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Mariners Minor League Week in Review – May 19-25

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Mariners honor veterans on Memorial Day

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On Memorial Day, as we remember the men and women of the Armed Forces who have made the ultimate sacrifice for our nation, the Seattle Mariners will be paying tribute to veterans during a special pregame ceremony.

Nearly 30 Western Washington veterans from various branches of the military will be introduced pregame and the ceremonial first pitch will be thrown out by Major Harold Wanamaker of the U.S. Air Force. Major Wanamaker, who now lives in Bothell, served in Europe in World War II as a bombardier on a B-24 Liberator bomber that flew missions out of Italy.

On his 14th mission, to bomb a rail road bridge in Avignon, France, Wanamaker’s plane was shot down and he and eight fellow crewmembers were taken prisoner by the Germans. Wanamaker, who was wounded, was held for nine months in various hospitals and POW camps in France and Germany, including Stalag VII A at Moosburg, Germany. Wanamaker and his fellow POWs were liberated by General Patton and the U.S. 14th Armored Division on April 29, 1945.

During the mid-4th inning break, Third Class U.S. Navy Petty Officer Arthur Barnes, also a World War II veteran, will be honored with a special Salute to Those Who Serve tribute on MarinersVision. Barnes, who now lives in Bellingham, was stationed on the battleship U.S.S. Tennessee off the coast of Japan in April 1945 when they came under a fierce attack from a squad of suicide bombers. A direct hit on the bridge of the ship by one of the enemy aircraft left 22 U.S. servicemen killed or mortally wounded and more than 100 injured.

A non-profit organization “created solely to honor America’s veterans for all their sacrifices” will be at Safeco Field on Memorial Day to help raise awareness of their mission.

Representatives from Puget Sound Honor Flight will be at Section 128 on the Main Concourse with information about the organization and to accept donation to help fund the organization. Honor Flight’s mission is to “transport our heroes on ‘One Last Mission’” to Washington D.C. to visit and reflect at memorials built in their honor. The trip is free to the veterans and is made possible through individual donations and corporate support.

At Section 128, fans can also write thank you letters to veterans which will be delivered to them as they return from their trip to Washington D.C.

Memorial Day at the Ballpark

Special edition Mariners Desert Digital Camo gear the Mariners will be wearing on Memorial Day

Special edition Mariners Desert Digital Camo gear the Mariners will be wearing on Memorial Day

On Monday, May 26, as we commemorate Memorial Day, a national day of remembrance of the men and women who have died serving in the United States Armed Forces, the Seattle Mariners are proud to join Major League Baseball in this tribute.

On Memorial Day, the Mariners host the Los Angeles Angels for a 1:10pm game. At approximately 3pm PDT, the game will be halted to observe a Moment of Remembrance. Since 1997, MLB has participated in the National Moment of Remembrance by briefly pausing all games being played on Memorial Day in a collective, unified expression of gratitude to those who served our nation and made the ultimate sacrifice.

All MLB teams playing on Monday will wear special caps and jerseys that feature the U.S. Marine Corps “Desert Digital” camouflage pattern. The caps feature the design on the crown, with team logos and “team color” on the bill. The jerseys have the camo design on the lettering on the front and back.

The limited edition caps and replica jerseys will be sold at the Safeco Field Flagship Team Store and select locations at the ballpark. The caps will sell for $34 and the jerseys for $85. All net proceeds from the sales of the two items will benefit the Welcome Back Veterans Fund, a Major League Baseball partner organization that provides grants to hospitals throughout the country that provide post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and traumatic brain injury (TBI) treatment to veterans and their families.

In addition to the replica on-field cap and jersey, there will also be a special Majestic Mariners T-shirt in navy with Desert Digital camo pattern inside the lettering on the front. The cost is $25 for adult sizes and $20 for youth.

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Mariners Game Central – May 12 vs. Rays

Lineup

Game #38: Seattle Mariners (19-18) vs. Tampa Bay Rays (16-22) | 7:10 pm | Safeco Field
Starting Pitchers: RHP Felix Hernandez (3-1, 2.73) vs. LHP Cesar Ramos (1-1, 2.96)
Radio: 710 ESPN Seattle and the Mariners Radio Network…also on Mariners.com (for subscribers to MLB.tv)
TV: The game will be televised on ROOT SPORTS
Live Stats: MLB Gameday will provide a live box score with pitch-by-pitch data
Starting Lineups: Starting lineups will be posted on MarinersMedia.com and Twitter when they become available
Game Information: Mariners | Rays | Mariners-Rays History

