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This is a list of the greatest Seattle Mariners players in team history. Formed in 1977 seven years after the Pilots bolted for Milwaukee, the Seattle Mariners suffered through a tough 15 years at its beginning before blossoming in the mid-90s. Those early Mariner teams didn't feature many good players, let alone players who would be considered great. In fact, those teams were so bad to the point where the Mariners didn't have their first winning season until 1991, 15 after the franchise first started.

But the franchise's fortunes changed when it drafted Ken Griffey Jr. with the first overall pick in 1987. "The Kid" made his big league debut with the Mariners at the beginning of the 1989 season. For the next 10 seasons, Griffey was one of the best players in the entire league. His outstanding fielding (he won 10 Gold Gloves in a row from 1990-1999) mix of speed and power made him one of most popular players ever. On the strength of Griffey's legs, the Mariners defeated the New York Yankees in Game 5 to win its first playoff series when he scored all the way from first base, and just beating the throw to home plate. Before he was traded to Cincinnati in 2000, Griffey had won an American League MVP Award (1997), was a 10-time All Star with the club and is considered one of the best players of all time.

After Griffey left, the team didn't miss a beat. Ichiro Suzuki stepped in and led the team to the most regular season wins (116) in Major League history in 2001. Ichiro won the MVP and Rookie of the Year award during that historic season. In addition to being considered one of the best Japanese players and best Seattle Mariners ever, Ichiro is also one of the greatest leadoff hitters in the history of the game.

This is a list of the Greatest Seattle Mariners of All Time. If you see someone who should be on this list, feel free to add him. Vote and rerank this list as you deem fit.

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Ken Griffey, Jr. is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Seattle Mariners of All Time
Ken Griffey, Jr. Designated hitter, Outfielder, Left fielder

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Ichiro Suzuki is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Seattle Mariners of All Time
Ichiro Suzuki Right fielder, Outfielder, Center fielder

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Randy Johnson is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Seattle Mariners of All Time
Randy Johnson Starting pitcher, Pitcher

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Edgar Martínez is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Seattle Mariners of All Time
Edgar Martínez Designated hitter, Third baseman

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Félix Hernández is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Seattle Mariners of All Time
Félix Hernández Starting pitcher, Pitcher

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Jay Buhner is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Seattle Mariners of All Time
Jay Buhner Right fielder, Outfielder

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Jamie Moyer is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Seattle Mariners of All Time
Jamie Moyer Starting pitcher, Pitcher

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Alex Rodriguez is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Seattle Mariners of All Time
Alex Rodriguez Shortstop, Third baseman

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Alvin Davis is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Seattle Mariners of All Time
Alvin Davis Designated hitter, First baseman

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Harold Reynolds is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Seattle Mariners of All Time
Harold Reynolds Second baseman

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Robinson Canó is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Seattle Mariners of All Time
Robinson Canó Second baseman

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Kyle Seager is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Seattle Mariners of All Time
Kyle Seager Infielder, Third baseman

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Omar Vizquel is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Seattle Mariners of All Time
Omar Vizquel Left fielder, Infielder, First baseman

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Bret Boone is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Seattle Mariners of All Time
Bret Boone Second baseman

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John Olerud is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Seattle Mariners of All Time
John Olerud First baseman

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Tino Martinez is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Seattle Mariners of All Time
Tino Martinez First baseman

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Freddy García is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Seattle Mariners of All Time
Freddy García Starting pitcher, Pitcher

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Nelson Cruz is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Seattle Mariners of All Time
Nelson Cruz Right fielder

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Mark Langston is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Seattle Mariners of All Time
Mark Langston Pitcher

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Hisashi Iwakuma is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Seattle Mariners of All Time
Hisashi Iwakuma Relief pitcher, Starting pitcher, Pitcher

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Mike Cameron is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Seattle Mariners of All Time
Mike Cameron Outfielder, Center fielder

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Raúl Ibañez is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Seattle Mariners of All Time
Raúl Ibañez Designated hitter, Outfielder, Left fielder

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Adrián Beltré is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Seattle Mariners of All Time
Adrián Beltré Third baseman

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Dan Wilson is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Seattle Mariners of All Time
Dan Wilson Catcher

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Dave Henderson is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Seattle Mariners of All Time
Dave Henderson Center fielder

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Kazuhiro Sasaki is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Seattle Mariners of All Time
Kazuhiro Sasaki Relief pitcher, Pitcher

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Joey Cora is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Seattle Mariners of All Time
Joey Cora Second baseman

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Jim Presley is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Seattle Mariners of All Time
Jim Presley Third baseman

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Arthur Rhodes is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Seattle Mariners of All Time
Arthur Rhodes Relief pitcher, Pitcher

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Norm Charlton is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Seattle Mariners of All Time
Norm Charlton Pitcher

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Gaylord Perry is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Seattle Mariners of All Time
Gaylord Perry Pitcher

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Carlos Guillén is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Seattle Mariners of All Time
Carlos Guillén Designated hitter, Left fielder, Infielder

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Franklin Gutiérrez is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Seattle Mariners of All Time
Franklin Gutiérrez Right fielder, Outfielder, Center fielder

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Jeff Nelson is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best Seattle Mariners of All Time
Jeff Nelson Relief pitcher, Pitcher

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Gorman Thomas is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best Seattle Mariners of All Time
Gorman Thomas Designated hitter, Outfielder, Center fielder

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Phil Bradley is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best Seattle Mariners of All Time
Phil Bradley Outfielder, Left fielder, Center fielder

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J. J. Putz is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best Seattle Mariners of All Time
J. J. Putz Relief pitcher, Closer

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Mark McLemore is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best Seattle Mariners of All Time
Mark McLemore Outfielder, Second baseman

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Shigetoshi Hasegawa is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best Seattle Mariners of All Time

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Danny Tartabull is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best Seattle Mariners of All Time
Danny Tartabull Right fielder

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Mike Moore is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best Seattle Mariners of All Time
Mike Moore Pitcher

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Yuniesky Betancourt is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best Seattle Mariners of All Time
Yuniesky Betancourt Second baseman, Shortstop

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Erik Hanson is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Best Seattle Mariners of All Time
Erik Hanson Pitcher

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Randy Winn is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Best Seattle Mariners of All Time
Randy Winn Right fielder, Outfielder, Center fielder

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Doug Fister is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Best Seattle Mariners of All Time
Doug Fister Starting pitcher

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Rafael Soriano is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Best Seattle Mariners of All Time
Rafael Soriano Relief pitcher, Pitcher

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Bruce Bochte is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Best Seattle Mariners of All Time
Bruce Bochte Left fielder, First baseman

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Richie Sexson is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Best Seattle Mariners of All Time
Richie Sexson First baseman

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Mike Blowers is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Best Seattle Mariners of All Time
Mike Blowers First baseman, Third baseman

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Richie Zisk is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Best Seattle Mariners of All Time
Richie Zisk Designated hitter, Right fielder, Outfielder