NWSB Insider and Northwest sports blogger Steve Lee tells us another story in our Moments in time series about the legendary Seattle Mariners radio voice Dave Niehaus. Born February 19, 1935 in Princeton, Indiana. Niehaus was massively popular in Seattle, twice being named Washington Sportscaster of the Year. Despite the M’s struggles to qualify for the post season, neither Niehaus or the fans of his broadcasts waviered.
Mariners insider Danny Ferguson brings us a fairy tale today. Seattle Mariners third baseman Chone Figgins didn’t have a great season last year. In fact, it was so bad he was booed out of the lineup and was supposedly injured by season’s end. Figgins has now been named the Mariners leadoff hitter for the 2012 season to make it a true fairy tale for him.