1977 Seattle Mariners season

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1977 Seattle Mariners
Major League affiliations
Location
Other information
Owner(s) Danny Kaye
Manager(s) Darrell Johnson
Local television KING-TV 5 (NBC)
Local radio KVI 570 AM
(Dave Niehaus, Ken Wilson
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The 1977 Seattle Mariners season was the first season in franchise history, which was established via the 1977 Major League Baseball expansion. The creation of the Mariners brought baseball back to Seattle, which had been devoid of baseball since the Seattle Pilots left for Milwaukee to become the Brewers following the 1969 season. The Mariners ended the season just avoiding last place (held by the Oakland A's), finishing 6th in the American League West, finishing with a record of 64-98, 38 games behind the AL West Champion Kansas City Royals.

Offseason

Regular season

The first game

Linescore

April 6, Kingdome, Seattle, Washington

Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
California 1 1 2 2 1 0 0 0 0 7 9 1
Seattle 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 9 2
W: Frank Tanana (1-0)  L: Diego Seguí (0-1)  
HRs: Joe Rudi (1)

Boxscore

Batting
California Angels AB R H RBI Seattle Mariners AB R H RBI
Remy, 2b 3 1 0 0 Collins, DH 4 0 0 0
Grich, ss 4 0 0 0 Báez, 2B 4 0 2 0
Bonds, rf 5 1 0 0 Braun, LF 3 0 1 0
Baylor, dh 3 1 1 1 Stanton, RF 4 0 1 0
Rudi, lf 5 1 3 4 Stein, 3B 4 0 2 0
Solaita, 1b 5 0 1 0 Meyer, 1B 4 0 0 0
Bochte, cf 3 2 2 0 Jones, CF 4 0 0 0
Chalk, 3b 5 0 1 0 Stinson, C 3 0 1 0
Humphrey, c 4 1 1 2 Reynolds, SS 4 0 2 0
Totals 37 7 9 7 Totals 34 0 9 0
Pitching
California Angels IP H R ER BB SO Seattle Mariners IP H R ER BB SO
Tanana, W, (1-0) 9.0 9 0 0 2 9 Seguí, L, (0-1) 3.2 5 6 4 3 3
Montague 5.1 4 1 1 3 3
Totals 9.0 9 0 0 2 9 Totals 9.0 9 7 5 6 6

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Other notable events

  • April 10, 1977: Designated hitter Juan Bernhardt hit the first home run in team history.5
  • April 13, 1977: The first extra innings game in team history resulted in a 3-2 win over the Minnesota Twins.
  • May 19, 1977: The first shutout win in team history was a 3-0 victory over the Oakland Athletics.
  • July 1, 1977: Amidst a frenzy of negative cheering,citation needed the Milwaukee Brewers played their first game in Seattle since 1969, when they were the Seattle Pilots. The Brewers beat the hometown Mariners, 2-1.
  • July 8, 1977: Scored the most runs of the season in a 13-11 win against the Minnesota Twins.

Season standings

AL West W L GB Pct.
Kansas City Royals 102 60 -- .630
Texas Rangers 94 68 8 .580
Chicago White Sox 90 72 12 .556
Minnesota Twins 84 77 17.5 .522
California Angels 74 88 28 .457
Seattle Mariners 64 98 38 .395
Oakland Athletics 63 98 38.5 .391


Notable transactions

Roster

1977 Seattle Mariners
Roster
Pitchers Catchers

Infielders

Outfielders Manager

Coaches

Game log

1977 Game Log

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Player stats

Batting

Starters by position

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 Stinson, BobBob Stinson 105 297 80 .269 8 32
1B Meyer, DanDan Meyer 159 582 159 .273 22 90
2B Báez, JoséJosé Báez 91 305 79 .259 1 17
3B Stein, BillBill Stein 151 566 144 .259 13 67
SS Reynolds, CraigCraig Reynolds 135 420 104 .248 4 28
LF Braun, SteveSteve Braun 139 451 106 .235 5 31
CF Jones, RuppertRuppert Jones 160 597 157 .263 24 76
RF Stanton, LeroyLeroy Stanton 133 454 125 .275 27 90
DH Bernhardt, JuanJuan Bernhardt 89 305 74 .243 7 30

Other batters

Note: G = Games played; AB = At bats; H = Hits; Avg. = Batting average; HR = Home runs; RBI = Runs batted in

Player G AB H Avg. HR RBI
Collins, DaveDave Collins 120 402 96 .239 5 28
López, CarlosCarlos López 99 297 84 .283 8 34
Milbourne, LarryLarry Milbourne 86 242 53 .219 2 21
Cruz, JulioJulio Cruz 60 199 51 .256 1 7
Jutze, SkipSkip Jutze 42 109 24 .220 3 15
Cox, LarryLarry Cox 35 93 23 .247 2 6
Fosse, RayRay Fosse 11 34 12 .353 0 5
Smith, TommyTommy Smith 21 27 7 .259 0 4
Lis, JoeJoe Lis 9 13 3 .231 0 1
McMillan, TomTom McMillan 2 5 0 .000 0 0

Pitching

Starting pitchers

Note: G = Games pitched; IP = Innings pitched; W = Wins; L = Losses; ERA = Earned run average; SO = Strikeouts

Player G IP W L ERA SO
Abbott, GlennGlenn Abbott 36 204.1 12 13 4.45 100
Pole, DickDick Pole 25 122.1 7 12 5.15 51
Wheelock, GaryGary Wheelock 17 88.1 6 9 4.89 47
Jones, RickRick Jones 10 42.1 1 4 5.10 16
Mitchell, PaulPaul Mitchell 9 39 3 3 4.99 20
MacCormack, FrankFrank MacCormack 3 7 0 0 3.86 4

Other pitchers

Note: G = Games pitched; IP = Innings pitched; W = Wins; L = Losses; ERA = Earned run average; SO = Strikeouts

Player G IP W L ERA SO
Montague, JohnJohn Montague 47 182.1 8 12 4.29 98
Seguí, DiegoDiego Seguí 40 110.2 0 7 5.69 91
House, TomTom House 26 89.1 4 5 3.93 39
Pagan, DaveDave Pagan 24 66 1 1 6.14 30
Thomas, StanStan Thomas 13 58.1 2 6 6.02 14
Galasso, BobBob Galasso 11 35 0 6 9.00 21
Honeycutt, RickRick Honeycutt 10 29 0 1 4.34 17

Relief pitchers

Note: G = Games pitched; W = Wins; L = Losses; SV = Saves; ERA = Earned run average; SO = Strikeouts

Player G W L SV ERA SO
Romo, EnriqueEnrique Romo 58 8 10 16 2.83 105
Laxton, BillBill Laxton 43 3 2 3 4.95 49
Kekich, MikeMike Kekich 41 5 4 3 5.60 55
Moore, TommyTommy Moore 14 2 1 0 4.91 13
Burke, SteveSteve Burke 6 0 1 0 2.87 6
Erardi, GregGreg Erardi 5 0 1 0 6.00 5
McLaughlin, ByronByron McLaughlin 1 0 0 0 27.00 1

Farm system

Level Team League Manager
Short-Season A Bellingham Mariners Northwest League Bobby Floyd

LEAGUE CHAMPIONS: Bellingham12

Notes

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