|2004 Seattle Mariners|
|Edgar Martínez's final season|
|Major League affiliations|
|Owner(s)|| Hiroshi Yamauchi |
(represented by Howard Lincoln)
|General manager(s)||Bill Bavasi|
|Local television|| KSTW 11|
|Local radio|| KOMO (AM) 1000 AM|
(Dave Niehaus, Rick Rizzs,
Ron Fairly, Dave Valle,
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The Seattle Mariners 2004 season was their 28th, and they finished last in the American League West at 63–99. Ichiro Suzuki set the major league record for hits in a season on October 1, breaking George Sisler's 84-year-old mark with a pair of early singles.
The Seattle Mariners are an American professional baseball team based in Seattle, Washington. The Mariners compete in Major League Baseball (MLB) as a member club of the American League (AL) West Division. The team joined the American League as an expansion team in 1977 playing their home games in the Kingdome. Since July 1999, the Mariners' home ballpark has been T-Mobile Park, located in the SoDo neighborhood of Seattle.
The American League of Professional Baseball Clubs, or simply the American League (AL), is one of two leagues that make up Major League Baseball (MLB) in the United States and Canada. It developed from the Western League, a minor league based in the Great Lakes states, which eventually aspired to major league status. It is sometimes called the Junior Circuit because it claimed Major League status for the 1901 season, 25 years after the formation of the National League.
The American League West is one of three divisions in Major League Baseball's American League. The division has five teams as of the 2013 season, but had four teams from 1994 to 2012, and had as many as seven teams before the 1994 realignment. Although its teams currently only reside along the west coast and in Texas, historically the division has had teams as far east as Chicago. From 1998 to 2012, the AL West was the only MLB division with four teams. The current champion of this division is the Houston Astros. In 2013, the Houston Astros went from the National League Central to the AL West. That move gives all six MLB divisions an equal five teams and both leagues an equal 15 teams each.
At the All-Star Break, the Mariners had lost nine straight and were at 32–54 (.372), seventeen games behind the division-leading Texas Rangers.
The 2004 Major League Baseball All-Star Game was the 75th playing of the midseason exhibition baseball game between the all-stars of the American League (AL) and National League (NL), the two leagues comprising Major League Baseball. The game was held on July 13, 2004 at Minute Maid Park in Houston, Texas, the home of the Houston Astros of the National League. The game resulted in the American League defeating the National League 9–4, thus awarding an AL team home-field advantage in the 2004 World Series.
The Texas Rangers finished the 2004 season in 3rd place in the West division of the American League. Five Rangers were All Stars, Francisco Cordero, Kenny Rogers, Hank Blalock, Michael Young and All-Star Game MVP Alfonso Soriano.
On October 1, Ichiro Suzuki set the major league record for hits, breaking George Sisler's 84-year-old mark with a pair of early singles.It was his 258th hit of the season. Later in the game, Suzuki got another hit, giving him 259 this season and a major league-leading .373 average. Fireworks exploded after Suzuki's big hit reached the outfield, creating a haze over Safeco Field, and his teammates mobbed him at first base. The crowd of 45,573 was the ninth sellout this season. After the record breaking hit, Suzuki ran to the first-base seats, bowed respectfully and then shook hands with Sisler's 81-year-old daughter, Frances Sisler Drochelman, and other members of the Hall of Famer's family. Fans in downtown Tokyo watched Suzuki in sports bars and on big-screen monitors. Seattle's hitting coach that season was Paul Molitor. Sisler set the hits record in 1920 with the St. Louis Browns over a 154-game schedule. Suzuki broke it in the Mariners' 160th game. Suzuki's hit came off Ryan Drese, boosting Suzuki to 10-for-20 lifetime against him. Suzuki's sixth-inning infield single came off John Wasdin. After Suzuki's 258th hit, he scored his 100th run of the season when the Mariners batted around in the third, taking a 6-2 lead on six hits. Suzuki's first-inning single was his 919th hit in the majors, breaking the record for most hits over a four-year span. Bill Terry of the New York Giants set the previous record of 918 hits from 1929-32. Suzuki has 921 hits in four seasons.
Ichiro Suzuki, often referred to mononymously as Ichiro, is a Japanese former professional baseball outfielder who played 28 seasons combined in top-level professional leagues. He spent the bulk of his career with two teams: nine seasons with the Orix Blue Wave of Nippon Professional Baseball (NPB) in Japan, where he began his career, and 14 with the Seattle Mariners of Major League Baseball (MLB) in the United States. After playing the first 12 years of his MLB career for the Mariners, Ichiro played two and a half seasons with the New York Yankees before signing with the Miami Marlins. Ichiro played three seasons with the Marlins before returning to the Mariners in 2018. Ichiro established a number of batting records, including MLB's single-season record for hits with 262. He achieved 10 consecutive 200-hit seasons, the longest streak by any player in history. Between his major league career in both Japan and the United States, Ichiro has the most hits by any player in top-tier professional leagues. He also has recorded the most hits of all Japanese-born players in MLB history.
