1980 Seattle Mariners season

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1980 Seattle Mariners
Major League affiliations
Location
Other information
Owner(s) Danny Kaye
Manager(s) Darrell Johnson and Maury Wills
Local television KING-TV 5
Local radio KVI 570 AM
(Dave Niehaus, Ken Wilson, Bill Freehan)
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The Seattle Mariners 1980 season was their fourth since the franchise creation, and ended the season finishing 7th in the American League West, finishing with a record of 59-103.

Offseason[edit]

Regular season[edit]

  • September 30, 1980: While pitching for the Mariners against the Kansas City Royals, Rick Honeycutt taped a thumbtack to his finger to cut the ball. Royals baserunner Willie Wilson spotted the tack from second base. The umpires investigated and not only found the tack, but also a gash in Honeycutt's forehead. Honeycutt was ejected from the game, suspended for 10 games, and fined.[6]

Season standings[edit]

AL West W L GB Pct.
Kansas City Royals 97 65 -- .599
Oakland Athletics 83 79 14 .512
Minnesota Twins 77 84 19.5 .478
Texas Rangers 76 85 20.5 .472
Chicago White Sox 70 90 26 .438
California Angels 65 95 31 .406
Seattle Mariners 59 103 38 .364

Notable transactions[edit]

Draft picks[edit]

Roster[edit]

1980 Seattle Mariners roster
Roster
Pitchers Catchers

Infielders

Outfielders

Other batters

Manager

Coaches

Player stats[edit]

Batting[edit]

Starters by position[edit]

Note: G = Games played; AB = At Bats; H = Hits; Avg. = Batting Average; HR = Home Runs; RBI = Runs Batted In

Pos Player G AB H Avg. HR RBI
3B Cox, TedTed Cox 83 247 60 .243 2 23
LF Meyer, DanDan Meyer 146 531 146 .275 11 71
CF Beníquez, JuanJuan Beníquez 70 237 54 .228 6 21
DH Horton, WillieWillie Horton 97 335 74 .221 8 36

Other batters[edit]

Player G AB H Avg. HR RBI
Narron, JerryJerry Narron 48 107 21 .196 4 18

Pitching[edit]

Starting pitchers[edit]

Player G IP W L ERA SO
Abbott, GlennGlenn Abbott 31 215 12 12 4.10 78
Honeycutt, RickRick Honeycutt 30 203.1 10 17 3.94 79
Beattie, JimJim Beattie 33 187.1 5 15 4.85 67

Other pitchers[edit]

Player G IP W L ERA
Anderson, RickRick Anderson 5 9.2 0 0 3.72

Relief pitchers[edit]

Player G W L SV ERA SO
Heaverlo, DaveDave Heaverlo 60 6 3 4 3.89 42
Roberts, DaveDave Roberts 37 2 3 3 4.37 47

Farm system[edit]

Level Team League Manager
AAA Spokane Indians Pacific Coast League Rene Lachemann
AA Lynn Sailors Eastern League Bobby Floyd
A San Jose Missions California League Bill Plummer
Short-Season A Bellingham Mariners Northwest League Jeff Scott

LEAGUE CO-CHAMPIONS: Bellingham[13]

Notes[edit]

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