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July 21, 2014 at 2:30 PM

On this day in Mariners’ history ….

So each day we get information about what happened in Mariners history  …. little tidbits of seasons past. Usually I just post it with the pregame blog or the game blog. But today I felt like it deserved its own blog post.

  • 1984 – The Mariners scored eight times in the 7th inning to defeat the Toronto Blue Jays, 9-3.  Alvin Davis connected for a 3rd deck HR in the 4th inning, his 20th of the year.
  • 1996 – Ken Griffey Jr. drives in five runs with two HR to give the Mariners a 6-2 win at California. In the four game series with the Angels, Junior went 8-16 with four HR and 14 RBI.
  • 1998 – Ken Griffey Jr. belts his 40th homer of the season, become the quickest player ever to reach that number in a season (100 games).  It also marks his fifth season with 40+ home runs.
  • 2013 – Nick Franklin hit a grand slam as part of a 7-run 2nd inning to give the Mariners a three-game sweep of the Houston Astros at Minute Maid Park, extending the winning streak to a season-high 6 consecutive games. Felix Hernandez notched his 11th win of the season

But July 21, 1988 was extra special, why?

The Mariners acquire Jay Buhner, Rick Balabon and Troy Evers from the New York Yankees in exchange for Ken Phelps. 

Buhner would go to post these numbers with Seattle.

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More importantly it led to this ….

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