Seattle Mariners Fast Facts: Four Fun Things You Didn’t Know
As the M’s get busy into the offseason with trades, practices, and what not, now might be a great time to learn more about our beloved team. I’ve combed the history books for you and dug up these fun and interesting facts. Some fans love reading trivia so consider this blog update written with your entertainment in mind.
#1: MLB’s First Three Generation Family – Bret Boone’s lineage is major history! For the younger fans, Boone started his professional career with the Mariners in 1992-1993 and suited up for the M’s again in 2001 to 2005. Bret is the grandson of Ray Boone (MLB 1948 to 1960) and Aaron Boone (MLB 1972 to 1990). His brother, Aaron Boone, is a player as well (MLB 1997 to 2009).
#2: Mariners’ First Rookie of the Year – Who has the honor of being the Mariners’ first player to win Rookie of the Year? None other than Alvin Davis! Davis, also known as Mr. Mariner, won the award in 1984, and curiously bats left-handed and throws right-handed. He was inducted into the Seattle Mariners Hall of Fame in 1997.
#3: Four Home Runs in the Same Game – Ever witnessed four home runs in the same game? Fans in 2002 were given a treat by Mike Cameron. The former outfielder is the first Seattle Mariner to hit four home runs in the same game on May 2, 2002.
#4: First To Win Manager of the Year Award – Managers should really get more credit, both from players and fans. Lou Piniella was the first Manager of the Year for the Seattle Mariners. He won Manager of the Year in 1995 and, as any hardcore fan would know, that was the year the Mariners first made it into the playoffs. Piniella won the award again in 2001.
If you have any interesting trivia to share about the M’s, feel free to send them in!