1995 Seattle Mariners
American League West champions
Major League affiliations
Location
Results
Record79–66 (.545)
Divisional place1st
Other information
Owner(s)Nintendo of America
(represented by John Ellis)
General manager(s)Woody Woodward
Manager(s)Lou Piniella
Local televisionKIRO-TV 7
Prime Sports NW
Local radioKIRO 710 AM
(Dave Niehaus, Rick Rizzs,
Chip Caray, Ron Fairly)
< Previous season     Next season >

The 1995 Seattle Mariners season was the 19th in the history of the franchise. The team finished with a regular season record of 79–66 (.545) to win their first American League West title, after having been down by as many as 13 games in early August. They had tied the California Angels for first place, and in the one-game tiebreaker, the Mariners defeated the Angels 9–1 to make the postseason for the first time in franchise history.[1][2]

In the postseason, the Mariners defeated the New York Yankees in the best-of-five American League Division Series after losing the first two games in New York, a series notable for Edgar Martínez' walk-off 11th-inning double in the fifth game. In the League Championship Series with the favored Cleveland Indians, Seattle won the opener at home and the third game on the road,[3] but fell in six games.[4]

Offseason

Regular season

Opening Day lineup

Roster

1995 Seattle Mariners
Roster
Pitchers Catchers

Infielders

Outfielders Manager

Coaches

Notable transactions

Draft picks

Pennant chase

On the morning of August 21, the Mariners (53–53 (.500)) were 12½ games behind the Angels (66–41 (.617)).[23] Two weeks later, the lead was down to 5½ games, as the Angels went 1–12 while the M's were 8–5. After another two weeks, the lead was down to three games, and the teams were even at 72–63 (.533) on the morning of September 21. Seattle led by as many as three games. On September 30 with 2 games left of season, the Mariners only needed one more win to clinch their first playoff spot in franchise history, but couldn't hold it, as they lost their final two games at Texas; the Angels won their final five games to tie the Mariners at 78–66 (.542), requiring a one-game playoff for the division title.[24] Also on a five-game winning streak, the Yankees secured the new wild card berth at 79–65 (.549).[25]

Season standings

AL West W L Pct. GB Home Road
Seattle Mariners 79 66 0.545 46–27 33–39
California Angels 78 67 0.538 1 39–33 39–34
Texas Rangers 74 70 0.514 41–31 33–39
Oakland Athletics 67 77 0.465 11½ 38–34 29–43

Note: Teams played 144 games instead of the normal 162 as a consequence of the 1994 strike.
          Seattle and California each played 145 games due to the one-game tiebreaker.

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 9–4 6–1 2–10 8–5 4–5 7–5 3–6 6–7 5–7 6–7 4–1 7–6
Boston 9–4 11–3 5–3 6–7 8–5 3–2 8–4 5–4 5–8 8–4 7–5 3–4 8–5
California 4–9 3–11 10–2 3–2 6–2 5–7 5–2 8–5 7–5 6–7 7–6 6–7 8–2
Chicago 1–6 3–5 2–10 5–8 8–4 8–5 6–7 10–3 3–2–1 7–5 4–9 5–7 6–5
Cleveland 10–2 7–6 2–3 8–5 10–3 11–1 9–4 9–4 6–6 7–0 5–4 6–3 10–3
Detroit 5–8 5–8 2–6 4–8 3–10 3–4 8–5 7–5 5–8 2–3 5–5 4–8 7–6
Kansas City 5–4 2–3 7–5 5–8 1–11 4–3 10–2 6–7 3–7 5–8 7–5 8–6 7–5
Milwaukee 5–7 4–8 2–5 7–6 4–9 5–8 2–10 9–4 5–6 7–2 3–2 5–7 7–5
Minnesota 6–3 4–5 5–8 3–10 4–9 5–7 7–6 4–9 3–4 5–7 4–8 5–8 1–4
New York 7–6 8–5 5–7 2–3–1 6–6 8–5 7–3 6–5 4–3 4–9 4–9 6–3 12–1
Oakland 7–5 4–8 7–6 5–7 0–7 3–2 8–5 2–7 7–5 9–4 7–6 5–8 3–7
Seattle 7–6 5–7 6–7 9–4 4–5 5–5 5–7 2–3 8–4 9–4 6–7 10–3 3–4
Texas 1–4 4–3 7–6 7–5 3–6 8–4 6–8 7–5 8–5 3–6 8–5 3–10 9–3
Toronto 6–7 5–8 2–8 5–6 3–10 6–7 5–7 5–7 4–1 1–12 7–3 4–3 3–9


