M’s honor 10th anniversary of 116-win team.



SEATTLE (AP) — The Seattle Mariners have welcomed over 20 members from their 2001 team at Safeco Field to honor the 10th anniversary of their record-setting run to the AL West crown.

The Mariners won 116 games in 2001, matching the 1906 Chicago Cubs for most wins in major league history.

General manager Pat Gillick, manager Lou Piniella, bench coach John McLaren and 18 players from the Mariners record-setting team returned to Safeco Field Saturday night for the celebration of the best team to ever play in Seattle.

The tight-knit team formed a special bond together in racing out to a 20-5 record in April and didn’t look back.