Seattle Mariners Tickets and Baseball Facts

by Al Terry - Date: 2007-05-30 - Word Count: 537 Share This!

The Seattle Mariners are a Major League Baseball team located in Seattle, Washington. They play for the West Division of the American League. They first entered the League along with the Toronto Blue Jays for the season of 1977. The Seattle Mariners are mostly owned by Nintendo, the video game company. Since baseball is so popular, you need to book your Seattle Mariners tickets much before hand. A sports ticket broker can help you book Seattle Mariners tickets without you having to go through any hassle. You can even have the Seattle Mariners tickets delivered at your doorstep if you deal witha reliable ticket broker.

Facts About Baseball

Whether you love playing baseball or are a crazy fan of a particular baseball player, there are certain fun facts about baseball that every person should know.

The first World Series in baseball was played between the teams of Pittsburgh and Boston in the year 1903. It was a nine-game series. The game was won by Boston with the score 5-3.

The New York Yankees are the only team to win 26 World Series titles.

The former Yankees right fielder known as Mickey Mantle has the record for making the most career home runs - eighteen to be precise and RBI (40) in the World Series history.

The baseball stars from the National League team as well as the American League team had played the first All-Star Game in 1933. The National League had won around forty of the seventy-three games played by them. The game had ended in a draw twice. In the year 1961, torrential rain in Boston prohibited extra innings. The game had ended in a 1-1 draw. Later in the year 2002, the game went on till eleven innings with the score fixed at seven. Finally it was cancelled due to a lack of pitchers.

Cal Ripken, Jr. of Baltimore Orioles had not missed a single game in sixteen years of his play. He played in 2,632 successive games starting from April 30, 1982 to Sept. 19, 1998.

Pete Rose, playing for the Cincinnati Reds holds the record for most number of hits (4,256) and the most number of games played (3,562). He was, however, banned from the game of baseball, for betting gambles while he was the team manager.

In the year 2001, San Francisco's Barry Bonds had broken the unprecedented single-season home run record. He had hit seventy three. He surpassed the target run of seventy, which was set by St. Louis Cardinals first baseman Mark McGwire in 1998.

In totality, there have been fourteen players who have hit four home runs in one game. They are Bobby Lowe, Ed Delahanty, Lou Gehrig, Chuck Klein, Pat Seerey, Gil Hodges, Joe Adcock, Rocky Colavito, Willie Mays, Mike Schmidt, Bob Horner, Mark Whiten, Mike Cameron, and Shawn Green.

Talented pitcher Nolan Ryan has played twenty-seven seasons in a major league baseball. He is also known for striking out more number of batters in his entire career as compared to any other pitcher.

Philadelphia A's manager Connie Mack has to his credit 3,755 career victories. It is a glorious career, and a better record than any other manager has in baseball history.

A museum was created in the year 1935 to celebrate the hundredth anniversary of baseball.

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