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MARINERS TIMELINE
1977-1981 | 1982-1986 | 1987-1991 | 1992-1998 | 1999-Present
Timeline 1977-81
1977  - On April 6, Major League Baseball returned to Seattle when the Mariners played the California Angels before a Kingdome crowd of 57,762. The Mariners went onto lose the game, 7-0 and finished the inaugural season with a 64-98 record.  1977 stats >
1978  - A struggling young ballclub, led by Manager Darrell Johnson, the Mariners finished seventh in the AL West posting a 56-104 record. Outfielder Leon Roberts led the club with 22 home runs, 92 RBI and a .301 batting average.  1978 stats >
1979  -
kingdome
The Kingdome hosted games from 1977-99.

The Seattle Mariners hosted its first MLB All-Star game and cheered for its lone All-Star, first baseman Bruce Bochte. The National League won the contest 7-6 in front of 58,905 Kingdome fans. The club finished the year 67-95.  1979 stats >

1980  - As the eighties began, Seattle Mariners' fans saw their first managerial change as Maury Wills replaced Darrell Johnson on August 4. The club continued to struggle, however, finishing the season 59-103. Bruce Bochte posted 78 RBI and a .300 batting average while RHP Floyd Banister led the team with a 3.47 ERA.  1980 stats >
1981  - After a 6-18 start, the Seattle Mariners endured another managerial change as Maury Wills released the helm to Rene Lachemann on May 6. In a strike-shortened season the Mariners finished the first half 21-36 and the second 23-29.  1981 stats >

1977-1981 | 1982-1986 | 1987-1991 | 1992-1998 | 1999-Present