George Harold Sisler, nicknamed "Gorgeous George", was an American professional baseball player for 15 seasons, primarily as first baseman with the St. Louis Browns.
Paul Leo Molitor, nicknamed "Molly" and "The Ignitor", is an American former Major League Baseball (MLB) player and former manager of the Minnesota Twins, who is in the Baseball Hall of Fame. During his 21-year baseball career, he played for the Milwaukee Brewers (1978–92), Toronto Blue Jays (1993–95), and Minnesota Twins (1996–98). He was known for his exceptional hitting and speed. He made seven All-Star Game appearances, and was the World Series MVP in 1993.
|Ichiro Suzuki (RF)||4||1||1||0||1||1||.250|
|Randy Winn (CF)||5||0||0||0||0||1||.000|
|Bret Boone (2B)||5||0||0||0||0||2||.000|
|Raúl Ibañez (LF)||3||1||1||0||1||1||.333|
|Edgar Martínez (DH)||3||0||1||1||1||2||.000|
|John Olerud (1B)||4||1||1||0||0||0||.000|
|Rich Aurilia (SS)||4||0||1||0||0||1||.250|
|Dan Wilson (C)||4||0||1||0||0||0||.250|
|Willie Bloomquist (3B)||2||0||1||1||0||1||.500|
In the 2004 Major League Baseball draft, the Mariners selected Matt Tuiasosopo in the third round for their first pick overall.Out of the 48 players selected by the Mariners in 2004, 5 have played in Major League Baseball including Tuiasosopo, Rob Johnson, Mark Lowe, Michael Saunders, and James Russell.
The 2004 First-Year Player Draft, Major League Baseball's annual amateur draft, was held on June 7 and 8. It was conducted via conference call with representatives from each of the league's 30 teams. The draft marked the first time three players from the same university were chosen in the first ten picks.
Matthew P. Tuiasosopo is an American former professional baseball utility player and current Manager for the A Rome Braves. He played in Major League Baseball (MLB) for the Seattle Mariners, Detroit Tigers and Atlanta Braves.
Robert James Johnson is an American former professional baseball catcher and pitcher. Johnson played Major League Baseball from 2007 to 2013, predominantly for the Seattle Mariners.
2004 American League Records
John Garrett Olerud, nicknamed Johnny O and Big Rude, is a left-handed American former Major League Baseball first baseman. Olerud played with the Toronto Blue Jays (1989–96), New York Mets (1997–99), Seattle Mariners (2000–04), New York Yankees (2004), and Boston Red Sox (2005).
|2004 Seattle Mariners|
Note: G = Games played; AB = At Bats; H = Hits; Avg. = Batting average; HR = Home Runs; RBI = Runs Batted In
|AAA||Tacoma Rainiers||Pacific Coast League||Dan Rohn|
|AA||San Antonio Missions||Texas League||Dave Brundage|
|A||Inland Empire 66ers||California League||Steve Roadcap|
|A||Wisconsin Timber Rattlers||Midwest League||Daren Brown|
|A-Short Season||Everett AquaSox||Northwest League||Pedro Grifol|
|Rookie||AZL Mariners||Arizona League||Scott Steinmann|
|2004 Seattle Mariners draft picks|
|Owner||Nintendo of America|
|General Manager(s)||Bill Bavasi|
|First pick||Matt Tuiasosopo|
|Number of selections||48|
|Official Site||The Official Site of the Seattle Mariners|
|Years||2003 • 2004 • 2005|
The following is a list of 2004 Seattle Mariners draft picks. The Mariners took part in the June regular draft, also known as the Rule 4 draft. The Mariners made 48 selections in the 2004 draft, the first being shortstop Matt Tuiasosopo in the third round. In all, the Mariners selected 18 pitchers, 13 outfielders, 6 catchers, 6 shortstops, 3 first basemen, 1 third baseman, and 1 second baseman.
