The Mariners won 90 games and placed second in the AL West in 2021, but many pundits assumed Seattle's performance was just a fluke. But the Mariners put together another 90-win season and clinched their first playoff berth since 2001. Seattle topped the Toronto Blue Jays in the Wild Card Series before losing to the Astros in the ALDS in three games.
Center fielder Julio Rodriguez batted a team-best .284 with 28 homers and 25 stolen bases to win the AL Rookie of the Year Award, and Logan Gilbert led the team with 13 wins and a 3.20 ERA.
The Mariners are an up-and-coming squad that will be in the hunt for another wild-card spot in 2023.
The Seattle Mariners are an American League (AL) West division team based in Seattle, Washington. The franchise was founded in 1977 as an expansion team.
Since their formation, the Mariners have never made it to the World Series but have had many memorable moments including two AL West Division titles (1995, 1997, and 2001) and a 116-win season in 2001. Some of the most iconic moments for the franchise include Ken Griffey Jr.'s 630th career home run, which made him the youngest player to reach that mark and one of only a handful of players to do so at the time; Ichiro Suzuki's record-breaking 262 hits in a single season; and the 1995 season where they won their first American League West Division title.
The Seattle Mariners play their home games at T-Mobile Park (formerly known as Safeco Field) located in downtown Seattle. The ballpark has been home to the Mariners since 1999 and features stunning views of downtown Seattle, Mount Rainier, and Puget Sound.
Their rivals include their other AL West foes, such as the Oakland Athletics and Texas Rangers, and the Los Angeles Angels, the latter of whom they played and lost to in their first-ever game in 1977. Over the years, the Mariners have enjoyed moderate success against these teams.
Some key players in Seattle Mariners' history include Ken Griffey Jr., Edgar Martinez, Ichiro Suzuki, Felix Hernandez, Jay Buhner, Dan Wilson, Randy Johnson, Alex Rodriguez, David Ortiz, and Julio Cruz.