The Seattle Mariners Hall of Fame was created in 1997 to honor the players, staff and other individuals that greatly contributed to the history of the Mariners franchise.
The Mariners Hall of Fame is co-located with the Northwest Baseball Museum on the Main Concourse of Safeco Field, across from sections 135-141. In addition to displays of the current Hall of Fame members, the museum pays tribute to the rich history of baseball in the Pacific Northwest, and offers fun interactive activities for fans of all ages. The Museum and Hall of Fame are open to the public during all Mariners home games.
There are currently eight members of the Mariners Hall of Fame:
In order to be considered for eligibility, a player, manager or coach should meet the following requirements:
To be considered for eligibility, non-uniformed personnel should meet the following requirements:
Former first baseman Alvin Davis, the inaugural member of the Mariners Hall of Fame, was inducted on June 14, 1997. Davis, also known as Mr. Mariner, played nine Major League seasons, including his first eight with the Mariners. He was the first Mariners player to win a major post-season award when he was named 1984 American League Rookie of the Year. He was also named to the 1984 American League All-Star team.
Davis ended his Major League career with a .280 lifetime batting average, 160 home runs and 683 RBI in 1,206 games. He was voted the Mariners' MVP three times (1984, 1988, 1989) and ranks in the Top 10 of 12 major offensive categories as a Mariner. Alvin Davis Career Numbers »
Dave Niehaus was the Voice of the Mariners from the very first game on April 6, 1977 to his passing on November 10, 2010. He broadcast 5,284 of the 5,385 regular season games played in Club history. Niehaus was inaugurated into the Mariners Hall of Fame on May 7, 2000.
The National Sportscasters and Sportswriters Association named Niehaus "Sportscaster of the Year" for the state of Washington in 1995 and 1996, and in 1997, Niehaus was honored by the Washington State House of Representatives for his "contributions to the quality of life in the Pacific Northwest."
In 2008, Dave received the Ford C. Frick Award, presented annually for major contributions to baseball broadcasting. He was presented with the award during the National Baseball Hall of Fame induction ceremonies in Cooperstown, N.Y. On Opening Day of the 2011 season (April 8), the City of Seattle renamed the block of 1st Ave. S. that passes in front of Safeco Field Dave Niehaus Way. Dave Niehaus Tribute Page »
Former outfielder Jay Buhner was a force on the field, a leader in the clubhouse and a leader in the community. He was inducted into the Mariners Hall of Fame on August 24, 2004. Buhner, who came to the Mariners in a 1988 trade with the New York Yankees, played 14 seasons in a Seattle Mariners uniform. He belted 310 home runs with 965 RBI during his Major League career. From 1996-1998, he became just the 10th player to hit 40 or more home runs in three consecutive seasons. Jay ranks among the Mariners career leaders in games (1440; 3rd), at bats (4,922; 3rd), runs (790; 3rd), hits (1,255; 3rd), doubles (231; 3rd), triples (19; tied for 7th), home runs (307; 2nd), RBI (951; 3rd), total bases (2,445; 3rd), extra-base hits (557; 3rd), slugging percentage (.497, 5th) and walks (788; 2nd).
Off the field, Buhner was the inspiration for the unique "Buhner Buzz Nights" that took place each season from 1994-2001. Thousands of fans lined up hours before the games to have their heads shaved and receive free admission to salute Jay, and on several nights received "Bald is Buhnerful" t-shirts. In 1997, the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation presented Jay with the Breath of Life Award for his outstanding commitment to Cystic Fibrosis. Jay Buhner Career Numbers »
Edgar Martinez, the best designated hitter in Major League Baseball history, retired at the end of the 2004 season after playing his entire 18-year Major League career for the Seattle Mariners. Edgar was inducted into the Mariners Hall of Fame on June 2, 2007. Over the years, he racked up an impressive string of honors and awards including seven All-Star appearances, (1992, 1995, 1996, 1997, 2000, 2001, 2003), two batting titles (.343, 1992, .356, 1995) and five Designated Hitter of the Year Awards (1995, 1997, 1998, 2000, 2001). When Edgar retired, MLB Commissioner Alan H. "Bud" Selig announced that the Designated Hitter of the Year Award would be renamed the Edgar Martinez Award.
Martinez reigns as the Mariners all-time leader in batting average (.312), hits (2,247), doubles (514), walks (1,283) and games played (2,055). He is also among the top 10 in several other categories including at-bats (7,213), runs (1,219), home runs (309), RBI (1,261), total bases (3,718) and extra base hits (838). In 2010, Edgar's name appeared for the first time on the National Baseball Hall of Fame ballot.
Edgar was the first Mariner to have a street named in his honor. In October 2004, the City of Seattle renamed a section of S. Atlantic St., which abuts the south side of Safeco Field, Edgar Martinez Dr. S. Edgar Martinez Career Numbers »
Randy Johnson was one of the most dominating pitchers in MLB history. He won five Cy Young Awards (1995, 1999-2002), including the first by a Mariners pitcher when he went 18-2 with a 2.48 ERA in 1995. Johnson pitched two no-hitters-June 2, 1990 vs. DET and MLB's 17th perfect game on May 18, 2004.
Johnson was instrumental in the team's first-ever trip to the postseason in 1995. In a one-game playoff on October 2 at the Kingdome, the Mariners beat the California Angels 9-1 behind Johnson's 12 strikeout, three-hit, complete game. In Game 5 of the ALDS vs. the Yankees, pitching on one day's rest, Johnson memorably strode in from the bullpen for a relief appearance. Johnson held off the Yankees for the comeback capped by Edgar Martinez's double that scored the winning run, allowing the team to make its first-ever appearance in the American League Championship Series.
Randy Johnson retired after the 2009 season with a career win-loss record of 303-166, ERA of 3.29 and 4,875 strikeouts, second only to Nolan Ryan's 5,714. Randy Johnson Career Numbers »
Dan Wilson played 12 of his 14 Major League seasons for the Mariners (1994-2005), catching more than any other player in Mariners history (1,281). He was a member of every Mariners team to have reached the playoffs. His combination of statistical achievement, leadership on the field and commitment to the Seattle community make him a worthy member of the Mariners Hall of Fame.
Wilson represented the Mariners on the 1996 American League All-Star team. He owns the Mariners career records for home runs by a catcher (including two inside-the-park home runs), and the Club's single season records for catchers in RBI (83, 1996), and is tied with Miguel Olivo (2011) for home runs (18, 1996). Wilson ended his career with a .995 fielding percentage, at the time the highest for any catcher in American League history, and the sixth highest in Major League history. Dan Wilson Career Numbers »
Ken Griffey, Jr.
Ken Griffey, Jr. was selected first overall in the June 1987 draft by the Mariners and less than two years later, at age 19, he was in center field on Opening Night in 1989. He proceeded to electrify the game of baseball in the 1990's, not just across the Northwest, but across the country. As testament to Griffey's talent and achievements, in 1999, he was one of 29 players named to the All-Century Team, a roster of the greatest players at each position in the history of MLB.
During Piniella's 10 years as manager the Mariners had seven winning seasons. He guided the team to its first trip to the postseason during the dramatic 1995 stretch run. Piniella was also at the helm during the Mariners record-setting 116-win 2001 season. In all, the Mariners had a .542 winning percentage (840-711), won three American League West Division championships and made four postseason appearances during Piniella's years in Seattle. He is the winningest manager in club history.