Mariners’ Safeco Field ‘Peanut Man’ dies



SEATTLE (AP) — Safeco Field vendor Rick Kaminski who entertained Mariners fans since their first season in 1977 as the “Peanut Man” has died.

Evergreen Hospital in Kirkland says his partner, Candi Mindt-Keener, announced Wednesday that Kaminski died overnight due to complications from a brain aneurysm. He was 67.

Mariners President Chuck Armstrong says Kaminski’s “speed and accuracy with a bag of peanuts was matched by his quick wit and smile.”

Armstrong says he’ll be sorely missed at Safeco Field as well as Peoria, Ariz., where he took his spring training with the team.