1994 Seattle Mariners
Alex Rodriguez's rookie season
Major League affiliations
Location
Results
Record49–63 (.438)
Divisional place3rd
Other information
Owner(s)Hiroshi Yamauchi
(represented by John Ellis)
General manager(s)Woody Woodward
Manager(s)Lou Piniella
Local televisionKSTW,
Prime Sports Northwest[1]
Local radioKIRO 710 AM
(Dave Niehaus, Chip Caray,
Ron Fairly, Ken Levine)
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The Seattle Mariners 1994 season was their 18th since the franchise creation, and ended the season finishing 3rd in the American League West, finishing with a 49–63 (.438) record. The season was cut short by the infamous 1994 player's strike, which began on August 12.[2]

The Mariners played their final twenty games on the road, due to interior ceiling repairs at the Kingdome;[3][4] they were 10–1 in August, and won their final six games.[2]

Offseason

Regular season

By Friday, August 12, the Mariners had compiled a 49–63 (.438) record through 112 games and were only two games behind the Texas Rangers for the lead in the four-team AL West Division.[15] They had scored 569 runs (5.08 per game) and allowed 616 runs (5.50 per game).[16]

Slightly more than half of the 162 games scheduled were to be televised this season, with 72 on KSTW and sixteen on Prime Sports Northwest; of those 88 games, 65 were on the road and 23 at home.[1]

Opening day starters

Season standings

AL West W L Pct. GB Home Road
Texas Rangers 52 62 0.456 31–32 21–30
Oakland Athletics 51 63 0.447 1 24–32 27–31
Seattle Mariners 49 63 0.438 2 22–22 27–41
California Angels 47 68 0.409 23–40 24–28


Division leaders W L Pct.
New York Yankees 70 43 0.619
Chicago White Sox 67 46 0.593
Texas Rangers 52 62 0.456
W L Pct.
Cleveland Indians 66 47 0.584
Baltimore Orioles 63 49 0.562
Kansas City Royals 64 51 0.557
Toronto Blue Jays 55 60 0.478
Boston Red Sox 54 61 0.470
Minnesota Twins 53 60 0.469
Detroit Tigers 53 62 0.461
Milwaukee Brewers 53 62 0.461
Oakland Athletics 51 63 0.447
Seattle Mariners 49 63 0.438
California Angels 47 68 0.409

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 4–2 8–4 2–4 4–6 3–4 4–1 7–3 4–5 4–6 7–5 4–6 3–3 7–2
Boston 2–4 7–5 2–4 3–7 4–2 4–2 5–5 1–8 3–7 9–3 6–6 1–5 7–3
California 4–8 5–7 5–5 0–5 3–4 6–4 3–3 3–3 4–8 3–6 2–7 6–4 3–4
Chicago 4–2 4–2 5–5 7–5 8–4 3–7 9–3 2–4 4–2 6–3 9–1 4–5 2–3
Cleveland 6–4 7–3 5–0 5–7 8–2 1–4 5–2 9–3 0–9 6–0 3–2 5–7 6–4
Detroit 4–3 2–4 4–3 4–8 2–8 4–8 6–4 3–3 3–3 5–4 6–3 5–7 5–4
Kansas City 1–4 2–4 4–6 7–3 4–1 8–4 5–7 6–4 4–2 7–3 6–4 4–3 6–6
Milwaukee 3–7 5–5 3–3 3–9 2–5 4–6 7–5 6–6 2–7 4–1 4–2 3–3 7–3
Minnesota 5–4 8–1 3–3 4–2 3–9 3–3 4–6 6–6 4–5 2–5 3–3 4–5 4–8
New York 6–4 7–3 8–4 2–4 9–0 3–3 2–4 7–2 5–4 7–5 8–4 3–2 3–4
Oakland 5–7 3–9 6–3 3–6 0–6 4–5 3–7 1–4 5–2 5–7 4–3 7–3 5–1
Seattle 4–6 6–6 7–2 1–9 2–3 3–6 4–6 2–4 3–3 4–8 3–4 9–1 1–5
Texas 3–3 5–1 4–6 5–4 7–5 7–5 3–4 3–3 5–4 2–3 3–7 1–9 4–8
Toronto 2–7 3–7 4–3 3–2 4–6 4–5 6–6 3–7 8–4 4–3 1–5 5–1 8–4