Standings | Roster | 2014 Media Guide | Mariners Game Notes | 2014 Schedule | MarinersMedia.com
Social Media: From the Corner of Edgar & Dave | Instagram | @Mariners | @LosMarineros | Facebook

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Mariners Game Central – May 11 vs. Royals

05.11.14 Lineups

Game #37: Seattle Mariners (19-17) vs. Kansas City Royals (17-19) | 1:10 pm | Safeco Field
Starting Pitchers: LHP Roenis Elias (3-2, 3.27) vs. RHP Jeremy Guthrie (2-2, 3.91)
Radio: 710 ESPN Seattle and the Mariners Radio Network…also on Mariners.com (for subscribers to MLB.tv)
TV: The game will be televised on ROOT SPORTS
Live Stats: MLB Gameday will provide a live box score with pitch-by-pitch data
Game Information: Mariners | Royals | Mariners-Royals History

Standings | Roster | 2014 Media Guide | Mariners Game Notes | 2014 Schedule | MarinersMedia.com
Social Media: From the Corner of Edgar & Dave | Instagram | @Mariners | @LosMarineros | Facebook

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Mariners Game Central – May 10 vs. Kansas City

Lineup

Game #36: Seattle Mariners (18-17) vs. Kansas City Royals (17-18) | 6:10 pm | Safeco Field
Starting Pitchers: RHP Chris Young (2-0, 3.03) vs. RHP Yordano Ventura (2-1, 2.00)
Radio: 710 ESPN Seattle and the Mariners Radio Network…also on Mariners.com (for subscribers to MLB.tv)
TV: The game will be televised on ROOT SPORTS
Live Stats: MLB Gameday will provide a live box score with pitch-by-pitch data
Game Information: Mariners | Royals | Mariners-Royals History

Standings | Roster | 2014 Media Guide | Mariners Game Notes | 2014 Schedule | MarinersMedia.com
Social Media: From the Corner of Edgar & Dave | Instagram | @Mariners | @LosMarineros | Facebook

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Mr. 5000: Producer-Engineer Kevin Cremin

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When the Mariners play the Kansas City Royals on Friday evening at Safeco Field, it will mark the 5,000th game that Kevin Cremin has produced and engineered for the Mariners Radio Network since he joined the organization in 1983.

He has been mentioned so many times on the air that he is more often referred to in the Northwest as “Producer-Engineer Kevin Cremin” that he is as “Kevin Cremin.”  A quick story: In the late 1980s, his sister Kate couldn’t find his phone number on New Year’s Day, so she called information in Seattle.  She asked for a number for Kevin Cremin.  The operator asked her, “Do you mean producer-engineer Kevin Cremin?”

Kevin Cremin is always up for a good meal with Rick Rizzs and Aaron Goldsmith.

Kevin Cremin is always up for a good meal with Rick Rizzs and Aaron Goldsmith.

It is appropriate that the Mariners are playing the Royals this weekend.  Kevin is a lifelong baseball fan.  As a native of Tulsa, OK, he followed several Major League teams, but Kansas City was nearest team and where he was able to see games in person while growing up.  And it was in Kansas City in 1982 where he was asked by the late Grayle Howlett of KVI Radio to go and assist with the Mariners radio broadcast on the road.

For both Mariners trips to Kansas City in 1982, Kevin covered the pregame and postgame interviews in the clubhouse, researched some stats for the late Dave Niehaus and Ken Wilson, and recommended some local restaurants.  Dave was so impressed by Kevin’s work and knowledge of the game that when the season ended, he called to ask if he knew how to produce and engineer radio broadcasts.

Kevin’s honest answer was “no.”  But Dave and then-GM of KVI Shannon Sweatte were so intrigued by his baseball savvy and love of the game that they determined Kevin could learn how to engineer a broadcast and get the show on the air.  The last 32 years proved they were correct.

Cremin in Texas

Things happened fast for Kevin.  He married Margaret on February 15, 1983.  A few days later they loaded up a U-haul and drove from Oklahoma to Seattle where he was taught to use the equipment.  Three days later he headed to Tempe, AZ, for his first spring training broadcast with Dave Niehaus and his brand new partner, Rick Rizzs.  Seattle has been his home ever since.  It’s where he and Margaret raised their wonderful daughters Colleen and Kate.

Producer-engineer Kevin Cremin still loves coming to the ballpark every day.  Around American League ballparks his name is synonymous with Seattle Mariners.  Over the years he has also become the go-to guy for restaurant recommendations in every town.  He loves to eat and loves to talk about food, which led to his weekly feature in the Mariners Sunday Magazine show, “Road Eats,” as he shares stories about restaurants and their signature entrees.

