SEATTLE - Before Saturday’s Seattle Mariners game, former manager Lou Piniella became the eighth member of the Mariners Hall of Fame.
He managed the Mariners from 1993 to 2002 and guided the club to its only four postseason appearances. Four players in the club's HOF — Alvin Davis, Edgar Martinez, Jay Buhner and Dan Wilson — were on hand.
Piniella gave an emotional 21-minute speech, breaking down to tears twice, once when talking about late broadcaster Dave Niehaus and at the end when thanking the fans for their years of support.
"I thank you, salute you and will never forget you," he said.
The Mariners lost 2-1 to the Chicago White Sox in 10 innings.