Brian Holman, Alvin Davis honored at Safeco Field this week
As the Mariners season-long 35th Anniversary celebration continues, two former Mariners will be honored with ceremonial first pitches this week at Safeco Field.
Brian Holman, who is perhaps best remembered for his oh-so-close encounter with a perfect game on April 20, 1990 (Ken Phelps, former Mariner, then Oakland A, hit a two-out, 9th inning home run to spoil Holman’s perfecto), will be honored on Wednesday, (vs. Yankees) when he throws out the ceremonial first pitch.
Holman, who came to the Mariners from the Montreal Expos in the Randy Johnson trade, was a workhorse– logging 14 complete games over three years. His promising career was cut short due to injuries. Since 2000, Holman has worked for Ronald Blue & Co., a national financial, estate, tax, and investment consulting firm. He also gives individual and group pitching clinics through Brian Holman Baseball. While he’s in Seattle, Holman will be participating in a series of instruction sessions for the Sammamish Baseball Academy at Marymoor Park.
Rounding out the week on Friday, and leading into Saturday’s Mariners Hall of Fame induction ceremony for Randy Johnson and Dan Wilson, will be Alvin Davis, Mr. Mariner, the first member of the Seattle Mariners Hall of Fame. Alvin will also participate in Saturday’s induction ceremony scheduled to start at 12:30pm, before the matchup with the Kansas City Royals.