1990 Seattle Mariners
Major League affiliations
Location
Results
Record77–85 (.475)
Divisional place5th
Other information
Owner(s)Jeff Smulyan
General manager(s)Woody Woodward
Manager(s)Jim Lefebvre
Local televisionKSTW-TV 11
Local radioKIRO 710 AM
(Dave Niehaus, Rick Rizzs,
Joe Simpson)
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The 1990 Seattle Mariners season was the 14th for the Seattle Mariners in Major League Baseball. Under second-year manager Jim Lefebvre, they finished fifth in the American League West at 77–85 (.475). It was the second-best record in the M's short history; the win total was one behind the club record set in 1987.[1] The Mariners hit six grand slams, the most in MLB in 1990.[2]

Offseason

Regular season

Opening Day starters

Season standings

AL West W L Pct. GB Home Road
Oakland Athletics 103 59 0.636 51–30 52–29
Chicago White Sox 94 68 0.580 9 49–31 45–37
Texas Rangers 83 79 0.512 20 47–35 36–44
California Angels 80 82 0.494 23 42–39 38–43
Seattle Mariners 77 85 0.475 26 38–43 39–42
Kansas City Royals 75 86 0.466 27½ 45–36 30–50
Minnesota Twins 74 88 0.457 29 41–40 33–48

Record vs. opponents


Sources: [1] [2] [3] [4] [5] [6] [7] [8] [9] [10] [11] [12] [13] [14]
Team BAL BOS CAL CWS CLE DET KC MIL MIN NYY OAK SEA TEX TOR
Baltimore 4–9 7–5 6–6 6–7 6–7 8–3 7–6 6–6 6–7 4–8 3–9 8–4 5–8
Boston 9–4 7–5 6–6 9–4 8–5 4–8 5–8 4–8 9–4 4–8 8–4 5–7 10–3
California 5–7 5–7 5–8 7–5 5–7 7–6 7–5 9–4 6–6 4–9 5–8 8–5 7–5
Chicago 6–6 6–6 8–5 5–7 5–7 9–4 10–2 7–6 10–2 8–5 8–5 7–6 5–7
Cleveland 7–6 4–9 5–7 7–5 5–8 6–6 9–4 7–5 5–8 4–8 7–5 7–5 4–9
Detroit 7–6 5–8 7–5 7–5 8–5 5–7 3–10 6–6 7–6 6–6 7–5 6–6 5–8
Kansas City 3–8 8–4 6–7 4–9 6–6 7–5 4–8 8–5 8–4 4–9 7–6 5–8 5–7
Milwaukee 6–7 8–5 5–7 2–10 4–9 10–3 8–4 4–8 6–7 5–7 4–8 5–7 7–6
Minnesota 6–6 8–4 4–9 6–7 5–7 6–6 5–8 8–4 6–6 6–7 6–7 5–8 3–9
New York 7–6 4–9 6–6 2–10 8–5 6–7 4–8 7–6 6–6 0–12 9–3 3–9 5–8
Oakland 8–4 8–4 9–4 5–8 8–4 6–6 9–4 7–5 7–6 12–0 9–4 8–5 7–5
Seattle 9–3 4–8 8–5 5–8 5–7 5–7 6–7 8–4 7–6 3–9 4–9 7–6 6–6
Texas 4–8 7–5 5–8 6–7 5–7 6–6 8–5 7–5 8–5 9–3 5–8 6–7 7–5
Toronto 8–5 3–10 5–7 7–5 9–4 8–5 7–5 6–7 9–3 8–5 5–7 6–6 5–7


Notable transactions

Roster

1990 Seattle Mariners
Roster
Pitchers Catchers

Infielders

Outfielders Manager

Coaches

The Griffeys

Line Score

August 31, Kingdome, Seattle, Washington

Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
Kansas City 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 6 2
Seattle 3 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 x 5 10 1
W: Johnson (13-8)  L: Davis (7-10)  
Home Runs: Pecota (4) Attendance: 27,166 Time: 2:27

Batting

Kansas City Royals AB R H RBI Seattle Mariners AB R H RBI
Seitzer, 3b 4 0 0 0 Reynolds, 2b 5 0 1 0
McRae, cf 4 0 1 0 Griffey, lf 4 1 1 0
Tartabull, dh 3 0 1 0 Griffey, Jr., cf 4 1 1 0
Jackson, lf 3 1 1 0 Davis, dh 2 3 2 1
Macfarlane, c 4 0 1 0 O'Brien, 1b 3 0 0 0
Eisenreich, rf 3 0 0 1 Buhner, rf 3 0 2 1
Pecota, 1b 3 1 1 1 Martinez, 3b 2 0 1 1
White, 2b 3 0 1 0 Schaefer. 3b 2 0 1 1
Jeltz, ss 3 0 0 0 Bradley, c 4 0 1 0
NONE 0 0 0 0 Vizquel, ss 3 0 0 0
Totals 30 2 6 2 Totals 32 5 10 4

Pitching

Kansas City Royals IP H R ER BB SO
Davis L (7-10) 6.2 9 5 4 6 1
Sanchez 1.1 1 0 0 0 0
Totals 8.0 10 5 4 6 1
Seattle Mariners IP H R ER BB SO
Johnson W (13-8) 7.1 5 2 2 2 4
Swift SV (3) 1.2 1 0 0 0 0
Totals 9.0 6 2 2 2 4

