On Deck July 10: Mark Langston, Rick Griffin & Rick Rizzs
Please be sure to RSVP quickly as we will be opening this lunch up to Mariners season ticketholders Wednesday, July 1.
Mark Langston began his Major League career with the Seattle Mariners in 1984. He debuted with fellow rookie, Alvin Davis. While Langston didn’t win the American League Rookie of the Year award – that honor went to Davis – he was awarded Rookie Pitcher of the Year, finishing the season with 204 strikeouts.
The Mariners traded him in 1989 for a deal that involved getting Randy Johnson. For the next 10 years, he moved between teams pitching for the Montreal Expos, Anaheim Angels, San Diego Padres, and Cleveland Indians.
Fondly known to players and staff as “Griff”, few men have been with the Mariners as long as Rick Griffin. He joined the athletic training staff in 1981. Initially he was a full-time athletic trainer, but within two short years he was promoted to head athletic trainer.
Now in his thirtieth season with the Mariners broadcast team, Rick’s been with the Mariners nearly as long as Rick Griffin. A Southern Illinois University graduate, he got his start handling the play-by-play at the double-A level for Alexandria, Amarillo and Memphis. He is the co-founder of Toys For Kids, a local non-profit dedicated to giving kids hope and joy.
*All guest speakers are subject to change.