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September 28, 1997
On Tuesday, Seattle's Jay Buhner (left) became only the 10th player in history to hit 40 or more homers in three consecutive seasons.
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October 5, 2000 | Associated Press
Paul Abbott pitched like a playoff veteran and Seattle's bullpen was unhittable. That's why the road-tough Mariners are headed home with a 2-0 lead over the Chicago White Sox in their division series. Abbott, who started the season in the bullpen, gave up just five hits and two runs over 5 2/3 innings to win in his first postseason appearance in a pro career that began in 1985. Seattle's bullpen took over as Arthur Rhodes, Jose Mesa and Kazuhiro Sasaki did not allow a hit the rest of the way.
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April 26, 1998 | Associated Press
Jay Buhner will have arthroscopic surgery on his left knee within the next five days, and the Seattle Mariner outfielder will miss about two months. Buhner, 33, took limited batting practice Friday but limped off the field after pregame hitting Saturday. He made a sliding catch at the back of the Kingdome bullpen mound on April 6 against the New York Yankees and left the game because of an inflamed left knee.
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July 3, 2000 | From Associated Press
It didn't turn out to be so bad on the road for the New York Yankees after all. The two-time defending World Series champions may have won only six of 13 games over the past two weeks, but they got back Roger Clemens and Orlando Hernandez and only lost a half-game in the standings while going through their most difficult stretch of the season. Clemens (5-6) returned from the disabled list Sunday to pitch seven impressive innings in a 5-2 victory over Tampa Bay at St. Petersburg, Fla.
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September 22, 1997 | From Associated Press
Jay Buhner homered twice and Ken Griffey Jr. had two RBIs but went homerless in five plate appearances as the Seattle Mariners defeated the Oakland Athletics, 9-2, Sunday to reduce their magic number for eliminating the Angels and clinching the American League West to two. Griffey had a sacrifice fly in the third and a run-scoring single in the fourth to increase his major league-leading total to 143 RBIs.
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October 5, 2000 | Associated Press
Paul Abbott pitched like a playoff veteran and Seattle's bullpen was unhittable. That's why the road-tough Mariners are headed home with a 2-0 lead over the Chicago White Sox in their division series. Abbott, who started the season in the bullpen, gave up just five hits and two runs over 5 2/3 innings to win in his first postseason appearance in a pro career that began in 1985. Seattle's bullpen took over as Arthur Rhodes, Jose Mesa and Kazuhiro Sasaki did not allow a hit the rest of the way.
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February 7, 1997 | From Staff and Wire Reports
The Seattle Mariners and outfielder Jay Buhner have agreed on a $13-million, two-year contract extension. The $6.5 million-a-year extension covers the 1998 and 1999 seasons and has a club option for the 2000 season. Buhner is in the last year of a $15.5-million, three-year contract. Buhner set career highs in 1996 with 107 runs scored, 29 doubles, 44 home runs and 138 RBIs. "My family and I are extremely happy to be staying in Seattle," Buhner said.
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October 5, 1995 | MIKE DiGIOVANNA
Seattle reliever Norm Charlton, a member of the Lou Piniella-managed Cincinnati Reds' 1990 World Series champion, said Piniella is a lot more calm now as Mariner manager than he was with the Reds. "No less intense, but he controls his emotions and doesn't holler when we make physical mistakes," Charlton said. Informed of this opinion at a pregame news conference Wednesday, Piniella swatted a microphone off the dais in a mock display of anger, as the room erupted in laughter.
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June 21, 1994 | T.J. SIMERS, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The Seattle Mariners presently feature the best home-run combination in baseball with Ken Griffey Jr., and that guy, you know with the shaved head, who bats behind him in the starting lineup. OK, so maybe Jay Buhner falls a few dozen homers short of playing Mickey Mantle to Griffey's bid to surpass Roger Maris, but Buhner's 13th home run of the season Monday night took the focus off Griffey and started Randy Johnson on his way to a 5-0 victory over the Angels.
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August 3, 1991 | ROBYN NORWOOD, TIMES STAFF WRITER
As home runs by Seattle's Jay Buhner go, it was nothing much, a two-run shot that landed a dozen rows into Anaheim Stadium's left-field stands, about 380 feet from home plate. It was nothing like the one Buhner hit last week in Yankee Stadium, the homer that went over the left-center field fence, over the famous monuments, over the Seattle bullpen and into a holding area for ambulances. That ball traveled an estimated 479 feet and is considered the longest home run at the new Yankee Stadium.
