Mariners and Cubs to Turn Back The Clock on Saturday
9InningKnowItAll Note: I love it when teams do turn back the clock nights and this year the Mariners have a cool one.
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The Mariners will be celebrating Turn Back the Clock Day this Saturday, June 29 at 4:15 p.m. vs. the Chicago Cubs. At this game, fans will be able to enjoy vintage touches from the early 20th century throughout the ballpark including a live organist, a barbershop quartet and more! In addition, the first 20,000 fans will receive a poster presented by Seattle Magazine featuring Kyle Seager, Jesús Montero, Franklin Gutierrez, Michael Saunders and Brendan Ryan.
But what was Seattle baseball like in the early 1900s? Well for instance, Seattle did not have its own Major League team. Professional baseball first came to Seattle on May 24, 1890 — less than a year after the Great Seattle Fire—when the “Seattles” beat the “Spokanes” 11-8. It took a number of years for professional baseball to return in 1898 thanks to the efforts of Daniel E. Dugdale — a former Major League catcher who found his fortune through the Klondike Gold Rush. Dugdale established many Seattle teams during this period, including the Klondikers, Rainmakers, Clamdiggers, Chinooks, Siwashes, Giants and — the team featured during Saturday’s game—the Turks. These teams were a part of the Pacific Northwest League and the Class B Northwestern League.
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