Mariners True Believer Quiz

  • ANDREW WINEKE / Herald Writer
  • Thursday, October 12, 2000 9:00pm
  • Sports

By ANDREW WINEKE

Herald Writer

Are you bandwagon or believer?

Are you a Mariners fan from way back, or did you just wake up yesterday and notice the team is in the American League Championship Series?

OK, OK, we believe you. No need to get irate. But, if you are such a huge fan, you would probably jump at the chance to show off your Mariners passion. Right?

Take our Mariners True Believer quiz and separate yourself from the Johnny-Come-1995’s that sucked up all the playoff tickets. Prove your knowledge, prove your loyalty, prove that your Mariners roots go right back to the trident-M days.

Ready. Set. Go!

a) Ken Griffey Jr.

b) Harold Reynolds

c) Alvin Davis

d) Jeff Smulyan

a) .205

b) .075

c) .194

d) .320

a) None.

b) One.

c) Three.

d) Two, but Goose Gossage got robbed.

a) 1977

b) 1975

c) 1969

d) We have a team?

a) Greg Briley, 5-foot-9

b) Al Martin, 6-foot-2

c) Jeff Nelson, 6-foot-8

d) Brent Barry, 6-foot-6

a) Over .400

b) Between .300 and .400

c) Between .200 and .300

d) 1.000

a) Dann Howitt

b) Ken Griffey Jr.

c) Dave Magadan

d) Greg Pirkl

a) Diego Segui

b) Dave Henderson

c) Ruppert Jones

d) The Moose

a) The Wheedle

b) The Moose

c) Squatch

d) Omar Vizquel

a) 1992

b) 1991

c) 1995

d) 1969

a) 1981, .368 winning percentage

b) 1992, .395

c) 1978, .350

d) 1983, .370

a) Oakland, 3-2, April 2, 1977

b) Kansas City, 8-3, April 8, 1977

c) California, 7-6, April 8, 1977

d) Arizona, 5-2, April 1, 1977

13. Name three local products who played for the Mariners – before this season.

14. Name every Martinez who played for the Mariners.

15. Which Mariner third baseman tried to blow a ball foul?

Answers: 1. c) Alvin Davis. 2. c) .194 3. b) One, Gaylord Perry. 4. c) 1969, Seattle Pilots. 5. c) Jeff Nelson. 6. b) In his first stint in the big leagues, in 1987, Martinez hit .372 in 43 at bats. In his first full season, 1990, he hit .302. 7. a) Dann Howitt, Sept. 22, 1993. 8. c) Ruppert Jones, 1977. 9. The Moose (the team never had an official mascot before 1990). 10. b) 1991, 83-79. 11. 1978, 56-104. 12. c) California, 7-6, April 8, 1977. 13. We may have missed somebody, but Mike Blowers, Dave Edler, Dave Heaverlo and Floyd Bannister come to mind. 14. There are four: Dennis Martinez, Manny Martinez, Tino Martinez and Edgar Martinez. 15. Lenny Randle.

Scoring (give yourself one point for every correct answer, 1 through 12, two points for each bonus question): 18 – Forget Alvin Davis, you are Mr. Mariner. 14 to 17 – You have proven yourself worthy, but we still can’t get you playoff tickets. 9 to 13 – You obviously started paying attention when Griffey came on board. That just means you got the best seat on the bandwagon. 5 to 8 – You first realized we had a team in 1995. Definitely bandwagon. 0 to 5 – You are a Yankees fan.

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