The Seattle Mariners Double

Graeme
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Posted: April 16, 2017


During game 5 of the 1995 American League Division Series, the Mariners third baseman Edgar Martinez scored a double hit that helped the Mariners tie up the scores and go on to win the series. The Double is one of the most exciting moments in the history of the franchise, and is credited with helping to keep the team in Seattle by increasing fan interest in the game.

Lead-up to The Seattle Mariners DoubleHow did the Play Unfold?

In the 11th inning, with the scores still tied at 4-4, the Yankees scored a single to courtesy of a hit from Randy Velardes. The Mariners, now batting in the home half of the eleventh had to score or lose. Griffey was on batting duty for the Mariners against the Yankee’s Jack Mcowell at the plate. Joey Cora began with a bunt single, with Griffey hitting a single towards center field. Yankees manager Buck Showalter contested the score, arguing that Cora should have been penalized for running off the baselines, but the umpires affirmed the call. Martinez, one of the best hitters on the league, stepped onto the plate for the Mariners and hit a sharp drive towards the left field corner. Griffey shot off at the crack of the bat and scored. Within seconds, the Mariners players and coaching staff mobbed and were heaped in a joyous pile as the realization that they had won the series sunk in.

Aftermath of the Seattle Mariners Double

In the American League Championship Series, the Mariners would fall to the Indians in six games, but the excitement that the game generated helped to reestablish Seattle as a baseball city, with the Mariners cancelling their reported interest in relocation. In 2007, Martinez was inducted into the Mariners Hall of Fame.

How did the Play Unfold?

In the 11th inning, with the scores still tied at 4-4, the Yankees scored a single to courtesy of a hit from Randy Velardes. The Mariners, now batting in the home half of the eleventh had to score or lose. Griffey was on batting duty for the Mariners against the Yankee’s Jack Mcowell at the plate. Joey Cora began with a bunt single, with Griffey hitting a single towards center field. Yankees manager Buck Showalter contested the score, arguing that Cora should have been penalized for running off the baselines, but the umpires affirmed the call. Martinez, one of the best hitters on the league, stepped onto the plate for the Mariners and hit a sharp drive towards the left field corner. Griffey shot off at the crack of the bat and scored. Within seconds, the Mariners players and coaching staff mobbed and were heaped in a joyous pile as the realization that they had won the series sunk in.

Aftermath of the Seattle Mariners Double

In the American League Championship Series, the Mariners would fall to the Indians in six games, but the excitement that the game generated helped to reestablish Seattle as a baseball city, with the Mariners cancelling their reported interest in relocation. In 2007, Martinez was inducted into the Mariners Hall of Fame.

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