The Seattle Mariners Hall of Repute has a recent member. Félix Hernández, the franchise chief in wins and strikeouts, used to be inducted into the team’s Hall of Repute all the diagram in which thru a pregame ceremony earlier than Saturday evening’s sport against the Baltimore Orioles. He’s the 11th player in the club’s Hall of Repute.
“You guys took a gamble on me in 2002, a 16-year-faded dinky one in Venezuela, and you stood by my side ever since,” Hernández said while thanking the Mariners all the diagram in which thru his speech. “To the very good Seattle fans and the King’s Court, you are the very most moving fans in the world. Thank you for the final give a rob to. I love you guys.”
Several Mariners legends had been in attendance, as used to be Adrián Beltré, Hernández’s teammate from 2005-09 (and a pleasant rival thereafter) and thought to be one of his most moving pals. They shared an embrace and a utterly different second on the field:
Now 37, King Félix made his MLB debut as a 19-year-faded in 2005 and interior three years he used to be thought to be one of essentially the most easy pitchers in the sport. He used to be a six-time All-Star who obtained the 2010 AL Cy Young award, and carried out second in the voting in 2009-14. In the end of his six-year high from 2009-14, Hernández pitched to a 2.73 ERA and averaged 227.4 innings and 226.3 strikeouts per season.
In parts of 15 seasons spent fully with the Mariners, Hernández went 169-136 and posted a 3.42 ERA. He’s Seattle’s all-time chief in wins (169), strikeouts (2,524), innings (2,729 2/3), begins (418), and pitching WAR (49.9), among utterly different categories. Hernández is also the all-time wins chief among Venezuelan-born pitchers.
On Aug. 15, 2012, Hernández threw the twenty third ideal sport in baseball historical previous and essentially the most easy ideal sport in Mariners historical previous. It used to be essentially the most latest ideal sport in baseball till Fresh York Yankees righty Domingo Germán threw a ideal sport against the Oakland Athletics on June 28 of this season.
Alas and alack, baseball fans never got to seem Hernández grasp the mound in the postseason. His profession used to be honest in the guts of the team’s 21-year postseason drought. Hernández signed minor league contracts with the Atlanta Braves and Orioles dreary in his profession, although he never seemed in a sport for either team.
Hernández joins Jay Buhner, Alvin Davis, Ken Griffey Jr., Randy Johnson, Edgar Martinez, Jamie Moyer, Dave Niehaus, Lou Piniella, Ichiro Suzuki and Dan Wilson in the Mariners Hall of Repute. Piniella managed the club from 1992-2002 and Niehaus used to be the team’s longtime broadcaster. The relaxation went in as avid gamers.