April 14 Featured Speaker: First Base Coach Casey Candaele

written by Mikaela Cowles on April 5, 2017 in Luncheons with no comments

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Casey Candaele was praised for his “great presence and high baseball IQ” by Manager Scott Servais when he joined the staff in 2015.

He was brought in to work specifically with the Mariners outfielders and base runners. In his first year, the Mariners finished with 86 wins and 56 stolen bases.

Prior to joining the Mariners staff, Candaele held several coaching positions at the Major League, Minor League, and collegiate level. 


Well-Versed in (nearly) Every Position

During his 18-year playing career from 1983 – 2000, Candaele appeared at every position on the field, except from the rubber and behind the plate. As primarily a second baseman, he played nine seasons in the Majors. He finished his career with 206 runs, 86 doubles, and 139 RBIs.


Details of Note

Casey’s late mother, Helen Callaghan St. Aubin, played for the All-American Girls Professional Baseball League. Casey and his mother are believed to be the only mother/son combination to have both played professional baseball at the highest levels available.


Featured Author: Billy Mac

Billy MacA lifelong baseball fan, Seattle’s celebrate musician and vocal artist Billy Mac brings us the story of Dave Niehaus in his newly published biography, My Oh My: The Dave Niehaus Story.

Edited by J. Michael Kenyon, the story is told in nine innings. It starts with Dave as a young boy and follows him through his college years, early broadcasting career and stings with Armed Forces Radio and Television Services. But the meat of the book is Dave’s time with the Mariners. Billy captures not only Dave’s powerful voice but the intimate moments of his personal life.


RBI Club Luncheon
Friday, April 14
11:30 a.m. Doors Open
12:00 p.m. Program Starts