Player stats

= Indicates team leader

Batting

Starters by position

Note: Pos = Position; G = Games played; AB = At Bats; H = Hits; Avg. = Batting Average; HR = Home Runs; RBI = Runs Batted In

Pos Player G AB H Avg. HR RBI
C Dave Valle 107 308 66 .214 7 33
1B Pete O'Brien 108 366 82 .224 5 27
2B Harold Reynolds 160 642 162 .252 5 55
3B Edgar Martínez 144 487 147 .302 11 49
SS Omar Vizquel 81 255 63 .247 2 18
LF Jeffrey Leonard 134 478 120 .251 10 75
CF Ken Griffey, Jr. 155 597 179 .300 22 80
RF Greg Briley 125 337 83 .246 5 29
DH Alvin Davis 140 494 140 .283 17 68

Other batters

Player G AB H Avg. HR RBI
Henry Cotto 127 355 92 .259 4 33
Scott Bradley 101 233 52 .223 1 28
Jay Buhner 51 163 45 .276 7 33
Mike Brumley 62 147 33 .224 0 7
Jeff Schaefer 55 107 22 .206 0 6
Darnell Coles 37 107 23 .215 2 16
Brian Giles 45 95 22 .232 4 11
Tracy Jones 25 86 26 .302 2 15
Ken Griffey, Sr. 21 77 29 .377 3 18
Tino Martinez 24 68 15 .221 0 5
Matt Sinatro 30 50 15 .300 0 4
Dave Cochrane 15 20 3 .150 0 0

Pitching

Starting pitchers

Player G IP W L ERA SO
Erik Hanson 33 236 18 9 3.24 211
Matt Young 34 225⅓ 8 18 3.51 176
Randy Johnson 33 219⅔ 14 11 3.65 194
Brian Holman 28 189⅔ 11 11 4.03 121
Rich DeLucia 5 36 1 2 2.00 20

Other pitchers

Player G IP W L ERA SO
Bill Swift 55 128 6 4 2.39 42
Russ Swan 11 47 2 3 3.64 15
Gary Eave 8 30 0 3 4.20 16
Scott Bankhead 4 13 0 2 11.08 10
Mike Gardiner 5 12⅔ 0 2 10.66 6

Relief pitchers

Player G W L SV ERA SO
Mike Jackson 63 5 7 3 4.54 69
Keith Comstock 60 7 4 2 2.89 50
Mike Schooler 49 1 4 30 2.25 45
Gene Harris 25 1 2 0 4.74 43
Brent Knackert 24 1 1 0 6.51 28
Bryan Clark 12 2 0 0 3.27 3
Dave Burba 6 0 0 0 4.50 4
Scott Medvin 5 0 1 0 6.23 1
Vance Lovelace 5 0 0 0 3.86 1
Jerry Reed 4 0 1 0 4.91 2
José Meléndez 3 0 0 0 11.81 7
Dennis Powell 2 0 0 0 9.00 0

Farm system

See also: Minor League Baseball

Level Team League Manager
AAA Calgary Cannons Pacific Coast League Tommy Jones
AA Williamsport Bills Eastern League Rich Morales
A San Bernardino Spirit California League Keith Bodie
A Peninsula Pilots Carolina League Jim Nettles
A-Short Season Bellingham Mariners Northwest League P. J. Carey
Rookie AZL Mariners Arizona League Dave Myers
Source:[16]

References

  1. ^ "Wild Johnson dampens end for Mariners". Spokesman-Review. (Spokane, Washington). Associated Press. October 4, 1990. p. D2.
  2. ^ "Team Batting Event Finder: 1990, All Teams, Home Runs, With Runners on 123". Baseball Reference. Retrieved July 3, 2018.
  3. ^ Jeff Schaefer page at Baseball Reference
  4. ^ "Signing of O'Brien heralds loose purse string for M's". Spokesman-Review. (Spokane, Washington). Associated Press. December 8, 1989. p. C1.
  5. ^ "Mariner sails away with a no-hitter". Eugene Register-Guard. (Oregon). Associated Press. June 3, 1990. p. 1G.
  6. ^ Baseball Almanac - Box Score of Randy Johnson's No-Hitter
  7. ^ "Johnson tosses no-hitter". Lewiston Morning Tribune. (Idaho). Associated Press. June 3, 1990. p. 3B.
  8. ^ a b "Griffeys hit back-to-back HRs". Idahonian. (Moscow). Associated Press. September 15, 1990. p. 3D.
  9. ^ Marc Newfield page at Baseball Reference
  10. ^ Bret Boone page at Baseball Reference
  11. ^ Darnell Coles page at Baseball Reference
  12. ^ "Mario Diaz Stats".
  13. ^ Ken Griffey page at Baseball Reference
  14. ^ Rick Renteria page at Baseball Reference
  15. ^ "Griffeys make history". Lawrence Journal-World. (Kansas). Associated Press. September 1, 1990. p. 1B.
  16. ^ Johnson, Lloyd, and Wolff, Miles, ed., The Encyclopedia of Minor League Baseball, 2nd and 3rd editions. Durham, North Carolina: Baseball America, 1997 and 2007