Game log

Regular season

1995 game log: 79–66 (Home: 46–27; Away: 33–39)
April: 3–1 (Home: 3–1; Away: 0–0)
# Date Opponent Score Win Loss Save Attendance Record Streak
1 April 27 Tigers 3–0 Johnson (1–0) Bergman (0–1) Ayala (1) 34,656 1–0 W1
2 April 28 Tigers 9–2 Bosio (1–0) Doherty (0–1) 19,336 2–0 W2
3 April 29 Tigers 11–1 Fleming (1–0) D. Wells (0–1) Converse (1) 27,264 3–0 W3
4 April 30 Tigers 1–10 Moore (2–0) B. Wells (0–1) 19,743 3–1 L1
May: 16–12 (Home: 9–3; Away: 7–9)
# Date Opponent Score Win Loss Save Attendance Record Streak
5 May 1 @ Rangers 4–1 Davis (1–0) Rogers (0–2) Ayala (2) 19,104 4–1 W1
6 May 2 @ Rangers 15–3 Nelson (1–0) Heredia (0–1) 17,983 5–1 W2
7 May 3 @ Rangers 5–1 Bosio (2–0) Pavlik (0–1) 17,375 6–1 W3
8 May 5 @ Angels 0–10 Patterson (1–0) Fleming (1–1) 30,230 6–2 L1
9 May 6 @ Angels 5–7 Williams (1–1) Wells (0–2) L. Smith (4) 21,882 6–3 L2
10 May 7 @ Angels 3–2 Johnson (2–0) Finley (0–3) Ayala (3) 24,868 7–3 W1
11 May 9 @ Athletics 5–7 Wengert (1–1) Converse (0–1) 8,125 7–4 L1
12 May 10 @ Athletics 4–7 Ontiveros (2–1) Fleming (1–2) Eckersley (4) 8,495 7–5 L2
13 May 11 @ Athletics 1–3 Harkey (1–1) Villone (0–1) Eckersley (5) 9,444 7–6 L3
14 May 12 White Sox 6–4 Johnson (3–0) Alvarez (1–2) Risley (1) 18,166 8–6 W1
15 May 13 White Sox 6–5 Davis (2–0) Fernandez (1–2) Ayala (4) 40,653 9–6 W2
16 May 14 White Sox 2–10 Abbott (2–1) Converse (0–2) 19,475 9–7 L1
17 May 16 @ Royals 2–4 (5) Haney (1–0) Fleming (1–3) 12,330 9–8 L2
18 May 17 @ Royals 4–0 Wells (1–2) Gubicza (1–3) 12,020 10–8 W1
19 May 18 @ Royals 2–3 (14) Brewer (1–1) Converse (0–3) 14,793 10–9 L1
20 May 19 @ Twins 6–8 Radke (2–1) Davis (2–1) Aguilera (6) 14,639 10–10 L2
21 May 20 @ Twins 10–6 Belcher (1–0) Erickson (1–4) 13,762 11–10 W1
22 May 21 @ Twins 5–2 Johnson (4–0) Tapani (2–2) Ayala (5) 12,918 12–10 W2
23 May 22 @ Tigers 8–10 Boever (3–0) Carmona (0–1) Henneman (4) 9,167 12–11 L1
24 May 23 Red Sox 4–5 (10) Belinda (3–0) Frey (0–2) Ryan (3) 11,868 12–12 L2
25 May 24 Red Sox 15–6 Carmona (1–1) Pierce (0–3) Nelson (1) 10,041 13–12 W1
26 May 25 Red Sox 4–3 Belcher (2–0) Z. Smith (0–1) Ayala (6) 12,194 14–12 W2
27 May 26 Orioles 8–3 Johnson (5–0) McDonald (0–2) 15,256 15–12 W3
28 May 27 Orioles 4–11 Mills (3–0) Wells (1–3) 20,797 15–13 L1
29 May 28 Orioles 5–2 Bosio (3–0) Brown (4–2) Ayala (7) 16,785 16–13 W1
30 May 29 Yankees 8–7 (12) Ayala (1–0) Bankhead (1–1) 18,948 17–13 W2
31 May 30 Yankees 7–3 Nelson (2–0) Perez (2–2) 10,709 18–13 W3
32 May 31 Yankees 11–9 Wells (2–3) MacDonald (0–1) Ayala (8) 13,035 19–13 W4
June: 11–17 (Home: 5–9; Away: 6–8)
# Date Opponent Score Win Loss Save Attendance Record Streak
33 June 2 @ Red Sox 5–6 Belinda (4–0) Torres (0–2) 33,476 19–14 L1
34 June 3 @ Red Sox 8–10 Cormier (2–0) Carmona (1–2) Ryan (6) 27,301 19–15 L2
35 June 4 @ Red Sox 1–2 (10) Wakefield (3–0) Ayala (1–1) 28,512 19–16 L3
36 June 5 @ Orioles 2–0 Johnson (6–0) McDonald (1–3) 36,732 20–16 W1
