Mike Blowers – Hall of Famer
Mariners broadcaster Mike Blowers will be inducted into the Washington State American Legion Baseball Hall of Fame on November 14 during a banquet at the Clearwater Casino.
Mike was a stand-out shortstop at Bethel High School in Spanaway, where he also played for the VFW Post 91 American Legion Baseball team in Pierce County. After high school, Mike played for two seasons at Tacoma Community College and was Pac-10 North Division Triple Crown winner during his single season at the University of Washington.
Mike’s 11-year Major League career included time with the New York Yankees (1989-1991), three tours with the Mariners (1992-1995, 1997,1999) a season with the Los Angeles Dodgers (1996) and a season with the Oakland Athletics (1998).
Mike was inducted in thye Tacoma Community College Athletics Hall of Fame in 2007.
Others who are being inducted into the American Legion Baseball Hall of Fame this year include Grady Sizemore and Jake Locker. Previous inductees include Fred Hutchinson, Ron Santo, John Olerud and Mariners head groundskeeper Bob Christofferson.