Mariners All-Access: Little League Memories

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This week on Mariners All-Access on ROOT SPORTS, Jen Mueller takes Mariners players back in time to their earliest memories of youth baseball and Little League. The program debuts on Sunday at noon, which is good timing as Sunday is Little League Day at Safeco Field.

Here are some of the stories in the program’s lineup.

Earliest baseball memory – From throwing rocks in the outfield (Carter Capps) to breaking things while playing baseball in the house (Felix Hernandez), the Mariners share their first memories of baseball. For many it’s those early memories that sparked an interest in the game and led them to pursue careers in baseball.

Little League memories – Once in Little League several of the guys have big moments to brag about like Charlie Furbush hitting a game winning walk-off homer in the championship game, Lucas Luetge celebrating with his teammates after a title win by singing “We Are the Champions” and Jason Bay’s trip to the Little League World Series.

Baseball Hero – Every Little Leaguer has a hero and it’s no surprise that Ken Griffey Jr. inspired many of the current Mariners to play baseball. Hear how he impacted the Mariners and how a few other heroes inspired the Mariners to take baseball seriously.

Little League Positions – It’s odd to think of the Mariners playing something other their current position, but in Little League they were all accomplished utility players. They’ll tell us the positions they played, their favorite positions and we’ll see several of them in action.  Little League photos you don’t want to miss!

Baseball advice – When it comes to advice, Big Leaguers have heard it all. Discover the gems they’ve held on to and want to pass along to the current Little Leaguers out there.

Mariners All-Access airs today at noon on ROOT SPORTS, and again on Monday at 6:30am, Tuesday at 6pm, and Thursday at 6:30am and 10:30pm.

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