Bellingham Mariners

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Bellingham Mariners
19731996
Bellingham, Washington
Class-level
  • Short Season A
Minor league affiliations
Major league affiliations
Name
  • Bellingham Giants (1995-1996)
  • Bellingham Mariners (1977-1994)
  • Bellingham Dodgers (1973-1976)
Minor league titles
League titles 3 (1977, 1980, 1986)

The Bellingham Mariners were a minor league baseball team that represented Bellingham, Washington in the Northwest League. The franchise was affiliated with the Los Angeles Dodgers from 1973–76 (during which time they were called the Bellingham Dodgers), the Seattle Mariners from 1977–94 (in which they took the name they held the longest, the Bellingham Mariners, or the "Baby M's" as they were popularly known), and the San Francisco Giants from 1995-96 (they became the Bellingham Giants for those two seasons) before they moved to Keizer, Oregon and became the Salem-Keizer Volcanoes.

In 1987, Ken Griffey, Jr. hit his first professional home run while on the road at Everett Memorial Stadium. A plaque was placed on the sidewalk outside the stadium where the ball landed.[1]

The Bellingham franchise played at Joe Martin Field a stadium with a seating capacity near 2,000. The park is still in use by the Bellingham Bells a team that plays in the West Coast Collegiate Baseball League.

Year-by-year record[edit]

Year Record Finish Manager Playoffs
1973 42-37 3rd Bill Berrier none
1974 52-32 1st Bill Berrier Lost League Finals
1975 17-61 6th Bill Berrier
1976 30-42 6th Bill Berrier
1977 42-26 2nd Bobby Floyd League Champs
1978 41-30 3rd Bob Didier
1979 41-31 3rd (t) Jeff Scott
1980 45-25 1st Jeff Scott Co-Champs w/ Eugene Emeralds
1981 39-31 2nd Jeff Scott Lost playoffs
1982 33-37 3rd Jeff Scott
1983 40-28 2nd Jeff Scott Lost playoffs
1984 42-32 3rd Gary Pellant
1985 39-35 3rd (t) Gary Pellant
1986 45-29 1st (t) Sal Rende League Champs
1987 30-46 7th Rick Sweet
1988 25-51 8th P. J. Carey
1989 32-43 7th P. J. Carey
1990 32-44 6th P. J. Carey
1991 37-39 5th (t) Dave Myers
1992 43-33 1st (t) Dave Myers League Champs
1993 44-32 1st Mike Goff Lost playoffs
1994 42-34 3rd Mike Goff
1995 43-33 2nd Glenn Tufts Lost League Finals
1996 39-36 4th Ozzie Virgil, Jr. / Shane Turner

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Notable players[edit]

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