Divish: How the Mariners came to share one of baseball’s most dubious records

From Ryan Divish at the Seattle Times on September 22, 2017:

Can you name all 40 pitchers who have appeared in a game for the Mariners this season?

The average fan might get 20 to 25 of the 40, tied for the most pitchers used by a team in a season in major-league history.

The very-average Mariners beat writer could get 30 to 35 if given enough time and motivation.

How about the Mariners’ pitching coach?

“Absolutely not,” joked Mel Stottlemyre Jr. “There are times when I can’t even spell my own name. I still can’t spell Rzep’s (Marc Rzepczynski’s name). To be honest, I don’t think I could. Not even if I sat down with a piece of paper.”

Read the full article here: http://www.seattletimes.com/sports/mariners/mariners-share-dubious-record-of-using-40-pitchers-here-is-how-it-happened/

Originally published: September 26, 2017. Last Updated: September 26, 2017.