Welcome to Seattle Eric Thames

Eric Thames hit a game-tying 2-run home run in his Mariners debut last night.

Newly acquired outfielder Eric Thames made his Mariners debut last night vs. his former team (Toronto Blue Jays), and hit a towering 416-foot 2-run home run in the 5th inning to tie the game 3-3. The Mariners went on to beat the Blue Jays 5-3 to extend their season-high winning streak to 7 consecutive games and finished the 10-game homestand with a 8-2 record.

Thames became the 24th player in club history to homer in their Mariners debut.

Player Date Opponent
Juan Bernhardt April 10, 1977 California
Skip Jutze April 12, 1977 Minnesota
Leon Roberts April 9, 1978 Minnesota
Willie Horton April 4, 1979 California
Jeff Burroughs April 9, 1981 California
Al Cowens April 6, 1982 Minnesota
Bobby Brown May 8, 1982 New York (AL)
Jamie Nelson* July 21, 1983 Boston
Alvin Davis* April 11, 1984 Boston
Gary Matthews Sr. July 12, 1987 Boston
Eric Anthony April 4, 1994 Cleveland
Alex Diaz April 29, 1995 Detroit
Mark Whiten Aug. 16, 1996 New York (AL)
Rico Rossy June 21, 1998 Oakland
Matt Mieske April 7, 1999 Chicago (AL)
Domingo Cedeno April 12, 1999 Oakland
Greg Dobbs* Sept. 8, 2004 Cleveland
Richie Sexson April 4, 2005 Minnesota
Roberto Petagine April 3, 2006 Los Angeles (AL)
Kenji Johjima* April 3, 2006 Los Angeles (AL)
Ben Broussard July 29, 2006 Cleveland
Franklin Gutierrez April 6, 2009 Minnesota
Eliezer Alfonzo May 30, 2010 Los Angeles (AL)
Eric Thames Aug. 1, 2012 Toronto
* MLB Debut

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