Shelton-Mason County Journal - Dedicated to the citizens of Mason County, Washington since 1886

The Mariners have been fun, playoffs or not


August 11, 2022

The year is 1995, and the Mariners are facing the New York Yankees in Game 5 of the American League Divisional Series. Edgar Martinez hits the ball down the left field line and Ken Griffey Jr. motors around the bases and slides home for the game-winning run to send Seattle to the American League Championship Series.

Fast forward to 2001, a young Matt Baide attended games in the brand-new Safeco Field as the Mariners went on to tie the record for most wins in a season with 116. Seattle defeated Cleveland in the ALDS 3-2 before falling to the Yankees in five games.

Those two moments stand o...

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