37 June 6 @ Orioles 6–12 Moyer (1–1) Fleming (1–4) 33,556 20–17 L1
38 June 7 @ Orioles 10–2 Bosio (4–0) Brown (5–3) 38,407 21–17 W1
39 June 8 @ Orioles 2–8 Mussina (5–3) Torres (0–3) 40,730 21–18 L1
40 June 9 @ Yankees 11–1 Belcher (3–0) Perez (3–3) 19,650 22–18 W1
41 June 10 @ Yankees 3–2 Nelson (3–0) Howe (1–2) Ayala (9) 25,279 23–18 W2
42 June 11 @ Yankees 7–10 Howe (2–2) Frey (0–3) Wetteland (7) 26,037 23–19 L1
43 June 12 Royals 9–10 Meacham (2–2) Villone (0–2) Montgomery (9) 11,628 23–20 L2
44 June 13 Royals 1–3 Haney (3–1) Torres (0–4) Montgomery (10) 10,223 23–21 L3
45 June 14 Royals 1–2 Appier (9–2) Belcher (3–1) Montgomery (11) 12,585 23–22 L4
46 June 16 Twins 1–10 Radke (3–6) Johnson (6–1) 20,762 23–23 L5
47 June 17 Twins 6–4 Bosio (5–0) Trombley (0–2) Ayala (10) 16,751 24–23 W1
48 June 18 Twins 2–1 Risley (1–0) Tapani (4–6) 24,707 25–23 W2
49 June 19 @ White Sox 6–8 McCaskill (3–2) Fleming (1–5) Hernandez (11) 22,406 25–24 L1
50 June 20 @ White Sox 9–5 Johnson (7–1) Alvarez (1–2) 25,868 26–24 W1
51 June 21 @ White Sox 4–5 (10) McCaskill (4–2) Risley (1–1) 21,228 26–25 L1
52 June 22 @ White Sox 3–2 Torres (1–4) Abbott (3–3) Ayala (11) 20,836 27–25 W1
53 June 23 Angels 4–14 Langston (6–1) Belcher (3–2) 14,282 27–26 L1
54 June 24 Angels 3–2 Johnson (8–1) Finley (5–6) 31,275 28–26 W1
55 June 25 Angels 5–7 Boskie (6–1) Bosio (5–1) Smith (19) 14,325 28–27 L1
56 June 26 Angels 7–3 Torres (2–4) Anderson (1–1) 18,126 29–27 W1
57 June 27 Athletics 4–6 Harkey (4–4) Belcher (3–3) Eckersley (16) 9,767 29–28 L1
58 June 28 Athletics 5–7 Van Poppel (1–1) Nelson (3–1) 15,165 29–29 L2
59 June 29 Athletics 5–2 Bosio (6–1) Arce (1–2) Ayala (12) 13,701 30–29 W1
60 June 30 Rangers 2–10 Gross (3–7) Torres (2–5) 12,137 30–30 L1
July: 13–14 (Home: 8–7; Away: 5–7)
# Date Opponent Score Win Loss Save Attendance Record Streak
61 July 1 Rangers 2–0 Belcher (4–3) Pavlik (4–4) Ayala (13) 17,323 31–30 W1
62 July 2 Rangers 4–3 Ayala (2–1) Whiteside (2–2) 19,404 32–30 W2
63 July 3 @ Tigers 2–4 D. Wells (7–3) Bosio (6–2) Henneman (15) 23,780 32–31 L1
64 July 4 @ Tigers 8–9 Christopher (1–0) Ayala (2–2) 20,188 32–32 L2
65 July 5 @ Tigers 6–8 Christopher (2–0) Carmona (1–3) Henneman (16) 17,224 32–33 L3
66 July 6 @ Indians 1–8 Ogea (5–1) Belcher (4–4) 41,661 32–34 L4
67 July 7 @ Indians 5–3 Johnson (9–1) Clark (4–3) 41,741 33–34 W1
68 July 8 @ Indians 3–7 Nagy (7–4) Bosio (6–3) 41,893 33–35 L1
69 July 9 @ Indians 9–3 Torres (3–5) Hershiser (5–4) 41,897 34–35 W1
- July 11 66th All-Star Game in Arlington, TX
70 July 13 Blue Jays 1–4 Cone (8–5) Belcher (4–5) Castillo (4) 18,616 34–36 L1
71 July 14 Blue Jays 1–5 Guzman (3–5) Bosio (6–4) 14,850 34–37 L2
72 July 15 Blue Jays 3–0 Johnson (10–1) Hentgen (6–7) 36,037 35–37 W1
73 July 16 Blue Jays 3–9 Hurtado (1–0) Carmona (1–4) 17,632 35–38 L1
74 July 17 Tigers 10–6 (10) Ayala (3–2) Groom (1–3) 14,358 36–38 W1
75 July 18 Tigers 10–6 Belcher (5–5) Lima (0–1) 14,667 37–38 W2
