The Seattle Mariners 1994 season was their 18th since the franchise creation, and ended the season finishing 3rd in the American LeagueWest, finishing with a record of 49-63. The season was cut short by the infamous 1994 player's strike.
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
On April 4, 1994, the Mariners played in the first game at Cleveland's Jacobs Field. PresidentBill 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