’s Record Profiles. The team’s greatest players and most productive record producers have profiles at the end of each chapter. Readers can take in whole chapters at a time, or flip directly to this section to see all the records of the team’s greatest players. Did you know that Ken Griffey Jr. has 55 club records?

The final feature is the player’s Claims to Fame Profiles. This is an extension of the Record Profile, but also includes every feat accomplished by a player which has made him famous. Did you know that Ken Griffey Jr. has 94 claims to fame thus far?

The book also includes records for Rookies and Managers. Everything you ever wanted to know about Mariners records is now at your fingertips.




Leroy Stanton
Willie Horton
Gorman Thomas
Ken Griffey Jr.
Ken Griffey Jr.
Ken Griffey Jr.
Ken Griffey Jr.


The chronology list reveals that Leroy Stanton was the club’s first home run champion hitting 27 home runs by the end of their first year of play. Two years later, Willie Horton entered the record book by slamming 29 homers, and his record stood for 6 years before Gorman Thomas became the new leader with 32 round trippers.

From that point on, the great Ken Griffey Jr. took over. He broke Thomas’ record with 45 dingers, then proceeded to break his own record in 1996 and 1997, eventually tying himself in 1998.

This represents the entire history of the club’s season home run record from start to present, nothing could be more complete, easy to read and easy to understand. This concept is used in every category of season and career batting, pitching and fielding.


The Mariners entered the American League as an expansion team in 1977. As with all expansion teams, they began at the bottom and slowly moved to the top.

Darrell Johnson was their first manager and he did well with what he had to work with. His best was 67 wins in 1979.

Rene Lachemann moved the team up to fourth place in 1982 and improved the win total to 76. In 1987, Dick Williams led the club to a record 78 wins and another fourth-place finish. Jim Lefevbre got the Mariners over the 80-win mark in 1991 and was the first manager to win more games than he lost.

The most successful manager, however, was Lou Piniella. He was the first to win a Division Title (1995) and repeated in 1997 and 2001. He improved the club’s winning percentage from .512 to a marvelous .716 in 2001. This winning percentage was a result of 116 wins, the most of any team in baseball history. But even with this success, the Mariners have not yet won their first World Series.