The Seattle Mariners were one game away from going to the postseason last year, just missing out on their first trip to the playoffs since 2001. This season, the Mariners are primed to end that streak. The team added Nelson Cruz to an already solid lineup and with Felix Hernandez taking the mound every 5 days, the M's will be a tough team to beat in 2015. Find Mariners tickets now at TicketNetwork.com and head to Safeco Field for a game this season!
Based out of Seattle, WA, the Mariners are so named after the prominence of marine culture in Seattle. They've earned the nickname "The M's", which was a prominent part of their uniforms and logo in the '90s. In the team's early years, the Mariners played at Kingdome, a stadium that doubled as a baseball and football field. In 1999, the Mariners moved over to Safeco Field, which is where they currently play today.
The Mariners had their first real taste of success in 1995, when they won their first division championship and beat the New York Yankees in the American League Division Series. Ken Griffey Jr.'s slide into home in the bottom of the 11th inning to win the decisive game of that series remains one of the greatest moments in team history. Another particularly memorable season was in 2001, when the team won 116 games, setting the American League record for most wins in a single season. Most recently, in June 2012, the Mariners nabbed their first no-hitter in team history, using six different pitchers; shortly thereafter, in August 2013, Felix Hernandex pitched the a perfect game, the first in team history, and the the 23rd in MLB history. The team currently has six members in its Hall of Fame, including Griffey, Jr. and Randy Johnson.
As one of eight teams with no World Series title, the Mariners have entered this season as determined as ever, with star players like Robinson Cano and Felix Hernandez supporting their efforts.
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