1998 Seattle Mariners season

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1998 Seattle Mariners
Major League affiliations
Location
Other information
Owner(s) Hiroshi Yamauchi, represented by John Ellis
Manager(s) Lou Piniella
Local television KIRO-TV 7
KSTW
Fox Sports Northwest
Local radio KIRO 710 AM(Dave Niehaus, Rick Rizzs, Ron Fairly, Dave Valle, Dave Henderson)
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The Seattle Mariners 1998 season was their 22nd since the franchise creation, and ended the season finishing 3rd in the American League West, finishing with a record of 76-85.

Offseason[edit]

  • November 13, 1997: Jalal Leach was signed as a Free Agent with the Seattle Mariners.[1]
  • December 3, 1997: Ken Huckaby was signed as a Free Agent with the Seattle Mariners.[2]
  • December 16, 1997: Pat Listach was signed as a Free Agent with the Seattle Mariners.[3]
  • December 27, 1997: Rico Rossy was signed as a Free Agent with the Seattle Mariners.[4]
  • January 8, 1998: Glenallen Hill signed as a Free Agent with the Seattle Mariners.[5]
  • January 29, 1998: Jalal Leach was traded by the Seattle Mariners with Scott Smith (minors) to the San Francisco Giants for David McCarty.[1]

Regular season[edit]

Season standings[edit]

AL West W L Pct. GB
Texas Rangers 88 74 .543 --
Anaheim Angels 85 77 .525 3
Seattle Mariners 76 85 .472 11½
Oakland Athletics 74 88 .457 14

Opening Day starters[edit]

  • Jay Buhner
  • Joey Cora
  • Russ Davis
  • Ken Griffey, Jr.
  • Glenallen Hill
  • Randy Johnson
  • Edgar Martinez
  • Alex Rodriguez
  • David Segui
  • Dan Wilson[6]

Notable transactions[edit]

  • June 13, 1998: Ken Huckaby was released by the Seattle Mariners.[2]
  • July 6, 1998: Glenallen Hill was selected off waivers by the Chicago Cubs from the Seattle Mariners.[5]
  • July 31, 1998: Randy Johnson was traded by the Seattle Mariners to the Houston Astros for a player to be named later, Freddy Garcia, and Carlos Guillen. The Houston Astros sent John Halama (October 1, 1998) to the Seattle Mariners to complete the trade.[7]
  • August 31, 1998: David Bell was traded by the Cleveland Indians to the Seattle Mariners for Joey Cora.[8]

Roster[edit]

1998 Seattle Mariners
Roster
Pitchers Catchers

Infielders

Outfielders Manager

Coaches

Major League debuts[edit]

  • Batters:
    • Rickey Cradle (Jul 1)
    • Charles Gipson (Mar 31)
    • Carlos Guillen (Sep 6)
    • Shane Monahan (Jul 9)
    • Ryan Radmanovich (Apr 13)
  • Pitchers:
    • Steve Gajkowski (May 25)
    • David Holdridge (Aug 8) [9]

Game log[edit]

Game Log

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Player stats[edit]

Batting[edit]

= Indicates team leader

Starters by position[edit]

Note: G = Games played; AB = At Bats; H = Hits; R = Runs; HR = Home Runs; RBI = Runs Batted In; Avg. = Batting Average; Slg. = Slugging Average; SB = Stolen Bases

Pos. Player G AB R H HR RBI Avg. Slg. SB
C Dan Wilson 96 325 39 82 9 44 .252 .392 2
1B David Segui 143 522 79 159 19 84 .305 .487 3
2B Joey Cora 131 519 111 166 6 32 .276 .370 15
3B Russ Davis 141 502 68 130 20 82 .259 .442 4
SS Alex Rodriguez 161 686 123 213 42 124 .310 .560 46
LF Glenallen Hill 74 259 37 75 12 33 .290 .521 1
CF Ken Griffey, Jr. 161 633 120 180 56 146 .284 .611 20
RF Jay Buhner 72 244 33 59 15 45 .242 .463 0
DH Edgar Martinez 154 556 86 179 29 102 .322 .429 1

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Other batters[edit]

Player G AB R H HR RBI Avg. Slg. SB
Rob Ducey 97 217 30 52 5 23 .240 .410 0
Shane Monahan 62 211 17 51 4 28 .242 .346 1

Starting pitchers[edit]

Player G IP W L ERA SO BB

Other pitchers[edit]

Player G IP W L ERA SO BB
Relief pitchers[edit]
Player G IP W L SV ERA SO BB

Ken Griffey Jr.’s 56 Home Runs[edit]

Under Construction

Home Run Game Date Inning Location Opposing Pitcher Team
1 1 March 31 5th[12] Seattle Charles Nagy Cleveland Indians
2 3 April 3 5th[13] Seattle Derek Lowe Boston Red Sox
3 4 April 4 2nd [14] Seattle Rose Boston Red Sox
4 11 April 12 5th[15] Boston Tim Wakefield Boston Red Sox
5 12 April 13 1st[16] Cleveland Dave Burba Cleveland Indians
6 12 April 13 7th Cleveland Jose Mesa Cleveland Indians
7 16 April 17 3rd[17] Minnesota Milton Minnesota Twins
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Awards and honors[edit]

  • Ken Griffey, Jr., Franchise Record, Most Home Runs in One Season (56)

Farm system[edit]

Level Team League Manager
AAA Tacoma Rainiers Pacific Coast League Dave Myers
AA Orlando Rays Southern League Dan Rohn
A Lancaster Jethawks California League Rick Burleson
A Wisconsin Timber Rattlers Midwest League Gary Varsho
Short-Season A Everett AquaSox Northwest League Terry Pollreisz
Rookie AZL Mariners Arizona League Darrin Garner

[18]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b http://www.baseball-reference.com/players/l/leachja01.shtml
  2. ^ a b Ken Huckaby Statistics - Baseball-Reference.com
  3. ^ Pat Listach Statistics - Baseball-Reference.com
  4. ^ http://www.baseball-reference.com/r/rossyri01.shtml
  5. ^ a b Glenallen Hill Statistics - Baseball-Reference.com
  6. ^ http://baseball-almanac.com/teamstats/roster.php?y=1998&t=SEA
  7. ^ Randy Johnson Statistics - Baseball-Reference.com
  8. ^ http://www.baseball-reference.com/b/bellda01.shtml
  9. ^ http://www.thebaseballcube.com/statistics/1998/26.shtml
  10. ^ http://baseball-almanac.com/teamstats/schedule.php?y=1998&t=SEA
  11. ^ http://www.baseball-reference.com/teams/SEA/1998.shtml
  12. ^ http://baseball-almanac.com/box-scores/boxscore.php?boxid=199803310SEA
  13. ^ http://baseball-almanac.com/box-scores/boxscore.php?boxid=199804030SEA
  14. ^ http://baseball-almanac.com/box-scores/boxscore.php?boxid=199804040SEA
  15. ^ http://baseball-almanac.com/box-scores/boxscore.php?boxid=199804120BOS
  16. ^ http://baseball-almanac.com/box-scores/boxscore.php?boxid=199804130CLE
  17. ^ http://baseball-almanac.com/box-scores/boxscore.php?boxid=199804170MIN
  18. ^ Johnson, Lloyd, and Wolff, Miles, ed., The Encyclopedia of Minor League Baseball, 3rd edition. Durham, N.C.: Baseball America, 2007

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