Lou Piniella’s Hall of Fame Lunch Friday, August 8
What: Lunch, honoring Lou Piniella prior to his Mariners Hall of Fame induction Saturday, August 9.
Where: On Field at Safeco Field
The RBI Club will have specific tables set aside for our members. To reserve your seat, please contact Harry Ostrander: hostrander (at) the-bank (dot) com
Please Note: Donation of funds from the lunch will benefit the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center.
To say Lou Piniella brought spunk to the dugout is an understatement. He brought a fire – a loud and clear demand for success. He could often be seen defending his players with vehement passion, kicking the dirt, waving his arms and screaming until veins popped from his neck.
There was nothing timid about this man who led the Mariners to seven winning seasons in just 10 years. Not his two-day shave. Not his stoutly figure. And certainly not the way he took our ballclub from 13.5 games back into postseason play.
“Lou Piniella was bigger than life,” said Mariners Hall of Famer Jay Buhner. “There was no question what the goal was every day when the players walked into the clubhouse….win tonight’s game. Anything less was not acceptable.”
Saturday, August 9, his amazing contribution to the Mariners organization will be recognized as he’s inducted into the Mariners Hall of Fame.
Piniella joins the seven current members of the Seattle Mariners Hall of Fame: Alvin Davis, Dave Niehaus, Jay Buhner, Edgar Martinez, Randy Johnson, Dan Wilson and Ken Griffey Jr.
The Mariners Hall of Fame was created to honor the players, staff and other individuals who greatly contributed to the history of the Mariners franchise.
Note: To be eligible for selection, a player must have been active in a Mariners uniform for at least five seasons and be retired as a player at least two years. In addition to a player’s impact on the field, other considerations for possible induction include his positive impact on the Northwest community outside of baseball and a player’s positive impact in enhancing the image of the Seattle Mariners and/or Major League Baseball.