This Date in Mariners History – Felix’s Debut

It seems like yesterday, but 7 years ago today on August 4, 2005 at Detroit’s Comerica Park, Felix Hernandez made his Major League debut. At 19 years, 118 days old, Felix became the 3rd-youngest player in club history to make his debut. Felix recorded the loss allowing 3 hits, 2 runs (1 ER) and striking out 4 in 5.0 innings in the Mariners 3-1 loss vs. the Tigers.

Today against the Yankees, Felix will make his 228th career start. Happy Felix Day.

Felix Hernandez, who wore #59 as a rookie, in his Major League debut Aug. 4, 2005 vs. the Tigers. At the time Felix became the youngest Major League starter since Jose Rijo pitched for the Yankees in 1984. (AP Photo/Paul Sancya)

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