The Seattle Mariners’ 1995 season was the 19th at the history of the franchise. The team finished with a regular season record of 79–66 (.545) to win their first American League West title. They had tied the California Angels for first place, and in the one-game tiebreaker, the Mariners defeated the Angels 9–1 to make the postseason for the first time in franchise history.
The Mariners defeated the New York Yankees in the American League Division Series after dropping the first two matches, a series noteworthy for Edgar Mart??nez’ 11th-inning double that clinched the series for the Mariners. In the American League Championship Series, Seattle won the opener but lost into the Cleveland Indians in six games.
Ken Griffey, Jr. suffered a severe wrist injury on May 26 while making a catch at the wall which could sideline him until mid August. The group would remain afloat at .500 however, and after Junior returned that they managed their historical season recovery against the California Angels.
When 1946 Steelheads uniforms were worn by them on September 9, 1995, at home against the Kansas City 30, the Mariners honored the West Coast Negro Baseball League Seattle Steelheads. Kansas City Monarchs uniforms were worn by the Royals. The Mariners beat the Royals 6 to two in front of 39,157 fans in the Kingdome.Randy Johnson won the Cy Young Award. The award came at the end of a banner . Johnson (18-2, 2.48 ERA, 294 strikeouts) narrowly missed getting the first AL Triple Crown pitcher (leading the league in wins, ERA, and strikeouts) since Detroit’s Hal Newhouser accomplished the feat in 1945.  His .900 winning percentage broke Ron Guidry’s 1978 record, and his strikeouts per nine innings ratio of 12.35 broke the record held by Nolan Ryan.
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