Seattle Mariners 1991
* American League West Division 1991 Final Baseball Standings
Minnesota 95-67 … ChicWhSox 87-75 - 8 GB …Texas 85-77- 10 GB … Oakland 84-78 – 11GB … Seattle 83-79 – 12 GB … Kansas City 82-80 – 13 GB … California 81-81 14 GB
* Baseball Player Bios and Stats
Edgar Martinez Third Baseman / First Baseman / DH, RH – One of the leading batsman in baseball history, Edgar Martinez broke into the major leagues with the Seattle Mariners back in 1987 and hit a robust .372 with 5 homers in 43 at bats. During his early years with Seattle including 1990 he had a .302 batting average with 27 doubles and 11 homers, scored 74 runs and had 49 RBIs. In 1991 he batted .307, with 35 Ds and 14 HR. On July 14, 1991 he had 4 hits in 4 at bats, including a triple and homer and scored 4 runs in leading the Mariners to a 14-3 victory Cleveland. 1991 American League West Division
Russ Swan Pitcher LH – Russ Swan was signed by the SF Giants in 1986 after being the Number 9 draft selection. He pitched as a starter mostly in minors for a few seasons and then was traded to Seattle on May 24 ’90. Moved into the middle reliever role in 1991 and played an important role in Mariners playing over .500 baseball. He had a 6-2 record a 3.43 ERA struck out 33 in 78.2 innings, spanning a career-high 63 games. Scouting reports indicate he should pitch quite a few more seasons.
Mariners 1991 Batting Average for starting lineups
Ken Griffey Jr. CF .327 … Edgar Martinez 3B .307 … Greg Briley LF .260 … Harold Reynolds 2B .254 … Pete O’Brien 1B .248 … Omar Vizquel SS .230 … Jay Buhner RF .224 … DH Alvin Davis .221 … Dave Valle C .194
Ken Griffey Jr. debuted with Seattle at age 19 in 1989. He hit his first grand slam homer on July 23 1991
Click on these players for career stats - Rich DeLucia Scott Bradley Greg Briley Roger Salkeld
Harold Reynolds Second Base Right Handed - When recalling this time-frame, his name is one of the first that many say when thinking about the Seattle Mariners. He was the Mariners durable mainstay at second base, a fleet-footed base runner and a solid batter. Harold Reynolds played with Seattle during his first 10 major league seasons, 1983-92, then played his final 2 years with Balt. and Calif. He stole 250 career bases and compiled a .258 career batting average. He led the AL with a career-high 60 stolen bases in '87, led the league in at bats with 642 in '90 and led with 11 triples in '88. After retiring from playing, Harold Reynolds became a TV announcer.
Shawn Estes Pitcher RH – The Seattle Mariners #1 selection in the 1991 draft, he was a high school phenome and was chosen the 1991 Nevada State High School Player of the Year at Douglas High School in Gardenville. The 6 ft 2 inch 190 lbs Shawn Estes pitched a no-hitter vs Lasson High School of Susanville, CA on March 15 1991. He has also posted an 18 strikeout(Ks) game, and a 20 K game. Shwan Estes also can power the baseball when batting – as a senior he led the team with 8 homers and batted .448 when he wasn’t pitching and playing rightfield.
Pete O'Brien First Baseman Left Handed -A very fine defensive first baseman, he made his mark in the first seven seasons with Rangers, 1982 thru 1988, before being traded to Cleve in a deal that sent Julio Franco to Texas. He played one season with Indians then signed with Mariners as a free agent prior to '90. On September 18, 1991 Pete O'Brien blasted a leadoff homer in the 11th inning to give Seattle a 6-5 victory over Toronto. He played his last 4 major league seasons with Mariners.
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