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Seattle Mariners    1997 record: 90-72 (first in AL West)

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1997 Team Statistics (AL Rank)

Batting Average .280 (4) Opp. Batting Avg. .267 (6)
Runs Scored 925 (1) ERA 4.78 (11)
Home Runs 264 (1) Fielding Pct. .979 (12)

Masters of Disaster

The Mariners allowed 101 runs in the ninth inning last season, the highest total of any major league team in this century (the major league average last year was 57). All but six of those runs were charged to Seattle's bullpen, whose ERA (5.47) was the highest in the majors. The Mariners lost eight games in which they led at the end of the eighth inning, the second most in the majors (the Cubs lost nine).

Most Ninth-Inning Runs Allowed In A Season (Since 1900)

 Ninth-Inning When Leading after Eight Innings
  Runs allowed W-L Pct.
1997 Mariners 101 83-8 .912
1923 Phillies 97 43-6 .878
1930 Phillies 94 45-5 .900
1937 Phillies 93 57-5 .919
Source: Elias Sports Bureau

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