Transactions

Roster

1994 Seattle Mariners
Roster
Pitchers Catchers

Infielders

Outfielders Manager

Coaches

Player stats

Batting

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 Dan Wilson 91 282 61 .216 3 27
1B Tino Martinez 97 329 86 .261 20 61
2B Rich Amaral 77 228 60 .263 4 18
SS Felix Fermin 101 379 120 .317 1 35
3B Edgar Martínez 89 326 93 .285 13 51
LF Eric Anthony 79 262 62 .237 10 30
CF Ken Griffey, Jr. 111 433 140 .323 40 90
RF Jay Buhner 101 358 100 .279 21 68
DH Reggie Jefferson 63 162 53 .327 8 32
Source:[22]

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
Mike Blowers 85 270 78 .289 9 49
Luis Sojo 63 213 59 .277 6 22
Keith Mitchell 46 128 29 .227 5 15
Brian Turang 38 112 21 .188 1 8
Bill Haselman 38 83 16 . 193 1 8
Torey Lovullo 36 72 16 .222 2 7
Alex Rodriguez 17 54 11 .204 0 2
Greg Pirkl 19 53 14 .264 6 11
Marc Newfield 12 38 7 .184 1 4
Dale Sveum 10 27 5 .185 1 2
Chris Howard 9 25 5 .200 0 2
Quinn Mack 5 21 5 .238 0 2
Darren Bragg 8 19 3 .158 0 2
Jerry Willard 6 5 1 .200 1 3
Mackey Sasser 3 4 0 .000 0 0
Source:[22]

Starting pitchers

Note: G = Games pitched; IP = Innings pitched; W = Wins; L = Losses; ERA = Earned run average; SO = Strikeouts

Player G IP W L ERA SO
Randy Johnson 23 172.0 13 6 3.19 204
Chris Bosio 19 125.0 4 10 4.32 b67
Dave Fleming 23 117.0 7 11 6.46 65
Greg Hibbard 15 80.2 1 5 6.69 39
Roger Salkeld 13 59.0 2 5 7.17 46
George Glinatsis 2 5.1 0 1 13.50 1

Other pitchers

Note: G = Games pitched; IP = Innings pitched; W = Wins; L = Losses; ERA = Earned run average; SO = Strikeouts

Player G IP W L ERA SO
John Cummings 17 64.0 2 4 5.63 33
Jim Converse 13 48.2 0 5 8.69 39
Shawn Boskie 2 2.2 0 1 6.75 0
Relief pitchers

Note: G = Games pitched; W = Wins; L = Losses; SV = Saves; ERA = Earned run average; SO = Strikeouts

Player G W L SV ERA SO
Bobby Ayala 46 4 3 18 2.86 76
Tim Davis 42 2 2 2 4.01 28
Bill Risley 37 9 6 0 3.44 61
Rich Gossage 36 3 0 1 4.18 29
Jeff Nelson 28 0 0 0 2.76 44
Kevin King 19 0 2 0 7.04 6
Milt Hill 13 1 0 0 6.46 16
Bobby Thigpen 7 0 2 0 9.39 4
Erik Plantenberg 6 0 0 0 0.00 1
Jeff Darwin 2 0 0 0 13.50 1
Bob Wells 1 1 0 0 2.25 3

Farm system

See also: Minor League Baseball

Level Team League Manager
AAA Calgary Cannons Pacific Coast League Steve Smith
AA Jacksonville Suns Southern League Marc Hill
A Riverside Pilots California League Dave Myers
A Appleton Foxes Midwest League Carlos Lezcano
A-Short Season Bellingham Mariners Northwest League Mike Goff
Rookie AZL Mariners Arizona League Marty Martínez
Source:[23]

References

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  12. ^ "Triple-triple doubles up M's". Spokesman-Review. (Spokane, Washington). Associated Press. July 9, 1994. p. C1.
  13. ^ "Box Score of Game played on Friday, July 8, 1994 at Fenway Park". Baseball-almanac.com. Retrieved January 21, 2015.
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  15. ^ "Baseball: American League standings". Spokesman-Review. (Spokane, Washington). August 12, 1994. p. C4.
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