Sunday, March 30, 2014

Mariners by the numbers part 42-43


Tom Brown 1978
from tradingcarddb

Shane Rawley 1978

Dave Henderson 1981-1986

John Christensen 1987

Vance Lovelace 1990
from tradingcarddb

Kerry Woodson 1992

Roger Salkeld 1993

Ted Power 1993

Jeff Darwin 1994
from tradingcarddb

Jim Mecir 1995
from trading carddb

Mike Jackson 1996

Ken Griffey Jr. 1997
from tradingcarddb
Ken was the inspiration for players to eventually wear 42 on April 15 after he did it in 1997 to celebrate the 50th anniversary of Jackie coming into Major League Baseball.

Butch Huskey 1999
Butch was the last full time player to wear 42 as a Mariner after it was retired by MLB in 1997. The last 42 left after 2013 when Mariano Rivera retired.

In 2007 we saw the 60th anniversary of Jackie Robinson and Miguel Batista, Adrian Beltre, Jason Ellison, Jose Lopez, and Arthur Rhodes all donned the 42 to honor Jackie. In 2008, MLB let it happen again. This time Batista, Beltre, and Rhodes wore 42 again along with Yuniesky Betancourt, and John McLaren. Since the start of the 2009 season, all players and coaches wear the 42 on April 15th or 16th depending on if they play on Jackie Robinson Day. I think it is great to honor the history of the game but I still feel like it lessens the impact by everyone wearing it. I you want to know how I feel, look at this from 2011.


Enrique Romo 1977-1978

John Hale 1978-1979

Bob Galasso 1981

Gene Nelson 1982

Marty Martinez(Coach) 1984

Frank Wills 1985

Mike Trujillo 1986-1987

Jay Buhner 1988

Dave Cochrane 1989-1992

Jeff Nelson 1993-1995, 2001-2003, 2005

Rusty Meacham 1996
from tradingcarddb

Rick Wilkins 1997
from tradingcarddb

Tom Davey 1999

Matt Thornton 2004

Rafael Chaves(Coach) 2006

Miguel Batista 2007-2009

Brandon League 2010-2012

Jeff Datz(Coach) 2013

Andy Van Slyke(Coach) 2014

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