Seattle Mariners

From the National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum’s collection containing tens of thousands of artifacts, our curators have created each team’s Starting Nine by hand-picking nine must-see pieces for each of the 30 MLB teams. This limited-time list is the perfect introduction to the Museum for every Seattle Mariners fan.

Don’t wait to make your visit to Cooperstown to take the Hall of Fame Starting Nine challenge, as this program is only available through December 2021.

PURCHASE MUSEUM TICKETS

Select the image to check off artifacts that you’ve visited

Seattle Pilots 1969 Cap

To the top

Before the Mariners' arrival, the Pilots wore these caps as they represented Seattle for their single 1969 season. After their inauspicious, underfinanced beginning, the Pilots departed for Milwaukee, while a subsequent lawsuit paved the way for the M's expansion in 1977.

Ken Griffey Jr.: 1989 Upper Deck Card

To the top

In 1989, Mariners number one draft pick Ken Griffey Jr. headlined the debut of the innovative Upper Deck card company. With his charisma and talent, Griffey was the perfect star to launch the groundbreaking new card set. The result was an iconic card that has come to symbolize collecting for an entire generation.

Ken Griffey Jr.: Home Run Streak Bat

To the top

Ken Griffey Jr., Seattle’s 23-year-old five-tool sensation, used this bat during his historic 1993 streak of eight consecutive games with a home run. The feat matched that of Dale Long (1956) and Don Mattingly (1987), and has never been surpassed. Griffey drove in 14 runs during the skein, which included a grand slam.

Edgar Martinez: RBI Record Bat

To the top

Edgar Martinez, who spent his entire 18-year career with Seattle, gave Mariners fans something special to cheer about on September 23, 2000. Swinging this bat, "Gar" smashed a two-run homer to drive in his 139th RBI for the season, breaking Babe Ruth’s record for most RBI by a player 37 years or older.

Edgar Martinez: Final Game Jersey

To the top

Across his 2,055 career games, Seattle’s longtime DH Edgar Martinez fashioned a .312 average, a .418 OBP, and a leading place in practically every other Mariners offensive category, as well. He wore this jersey on October 3, 2004, the final day of a career so proficient that Major League Baseball later renamed the Outstanding Designated Hitter Award in his honor.

Ichiro Suzuki: 262nd Base Hit Bat

To the top

Confounding critics who predicted he would be unable to adjust to major league pitching, Seattle’s Ichiro Suzuki responded to his jump from Japan to the majors with ten consecutive seasons batting .300 or better. In 2004, he swung this bat to set a new single-season hits record, 262, and led the majors with a .372 batting average.

Ichiro Suzuki: 2009 Season Jersey

To the top

Mariners legend Ichiro Suzuki donned this jersey on September 13, 2009, when he collected his 200th hit of the season, the ninth of ten consecutive seasons he reached the milestone. The 35-year-old's 225 total hits that year led the majors, and his .352 batting average marked the second highest of his career.

FÉlix HernÁndez: Perfect Game Jersey

To the top

Seattle ace Félix Hernández wore this jersey on August 15, 2012, when he hurled a dominating perfect game against the Tampa Bay Rays. “King Félix” posted 12 strikeouts, including five of the last six batters, in the 1-0 victory. That season also marked the third of six All-Star nods for Hernández.

Robinson CanÓ: 500th Double Bat

To the top

On August 4, 2017, when Seattle’s Robinson Canó smashed his 500th career double with this bat, just over 18,000 men had played in the majors. Of those, just 63, about 0.35%, had reached this milestone. A model of consistency, Canó had 13 consecutive seasons of 33 or more doubles from 2005 to 2017.

Major League Baseball trademarks and copyrights are used with permission of Major League Baseball. Visit MLB.com.

Experience All Cooperstown Has to Offer

To the top

® I LOVE NEW YORK is a registered trademark and service mark of the New York State Department of Economic Development; used with permission.

Support provided by Market New York through I LOVE NY/ New York State’s Division of Tourism as a part of the Regional Economic Development Council awards.