1994 Seattle Mariners season

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1994 Seattle Mariners
Major League affiliations
Location
Other information
Owner(s) Hiroshi Yamauchi, represented by John Ellis
Manager(s) Lou Piniella
Local television KSTW
Local radio KIRO 710 AM
(Dave Niehaus, Chip Caray, Ron Fairly, Ken Levine)
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The Seattle Mariners 1994 season was their 18th since the franchise creation, and ended the season finishing 3rd in the American League West, finishing with a record of 49-63. The season was cut short by the infamous 1994 player's strike.

Offseason

  • November 2, 1993: Bret Boone was traded by the Seattle Mariners with Erik Hanson to the Cincinnati Reds for Dan Wilson and Bobby Ayala.1
  • December 10, 1993: Eric Anthony was traded by the Houston Astros to the Seattle Mariners for Mike Felder and Mike Hampton.2
  • December 20, 1993: Felix Fermin was traded by the Cleveland Indians with Reggie Jefferson and cash to the Seattle Mariners for Omar Vizquel.3
  • January 10, 1994: Luis Sojo was signed as a Free Agent with the Seattle Mariners.4
  • January 31, 1994: Bobby Thigpen was signed as a Free Agent with the Seattle Mariners.5
  • February 15, 1994: Jerry Willard was signed as a Free Agent with the Seattle Mariners.6

Regular season

  • On April 4, 1994, the Mariners played in the first game at Cleveland's Jacobs Field. President Bill Clinton threw out the ceremonial first pitch, and the Indians defeated the Seattle Mariners 4-3 in 11 innings.
  • On June 17, 1994, in the Mariners' 65th game of the season, Ken Griffey, Jr. hit his league-leading 30th home run off Kansas City Royals ace David Cone in a 5-1 win at Kauffman Stadium.
  • On July 8, 1994, Alex Rodriguez made his major league baseball debut.7 It was in a game against the Boston Red Sox, and Rodriguez appeared in three at-bats and had 0 hits.8

By Friday, August 12, the Mariners had compiled a 49-63 record through 112 games and were only two games behind the Texas Rangers for the lead in the AL West Division. They had scored 569 runs (5.08 per game) and allowed 616 runs (5.50 per game).9

Opening Day starters

  • Rich Amaral
  • Eric Anthony
  • Mike Blowers
  • Chris Bosio
  • Jay Buhner
  • Felix Fermin
  • Ken Griffey, Jr.
  • Tino Martinez
  • Greg Pirkl
  • Dan Wilson10

Season standings

AL West W L Pct. GB Home Road
Texas Rangers 52 62 0.456 31–32 21–30
Oakland Athletics 51 63 0.447 1 24–32 27–31
Seattle Mariners 49 63 0.438 2 22–22 27–41
California Angels 47 68 0.409 23–40 24–28



Division leaders W L Pct.
New York Yankees 70 43 0.619
Chicago White Sox 67 46 0.593
Texas Rangers 52 62 0.456


Wild Card teams
(Top 2 qualify for 1-game playoff)
W L Pct. GB
Cleveland Indians 66 47 0.584 +2½
Baltimore Orioles 63 49 0.562
Kansas City Royals 64 51 0.557 ½
Toronto Blue Jays 55 60 0.478
Boston Red Sox 54 61 0.470 10½
Minnesota Twins 53 60 0.469 10½
Detroit Tigers 53 62 0.461 11½
Milwaukee Brewers 53 62 0.461 11½
Oakland Athletics 51 63 0.447 13
Seattle Mariners 49 63 0.438 14
California Angels 47 68 0.409 17½


Transactions

  • April 1, 1994: Torey Lovullo was selected off waivers by the Seattle Mariners from the California Angels.11
  • April 3, 1994: Goose Gossage was signed as a Free Agent with the Seattle Mariners.12
  • April 29, 1994: Bobby Thigpen was released by the Seattle Mariners.5
  • May 6, 1994: Mackey Sasser was released by the Seattle Mariners.13
  • June 2, 1994: Jason Varitek was drafted by the Seattle Mariners in the 1st round (14th pick) of the 1994 amateur draft. Player signed April 20, 1995.14

Roster

1994 Seattle Mariners
Roster
Pitchers Catchers

Infielders

Outfielders Manager

Coaches

Player stats

Batting

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

Player G AB H HR RBI Avg.
Dan Wilson 91 282 61 3 27 .216
Tino Martinez 97 329 86 20 61 .261
Rich Amaral 77 228 60 4 18 .263
Edgar Martinez 89 326 93 13 51 .285
Felix Fermin 101 379 120 1 35 .317
Eric Anthony 79 262 62 10 30 .237
Ken Griffey, Jr. 111 433 140 40 90 .323
Jay Buhner 101 358 100 .279
Reggie Jefferson 63 162 53 8 32 .327

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Other batters

Player G AB H HR RBI Avg.
Mike Blowers 85 270 78 9 49 .289
Luis Sojo 63 213 59 6 22 .277
Keith Mitchell 46 128 29 5 15 .227
Brian Turang 38 112 21 1 8 .188
Bill Haselman 38 83 16 1 8 .193
Torey Lovullo 36 72 16 2 7 .222
Alex Rodriguez 17 54 11 0 2 .204

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Starting pitchers

Player G IP W L ERA SO

Other pitchers

Player G IP W L ERA
Relief pitchers
Player G W L SV ERA SO

Farm system

Level Team League Manager
AAA Calgary Cannons Pacific Coast League Steve Smith
AA Jacksonville Suns Southern League Marc Hill
A Riverside Pilots California League Dave Myers
A Appleton Foxes Midwest League Carlos Lezcano
Short-Season A Bellingham Mariners Northwest League Mike Goff
Rookie AZL Mariners Arizona League Marty Martínez

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References

  1. ^ Bret Boone Statistics - Baseball-Reference.com
  2. ^ http://www.baseball-reference.com/a/anthoer01.shtml
  3. ^ Felix Fermin Statistics - Baseball-Reference.com
  4. ^ http://www.baseball-reference.com/s/sojolu01.shtml
  5. ^ a b Bobby Thigpen Statistics - Baseball-Reference.com
  6. ^ http://www.baseball-reference.com/w/willaje01.shtml
  7. ^ http://www.baseball-reference.com/r/rodrial01.shtml
  8. ^ http://www.baseball-almanac.com/box-scores/boxscore.php?boxid=199407080BOS
  9. ^ http://www.baseball-reference.com/leagues/AL/1994.shtml
  10. ^ http://baseball-almanac.com/teamstats/roster.php?y=1994&t=SEA
  11. ^ http://www.baseball-reference.com/l/lovulto01.shtml
  12. ^ Rich Gossage Statistics - Baseball-Reference.com
  13. ^ http://www.baseball-reference.com/s/sassema01.shtml
  14. ^ Jason Varitek Statistics - Baseball-Reference.com
  15. ^ a b http://www.baseball-reference.com/teams/SEA/1994.shtml
  16. ^ Johnson, Lloyd, and Wolff, Miles, ed., The Encyclopedia of Minor League Baseball, 2nd and 3rd editions. Durham, N.C.: Baseball America, 1997 and 2007

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