Join Emerald City Swagger as we look back over the last 40 years and count down the 50 greatest Seattle Mariners players in franchise history.
When you stop and think about it, its sometimes tough to fathom that the Seattle Mariners have already been around for 40 years. To many fans, it feels like just yesterday the team was preparing for their inaugural season, in 1977.
Further, to a lot of people, the Mariners have achieved little up to this point, with just four postseason appearances. However, this is a shortsighted outlook, considering the players who have worn the M’s uniform over the years.
With this in mind, Nick Lee decided to go through the history of the organization and pick the 50 greatest players of all time. For the sake of clarity, his research is based on the following factors:
- Seasons spent with the Mariners
- Playing a part in a successful season
- Wins Above Replacement (WAR)
- All-Time Mariners Record Books
With that cleared up, lets see if you agree with the choices and positions. Without further ado, we now present the 50 greatest Mariners in franchise history: