1991 Seattle Mariners
Major League affiliations
Location
Results
Record83–79 (.512)
Divisional place5th
Other information
Owner(s)Jeff Smulyan
General manager(s)Woody Woodward
Manager(s)Jim Lefebvre
Local televisionKSTW-TV 11
(Dave Niehaus, Rick Rizzs,
Joe Simpson)
KIRO-TV 7
(Greg Gumbel, Joe Simpson)
Local radioKIRO 710 AM
(Dave Niehaus, Rick Rizzs,
Joe Simpson)
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The 1991 Seattle Mariners season was the 15th since the franchise's creation. It was the first winning season in franchise history,[1] as the Mariners finished fifth in the American League West with a record of 83–79 (.512).[2] Home attendance at the Kingdome was the highest to date, exceeding 2.1 million.[3]

After the season, the contract of third-year manager Jim Lefebvre was not renewed,[4][5] and he was succeeded by third-base coach Bill Plummer in 1992.[6][7]

This was the last full season under owner Jeff Smulyan; the club was sold the following July.

Offseason

Regular season

Season standings

AL West W L Pct. GB Home Road
Minnesota Twins 95 67 0.586 51–30 44–37
Chicago White Sox 87 75 0.537 8 46–35 41–40
Texas Rangers 85 77 0.525 10 46–35 39–42
Oakland Athletics 84 78 0.519 11 47–34 37–44
Seattle Mariners 83 79 0.512 12 45–36 38–43
Kansas City Royals 82 80 0.506 13 40–41 42–39
California Angels 81 81 0.500 14 40–41 41–40

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 8–5 6–6 4–8 7–6 5–8 4–8 3–10 4–8 5–8 3–9 4–8 9–3 5–8
Boston 5–8 4–8 7–5 9–4 5–8 7–5 7–6 3–9 6–7 8–4 9–3 5–7 9–4
California 6–6 8–4 8–5 7–5 5–7 9–4 6–6 8–5 6–6 1–12 6–7 5–8 6–6
Chicago 8–4 5–7 5–8 6–6 4–8 7–6 7–5 8–5 8–4 7–6 7–6 8–5 7–5
Cleveland 6–7 4–9 5–7 6–6 7–6 4–8 5–8 2–10 6–7 5–7 2–10 4–8 1–12
Detroit 8–5 8–5 7–5 8–4 6–7 8–4 4–9 4–8 8–5 4–8 8–4 6–6 5–8
Kansas City 8–4 5–7 4–9 6–7 8–4 4–8 9–3 6–7 7–5 6–7 7–6 7–6 5–7
Milwaukee 10–3 6–7 6–6 5–7 8–5 9–4 3–9 6–6 6–7 8–4 3–9 7–5 6–7
Minnesota 8–4 9–3 5–8 5–8 10–2 8–4 7–6 6–6 10–2 8–5 9–4 6–7 4–8
New York 8–5 7–6 6–6 4–8 7–6 5–8 5–7 7–6 2–10 6–6 3–9 5–7 6–7
Oakland 9–3 4–8 12–1 6–7 7–5 8–4 7–6 4–8 5–8 6–6 6–7 4–9 6–6
Seattle 8–4 3–9 7–6 6–7 10–2 4–8 6–7 9–3 4–9 9–3 7–6 5–8 5–7
Texas 3–9 7–5 8–5 5–8 8–4 6–6 6–7 5–7 7–6 7–5 9–4 8–5 6–6
Toronto 8–5 4–9 6–6 5–7 12–1 8–5 7–5 7–6 8–4 7–6 6–6 7–5 6–6


Notable transactions

Roster

1991 Seattle Mariners
Roster
Pitchers Catchers

Infielders

Outfielders Manager

Coaches

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 132 324 63 .194 8 32
1B Pete O'Brien 152 560 139 .248 17 88
2B Harold Reynolds 161 631 160 .254 3 57
3B Edgar Martínez 150 544 167 .307 14 52
SS Omar Vizquel 142 426 98 .230 1 41
LF Greg Briley 139 381 99 .260 2 26
CF Ken Griffey, Jr. 154 548 179 .327 22 100
RF Jay Buhner 137 406 99 .244 27 77
DH Alvin Davis 145 462 102 .221 12 69

