Felix Hernandez will be inducted into the Seattle Mariners Hall of Fame

Felix Hernandez will be inducted into the Seattle Mariners Hall of Fame
13 Jan
2023
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Regular visitors of Notinhalloffame.com know that we are slowly working on the top 50 of every major team in the NHL, NBA, NFL and MLB.  Once that is done, we intend to look at how each team honor their past players, coaches and executives.  As such, it is important to us that the Seattle Mariners have announced that Felix Hernandez will become the 11th member of their franchise Hall of Fame.

Hernandez played his entire MLB career with the Mariners, the team where he would become the "King" of the Pacific Northwest and all of Baseball.

“King Felix” made his first appearance in the Majors in 2005, and after showing gradual improvement over his first few seasons, Hernandez took the throne in 2009, leading the American League in Wins (19), H/9 (7.5), and finishing second in Cy Young voting.  Hernandez was better in 210, winning the Cy Young, with a league-leading 2.27 ERA and 7.0 H/9, while also finishing atop the leaderboard in Innings Pitched (249.2).

Hernandez would not win the Cy Young again, but he was a contender for the award for years to come.  From 2011 to 2015, he was a perennial All-Star (he went to six in total), and the last of those four years, he was in the top eight in Cy Young votes, including another second-place finish in 2014.  That year, Hernandez led the AL in ERA (2.14), WHIP (0.915), and H/9 (6.5).

Hernandez played until 2019, retiring with a career record of 169-136 and 2,524 Strikeouts.

The ceremony will take place on a date to be determined in August.  Hernandez will join Alvin Davis, Dave Niehaus, Jay Buhner, Edgar Martinez, Randy Johnson, Dan Wilson, Ken Griffey Jr., Lou Piniella, Jamie Moyer and Ichiro Suzuki.

We here at Notinhalloffame.com would like to congratulate Felix Hernandez for this impending honor.

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