1990 Seattle Mariners season

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1990 Seattle Mariners
Major League affiliations
Location
Other information
Owner(s) Jeff Smulyan
General manager(s) Woody Woodward
Manager(s) Jim Lefebvre
Local television KSTW-TV 11
Local radio KIRO 710 AM
(Dave Niehaus, Rick Rizzs, Joe Simpson)
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The 1990 Seattle Mariners season was the 14th for the Seattle Mariners in Major League Baseball. They finished fifth in the American League West in 1990 at 77–85 (.475).

Offseason[edit]

  • November 13, 1989: Jeff Schaefer was signed as a free agent by the Mariners.[1]
  • December 7, 1989: Pete O'Brien was signed as free agent by the Mariners.[2]

Regular season[edit]

  • June 2: Randy Johnson threw a no-hitter versus the Detroit Tigers.[3] Johnson was the first Mariner to throw a no-hitter. He was also the tallest pitcher in Major League history to throw a no-hitter. It was the 2101st game in Mariners history.
  • September 14: Ken Griffey Sr. and Ken Griffey, Jr. hit back-to-back home runs in the top of the first inning against the California Angels. Through 2016, it is the only occurrence of consecutive homers by a father and son in MLB history.

Opening Day starters[edit]

Season standings[edit]

AL West W L Pct. GB Home Road
Oakland Athletics 103 59 0.636 51–30 52–29
Chicago White Sox 94 68 0.580 9 49–31 45–37
Texas Rangers 83 79 0.512 20 47–35 36–44
California Angels 80 82 0.494 23 42–39 38–43
Seattle Mariners 77 85 0.475 26 38–43 39–42
Kansas City Royals 75 86 0.466 27½ 45–36 30–50
Minnesota Twins 74 88 0.457 29 41–40 33–48


Record vs. opponents[edit]

1990 American League Records

Sources:

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Team BAL BOS CAL CWS CLE DET KC MIL MIN NYY OAK SEA TEX TOR
Baltimore 4–9 7–5 6–6 6–7 6–7 8–3 7–6 6–6 6–7 4–8 3–9 8–4 5–8
Boston 9–4 7–5 6–6 9–4 8–5 4–8 5–8 4–8 9–4 4–8 8–4 5–7 10–3
California 5–7 5–7 5–8 7–5 5–7 7–6 7–5 9–4 6–6 4–9 5–8 8–5 7–5
Chicago 6–6 6–6 8–5 5–7 5–7 9–4 10–2 7–6 10–2 8–5 8–5 7–6 5–7
Cleveland 7–6 4–9 5–7 7–5 5–8 6–6 9–4 7–5 5–8 4–8 7–5 7–5 4–9
Detroit 7–6 5–8 7–5 7–5 8–5 5–7 3–10 6–6 7–6 6–6 7–5 6–6 5–8
Kansas City 3–8 8–4 6–7 4–9 6–6 7–5 4–8 8–5 8–4 4–9 7–6 5–8 5–7
Milwaukee 6–7 8–5 5–7 2–10 4–9 10–3 8–4 4–8 6–7 5–7 4–8 5–7 7–6
Minnesota 6–6 8–4 4–9 6–7 5–7 6–6 5–8 8–4 6–6 6–7 6–7 5–8 3–9
New York 7–6 4–9 6–6 2–10 8–5 6–7 4–8 7–6 6–6 0–12 9–3 3–9 5–8
Oakland 8–4 8–4 9–4 5–8 8–4 6–6 9–4 7–5 7–6 12–0 9–4 8–5 7–5
Seattle 9–3 4–8 8–5 5–8 5–7 5–7 6–7 8–4 7–6 3–9 4–9 7–6 6–6
Texas 4–8 7–5 5–8 6–7 5–7 6–6 8–5 7–5 8–5 9–3 5–8 6–7 7–5
Toronto 8–5 3–10 5–7 7–5 9–4 8–5 7–5 6–7 9–3 8–5 5–7 6–6 5–7


Notable transactions[edit]

Roster[edit]

1990 Seattle Mariners
Roster
Pitchers Catchers

Infielders

Outfielders Manager

Coaches

The Griffeys[edit]

  • Ken Griffey, Sr. joined his son Ken Griffey, Jr. to become the first father and son to play in a game together. The game was played against the Kansas City Royals on August 31. The Griffeys became the first father-and-son teammates. He also hit back-to-back home runs with his son on September 14, 1990.

