||1980s Seattle Mariners
Pitchers Jim Beattie, Mark Langston, Mike Moore, Matt Young and position baseball players Phil Bradley, Barry Bonnell, Alvin Davis, Darnell Coles, Dave Henderson, Ken Phelps, Jim Presley, Jack Perconte and other favorites captured the attention of Mariners fans in the 1980s
The Famous "Green Box"
What's a green box and why is it so famous? Well, just like a baseball dugout, that's where the stories are told. The "Green Box" appeared on the Baseball Historian web site during our inception back in 1999 and has been holding kangaroo court ever since. Enjoy the stories...
|Mariners Pound Orioles - Sept. 1985 |
|September 2, 1985 Baseballhistorian.com- Newspaper Clippings - At Baltimore- Jack Perconte lashed five singles as the Seattle Mariners drubbed the Baltimore Orioles 10-2. Seattle's starter Matt Young (10-14) held the Orioles at bay, allowing only 7 hits and one earned run in eight innings. Alvin Davis hit a 3-run homer, his 13th of the season, for the winning Mariners. The losing pitcher was Dennis Martinez (11-8). Mike Young crashed his 23rd home run of the year for the Orioles. The Mariners lined 16 hits off 4 Oriole pitchers. Second baseman, Jack Perconte was 5-for-6, 2 runs, 1 RBI; LF, Phil Bradley was 2-for-5, 2 runs, 1 RBI; 3rd baseman, Jim Presley, 2-for-4, 1 run, 1 RBI and Al Cowens 2-for-5, 1 run, 1 RBI. |
Seattle's record is now 60-70, 5th place in the AL West. Baltimore fell to 67-60, 4th place in the AL East, 12 1/2 games in back of the league leading Toronto Blue Jays. Time of Game 2:56, A 29,157
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| ||A's Fall to Mariners' Mark Langston Seattle Mariners 4/19/1987 |
Complete game effort by Mark Langston in Seattle
|April 19, 1987- News Story |
Mark Langston struck out 11 Oakland A's, while pitching a complete game 4-2 win before 12,168 fans in Seattle. Langston scattered seven hits, allowed only one earned run in winning his first game of the season.
Harold Reynolds knocked in two runs in the last of the seventh as the winning Mariners evened their season record to 6-6. Time of Game 2:39.
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|Angels, McCaskill Blank Mariners 4-0 |
|April 16, 1987, Seattle - News Flash - Kirk McCaskill pitched a four-hitter last night and faced only two batters over the minimum. McCaskill (2-0) scattered four singles and walked one batter in leading the California Angels to a 4-0 shutout win over the Seattle Mariners. |
Brian Downing hit his fifth homer and thus far this young season, his third leading off a game. Time - 2:13, Attendance 8,333. Baseballhistorian.com News Flash
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| ||Phil Bradley |
Ballhawk for the Seattle Mariners
|Phil Bradley was one of the top all-around players for the Seattle Mariners from 1984-1987. He was a fine ball-hawk, fast base-runner and a .300 hitter. In 1984, his first full year in Seattle, Bradley hit .301 and stole 21 bases. |
In 1985, he was named to the 'Sporting News All-Star Team' by hitting .301, 33 doubles, smashed 26 homers, scored 100 runs and had 88 RBIs. His 1987 season included highs in doubles 38 and in stolen bases with 40.
Unhappy with playing in a small TV market, Phil Bradley asked to be traded and was to the Phillies. He batted only .264 in his only season in Philadelphia. He then played 2 years with the Orioles and then left for Japan, there he hit 21 HRs in 1991.
Phil Bradley's career numbers: .286 BA, 1058 hits, 179 Ds, 78 HRs, 155 stolen bases - caught stealing 62 times.