Results tagged ‘ Felix Hernandez ’

Felix & Canó to Serve As Seafair Parade Grand Marshals

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The annual Seafair Torchlight Parade will be held Saturday night (July 25) starting at 7:30 pm and run down 4th Avenue in Downtown Seattle. And the Mariners will be well-represented with Felix Hernandez and Robinson Cano serving as the grand marshals for the parade following the 1:10 pm game vs. the Blue Jays.

The Alaska Airlines Seafair Torchlight Parade is the largest nighttime parade in the Northwest and a highly anticipated event for thousands of people lining the parade route year-after-year. Precision drill teams, community floats, regional and international bands, equestrian units, giant helium balloons, comical clowns and swashbuckling pirates all come together for one magical night in downtown Seattle to celebrate true family and community entertainment.

The parade is the largest in the Northwest, drawing over 300,000 on-site spectators and an additional 700,000 television viewers. Fans can expect to see an array of entertainment – including floats, marching bands, drill and dance teams, gigantic character balloons, Seafair Pirates and Clowns, local celebrities, personalities and more!

KIRO 7 TV in Seattle will have live coverage of the parade, so be sure to tune in to check out King Felix and Cano in the parade.

 

Mariners Franchise Four

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The votes are in, and the fans have spoken! Here are the four players you have voted as the Mariners Franchise Four:

  • Ken Griffey Jr.
  • Felix Hernandez
  • Edgar Martinez
  • Ichiro Suzuki

Felix and Ichiro are 2 of 15 active players to be included on a Franchise Four list, with 11 of those players (including Felix) still active on the clubs they represent. Here are the complete results of each teams’ Franchise Four:

 

Tune in to tonight’s All-Star Game

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Felix Hernandez and Nelson Cruz will play for the American League in tonight’s All-Star Game in Cincinnati.

The 2015 Major League Baseball All-Star Game will be played tonight at Great American Ball Park in Cincinnati. Live coverage of the game starts at 4 pm PT and will be televised on FOX (channel 13/113 in Seattle market). Fans can also listen to the game in the Seattle area on ESPN 710 Seattle (ESPN Radio/check local listings).

The Mariners are represented by starting designated hitter Nelson Cruz (batting 4th) and RHP Felix Hernandez (scheduled to pitch in relief). This is Felix’s 6th All-Star selection and Cruz’s 4th (second straight year starting at DH).

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Felix Hernandez Named American League All-Star

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For the 5th consecutive season and 6th time overall, Mariners starting pitcher Felix Hernandez has been named to the American League All-Star team.

King Felix joins Nelson Cruz as Mariners All-Stars this season. Manager Lloyd McClendon is also on the coaching staff for the AL in the Midsummer Classic to be played  July 14 at Great American Ball Park in Cincinnati.

This is Felix’s 6th overall selection (2009, 2011-2015), most by a pitcher in Mariners history. He now trails only Ken Griffey Jr. (10), Ichiro (10) and Edgar Martinez (7) for most All-Star selections in a Mariners uniform.

Felix is currently tied for the American League lead with 10 wins, going 10-5 with a 3.02 ERA. He is also amongst the AL leaders in games started (T2nd, 17), opponent batting average (6th, .215), strikeouts (7th, 106), innings pitched (7th, 110.1) and ERA (11th).

Making Wishes Come True

Randy Martin and his family chatting with Felix Hernandez.

Randy Martin and his family chatting with Felix Hernandez.

An eastern Washington teen fulfilled his wish this week when he got to meet his hero Felix Hernandez at Safeco Field.

Make-A-Wish brought Randy Martin, who is from Medical Lake, to the ballpark to meet with Felix before The Mariners took on the Kansas City Royals. Martin, who is 17-years old, has Battens disease, an inherited condition that causes neurological impairment including blindness, seizures and loss of motor skills.

During his visit, Felix introduced Martin to teammates Nelson Cruz, Robinson Cano and Willie Bloomquist, who all spent some time hanging out with Martin and his parents Dawn and Tom in the Mariners dugout.

 


Cover Boy – King Felix on ESPN The Magazine

4/7/2015 Seattle, WA. Safeco Field. Felix Hernandez. Credit: Photograph by James Michelfelder and Therese Sommerseth @jamesmichelfelder and @sommerseth

Felix Hernandez is on the cover of ESPN The Magazine’s current issue.

The issue of ESPN The Magazine that hits newsstands Friday will feature a familiar face in Mariners ace Felix Hernandez. ESPN spent time with Felix during the opening homestand of the season. The story on Felix will post on ESPN.com next Wednesday (May 20) as well.

Be sure to pick up a copy of the magazine.

Felix and Canó Grace Cover of Sports Illustrated

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Felix Hernandez and Robinson Canó grace the cover of one of the four regional covers of the MLB Preview Issue of Sports Illustrated.  Here is an article about the four regional covers.

The issue should hit the newstands this week. Subscribers and newsstands in Washington, Oregon, Idaho, California, Nevada, Utah, Arizona, Hawaii and Alaska will receive the Mariners cover. Not in the area to buy the regional issue? Buy single issues here.

Be sure to pick one up!

Opening Day King’s Court

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With Felix Hernandez scheduled to be the starting pitcher for Mariners Opening Day on April 6th, fans can register for a drawing for the chance to buy tickets in the King’s Court.

There are a limited number of seats available in the special seating section down the left field line. In order to be entered into the drawing, fans have to register at mariners.com/felix.

On Friday, March 27, names of those who registered will be drawn at random. Those selected will receive an email on Monday, March 30, with details on how to buy Opening Day King’s Court tickets. The price for each ticket is $55, including a King’s Court T-shirt and K Cloth.

Vote #FelixHernandez for #FaceOfMLB

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Each year, MLB Network hosts a bracket-style social media competition to determine the “Face of MLB”. In 2015, King Felix reached the semifinals only to fall to the eventual winner, David Wright of the New York Mets. Today, he is in a quarterfinal matchup with Sean Doolittle of the AL West rival Oakland Athletics. To participate, simply tweet the hashtags #FelixHernandez and #FaceOfMLB up to 25 times on Twitter. Fans can also leave those hashtags in the comments of MLB Network’s Facebook post. The contest runs from Wednesday at 6 a.m. PT until Thursday at 5 a.m. PT.

 

Mariners Mondays – Felix’s Gems

In tonight’s episode of Mariners Monday, airing at 7 pm on ROOT Sports, the a pair of gems thrown by ace Felix Hernandez will be spotlighted.

Felix struck out a career-high 15 batters June 8 at Tampa Bay in a 5-0 win over the Rays. The 15 strikeouts tied for the most by a pitcher during the 2014 season with Clayton Kershaw (6/18 vs. COL) and Jon Lester (5/3 vs. OAK). The 15 K’s also tied for 8th-most in Mariners single-game history, and were the most since Randy Johnson struck out a club-record 19 on Aug. 8, 1997. The strikeout performance was 2nd-best by a right-handed pitcher in club history.

Felix picked up his 10th win of the season in brilliant fashion June 28 vs. the Indians at Safeco Field, allowing one hit in 8.0 scoreless innings.

These two starts were part of a record-setting streak in which he allowed 2 or fewer runs while pitching at least 6.0 innings in 16 consecutive starts from May 18-Aug. 11.

Mariners Mondays episodes air at 7pm on ROOT SPORTS January through March leading up to the April 6th Opening Day game against the Los Angeles Angels at Safeco Field.

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