1998 Seattle Mariners Season
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1998 Seattle Mariners Season

1998 Seattle Mariners
Randy Johnson's final season with the Mariners
Major League affiliations
Location
Results
Record76-85 (.472)
Divisional place3rd
Other information
Owner(s)Hiroshi Yamauchi
(represented by John Ellis)
General manager(s)Woody Woodward
Manager(s)Lou Piniella
Local televisionKIRO-TV 7
KSTW
Fox Sports Northwest
Local radioKIRO 710 AM
(Dave Niehaus, Rick Rizzs,
Ron Fairly, Dave Valle,
Dave Henderson)
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The Seattle Mariners 1998 season was their 22nd season, and was the final year in which Kingdome was the home venue for the entire season. Their record was 76-85 (.472) and they finished in third place in the four-team American League West, 11½ games behind the champion

The Mariners were the defending division champions, but exceeded the .500 mark only once during the season; at after a win at Detroit on On July 18 at the Kingdome, Seattle (crimson, silver, and black) and the Kansas City Royals (yellow gold and blue) played a game in futuristic uniforms for "Turn Ahead the Clock" night. Shortstop Alex Rodriguez hit a three-run homer in the seventh inning and the Mariners won

Ken Griffey Jr. hit 56 home runs to tie his franchise record set the year before;[5] Rodriguez hit 42 home runs and stole 46 bases to become the third member of the 40/40 club, joining Jose Canseco (1988) and Barry Bonds

Offseason

  • November 13, 1997: Jalal Leach was signed as a Free Agent with the Seattle Mariners.[8]
  • December 3, 1997: Ken Huckaby was signed as a Free Agent with the Seattle Mariners.[9]
  • December 16, 1997: Pat Listach was signed as a Free Agent with the Seattle Mariners.[10]
  • December 27, 1997: Rico Rossy was signed as a Free Agent with the Seattle Mariners.[11]
  • January 8, 1998: Glenallen Hill signed as a Free Agent with the Seattle Mariners.[12]
  • January 29, 1998: Jalal Leach was traded by the Seattle Mariners with Scott Smith (minors) to the San Francisco Giants for David McCarty.[8]

Regular season

Season standings

AL West W L Pct. GB Home Road
Texas Rangers 88 74 0.543 -- 48-33 40-41
Anaheim Angels 85 77 0.525 3 42-39 43-38
Seattle Mariners 76 85 0.472 11½ 42-39 34-46
Oakland Athletics 74 88 0.457 14 39-42 35-46

Record vs. opponents

1998 American League Records

Sources: [1] [2] [3] [4] [5] [6] [7] [8] [9] [10] [11] [12] [13] [14]
Team ANA BAL BOS CWS CLE DET KC MIN NYY OAK SEA TB TEX TOR NL 
Anaheim -- 5-6 6-5 5-6 4-7 8-3 6-5 6-5 6-5 5-7 9-3 6-5 5-7 4-7 10-6
Baltimore 6-5 -- 6-6 2-9 5-6 10-1 5-6 7-3 3-9 8-3 6-5 5-7 6-5 5-7 5-11
Boston 5-6 6-6 -- 5-6 8-3 5-5 8-3 5-6 5-7 9-2 7-4 9-3 6-5 5-7 9-7
Chicago 6-5 9-2 6-5 -- 6-6 6-6 8-4 6-6 4-7 4-7 4-7 5-6 5-6 4-6-1 7-9
Cleveland 7-4 6-5 3-8 6-6 -- 9-3 8-4 6-6 4-7 3-8 9-2 7-3 4-7 7-4 10-6
Detroit 3-8 1-10 5-5 6-6 3-9 -- 6-6 8-4 3-8 7-4 3-8 5-6 3-8 5-6 7-9
Kansas City 5-6 6-5 3-8 4-8 4-8 6-6 -- 7-5 0-10 7-4 4-6 8-3 3-8 6-5 9-7
Minnesota 5-6 3-7 6-5 6-6 6-6 4-8 5-7 -- 4-7 4-7 2-9 7-4 7-4 4-7 7-9
New York 5-6 9-3 7-5 7-4 7-4 8-3 10-0 7-4 -- 8-3 8-3 11-1 8-3 6-6 13-3
Oakland 7-5 3-8 2-9 7-4 8-3 4-7 4-7 7-4 3-8 -- 5-7 5-6 6-6 5-6 8-8
Seattle 3-9 5-6 4-7 7-4 2-9 8-3 6-4 9-2 3-8 7-5 -- 6-5 5-7 4-7 7-9
Tampa Bay 5-6 7-5 3-9 6-5 3-7 6-5 3-8 4-7 1-11 6-5 5-6 -- 4-7 5-7 5-11
Texas 7-5 5-6 5-6 6-5 7-4 8-3 8-3 4-7 3-8 6-6 7-5 7-4 -- 7-4 8-8
Toronto 7-4 7-5 7-5 6-4-1 4-7 6-5 5-6 7-4 6-6 6-5 7-4 7-5 4-7 -- 9-7


