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2000 Seattle Mariners season

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General manager(s)  Pat Gillick
Manager(s)  Lou Piniella
2000 Seattle Mariners season
Owner(s)  Hiroshi Yamauchi (represented by Howard Lincoln)
Local television  KIRO-TV 7 FSN Northwest
Local radio  KIRO 710 AM (Dave Niehaus, Rick Rizzs, Ron Fairly, Dave Valle, Dave Henderson)

The Seattle Mariners' 2000 season was the franchise's 24th, and ended with the Mariners losing the American League Championship Series to the New York Yankees in 6 games.


The regular season ended with the Mariners finishing 2nd in the American League West but earning the franchise's first wild card berth, with a record of 91-71. In the playoffs, they swept the Chicago White Sox in the American League Division Series before being defeated by the Yankees.


  • November 17, 1999: Rich Butler was signed as a free agent by the Mariners.
  • December 15, 1999: John Olerud was signed as a free agent by the Mariners.
  • January 14, 2000: Brian Lesher was signed as a free agent by the Mariners.
  • January 19, 2000: Joe Oliver was signed as a free agent by the Mariners.
  • February 10, 2000: Ken Griffey, Jr. was traded by the Mariners to the Cincinnati Reds for Mike Cameron, Brett Tomko, Antonio Pérez, and Jake Meyer (minors).
  • Notable transactions

  • May 19, 2000: Rickey Henderson was signed as a free agent by the Seattle Mariners.
  • July 9, 2000: Wladimir Balentien was signed as an amateur free agent by the Mariners.
  • July 31, 2000: John Mabry and Tom Davey were traded by the Mariners to the San Diego Padres for Al Martin.
  • September 28, 2000: Termel Sledge was sent by the Seattle Mariners to the Montreal Expos to complete an earlier deal made on August 8, 2000. The Seattle Mariners sent players to be named later to the Montreal Expos for players to be named later and Chris Widger. The Seattle Mariners sent Sean Spencer (August 10, 2000) and Terrmel Sledge (September 28, 2000) to the Montreal Expos to complete the trade.
  • Starters by position

    Note: Pos = Position; G = Games played; AB = At Bats; H = Hits; Avg. = Batting Average; HR = Home Runs; RBI = Runs Batted In


    Seattle wins the series, 3-0

    Seattle Mariners vs. New York Yankees

    Yankees win the Series, 4-2

    Farm system

    LEAGUE CHAMPIONS: New Haven, AZL Mariners

    Major League Baseball Draft

    The following is a list of 2000 Seattle Mariners draft picks. The Mariners took part in the June regular draft, also known as the Rule 4 draft. The Mariners made 47 selections in the 2000 draft, the first being pitcher Sam Hays in the fourth round. In all, the Mariners selected 21 pitchers, 13 outfielders, 6 catchers, 5 shortstops, and 2 third basemen.


    2000 Seattle Mariners season Wikipedia

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