Kevin Cremin has been with the Mariners organization since 1983.

Kevin Cremin has been with the Mariners organization since 1983.

Kevin went to the University of Oklahoma and remains a huge Sooners fan.  From his Dad, he also was a fan of Notre Dame football.  But we don’t hold those things against him.

The Mariners radio games moved from KVI to KIRO to KOMO and back to KIRO.  While the flagship station has changed over the years, the producer-engineer has remained the same.

Congratulations to Kevin Cremin as we celebrate his 5,000th game and his dedication to Mariners Baseball.  “Let’s eat.”

Mariners Game Central – May 4 at Houston

Sunday Mariners Line-up

Sunday Mariners Line-up

Game #29: Seattle Mariners (13-15) vs. Houston Astros (10-20) | 1:10 pm CT/11:10 am PT | Minute Maid Park
Pitching Match-Ups: RHP Brandon Maurer (0-0, 6.75) vs. RHP Collin McHugh (2-0, 0.59)
Radio: 710 ESPN Seattle and the Mariners Radio Network…also on Mariners.com (for subscribers to MLB.tv)
TV: The game will be televised on ROOT SPORTS
Live Stats: MLB Gameday will provide a live box score with pitch-by-pitch data
Game Information: Mariners | Astros | Mariners-Astros History

Standings | Roster | 2014 Media Guide | Mariners Game Notes | 2014 Schedule | MarinersMedia.com
Social Media: From the Corner of Edgar & Dave | Instagram | @Mariners | @LosMarineros | Facebook

Mariners Game Central – May 3 at Houston Astros

Seattle Mariners at Houston Astros
Saturday, May 3, 2014 – Minute Maid Park (1:10 pm PT/3:10 pm CT)
Seattle Mariners (12-15)   Houston Astros (10-19)
Player   Player
55 Michael Saunders (L) CF   27 Jose Altuve 2B
7 Stefen Romero RF   21 Dexter Fowler (S) CF
22 Robinson Cano (L) 2B   15 Jason Castro (L) C
27 Corey Hart DH   30 Matt Dominguez 3B
15 Kyle Seager (L) 3B   18 Marc Krauss (L) 1B
17 Justin Smoak (S) 1B   23 Chris Carter DH
16 Cole Gillespie LF   8 Alex Presley (L) RF
5 Brad Miller (L) SS   9 Marwin Gonzalez LF
3 Mike Zunino C   6 Jonathan Villar (S) SS
Starting Pitcher   Starting Pitcher
18 Hisashi Iwakuma (‘14 debut) RHP   60 Dallas Keuchel (2-1, 3.56) LHP

 

Mariners Record Breakdown
Overall Home Road Day Night X-Inning Last 10
12-15 5-6 7-9 3-4 9-11 0-2 4-6

 

Game #28: Seattle Mariners (12-15) vs. Houston Astros (10-19) | 3:10 pm CT/1:10 pm PT | Minute Maid Park
Pitching Match-Ups: RHP Hisashi Iwakuma (1st 2014 GS) vs. LHP Dallas Keuchel (2-1, 3.56)
Radio: 710 ESPN Seattle and the Mariners Radio Network…also on Mariners.com (for subscribers to MLB.tv)
TV: The game will be televised on ROOT SPORTS
Live Stats: MLB Gameday will provide a live box score with pitch-by-pitch data
Game Information: Mariners | Astros | Mariners-Astros History

Standings | Roster | 2014 Media Guide | Mariners Game Notes | 2014 Schedule | MarinersMedia.com
Social Media: From the Corner of Edgar & Dave | Instagram | @Mariners | @LosMarineros | Facebook

Mariners Game Central – May 2 at Houston Astros

Tonight's Line-up

Tonight’s Line-up

Game #27: Seattle Mariners (11-14) vs. Houston Astros (9-19) | 7:10 pm CT/5:10 pm PT | Minute Maid Park
Pitching Match-Ups: RHP Felix Hernandez (3-1, 2.40) vs. RHP Brad Peacock (0-2, 5.95)
Radio: 710 ESPN Seattle and the Mariners Radio Network…also on Mariners.com (for subscribers to MLB.tv)
TV: The game will be televised on ROOT SPORTS
Live Stats: MLB Gameday will provide a live box score with pitch-by-pitch data
Game Information: Mariners | Astros | Mariners-Astros History

Standings | Roster | 2014 Media Guide | Mariners Game Notes | 2014 Schedule | MarinersMedia.com
Social Media: From the Corner of Edgar & Dave | Instagram | @Mariners | @LosMarineros | Facebook

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