76 July 19 @ Brewers 6–7 (12) Wegman (3–3) Ayala (3–3) 14,175 37–39 L1
77 July 20 @ Brewers 4–2 (13) Krueger (1–0) McAndrew (0–1) 21,211 38–39 W1
78 July 21 @ Blue Jays 3–4 Hurtado (2–0) Torres (3–6) Castillo (6) 36,490 38–40 L1
79 July 22 @ Blue Jays 7–2 Belcher (6–5) Leiter (6–6) 43,483 39–40 W1
80 July 23 @ Blue Jays 6–4 B. Wells (3–3) Cone (9–6) Ayala (14) 39,163 40–40 W2
81 July 24 Brewers 4–6 Bones (6–7) Bosio (6–5) Fetters (13) 10,491 40–41 L1
82 July 25 Brewers 8–6 Johnson (11–1) Karl (1–1) Ayala (15) 13,427 41–41 W1
83 July 26 Brewers 3–4 Givens (2–2) Torres (3–7) Fetters (14) 11,315 41–42 L1
84 July 27 Indians 11–5 Belcher (7–5) Ogea (5–3) 20,121 42–42 W1
85 July 28 Indians 5–6 Plunk (5–1) Frey (0–4) Mesa (28) 17,609 42–43 L1
86 July 29 Indians 5–3 Bosio (7–5) Embree (2–1) Ayala (16) 43,874 43–43 W1
87 July 30 Indians 2–5 Hershiser (8–5) Torres (3–8) Mesa (29) 24,089 43–44 L1
August: 16–13 (Home: 8–5; Away: 8–8)
# Date Opponent Score Win Loss Save Attendance Record Streak
88 August 1 @ Angels 2–7 Anderson (6–2) Johnson (11–2) 22,074 43–45 L2
89 August 2 @ Angels 4–5 Harkey (6–6) Belcher (7–6) Smith (25) 23,253 43–46 L3
90 August 3 @ Angels 10–7 Benes (5–7) Abbott (7–5) Charlton (1) 34,674 44–46 W1
91 August 4 @ Athletics 8–9 Eckersley (3–4) Ayala (3–4) 11,794 44–47 L1
92 August 5 @ Athletics 15–9 Wells (4–3) Briscoe (0–1) 20,787 45–47 W1
93 August 6 @ Athletics 15–8 Krueger (2–0) Stottlemyre (9–4) 20,368 46–47 W2
94 August 7 White Sox 6–4 Belcher (8–6) Alvarez (4–7) Charlton (2) 18,852 47–47 W3
95 August 8 White Sox 10–9 Ayala (4–4) Hernandez (2–5) 16,875 48–47 W4
96 August 9 White Sox 11–8 Bosio (8–5) Keyser (3–5) Ayala (17) 16,401 49–47 W5
97 August 11 @ Royals 2–1 Johnson (12–2) Gubicza (8–10) Ayala (18) 19,955 50–47 W6
98 August 12 @ Royals 2–7 Appier (12–7) Belcher (8–7) Meacham (1) 20,572 50–48 L1
99 August 13 @ Royals 3–6 Gordon (8–7) Krueger (2–1) Montgomery (20) 19,489 50–49 L2
100 August 14 @ Twins 6–2 Benes (6–7) Trombley (2–7) Nelson (2) 16,637 51–49 W1
101 August 15 @ Twins 6–7 Munoz (1–0) Ayala (4–5) 12,595 51–50 L1
102 August 16 @ Twins 6–4 Risley (2–1) Stevens (3–2) Ayala (19) 13,426 52–50 W1
103 August 17 @ Athletics 2–3 Honeycutt (5–1) Charlton (2–6) 10,191 52–51 L1
104 August 18 Red Sox 9–3 Wolcott (1–0) Wakefield (14–2) 27,256 53–51 W1
105 August 19 Red Sox 3–4 Hanson (12–4) Benes (6–8) Aguilera (21) 36,007 53–52 L1
106 August 20 Red Sox 6–7 Cormier (6–3) Bosio (8–6) Aguilera (22) 21,813 53–53 L2
107 August 21 Orioles 6–0 Nelson (4–1) Benitez (1–5) 32,525 54–53 W1
108 August 22 Orioles 1–2 Mussina (14–7) Belcher (8–8) Jones (20) 13,631 54–54 L1
109 August 23 Orioles 1–7 Krivda (2–2) Wolcott (1–1) Benitez (2) 14,937 54–55 L2
110 August 24 Yankees 9–7 Nelson (5–1) Wetteland (1–4) 17,592 55–55 W1
111 August 25 Yankees 7–4 Bosio (9–6) Pettitte (6–8) 28,130 56–55 W2
112 August 26 Yankees 7–0 Johnson (13–2) Hitchcock (6–9) 41,182 57–55 W3
113 August 27 Yankees 2–5 Kamieniecki (4–5) Belcher (8–9) Wetteland (23) 24,913 57–56 L1
