The late-‘90s Seattle Mariners were like nothing we’ve seen before or since. This was a team that had featured four Hall of Fame-caliber players – Ken Griffey Jr., Edgar Martinez, Randy Johnson, and Alex Rodriguez – in their primes. What could go wrong? Absolutely nothing. Everything went fine. In fact, uh, don’t watch this episode.
• 11:45 – I didn’t properly establish this in the narration, but as the chart indicates, this only assesses the greatest center fielders as of 1997. Were the sample extended to the present day, Mike Trout would be No. 1 on this list. This is egregious cherry-picking and I deserve to be yelled at.
• 24:58 – There’s a copy-paste goof on the Y-axis here. The top gridline marks a 4.00 ERA, not 5.00.
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