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March 21, 1999 | From Associated Press
Two new first baseman's gloves sit in Jay Buhner's locker. They haven't been used--and Buhner intends to keep it that way. "I don't know who ordered them or who paid for them," he said. "They just kind of showed up in the mail." During the winter, Seattle Mariners manager Lou Piniella said he expected to start Buhner at first base instead of at his usual spot in right field because the former All-Star had a ligament replaced in his right elbow in September. Buhner is proving Piniella wrong.
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April 26, 1998 | Associated Press
Jay Buhner will have arthroscopic surgery on his left knee within the next five days, and the Seattle Mariner outfielder will miss about two months. Buhner, 33, took limited batting practice Friday but limped off the field after pregame hitting Saturday. He made a sliding catch at the back of the Kingdome bullpen mound on April 6 against the New York Yankees and left the game because of an inflamed left knee.
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September 28, 1997
On Tuesday, Seattle's Jay Buhner (left) became only the 10th player in history to hit 40 or more homers in three consecutive seasons.
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September 24, 1997 | J.A. ADANDE
There are no atmospheric indications it's pennant time in the closed environs of the Kingdome. There's no long shadows cast by the early setting sun or an autumnal nip in the air. The only way to know the season was about to end for the Angels was they were playing the Seattle Mariners and Randy Johnson was on the mound.
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September 22, 1997 | From Associated Press
Jay Buhner homered twice and Ken Griffey Jr. had two RBIs but went homerless in five plate appearances as the Seattle Mariners defeated the Oakland Athletics, 9-2, Sunday to reduce their magic number for eliminating the Angels and clinching the American League West to two. Griffey had a sacrifice fly in the third and a run-scoring single in the fourth to increase his major league-leading total to 143 RBIs.
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March 16, 1997 | ROSS NEWHAN
A powerful offense and rebuilt rotation are only two measures of the Seattle Mariners' evolution into a World Series-caliber team. "Now you've got a team of guys who want to come [to Seattle] to play and guys who want to stay here, and that's definitely not the way it's always been with the Mariners," said Ken Griffey Jr., who at 27 is already approaching his eighth major league season. "Guys know we have a committed ownership now and contending team."
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September 3, 1993 | From Associated Press
Jimmy Key returned to his role as New York's stopper Thursday night, allowing three hits over eight innings as the Yankees beat the Chicago White Sox, 7-1, at New York. The Yankees, who had lost four of their last five, pulled within two games of idle Toronto in the American League East. The White Sox, who had beaten New York in the first two games of the series, are five games in front of idle Texas in the West. Key (16-5) struck out six and walked three.
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July 28, 1992 | HELENE ELLIOTT, TIMES STAFF WRITER
This was how Chuck Finley and the Angels hoped the season would unfold. Finley would pitch shutouts that would lift the team in the standings and the offense, while lacking much power, would scratch out enough runs to produce low-scoring victories. The Angels' 3-0 victory over the Mariners on Monday provided a glimpse of what might have been had their season gone according to plan.
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February 7, 1997 | From Staff and Wire Reports
The Seattle Mariners and outfielder Jay Buhner have agreed on a $13-million, two-year contract extension. The $6.5 million-a-year extension covers the 1998 and 1999 seasons and has a club option for the 2000 season. Buhner is in the last year of a $15.5-million, three-year contract. Buhner set career highs in 1996 with 107 runs scored, 29 doubles, 44 home runs and 138 RBIs. "My family and I are extremely happy to be staying in Seattle," Buhner said.
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October 14, 1995 | MIKE DiGIOVANNA, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The last time Seattle Mariner right fielder Jay Buhner muffed a fly ball the way he did Friday night, he was an outfielder at Clear Creek High in League City, Tex., in the early 1980s. "It hit me right between the eyes and knocked me out," Buhner said. "They had to carry me off the field." Buhner's eighth-inning gaffe against the Cleveland Indians in Game 3 of the American League championship series cost the Mariners a run and was the main reason the game went into extra innings.
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