114 August 29 @ Red Sox 6–4 Benes (7–8) Wakefield (14–3) Charlton (3) 31,328 58–56 W1
115 August 30 @ Red Sox 6–7 Maddux (4–1) Nelson (5–2) Aguilera (26) 32,356 58–57 L1
116 August 31 @ Red Sox 11–2 Wolcott (2–1) Cormier (6–5) Guetterman (1) 30,627 59–57 W1
September: 19–8 (Home: 12–2; Away: 7–6)
# Date Opponent Score Win Loss Save Attendance Record Streak
117 September 1 @ Orioles 4–3 Belcher (9–9) Mussina (15–8) Charlton (4) 43,447 60–57 W2
118 September 2 @ Orioles 2–3 Brown (7–8) Bosio (9–7) Jones (21) 46,731 60–58 L1
119 September 3 @ Orioles 9–6 Carmona (2–4) Krivda (2–3) Charlton (5) 46,269 61–58 W1
120 September 4 @ Yankees 3–13 Pettitte (8–8) Torres (3–9) 24,855 61–59 L1
121 September 5 @ Yankees 6–5 Wolcott (3–1) Rivera (5–3) Charlton (6) 15,340 62–59 W1
122 September 6 @ Yankees 3–4 McDowell (13–10) Belcher (9–10) 15,426 62–60 L1
123 September 7 @ Indians 1–4 Nagy (13–5) Bosio (9–8) Mesa (39) 41,450 62–61 L2
124 September 8 Royals 4–1 Johnson (14–2) Jacome (4–7) Charlton (7) 19,350 63–61 W1
125 September 9 Royals 6–2 Benes (8–8) Gubicza (10–13) 39,157 64–61 W2
126 September 10 Royals 5–4 Ayala (5–5) Olson (3–2) Charlton (8) 18,066 65–61 W3
127 September 11 Twins 10–12 Mahomes (4–7) Nelson (5–3) Stevens (9) 18,193 65–62 L1
128 September 12 Twins 14–3 Bosio (10–8) Rodriguez (5–6) Carmona (1) 12,102 66–62 W1
129 September 13 Twins 7–4 Nelson (6–3) Mahomes (4–8) Charlton (9) 16,469 67–62 W2
130 September 15 @ White Sox 3–2 Benes (9–8) Bere (7–13) Charlton (10) 19,100 68–62 W3
131 September 16 @ White Sox 5–3 Belcher (10–10) Karchner (3–2) Charlton (11) 26,073 69–62 W4
132 September 17 @ White Sox 1–2 McCaskill (5–4) Wolcott (3–2) Hernandez (30) 21,913 69–63 L1
133 September 18 Rangers 8–1 Johnson (15–2) Witt (5–10) 29,515 70–63 W1
134 September 19 Rangers 5–4 (11) Charlton (3–6) McDowell (6–4) 20,410 71–63 W2
135 September 20 Rangers 11–3 Benes (10–8) Tewksbury (8–7) 26,524 72–63 W3
136 September 22 Athletics 10–7 Nelson (7–3) Corsi (2–4) Charlton (12) 51,500 73–63 W4
137 September 23 Athletics 7–0 Johnson (16–2) Johns (5–2) 54,589 74–63 W5
138 September 24 Athletics 9–8 Charlton (4–6) Eckersley (4–6) 46,714 75–63 W6
139 September 26 Angels 10–2 Benes (11–8) Boskie (7–7) 46,935 76–63 W7
140 September 27 Angels 0–2 Finley (14–12) Belcher (10–11) Smith (35) 50,212 76–64 L1
141 September 28 @ Rangers 6–2 Johnson (17–2) Pavlik (10–10) Charlton (13) 21,502 77–64 W1
142 September 29 @ Rangers 4–3 Ayala (6–5) Vosberg (5–5) Charlton (14) 25,336 78–64 W2
143 September 30 @ Rangers 2–9 Gross (9–15) Benes (11–9) 33,792 78–65 L1
October: 1–1 (Home: 1–0; Away: 0–1)
# Date Opponent Score Win Loss Save Attendance Record Streak
144 October 1 @ Rangers 3–9 Rogers (17–7) Belcher (10–12) Whiteside (3) 25,714 78–66 L2
145 October 2 Angels 9–1 Johnson (18–2) Langston (15–7) 52,356 79–66 W1
Legend:        = Win        = Loss        = Postponement
Bold = Mariners team member

