Félix Hernández to be inducted into Mariners Hall of Fame in August

The Seattle Mariners announced Wednesday that former pitcher Félix Hernández has been chosen for induction into the Mariners Hall of Fame.

The induction is set for Saturday, Aug. 12 during a pregame ceremony before the Mariners take on the Baltimore Orioles at T-Mobile Park.

Hernández made the American League All-Star Team six times over his 15-year career and won the AL Cy Young Award in 2010, which is given annually to the best pitchers in Major League Baseball. He pitched the first perfect game in Mariners history — and 23rd in MLB history — on Aug. 15, 2012, in a 1-0 win against the Tampa Bay Rays.

In 211 career starts at T-Mobile Park, Hernández posted a 91-65 record with a 3.25 earned run average and 1,348 strikeouts to just 388 walks.

“Fans were captivated by Félix from his first start in 2005 until his final pitch in 2019 with every game of his career in a Mariner uniform,” said John Stanton, Seattle Mariners chairman and managing partner. “He cemented his place in Mariners history with our only perfect game on Aug. 15, 2012, a day our fans will never forget. Félix provided thousands of unforgettable memories throughout his 418 starts, including winning the 2010 Cy Young Award and his improbable 2008 grand slam home run to beat the Mets. His induction into the Mariners Hall of Fame in August — 10 years after his perfect game — symbolizes Félix’s permanent place in the Mariners family and our history.”

Hernández will become the 11th member of the Mariners Hall of Fame, joining Alvin Davis, Dave Niehaus, Jay Buhner, Edgar Martinez, Randy Johnson, Dan Wilson, Ken Griffey Jr., Lou Piniella, Jamie Moyer, and Ichiro Suzuki.