Opening Day starters

  • Jay Buhner
  • Joey Cora
  • Russ Davis
  • Ken Griffey, Jr.
  • Glenallen Hill
  • Randy Johnson
  • Edgar Martínez
  • Alex Rodriguez
  • David Segui
  • Dan Wilson[13]

Notable transactions

Roster

Major League debuts

  • Batters:
    • Rickey Cradle (Jul 1)
    • Charles Gipson (Mar 31)
    • Carlos Guillén (Sep 6)
    • Shane Monahan (Jul 9)
    • Ryan Radmanovich (Apr 13)
  • Pitchers:
    • Steve Gajkowski (May 25)
    • David Holdridge (Aug 8) [16]

Game log

Source:[17]

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 Martínez 154 556 86 179 29 102 .322 .429 1

[18]

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 5th[19] Seattle Charles Nagy Cleveland Indians
2 3 April 3 5th[20] Seattle Derek Lowe Boston Red Sox
3 4 April 4 2nd [21] Seattle Rose Boston Red Sox
4 11 April 12 5th[22] Boston Tim Wakefield Boston Red Sox
5 12 April 13 1st[23] Cleveland Dave Burba Cleveland Indians
6 12 April 13 7th Cleveland José Mesa Cleveland Indians
7 16 April 17 3rd[24] Minnesota Milton Minnesota Twins
8 April 20| |8th[25] Denver Doobie 420 Dude
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Awards and honors

  • Ken Griffey, Jr., franchise record, most home runs in one season (56)
  • Alex Rodriguez, third member to join the 40/40 Club

Source:[6]

Farm system

[26]

References

  1. ^ LaRue, Larry (September 28, 1998). "M's end season to forget". Spokesman-Review. (Spokane, Washington). (Tacoma News Tribune). p. C2.
  2. ^ LaRue, Larry (May 13, 1998). "M's win, finally top .500 mark". Spokesman-Review. (Spokane, Washington). (Tacoma News Tribune). p. C1.
  3. ^ "A-Rod puts Royals on the rocks". Spokesman-Review. (Spokane, Washington). Associated Press. July 19, 1998. p. C1.
  4. ^ "A-Rod gets angry, then he gets even in Seattle victory". Eugene Register-Guard. (Oregon). Associated Press. July 19, 1998. p. 5B.
  5. ^ "Rangers win West despite drubbing". Lewiston Morning Tribune. (Idaho). September 26, 1998. p. 2B.
  6. ^ a b "Mariner milestones". Spokesman-Review. (Spokane, Washington). September 28, 1998. p. C2.
  7. ^ "McDowell tames M's again". Spokesman-Review. (Spokane, Washington). September 20, 1998. p. C10.
  8. ^ a b https://www.baseball-reference.com/players/l/leachja01.shtml
  9. ^ a b Ken Huckaby Statistics - Baseball-Reference.com
  10. ^ Pat Listach Statistics - Baseball-Reference.com
  11. ^ https://www.baseball-reference.com/r/rossyri01.shtml
  12. ^ a b Glenallen Hill Statistics - Baseball-Reference.com
  13. ^ http://baseball-almanac.com/teamstats/roster.php?y=1998&t=SEA
  14. ^ Randy Johnson Statistics - Baseball-Reference.com
  15. ^ https://www.baseball-reference.com/b/bellda01.shtml
  16. ^ http://www.thebaseballcube.com/statistics/1998/26.shtml
  17. ^ http://baseball-almanac.com/teamstats/schedule.php?y=1998&t=SEA
  18. ^ https://www.baseball-reference.com/teams/SEA/1998.shtml
  19. ^ http://baseball-almanac.com/box-scores/boxscore.php?boxid=199803310SEA
  20. ^ http://baseball-almanac.com/box-scores/boxscore.php?boxid=199804030SEA
  21. ^ http://baseball-almanac.com/box-scores/boxscore.php?boxid=199804040SEA
  22. ^ http://baseball-almanac.com/box-scores/boxscore.php?boxid=199804120BOS
  23. ^ http://baseball-almanac.com/box-scores/boxscore.php?boxid=199804130CLE
  24. ^ http://baseball-almanac.com/box-scores/boxscore.php?boxid=199804170MIN
  25. ^ https://www.baseball-reference.com/teams/SEA/1998.shtml
  26. ^ Johnson, Lloyd, and Wolff, Miles, ed., The Encyclopedia of Minor League Baseball, 3rd edition. Durham, North Carolina: Baseball America, 2007

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