Postseason

1995 Postseason Game Log (5–6) (Home: 4–2; Away: 1–4)
American League Division Series: 3–2 (Home: 3–0; Away 0–2)
# Date Opponent Stadium Score Win Loss Save Attendance Record
1 October 3 @ Yankees Yankee Stadium 6–9 Cone (1–0) Nelson (0–1) 57,178 0–1
2 October 4 @ Yankees Yankee Stadium 5–7 (15) Rivera (1–0) Belcher (0–1) 57,126 0–2
3 October 6 Yankees Kingdome 7–4 Johnson (1–0) McDowell (0–1) Charlton (1) 57,944 1–2
4 October 7 Yankees Kingdome 11–8 Charlton (1–0) Wetteland (0–1) Risley (1) 57,180 2–2
5 October 8 Yankees Kingdome 6–5 (11) Johnson (2–0) McDowell (0–2) 57,411 3–2
American League Championship Series: 2–4 (Home: 1–2; Away 1–2)
# Date Opponent Stadium Score Win Loss Save Attendance Record
1 October 10 Indians Kingdome 3–2 Wolcott (1–0) Martinez (0–1) Charlton (1) 57,065 1–0
2 October 11 Indians Kingdome 2–5 Hershiser (1–0) Belcher (0–1) 58,144 1–1
3 October 13 @ Indians Jacobs Field 5–2 (11) Charlton (1–0) Tavarez (0–1) 43,643 2–1
4 October 14 @ Indians Jacobs Field 0–7 Hill (1–0) Benes (0–1) 43,686 2–2
5 October 15 @ Indians Jacobs Field 2–3 Hershiser (2–0) Bosio (0–1) Mesa (1) 43,607 2–3
6 October 17 Indians Kingdome 0–4 Martinez (1–1) Johnson (0–1) 58,489 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 Dan Wilson 119 399 111 .278 9 51
1B Tino Martinez 141 519 152 .293 31 111
2B Joey Cora 120 427 127 .297 3 39
3B Mike Blowers 134 439 113 .257 23 96
SS Luis Sojo 102 339 98 .289 7 39
LF Vince Coleman 40 162 47 .290 1 9
CF Ken Griffey Jr. 72 260 67 .258 17 42
RF Jay Buhner 126 470 123 .262 40 121
DH Edgar Martínez 145 511 182 .356 29 113

