taken from cookandsonsbats.mlblogs.com
from baseball card cyber museum
Wes Stock was a coach with the 1970 Pilots/Brewers. Wes would come back to Seattle to coach with the Mariners.
from gasolinealleyantiques.comLou Piniella was a famous property of the Pilots to be let go of, only to come back and be the Mariners greatest manager.
from the baseball card cyber museumWayne Twitchell was in spring camp with the Pilots in 1970, and would also pitch for the Mariners in 1979. Wayne sadly passed on September 16, 2010 from cancer.
from the baseball card cyber museumJim Slaton was drafted by the Pilots in 1969, and would coach for the mariners in AAA Tacoma, and in Seattle from 1999 until 2007.
Slaton is on the right
from the baseball card cyber museumRich Auerbach would also be drafted in '69, only to come to Seattle in 1981.
from the baseball card cyber museumGorman Thomas was the Pilots first pick in the 1969 draft, and would come and be a Mariner from 1984 until 1986.
Strange to think that all these guys with some type of Pilots ties would make it back to be with the Mariners. Thanks again to Matt for the inspiration to do some digging.