|Round (Pick)||Indicates the round and pick the player was drafted|
|Position||Indicates the secondary/collegiate position at which the player was drafted, rather than the professional position the player may have gone on to play|
|Bold||Indicates the player signed with the Mariners|
|Italics||Indicates the player did not sign with the Mariners|
|*||Indicates the player made an appearance in Major League Baseball|
|3 (93)||Matt Tuiasosopo||Shortstop||Woodinville High School|
|4 (123)||Rob Johnson||Catcher||University of Houston|
|5 (153)||Mark Lowe||Right-handed pitcher||University of Texas at Arlington|
|6 (183)||Jermaine Brock||Outfielder||Ottawa Hills High School|
|7 (213)||Sebastien Boucher||Outfielder||Bethune–Cookman University|
|8 (243)||Marshall Hubbard||First baseman||University of North Carolina at Asheville|
|9 (273)||Jeffrey Dominguez||Shortstop||Puerto Rico Baseball Academy and High School|
|10 (303)||Eric Carter||Right-handed pitcher||Delaware State University|
|11 (333)||Michael Saunders||Outfielder||Lambrick Park Secondary School|
|12 (363)||Steven Uhlmansiek||Left-handed pitcher||Wichita State University|
|13 (393)||Kristopher Kasarjian||Outfielder||Los Angeles Pierce College|
|14 (423)||Brent Johnson||Outfielder||University of Nevada, Las Vegas|
|15 (453)||Brent Thomas||Outfielder||Bellevue Community College|
|16 (483)||Chad Fillinger||Right-handed pitcher||Santa Clara University|
|17 (513)||J. P. Arencibia||Catcher||Westminster Christian School|
|18 (543)||Jack Arroyo||Second baseman||California State University, San Bernardino|
|19 (573)||Brandon Green||Shortstop||Wichita State University|
|20 (603)||Brian Chavez||Shortstop||Quartz Hill High School|
|21 (633)||Mumba Rivera||Right-handed pitcher||Bethune–Cookman University|
|22 (663)||David Hall||Outfielder||San Diego State University|
|23 (693)||John Summerhayes||First baseman||Stanford University|
|24 (723)||Gregory Slee||Catcher||Huntington College|
|25 (753)||Jonathan Jacobitz||Catcher||University of San Francisco|
|26 (783)||Zachary Ashwood||Left-handed pitcher||The Colony High School|
|27 (813)||Aaron Trolia||Right-handed pitcher||Washington State University|
|28 (843)||Adam Brandt||Left-handed pitcher||Otterbein College|
|29 (873)||Michael Ciccotelli||Left-handed pitcher||Villanova University|
|30 (903)||Rollie Gibson||Left-handed pitcher||Fresno City College|
|31 (933)||Chad Rothford||First baseman||Fresno City College|
|32 (963)||Donald Clement||Right-handed pitcher||Colorado State University–Pueblo|
|33 (993)||Marquise Liverpool||Outfielder||Don Bosco Preparatory High School|
|34 (1023)||Matthew Welker||Right-handed pitcher||Woodinville High School|
|35 (1053)||Brandon Javis||Shortstop||Cross Creek High School|
|36 (1083)||Nick Hagadone||Left-handed pitcher||Sumner High School|
|37 (1113)||James Russell||Left-handed pitcher||Colleyville Heritage High School|
|38 (1143)||Harold Williams||Left-handed pitcher||Mt. San Jacinto College|
|39 (1173)||Jacob Opitz||Shortstop||Heritage High School|
|40 (1203)||Michael Schilling||Right-handed pitcher||Fresno City College|
|41 (1233)||Garrett Parcell||Right-handed pitcher||Norco High School|
|42 (1262)||Erwin Jacobo||Third baseman||Braddock High School|
|43 (1291)||Luis Coste||Outfielder||Puerto Rico Baseball Academy and High School|
|44 (1320)||Felix Martinez||Outfielder||Broward College|
|45 (1349)||Gordon Lynah||Outfielder||Spartanburg Methodist College|
|46 (1379)||Daniel Martin||Outfielder||Indian River Community College|
|47 (1407)||Andrew Mcdonald||Catcher||Sahuaro High School|
|48 (1435)||Zachary Walden||Catcher||Stockbridge High School|
|49 (1463)||Andrew Reichard||Right-handed pitcher||Seminole Community College|
|50 (1491)||Leighton Autrey||Outfielder||Navarro College|
David Andrew "Dave" McCarty is a former first baseman and outfielder in Major League Baseball. From 1993 through 2005, McCarty played with the Minnesota Twins (1993–1995), San Francisco Giants (1995–1996), Seattle Mariners (1998), Kansas City Royals (2000–2002), Tampa Bay Devil Rays (2002), Oakland Athletics (2003) and Boston Red Sox (2003–2005). He batted right-handed and threw left-handed.
