The Seattle Mariners lastly ended their playoff drought this yr, one which lasted 21 years.
For reference, 2001 was the yr during which Ichiro Suzuki made his MLB debut.
Edgar Martinez, Kazuhiro Sasaki, Jay Buhner, and Mike Cameron performed on that crew.
Felix Hernandez hadn’t even made his MLB debut and was an adolescent, and Lou Piniella was the supervisor.
It positive looks like a special period.
However again to our 2022 Mariners: with a 90-72 file, they made the playoffs because the fifth seed within the American League.
The night time during which they clinched a playoff berth will stick in followers’ minds endlessly.
It was, after all, on a walk-off residence run that the Mariners sealed their ticket to the postseason.
Raleigh’s Unforgettable Shot
Enjoying in opposition to the Oakland Athletics, catcher Cal Raleigh hit the game-winning homer within the backside of the ninth, on a 3-2 rely.
He drove the ball close to the best area publish to ship the group right into a frenzy.
All people in T-Cell Park was screaming, smiling, and hugging.
The Spanish name by Mariners play-by-play announcer Alex Rivera was magnificent.
This name is gold 🎙 pic.twitter.com/M5h8yek5sn
— Seattle Mariners (@Mariners) November 9, 2022
Rivera accomplished his seventeenth season because the Spanish play-by-play voice of the Mariners broadcast crew in 2022.
He positive brings a special manner of calling video games, with the phrase “Pa’la calle!” (the interpretation can be “to the streets”, however a greater method to write it will be “it’s outta right here!”) when the M’s hit a house run.
The second, and what was at stake, required a legendary name for the Mariners’ Spanish-speaking followers.
Rivera positive delivered one, and it was by far the spotlight of Seattle’s profitable 2022.
Subsequent yr, they’ll come again hungrier than ever.