Triskaidekaphobia – Friday the 13th

Dustin Ackley is the 13th player in club history to wear the No. 13 jersey number.

Dustin Ackley is the 13th player in club history to wear the No. 13 jersey number.

Today is Friday the 13th, one of three that will fall during the 2015 calendar year (also: March 13 & November 13). For the first time since 2009, the Mariners will not play a regular-season game on a Friday the 13th. Seattle will play a Cactus League game on Friday the 13th in March vs. the Milwaukee Brewers, a game that will be televised by ROOT Sports.

Since the Mariners won’t play a Friday the 13th game this season, this is the perfect chance to share a bit of meaningless trivia about the date. And it may be a good thing that the club doesn’t play on a Friday the 13th this season.

Seattle is 10-26 all-time on Friday the 13th, which includes going 1-1 in postseason play. The team has endured 5 consecutive losses on Friday the 13th and dropped 8 of the last 9 games.

Without knowing the Mariners 2016 schedule yet, the next likely Friday the 13th contest will be May 13, 2016.

And in case you were wondering…

Triskaidekaphobia – fear or a phobia concerning the number 13.

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