Seattle Mariners complete regular season with 116 wins, and tie for best record in Major League Baseball history on October 7, 2001.

  • By Chris Goodman
  • Posted 10/30/2001
  • HistoryLink.org Essay 3629
On October 7, 2001, the Seattle Mariners play their last regular game of the 2001 season, losing to the Texas Rangers by a score of 4-3. However, the Mariners' win over the Rangers the night before ties them at 116 with the 1906 Chicago Cubs for most games won in the regular season in the history of Major League Baseball.

The 2001 Mariners broke many baseball records on the way to becoming the American League Western Division champions. These records include most consecutive road-series wins (Major League record), most hits by a rookie (Ichiro Suzuki-- Major League record), most singles (Ichiro Suzuki -- American League record), and most stolen bases (club record).

The Mariners continued play in the post season, moving to the American League Championship Series after besting the Cleveland Indians, then losing to the New York Yankees, who again advanced to the World Series.

 


Sources: The Seattle Times, October 8, 2001, p. 1 (http://seattletimes.nwsource.com).

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