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'J-Rod' Did Two Things Nobody in Baseball Has Ever Done

Mariners' Julio Rodriguez had 17 hits in 4 games, reached base 17 straight times he put ball in play

(Newser) - Even the most casual of baseball fans might take a moment to wrap their heads around what Julio Rodriguez of the Seattle Mariners just accomplished. The 22-year-old center-fielder wrapped up a sizzling and historic five-game stretch at the plate. Highlights:
  • Within that span, "J-Rod" had 17 hits in four

Kevin Mather Resigns After Controversial Comments

Seattle Mariners' former CEO, team president disparaged players, revealed sensitive info

(Newser) - Kevin Mather resigned as the CEO and team president of Major League Baseball's Seattle Mariners following controversial comments he made during a speech for an online meeting of the Bellevue Breakfast Rotary Club. Video from the Feb. 5 event was posted on YouTube over the weekend, the Seattle Post-Intelligencer...

Bald Eagle Lands on Canadian Pitcher Before MLB Game

'Figured I'm not going to outrun an eagle'

(Newser) - The patriotic pregame show ahead of the Minnesota Twins' home opener went awry when a bald eagle failed to cooperate. The bird, there for a ceremonial flight during the national anthem, landed on Seattle Mariners starting pitcher James Paxton instead of its handler, the AP reports. Paxton—a Canadian—was...

Pro Ballplayer Suspended Over Charlotte Police Shooting Tweets

The suspension will cost Steve Clevenger approximately $32K

(Newser) - The Seattle Mariners have suspended a player without pay for tweets he made regarding the shooting death of Keith Scott in Charlotte, CBS Sports reports. "Black people beating whites when a thug got shot holding a gun by a black officer haha shit cracks me up! Keep kneeling for...

Seattle's Felix Hernandez Throws Perfect Game

It's the first in team history, third in majors this year

(Newser) - Seattle Mariners ace Felix Hernandez just made a little history: He tossed a perfect game in his team's 1-0 win over the Tampa Bay Rays, the first one in franchise history, reports the Seattle Times . It's only the 23rd in league history, but it happens to be No....

Yankees Trade for Ichiro
 Yankees Trade 
 for Ichiro 

Yankees Trade for Ichiro

Seattle Mariners give up star outfielder for two pitchers

(Newser) - The New York Yankees have acquired star outfielder Ichiro Suzuki from the Seattle Mariners in a trade for two pitchers. The Yankees also got cash in the deal that sent right-handers DJ Mitchell and Danny Farquhar to the Mariners. The trade was announced a few hours before the Yankees played...

Mariners Join History: 6 Pitchers, 1 No-Hitter

Half-dozen combine for win

(Newser) - Nine pitchers can now say they've thrown no-hitters this year, and six of them joined the club in one game last night. A half-dozen pitchers for the Seattle Mariners tied a league record by combining on a 1-0 win over the Dodgers, reports the Post-Intelligencer . Kevin Millwood threw the...

Mariners Outfielder Stabbed to Death, Brother Suspected

Young backup Greg Halman killed in Rotterdam

(Newser) - Seattle Mariners outfielder Greg Halman was stabbed to death in Rotterdam today, and his brother has been arrested as a suspect, Dutch police tell the AP . Police were called to a home in the wee hours of the morning, where they found Halman, 24, still bleeding but were unable to...

Stadium Vendor Hawks Beer Via Twitter

Seattle Mariners fans can tweet their order

(Newser) - Might the days of "Cold beer, here!" be numbered? One beer vendor at Seattle Mariners games is turning to Twitter to supplement sales, reports CNBC . Starting with Friday's home-opener at Safeco Field, fans can tweet vendor Kevin Zelko here with their seat location, and he'll come by with...

Phillies Get Halladay; Lackey, BoSox Near Deal
 Phillies Get Halladay; 
 Lackey, BoSox Near Deal 

Phillies Get Halladay; Lackey, BoSox Near Deal

Philly may also ship Lee to Seattle; Angels sign Matsui

(Newser) - Baseball’s hot stove was boiling mightily today, with the Philadelphia Phillies making the biggest news, reaching a deal to land Toronto right-hander Roy Halladay. That move could be part of a three-team trade, Jayson Stark hears, with Philadelphia sending left-hander Cliff Lee to Seattle. Toronto and Seattle would receive...

