When the Mariners play, they’re the best team in the world
The Seattle Mariners and their fans have always enjoyed a special place in the hearts of Seattle sports fans.
But the Mariners are the team that’s been on the losing end of the MLB playoffs five straight years and lost in the World Series twice.
So why is the Mariners so beloved?
Here’s a look at some of the best-loved moments from the Mariners history:2011 – They are the last baseball team to win the AL East.
In 2010, the Mariners were swept by the Tampa Bay Rays in the AL Championship Series.
They lost to the Cleveland Indians in the ALCS.2011 – The Mariners win their first AL pennant in 29 years.
In 2008, the Seattle Mariners won their first-ever World Series title.
In 2007, the Atlanta Braves beat the Seattle Sounders 2-1 in the National League Championship Series to win their third consecutive championship.2008 – The Seattle Sounders’ Chris Wondolowski, center, celebrates with teammates after winning the World Cup in Russia in 2002.
In 2001, the Seahawks defeated the Kansas City Chiefs in a playoff game at CenturyLink Field.
In 2000, the New York Yankees beat the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim in the Stanley Cup Final.
In 1999, the St. Louis Cardinals beat the Tampa Lions in a wild card game.
In 1998, the Baltimore Orioles beat the Philadelphia Phillies in the NLDS.
In 1997, the San Francisco Giants beat the Arizona Diamondbacks in a World Series rematch.
In 1996, the Philadelphia Eagles beat the Cincinnati Reds in the Division Series.
In 1995, the Detroit Lions beat the Baltimore Ravens in a Game 7 of the NFC Championship.
In 1994, the Minnesota Vikings beat the New Orleans Saints in a Super Bowl XLIII.
In 1993, the Oakland Raiders beat the San Diego Chargers in a Wild Card Game.
In 1992, the Cleveland Browns beat the St Louis Rams in a Divisional Playoff Game.
In 1991, the Kansas Giants beat Miami Dolphins in a AFC Championship Game.
The Mariners have won three straight AL pennants from 2003-2012.
They were swept in the playoffs by the Los Angels in 2004.
The teams played in a series in 2002 that Seattle won by a final score of 7-2.
In 1991, Seattle lost to Pittsburgh in the American League Championship Game and won the National Championship.
The 2010 Mariners were the last team to beat the Astros in the AFL playoffs.
The team has a streak of eight straight winning seasons that spans more than six decades.
The winningest team in franchise history was the 1999 Oakland Athletics, who won the World Championship.
They won the American Association in 1970.
The last time the Mariners lost in an ALDS was 1979.
Seattle won three World Series championships in their history, the most in any major league franchise.
The franchise’s fans have gone to the moon and back, been to Mars and back.