Sunday, March 30, 2014

Mariners by the numbers part 42-43

42


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.


43


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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