Line Score[edit]

August 31, Kingdome, Seattle, Washington

Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
Kansas City 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 6 2
Seattle 3 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 x 5 10 1
W: Johnson (13-8)  L: Davis (7-10)  
Home Runs: Pecota (4) Attendance: 27,166 Time: 2:27

Batting[edit]

Kansas City Royals AB R H RBI Seattle Mariners AB R H RBI
Seitzer, 3b 4 0 0 0 Reynolds, 2b 5 0 1 0
McRae, cf 4 0 1 0 Griffey, lf 4 1 1 0
Tartabull, dh 3 0 1 0 Griffey, Jr., cf 4 1 1 0
Jackson, lf 3 1 1 0 Davis, dh 2 3 2 1
Macfarlane, c 4 0 1 0 O’Brien, 1b 3 0 0 0
Eisenreich, rf 3 0 0 1 Buhner, rf 3 0 2 1
Pecota, 1b 3 1 1 1 Martinez, 3b 2 0 1 1
White, 2b 3 0 1 0 Schaefer. 3b 2 0 1 1
Jeltz, ss 3 0 0 0 Bradley, c 4 0 1 0
NONE 0 0 0 0 Vizquel, ss 3 0 0 0
Totals 30 2 6 2 Totals 32 5 10 4

Pitching[edit]

Kansas City Royals IP H R ER BB SO
Davis L (7-10) 6.2 9 5 4 6 1
Sanchez 1.1 1 0 0 0 0
Totals 8.0 10 5 4 6 1
Seattle Mariners IP H R ER BB SO
Johnson W (13-8) 7.1 5 2 2 2 4
Swift SV (3) 1.2 1 0 0 0 0
Totals 9.0 6 2 2 2 4

Player stats[edit]

= Indicates team leader

Batting[edit]

Starters by position[edit]

Note: Pos = Position; 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
C Dave Valle 107 308 66 .214 7 33
1B Pete O'Brien 108 366 82 .224 5 27
2B Harold Reynolds 160 642 162 .252 5 55
3B Edgar Martínez 144 487 147 .302 11 49
SS Omar Vizquel 81 255 63 .247 2 18
LF Jeffrey Leonard 134 478 120 .251 10 75
CF Ken Griffey, Jr. 155 597 179 .300 22 80
RF Greg Briley 125 337 83 .246 5 29
DH Alvin Davis 140 494 140 .283 17 68

Other batters[edit]

Player G AB H Avg. HR RBI
Ken Griffey, Sr. 21 77 29 .377 3 18
Jeff Schaefer 55 107 22 .206 0 6

Pitching[edit]

Starting pitchers[edit]

Player G IP W L ERA SO
Erik Hanson 33 236 18 9 3.24 211
Randy Johnson 33 219⅔ 14 11 3.65 194
Matt Young 34 225⅓ 8 18 3.51 176
Brian Holman 28 189⅔ 11 11 4.03 121
Russ Swan 11 47 2 3 3.64 15
Rich DeLucia 5 36 1 2 2.00 20
Gary Eave 8 30 0 3 4.20 16

Other pitchers[edit]

Player G IP W L ERA SO

Relief pitchers[edit]

Player G W L SV ERA SO

Farm system[edit]

Level Team League Manager
AAA Calgary Cannons Pacific Coast League Tommy Jones
AA Williamsport Bills Eastern League Rich Morales
A San Bernardino Spirit California League Keith Bodie
A Peninsula Pilots Carolina League Jim Nettles
A-Short Season Bellingham Mariners Northwest League P. J. Carey
Rookie AZL Mariners Arizona League Dave Myers

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References[edit]

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