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Piniella thankful, reflective on time in Seattle

Piniella thankful, reflective on time in Seattle

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SEATTLE (AP) — Lou Piniella had to stop, collect himself and fight back tears.

It was not the type of emotion Seattle Mariners fans got accustomed to seeing from the fiery Piniella during his 10 seasons managing the club.

Piniella is being honored this weekend by the Mariners, becoming the eighth member of the club’s hall of fame and the first manager inducted. The festivities started with a luncheon on the grass at Safeco Field on Friday afternoon and will conclude with the ceremony before Saturday night’s game.

Piniella had to fight off tears during the luncheon while talking about those he worked with during his decade in charge of the Mariners. Piniella took the Mariners to the postseason four times during his tenure, the only four playoff appearances in franchise history.

 

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