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

  • 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

Season standings

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

  • Jay Buhner
  • Joey Cora
  • Russ Davis
  • Ken Griffey, Jr.
  • Glenallen Hill
  • Randy Johnson
  • Edgar Martinez
  • Alex Rodriguez
  • David Segui
  • Dan Wilson6

Notable transactions

  • 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

1998 Seattle Mariners
Roster
Pitchers Catchers

Infielders

Outfielders Manager

Coaches

Major League debuts

  • 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

Game Log

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Player stats

Batting

= Indicates team leader

Starters by position

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

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

Player G IP W L ERA SO BB

Other pitchers

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

Ken Griffey Jr.’s 56 Home Runs

Under Construction

Home Run Game Date Inning Location Opposing Pitcher Team
1 1 March 31 5th12 Seattle Charles Nagy Cleveland Indians
2 3 April 3 5th13 Seattle Derek Lowe Boston Red Sox
3 4 April 4 2nd 14 Seattle Rose Boston Red Sox
4 11 April 12 5th15 Boston Tim Wakefield Boston Red Sox
5 12 April 13 1st16 Cleveland Dave Burba Cleveland Indians
6 12 April 13 7th Cleveland Jose Mesa Cleveland Indians
7 16 April 17 3rd17 Minnesota Milton Minnesota Twins
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Awards and honors

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

Farm system

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

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References

  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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