Other batters

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
OF Alex Diaz 103 270 67 .248 3 27
OF Rich Amaral 90 230 67 .282 2 19
SS Félix Fermín 73 200 39 .195 0 15
OF Darren Bragg 52 145 34 .234 3 12
3B/PH Doug Strange 74 155 42 .271 2 21
SS Alex Rodriguez 48 142 33 .232 5 19
LF Marc Newfield 24 85 16 .188 3 14
C Chad Kreuter 26 75 17 .227 1 8
LF Warren Newson 33 72 21 .292 2 6
UT Chris Widger 23 45 9 .200 1 2
OF Gary Thurman 13 25 8 .320 0 3
1B Greg Pirkl 10 17 4 .235 0 0
2B Arquimedez Pozo 1 1 0 .000 0 0

Pitching

Starting pitchers

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

Player GS IP W L ERA SO
Randy Johnson 30 214.1 18 2 2.48 294
Tim Belcher 28 179.1 10 12 4.52 96
Chris Bosio 31 170.0 10 8 4.92 85
Salomón Torres 13 72.0 3 8 6.00 45
Andy Benes 12 63.0 7 2 4.52 45
Bob Wolcott 7 36.2 3 2 4.42 19
Tim Davis 5 24.0 2 1 6.38 19

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
Bob Wells 30 76.2 4 3 5.75 38
Dave Fleming 16 48.0 1 5 7.50 26
Rafael Carmona 15 47.2 2 4 5.66 28
Bill Krueger 6 20.0 2 1 5.85 10
Jim Converse 6 11.0 0 3 7.36 9

Relief pitchers

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

Player G IP W L ERA SO SV
Bobby Ayala 63 71.0 6 5 4.44 77 19
Jeff Nelson 62 78.2 7 3 2.17 96 2
Bill Risley 45 60.1 2 1 3.13 65 1
Norm Charlton 30 47.2 2 1 1.51 58 14
Lee Guetterman 23 17.0 0 0 6.88 11 1
Ron Villone 19 19.1 0 2 7.91 26 0
Steve Frey 13 11.1 0 3 4.76 7 0
John Cummings 4 5.1 0 0 11.81 4 0
Scott Davison 3 4.1 0 0 6.23 3 0
Jim Mecir 2 4.2 0 0 0.00 3 0
Kevin King 2 3.2 0 0 12.27 3 0
Tim Harikkala 1 3.1 0 0 16.20 1 0

ALDS

Main article: 1995 American League Division Series

Game Score Date
1 Seattle 6, New York 9 October 3, 1995
2 Seattle 5, New York 7 October 4, 1995
3 New York 4, Seattle 7 October 6, 1995
4 New York 8, Seattle 11 October 7, 1995
5 New York 5, Seattle 6 October 8, 1995

ALCS

Main article: 1995 American League Championship Series

Game Score Date
1 Cleveland 2, Seattle 3 October 10, 1995
2 Cleveland 5, Seattle 2 October 11, 1995
3 Seattle 5, Cleveland 2 October 13, 1995
4 Seattle 0, Cleveland 7 October 14, 1995
5 Seattle 2, Cleveland 3 October 15, 1995
6 Cleveland 4, Seattle 0 October 17, 1995

Awards and honors

In popular culture

The Mariners' ALDS run is the subject of the song, My Oh My, by Seattle-based rapper, Macklemore.[26]

Chicago-based band Coping has a song titled "'95 Mariners."