Other batters

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

Player G AB H Avg. HR RBI
Dave Cochrane 65 178 44 .247 2 22
Henry Cotto 66 177 54 .305 6 23
Tracy Jones 79 175 44 .251 3 24
Scott Bradley 83 172 35 .203 0 11
Jeff Schaefer 84 164 41 .250 1 11
Tino Martinez 36 112 23 .205 4 9
Ken Griffey Sr. 30 85 24 .282 1 9
Rich Amaral 14 16 1 .063 0 0
Patrick Lennon 9 8 1 .125 0 1
Matt Sinatro 5 8 2 .250 0 1
Chris Howard 9 6 1 .167 0 0

Pitching

Starting pitchers

Player G IP W L ERA SO
Randy Johnson 33 201.1 13 10 3.98 228
Brian Holman 30 195.1 13 14 3.69 108
Rich DeLucia 32 182 12 13 5.09 98
Bill Krueger 35 175 11 8 3.60 91
Erik Hanson 27 174.2 8 8 3.81 143

Other pitchers

Player G IP W L ERA SO
Scott Bankhead 17 60.2 3 6 4.90 28
Pat Rice 7 21 1 1 3.00 12
Dave Fleming 9 17.2 1 0 6.62 11

Relief pitchers

Player G W L SV ERA SO
Bill Swift 71 1 2 17 1.99 48
Mike Jackson 72 7 7 14 3.25 74
Russ Swan 63 6 2 2 3.43 33
Rob Murphy 57 0 1 4 3.00 34
Mike Schooler 34 3 3 7 3.67 31
Calvin Jones 27 2 2 2 2.53 42
Dave Burba 22 2 2 1 3.68 16
Gene Harris 8 0 0 1 4.05 6
Keith Comstock 1 0 0 0 54.00 0

Awards and honors

Farm system

See also: Minor League Baseball

Level Team League Manager
AAA Calgary Cannons Pacific Coast League Keith Bodie
AA Jacksonville Suns Southern League Jim Nettles
A San Bernardino Spirit California League Tommy Jones
A Peninsula Pilots Carolina League Steve Smith
A-Short Season Bellingham Mariners Northwest League Dave Myers
Rookie AZL Mariners Arizona League Myron Pines
Source:[15]

References

  1. ^ "Lefebvre's happy but job unsure". Spokane Chronicle. (Washington). Associated Press. October 8, 1991. p. C2.
  2. ^ "Major League standings". Eugene Register-Guard. (Oregon). October 7, 1991. p. 5D.
  3. ^ "Mariners lose final; Lefebvre awaits destiny". Spokane Chronicle. (Washington). Associated Press. October 7, 1991. p. D1.
  4. ^ LaRue, Larry (October 1, 1991). "There will be few tears when Lefebvre leaves". Spokane Chronicle. (Washington). McClatchy News Service. p. C1.
  5. ^ LaRue, Larry (October 11, 1991). "Lefebvre gone as M's skipper". Spokane Chronicle. (Washington). McClatchy News Service. p. C1.
  6. ^ LaRue, Larry (October 29, 1991). "Plummer named Mariners skipper". Spokane Chronicle. (Washington). McClatchy News Service. p. C1.
  7. ^ "Mariners, Yanks name managers". Eugene Register-Guard. (Oregon). Associated Press. October 30, 1991. p. 3B.
  8. ^ Rich Amaral page at Baseball Reference
  9. ^ LaRue, Larry (July 19, 1991). "My, oh my! M's go wild in 12-0 rout". Spokane Chronicle. (Washington). McClatchy News Service. p. C1.
  10. ^ "Mariners wallop Milwaukee 12-0". Lewiston Morning Tribune. (Idaho). Associated Press. July 19, 1991. p. 3B.
  11. ^ a b "Mariners split with Texas; Griffey gets 100th RBI". Spokane Chronicle. (Washington). Associated Press. October 1, 1991. p. C4.
  12. ^ "The Nolan Ryan Express | The Strikeout King". smackbomb.com/nolanryan. Archived from the original on July 16, 2011. Retrieved July 28, 2008.
  13. ^ Mike Blowers page at Baseball Reference
  14. ^ Randy Kramer page at Baseball Reference
  15. ^ Johnson, Lloyd, and Wolff, Miles, ed., The Encyclopedia of Minor League Baseball, 2nd and 3rd editions. Durham, North Carolina: Baseball America, 1997 and 2007