Ichiro Suzuki

Seattle Mariners Mt. Rushmore (Franchise Four)

Clear choices for Seattle foursome
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<p> The latest in the series of MLB teams' Mt. Rushmores, the Seattle foursome is the easiest selection of all teams. Should they be carved from Mt. Rainier?</p>

Major League Baseball is promoting an effort to identify the best four players in each team’s history with their "Franchise Four." We selected our choices for Mt. Rushmores a few years ago. Here are updated versions for all 30 teams. Who are the four baseball players that have risen above all others for each organization? The question sounds simple, right? Not so fast. Let the arguments begin.

You Won't Believe Everything That's Happened Since the Pirates Had a Winning Season

It’s been a long time since the Pittsburgh Pirates had a winning season. A well-documented long time. But, last night, the Pirates won their 82nd game of the season, ensuring themselves of a winning season in 2013. A few notable events have happened in baseball since the Bucs were winners.

It’s been a long time since the Pittsburgh Pirates had a winning season. A well-documented long time. My daughter is a junior in college, and the Pirates have not had a season with a winning record in her lifetime.

But, last night, the Pirates won their 82nd game of the season, ensuring themselves of a winning year in 2013.

A few notable events have happened in baseball since the Bucs were winners back in 1992. Here are a few:

12 Amazing Ichiro Facts that Prove He’s One of the Best Ever

Hits, Hits and More Hits
No matter where you stand on the issue of counting Ichiro’s 4,000 hits, it’s difficult not to be impressed by the man’s talent and accomplishments. He will be a member of the Hall of Fame one day, most certainly on the first ballot.

No matter where you stand on the issue of counting Ichiro’s 4,000 hits, it’s difficult not to be impressed by the man’s talent and accomplishments. With an approach that makes hitting coaches across the country cringe, the hitting machine is blessed with incredible hand-eye coordination and athletic ability.

He swings at pitches that seem unhittable — even pitches that bounce — and yet he owns more hits during his time in America than anyone, and it’s not even close.

13 Amazing MLB Stats for the Week July 8-14

Highlighting the most important, intriguing and bizarre stats in baseball.
The Rays’ pitching is stingy, the Mariners’ bats get lively, a Brew Crew starter finally completes a game, the Pirates finally answer the A’s and Tim Lincecum finds his groove with a no-no. These notable numbers and more from the week of July 8-14.

The Rays’ pitching is stingy, the Mariners’ bats get lively, a Brew Crew starter finally completes a game, the Pirates finally answer the A’s and Tim Lincecum finds his groove with a no-no. These notable numbers and more from the week of July 8-14.

14 Amazing MLB Stats from Opening Week

Highlighting the most important, intriguing and bizarre stats in baseball.
<p> Baseball is a numbers game. Always has been. Always will be. And here are a few notable stats for the opening week of the season: March 31-April 7.</p>

Baseball is a numbers game. Always has been. Always will be. And here are a few notable numbers for the opening week of the season: March 31-April 7.

15    Earned runs allowed last Sunday by reigning Cy Young winners

MLB Trade Deadline: Winners and Losers

Some teams got better, while others looked towards the future.
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Every summer August 1 is something like New Year’s Day in baseball. General managers around the league work frantically through July 31 to reshape their teams into contenders or sell off spare parts in order to rebuild for the future. It marks the beginning of the pennant drive, with a different look to many lineups.

Seattle Mariners 2012 Preview

M's are improving, but it's a tough climb into second in AL West
<p> With plenty of talent and youth around the diamond and on the pitching staff, Seattle should be better than a 95-loss team in 2012. But the Mariners are stuck in the brutal American League West, and with the Angels loading up this winter (Albert Pujols and C.J. Wilson) and the two-time defending AL-champion Rangers still a force, a .500 record and a third-place finish would appear to be the outer limits of hope.</p>

Seattle Mariners

Seattle Mariners Mt. Rushmore

Clear choices for Seattle foursome
Two Left Sidebar Images
<p> The latest in the series of MLB teams' Mt. Rushmores, the Seattle foursome is the easiest selection of all teams. Should they be carved from Mt. Rainier?</p>

MLB Mt. Rushmores

by Charlie Miller