William Joseph Haselman is an American former professional baseball player and coach. He played in Major League Baseball as a catcher for the Texas Rangers, Seattle Mariners, Boston Red Sox and Detroit Tigers from 1990 to 2003. He also served as the bullpen coach and first base coach for the Boston Red Sox. Haselman was a 1st round selection in the 1987 Major League Baseball draft.
Daniel Allen Wilson, is an American former professional baseball player. He played in Major League Baseball for the Cincinnati Reds and the Seattle Mariners, primarily as a catcher. He is regarded as one of the best defensive catchers in major-league history, setting an American League record for catchers with a .995 career fielding percentage.
Jeremy Thomas Reed is an American hitting coach of the Los Angeles Angels. He is a former professional baseball outfielder in Major League Baseball (MLB).
Michael Roy "Mike" Blowers is a former Major League Baseball player, a third baseman and first baseman for the New York Yankees, Seattle Mariners, Los Angeles Dodgers, and Oakland Athletics.
The Seattle Mariners' 2007 season was their 31st in franchise history.
The Seattle Mariners 2006 season was their 30th since the franchise creation, and their third consecutive season finishing at the bottom of the American League West, finishing with a 78–84 (.481) record.
The Seattle Mariners 2005 season was their 29th since the franchise creation, and their second consecutive season finishing at the bottom of the American League West, finishing with a record of 69-93 (.426). They only had one player in the 2005 All-Star Game, who was Ichiro Suzuki with his fifth selection for the All-Star Game.
The Seattle Mariners 2003 season was their 27th since the franchise creation, and ended the season finishing 2nd in the American League West, finishing with a record of 93-69.
The Seattle Mariners 2002 season was their 26th since the franchise creation. After their record 116 wins the previous year, they ended the season 93–69 (.574), but finished 3rd in the American League West and missed the postseason. This season began a playoff drought that has lasted for 18 years and is currently the longest in all of the four North American professional sports.
The Seattle Mariners' 2000 season was the franchise's 24th, and ended in the American League Championship Series, falling to the New York Yankees in six games.
Gary George Gray is a former Major League Baseball first baseman who played parts of six seasons from 1977 until 1982. During that time, he played for the Texas Rangers, Cleveland Indians, and Seattle Mariners.
Luis Felipe "Puchy" Delgado Robles is a retired professional baseball player who spent seven seasons in professional baseball, including part of a season (1977) in Major League Baseball with the Seattle Mariners. He played 13 games in his one-year major league career, and had hits in 22 at-bats, with two runs batted in (RBIs). Over his minor league career, Delgado played for the Class-A Winter Haven Red Sox, the Class-A Winston-Salem Red Sox, the Triple-A Rhode Island Red Sox, and the Triple-A Pawtucket Red Sox in the Boston Red Sox organization; the Triple-A San Jose Missions in the Seattle Mariners organization; the Triple-A Omaha Royals in the Kansas City Royals organization; and the Triple-A Wichita Aeros in the Chicago Cubs organization. In 765 career minor league games, Delgado batted .261 with 729 hits, 89 doubles, 33 triples, and 17 home runs.
Nicholas Edward Franklin is an American professional baseball second baseman and outfielder in the Los Angeles Angels organization. He was drafted by the Seattle Mariners in the first round, 27th pick overall, of the 2009 Major League Baseball Draft. He attended Lake Brantley High School where he won numerous awards, including being named the player of the year by the Orlando Sentinel in 2009. He has played in Major League Baseball (MLB) for the Seattle Mariners, Tampa Bay Rays, Milwaukee Brewers, and Los Angeles Angels.
Tito Angelo Nanni is a former professional baseball player. Over his career Nanni primarily played first base and outfield. Nanni played in the Seattle Mariners organization for the majority of his career. He also spent part of a season playing for the California Angels and for the Toronto Blue Jays. Nanni played seven seasons in major league baseball, with a career batting average of .253 with a .384 slugging percentage hits, 122 doubles, 22 triples, and 66 home runs in 2775 at-bats.
Roger Christian Hansen is a professional baseball coach and a retired professional player. Currently, Hansen is the bench coach for the Seattle Mariners. Hansen primarily played catcher during his playing career, but also played first base and third base on occasion. Before his current assignment with the Mariners, he was a catching consultant in their organization. Over his playing career, Hansen played for the rookie-level GCL Royals (1980), the Class-A Charleston Royals (1981–1982), the Class-A Fort Myers Royals (1983), the Double-A Jacksonville Suns (1983), the Double-A Memphis Chicks (1984–1985), the Triple-A Omaha Royals (1985–1986), the Double-A Chattanooga Lookouts (1987), the Double-A Vermont Mariners (1988), the Double-A Williamsport Bills and the Triple-A Calgary Cannons. Hansen has never played in Major League Baseball.