Franchise Four: Seattle Mariners

ken griffey jr. 1989According to a release by MLB on April 8, fans can visit to select the four most impactful players for each franchise who best represent the history of each franchise out of eight choices from its lineage. There is also a space for a write-in selection. Voting is live now until May 8.

The Ballot:

Jay Buhner (1988-2001)
Alvin Davis (1984-1991)
Ken Griffey, Jr. (1989-1999, 2009-2010)
Felix Hernandez (2005-Present)
Randy Johnson (1989-1998)
Edgar Martinez (1987-2004)
Jamie Moyer (1996-2006)
Ichiro Suzuki (2001-2012)

Shoestring Catches Recommendations for the Seattle Mariners:

Ken Griffey, Jr.: A 10-time all-star and Gold Glove winner, Ken Griffey Jr., was a member of the Major League Baseball All-Century Team in 1999. He is Seattle’s all-time home run leader with 417. He was also the American League Most Valuable Player in 1997.

Felix Hernandez: Third on Seattle’s all-time win list at the beginning of this season with 125 victories, Felix Hernandez won the American League Cy Young Award in 2010. The five-time all-star threw a 1-0 prefect game in 2012 against Tampa Bay with a dozen strikeouts.

Edgar Martinez: Seattle’s all-time leader in games played, Edgar Martinez is also at the top of the club’s RBI list with 1,261. The seven-time all-star is perhaps best known for his game-winning hit in game five of the 1995 playoffs against the New York Yankees.

Ichiro Suzuki: In 2001, Ichiro Suzuki was named the Most Valuable Player and Rookie of the Year in the American League. Suzuki was a 10-time all-star and Gold Glove winner. He holds Seattle’s all-time record for hits with 2,533. He is also at the top of the franchise’s stolen base list with 438.

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