In July 2019, the MLB Network released MLB Network Presents: The 1995 Mariners, Saving Baseball in Seattle.[27]

See also

Farm system

Level Team League Manager
AAA Tacoma Rainiers Pacific Coast League Steve Smith
AA Port City Roosters Southern League Dave Myers
A Riverside Pilots California League Dave Brundage
A Wisconsin Timber Rattlers Midwest League Mike Goff
A-Short Season Everett AquaSox Northwest League Orlando Gómez
Rookie AZL Mariners Arizona League Tom LeVasseur
Source[28]

References

  1. ^ LaRue, Larry (October 3, 1995). "My, oh my, Mariners win!". Lewiston Morning Tribune. (Idaho). (Tacoma News Tribune). p. 1B.
  2. ^ "Mariners Postseason Results". MLB.com. Retrieved August 10, 2011.
  3. ^ LaRue, Larry (October 14, 1995). "Bad to the Bone". Lewiston Morning Tribune. (Idaho). McClatchy News Service. p. 1B.
  4. ^ LaRue, Larry (October 18, 1995). "Shipwrecked: Mariners lose 4-0". Lewiston Morning Tribune. (Idaho). McClatchy News Service. p. 1B.
  5. ^ Alex Diaz at Baseball-Reference
  6. ^ Félix Fermín at Baseball-Reference
  7. ^ Jay Buhner at Baseball-Reference
  8. ^ Eric Anthony at Baseball-Reference
  9. ^ "M's win 8-3, but lose Griffey". Lewiston Morning Tribune. (Idaho). Associated Press. May 27, 1995. p. 3B.
  10. ^ Street, Jim (August 15, 1995). "Griffey expected in lineup". Spokesman-Review. (Spokane, Washington). (Seattle Post Intelligencer). p. C1.
  11. ^ "Junior to rejoin M's". Lewiston Morning Tribune. (Idaho). wire services. August 15, 1995. p. 1B.
  12. ^ "The Ballplayers – Ken Griffey, Jr | baseballbiography.com". Retrieved January 12, 2012.
  13. ^ Anderson, Lenny (April 14, 1995). "Negro League Seattle Steelheads Gone, But Not Forgotten". Seattle Post-Intelligencer. Archived from the original on May 28, 2009. Retrieved May 20, 2009.
  14. ^ "September 9, 1995 Kansas City Royals at Seattle Mariners Box Score and Play by Play". Baseball-Reference.com. Retrieved May 20, 2009.
  15. ^ a b "The Ballplayers – Randy Johnson | baseballbiography.com". Retrieved August 12, 2008.
  16. ^ Tim Belcher at Baseball-Reference
  17. ^ Norm Charlton at Baseball-Reference
  18. ^ Marc Newfield at Baseball-Reference
  19. ^ "M's acquire Coleman, send Rodriguez back to Tacoma". Lewiston Morning Tribune. (Idaho). Associated Press. August 16, 1995. p. 3B.
  20. ^ Vince Coleman at Baseball-Reference
  21. ^ Shane Monahan at Baseball-Reference
  22. ^ Juan Pierre at Baseball-Reference
  23. ^ "Standings". Lewiston Morning Tribune. (Idaho). August 21, 1995. p. 3B.
  24. ^ "M's, Angels go for broke". Lewiston Morning Tribune. (Idaho). Associated Press. October 2, 1995. p. 1B.
  25. ^ "Standings". Lewiston Morning Tribune. (Idaho). October 2, 1995. p. 3B.
  26. ^ "Thinking about Macklemore and Ryan Lewis' rap tribute to Dave Niehaus,". The Seattle Times. January 4, 2011. Retrieved April 4, 2016.
  27. ^ "MLB Network to air documentary about 1995 Mariners, the team that 'saved' baseball in Seattle". CBSSports.com. Retrieved July 27, 2019.
  28. ^ Johnson, Lloyd, and Wolff, Miles, ed., The Encyclopedia of Minor League Baseball, 2nd and 3rd editions. Durham, North Carolina: Baseball America, 1997 and 2007