Halladay Stays; ChiSox Get Peavy
 Halladay Stays; 
 ChiSox Get Peavy 

Halladay Stays; ChiSox Get Peavy

(Newser) - The biggest move on today’s baseball trading deadline looks to be one that wasn’t made, Fox Sports reports: Toronto kept ace right-hander Roy Halladay, who’d drawn interest from contenders in both leagues. The biggest name dealt was right-hander Jake Peavy, sent from San Diego to the Chicago...

Griffey Returning to Seattle
 Griffey Returning to Seattle 

Griffey Returning to Seattle

Home run hero taking his career back to city where it started

(Newser) - Slugger Ken Griffey Jr. will return to Seattle almost nine years to the day after he left the Mariners, reports the Seattle Post-Intelligencer. The prolific home-run hitter has signed an incentive-laden one-year contract for 2009. Griffey became a free agent after his short stint with the White Sox ended, and...

Mariners Hire Baseball's First Asian-American Manager

Don Wakamatsu, 45, works way up through Rangers, Athletics organization

(Newser) - Don Wakamatsu is the first Asian-American manager of a major league baseball team, AP reports, hired today by the Seattle Mariners. Wakamatsu, 45, played catcher, mainly in the minors, before coaching stints with Texas and Oakland. The Oregon native—who says he knows just a little Japanese—inherits a Mariners...

MLB's Midterm Report Cards
 MLB's Midterm Report Cards 

MLB's Midterm Report Cards

Rays at the head of the class—Rockies, Marlins at the back

(Newser) - Report card time! Here’s how the rambunctious kids of MLB are doing so far, in Yahoo Sports’ Steven Henson’s estimation. A students—Rays, Red Sox, Cubs, Angels, White Sox Particular kudos go to the Rays, the poor kid who went to the head of the class. B students—...

Mariners Finally Sack Bavasi. Who's Next?
Mariners Finally Sack Bavasi. Who's Next?

Mariners Finally Sack Bavasi. Who's Next?

Struggling team could also lose CEO, manager, pseudo-ace

(Newser) - It's about time the Seattle Mariners fired Bill Bavasi, the general manager whose ill-advised trades contributed to the team's position in baseball's cellar this year, writes Ken Rosenthal for Fox Sports. But simply jettisoning the guy who got the least possible return out of a $117 million payroll won't be...

Lesbian Liplock Sparks Stadium PDA Dispute

Mom complains to security after kiss at Mariners game

(Newser) - The Seattle Mariners' response to a fan complaint has set off a dispute about gay rights and public displays of affection. A Safeco Field employee told a lesbian couple they had to either stop kissing in the stands or leave the game, KOMO TV reports. One of the women says...

M's Avoid Sweep, Beat Rangers in 12

(Newser) - Miguel Cairo had a two-out RBI single in the 12th inning, and the Seattle Mariners beat Texas 4-3 on Wednesday to avoid a sweep and keep the Rangers from reaching .500. Wladimir Balentien led off the 12th with a single off Franklyn German (1-2), and Yuniesky Betancourt sacrificed. Balentien moved...

Surging Rangers Top Mariners
 Surging Rangers Top Mariners 

Surging Rangers Top Mariners

(Newser) - Ramon Vazquez hurt the Seattle Mariners for the second straight night. Vazquez drove in the go-ahead run with a sixth-inning sacrifice fly and the surging Texas Rangers beat Seattle 5-2 on Tuesday night. Vazquez went deep in the 10th inning Monday night to give the Rangers a 13-12 victory over...

Vazquez Homers in 10th as Rangers Rally Past M's

(Newser) - The only real fireworks between Texas and Seattle this time were the pyrotechnic displays after back-to-back home runs by Josh Hamilton and Milton Bradley, and then the 10th-inning game-winning shot by Ramon Vazquez as the Rangers rallied for a 13-12 victory Monday night.

Ibanez Leads Mariners Over White Sox

(Newser) - Raul Ibanez hit a two-run homer in the third inning and the Seattle Mariners beat the Chicago White Sox 6-3 today to snap a five-game losing streak. Jose Lopez and Ichiro Suzuki each went 3-for-4 for the Mariners, who finished with 13 hits. It was Seattle's most hits since it...

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