2003 Seattle Mariners season

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2003 Seattle Mariners
Major League affiliations
Location
Other information
Owner(s) Hiroshi Yamauchi (represented by Howard Lincoln)
General manager(s) Pat Gillick
Manager(s) Bob Melvin
Local television KSTW 11
FSN Northwest
Local radio KOMO (AM) 710 AM(Dave Niehaus, Rick Rizzs, Ron Fairly, Dave Valle, Dave Henderson)
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The Seattle Mariners 2003 season was their 27th since the franchise creation, and ended the season finishing 2nd in the American League West, finishing with a record of 93-69.

One notable fact about the 2003 Mariners is that they used only five starting pitchers the entire season.[1] The five starting pitchers were Ryan Franklin, Freddy Garcia, Gil Meche, Jamie Moyer and Joel Piñeiro.

Offseason

  • October 11, 2002: Scott Podsednik was selected off waivers by the Milwaukee Brewers from the Seattle Mariners.[2]
  • December 6, 2002: John Olerud was signed as a Free Agent with the Seattle Mariners.[3]
  • January 16, 2003: John Mabry was signed as a Free Agent with the Seattle Mariners.[4]

Regular season

Opening Day starters

  • Bret Boone
  • Mike Cameron
  • Jeff Cirillo
  • Carlos Guillén
  • Mark McLemore
  • Jamie Moyer
  • John Olerud
  • Ichiro Suzuki
  • Dan Wilson
  • Randy Winn [5]

Season standings

AL West W L Pct. GB Home Road
Oakland Athletics 96 66 0.593 57–24 39–42
Seattle Mariners 93 69 0.574 3 50–31 43–38
Anaheim Angels 77 85 0.475 19 45–37 32–48
Texas Rangers 71 91 0.438 25 43–38 28–53


Record vs. opponents

2003 American League Records

Sources:

[1] [2] [3] [4] [5] [6] [7] [8] [9] [10] [11] [12] [13] [14]

Team ANA BAL BOS CWS CLE DET KC MIN NYY OAK SEA TB TEX TOR NL 
Anaheim 1–8 3–6 3–4 6–3 6–1 6–3 5–4 3–6 8–12 8–11 6–3 9–10 2–7 11–7
Baltimore 8–1 9–10 2–4 3–3 3–3 3–4 3–4 6–13–1 2–7 4–5 8–11 7–2 8–11 5–13
Boston 6–3 10–9 5–4 4–2 8–1 5–1 2–4 9–10 3–4 5–2 12–7 5–4 10–9 11–7
Chicago 4–3 4–2 4–5 11–8 11–8 11–8 9–10 4–2 4–5 2–7 3–3 3–4 6–3 10–8
Cleveland 3–6 3–3 2–4 8–11 12–7 6–13 9–10 2–5 3–6 3–6 5–2 4–5 2–4 6–12
Detroit 1–6 3–3 1–8 8–11 7–12 5–14 4–15 1–5 3–6 1–8 2–4 1–6 2–7 4–14
Kansas City 3–6 4–3 1–5 8–11 13–6 14–5 11–8 2–4 2–7 4–5 4–3 7–2 1–5 9–9
Minnesota 4–5 4–3 4–2 10–9 10–9 15–4 8–11 0–7 8–1 3–6 6–0 5–4 3–3 10–8
New York 6–3 13–6–1 10–9 2–4 5–2 5–1 4–2 7–0 3–6 5–4 14–5 4–5 10–9 13–5
Oakland 12–8 7–2 4–3 5–4 6–3 6–3 7–2 1–8 6–3 7–12 6–3 15–4 5–2 9–9
Seattle 11–8 5–4 2–5 7–2 6–3 8–1 5–4 6–3 4–5 12–7 4–5 10–10 3–4 10–8
Tampa Bay 3–6 11–8 7–12 3–3 2–5 4–2 3–4 0–6 5–14 3–6 5–4 3–6 11–8 3–15
Texas 10–9 2–7 4–5 4–3 5–4 6–1 2–7 4–5 5–4 4–15 10–10 6–3 5–4 4–14
Toronto 7–2 11–8 9–10 3–6 4–2 7–2 5–1 3–3 9–10 2–5 4–3 8–11 4–5 10–8


Notable transactions

  • July 29, 2003: Kenny Kelly was traded by the Seattle Mariners to the New York Mets for Rey Sanchez and cash.[6]

Roster

2003 Seattle Mariners
Roster
Pitchers Catchers

Infielders

Outfielders

Other batters

Manager

Coaches

Player stats

Batting

Starters by position

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

Pos Player G AB H Avg. HR RBI

Other batters

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

Player G AB H Avg. HR RBI

Pitching

Starting pitchers

Player G IP W L ERA SO

Other pitchers

Player G IP W L ERA SO

Relief pitchers

Player G W L SV ERA SO

Awards and honors

2003 Major League Baseball All-Star Game

Farm system

Level Team League Manager
AAA Tacoma Rainiers Pacific Coast League Dan Rohn
AA San Antonio Missions Texas League Dave Brundage
A Inland Empire 66ers California League Steve Roadcap
A Wisconsin Timber Rattlers Midwest League Daren Brown
A-Short Season Everett AquaSox Northwest League Pedro Grifol
Rookie AZL Mariners Arizona League Scott Steinmann

LEAGUE CHAMPIONS: San Antonio, Inland Empire[8]

References

  1. http://blog.thenewstribune.com/mariners/2011/05/25/remember-the-fab-five-mariners-do/
  2. Scott Podsednik Statistics Baseball-Reference.com
  3. John Olerud Statistics Baseball-Reference.com
  4. John Mabry Statistics Baseball-Reference.com
  5. 2003 Seattle Mariners Roster by Baseball Almanac
  6. Kenny Kelly Statistics Baseball-Reference.com
  7. http://www.baseball-almanac.com/awards/aw_hut.shtml
  8. Johnson, Lloyd, and Wolff, Miles, ed., The Encyclopedia of Minor League Baseball, 3rd edition. Durham, North Carolina: Baseball America, 2007

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