mariners http://www.kplu.org en Ken Griffey Jr. to be inducted into Mariners' Hall of Fame http://www.kplu.org/post/ken-griffey-jr-be-inducted-mariners-hall-fame <p>Ken Griffey Jr. will be inducted into the Seattle Mariners Hall of Fame as its seventh member.</p><p>The Mariners announced the induction Tuesday. Griffey's ceremony will take place Aug. 10 before the Mariners face the Milwaukee Brewers.</p><p>Griffey spent 13 of his 22 seasons in the majors with the Mariners. He was drafted by Seattle in 1987, made his debut at the major league level two years later and went on to have one of the finest careers in baseball history. Griffey finished with 630 home runs — sixth all-time — and was a 13-time All-Star and the 1997 American League MVP.</p> Tue, 22 Jan 2013 22:08:59 +0000 The Associated Press 7604 at http://www.kplu.org Ken Griffey Jr. to be inducted into Mariners' Hall of Fame M’s out to improve (enviro) average, change peanut packaging http://www.kplu.org/post/m-s-out-improve-enviro-average-change-peanut-packaging <p>The Mariners might not be topping their league for play this season. But when it comes to sustainability, they say they’ve got a winning team.</p><p>Right at the top of the lineup for dealing with trash is a chemical company that has a new formula for packaging the peanuts you buy at the ballpark. It's<a href="http://www.basf.com/group/corporate/us/en/about-basf/worldwide/north-america/USA/products-and-industries/packaging/sustainablepackaging"> BASF</a>. Remember the cassette tapes they used to make? The German chemicals giant is a big sponsor now of <a href="http://seattle.mariners.mlb.com/index.jsp?c_id=sea">the Mariners</a>. Local compost producer<a href="http://www.cedar-grove.com/"> Cedar Grove</a> is also in on the deal. Wed, 05 Sep 2012 18:08:15 +0000 Bellamy Pailthorp 6207 at http://www.kplu.org M’s out to improve (enviro) average, change peanut packaging 27 up, 27 down: Mariners' Felix Hernandez throws perfect game http://www.kplu.org/post/27-27-down-mariners-felix-hernandez-throws-perfect-game This is the face of perfection:<p>The Seattle Mariner's Felix Hernandez is now a part of baseball lore, joining 22 others when he threw a perfect game in a 1-0 win against the Tampa Bay Rays, this afternoon.<p>That means Hernandez retired 27 batters in a row, throwing 113 pitches, 77 of them strikes. No one got on base.<p>What's incredible is that this is the third perfect game this season. Thu, 16 Aug 2012 04:19:32 +0000 5989 at http://www.kplu.org 27 up, 27 down: Mariners' Felix Hernandez throws perfect game Thanks for the Mariners memories: Ben Gibbard's 'Ichiro's Theme' http://www.kplu.org/post/thanks-mariners-memories-ben-gibbards-ichiros-theme Ben Gibbard, the man behind indie rock darlings <a href="http://www.npr.org/artists/15163859/death-cab-for-cutie">Death Cab for Cutie</a>, has been <a href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NRDDHs168ZA">a Seattle Mariners fan since he was five-years-old</a>, and is such an Ichiro Suzuki devotee he wrote a song about the outfielder. Fri, 27 Jul 2012 16:13:17 +0000 Sarah Handel 5748 at http://www.kplu.org Thanks for the Mariners memories: Ben Gibbard's 'Ichiro's Theme' A familiar story spoils Opening Day at Safeco for Mariners http://www.kplu.org/post/familiar-story-spoils-opening-day-safeco-mariners <p>After starting the season in Japan, Oakland and Texas, the Seattle Mariners finally played their home opener Friday night against the Athletics. The result, however, was a bit too reminiscent of what M&#39;s fans saw last year. Sat, 14 Apr 2012 14:15:37 +0000 Kevin Kniestedt 4755 at http://www.kplu.org A familiar story spoils Opening Day at Safeco for Mariners