The Seattle Mariners are one of the northernmost teams from Major League Baseball. Through a planned expansion in 1977, the city of Seattle found a team again after the departure of the Seattle Pilots. With the city of Seattle's waterfront location, the decision to call themselves the Mariners was an easy one and a logical one.
Pain and suffering, have been a constant companion in the history of the proud franchise. In their 25 years of franchise history, they have never been able to reach or win the World Series. This makes the Mariners the only team in MLB without a World Series appearance.
It wasn't until 1995 that the Seattle franchise was able to qualify for postseason baseball for the first time. The last postseason appearance fans experienced at your stadium, T-Mobile Park, was in 2001, so you're already waiting 20 years of playoff baseball.
T-Mobile Park opened in 1999 and is located in the SoDo neighborhood. Like many ballparks built at the time, retro elements mixed with modern design. Due to the ever-changing weather conditions, it was decided to build a ball park with a retractable roof.Another highlight is the digital scoreboard. It is the second largest HD display in the entire MLB.
In many places in Seattle you can see the well-known logo, the compass with dark blue and turquoise. This compass can be found in many different variations. Surrounded by the Seattle Mariners lettering, it is the primary logo. Shown with the S logo, it has been on the official on field caps for years. Other very well known logos include the trident or the baseball with the M's signature. Even though both logos are no longer officially worn, they are still very popular among fans.
In its nearly 50 year history, the farm system has produced many players. Among them are Ken Griffey Jr. and Edgar Martinez, two players who made it into the Hall of Fame. Producing such players again is the mission of minor league teams Tacoma Rainers, Arkansas Travelers, Everett AquaSox and Modesto Nats.