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Mike Blowers
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Career Notes

Suffered a torn anterior cruciate of the left knee while running the bases on July 17 vs. San Diego and will miss the remainder of the season.

Set career highs in hits (113), doubles (24), HRs (23) and RBI (96) ... Previous highs in HRs was 15 and RBI was 57 in 1993 ... Broke out in a big way on May 24 vs. Boston with a 4-5 game with his first HR and 8 RBI tied Alvin Davis' club record set on May 9, 1986 vs. Toronto ... Had a career-high 10-game hitting streak from July 24-August 3 (.457, 16x35) ... Hit his fourth career grand slam (off Butcher) and drove in 6 on August 3 at California; slam was first of 3 in 15-day span ... During the month of August, tied a major- league record with 3 grand slams in a month ... He hit .283 with 9 HRs and 33 RBI, setting a club record for RBI in a month (Edgar also had 33 RBI in August) ... Was named Player of the Week for the week of July 24-30 ... Traded by the Seattle Mariners to the Los Angeles Dodgers for Miguel Cairo and Willis Otanez on Nov. 29, 1995.

Came on strong in the last months of the season to finish the campaign with a career-high .289 average ... Replaced an injured Edgar Martinez at third in 21 of the Mariners first 26 games ... Got off to a slow start in April, hitting .181 with five RBI's in 20 games ... Collected a career-high four hits on May 30 at Minnesota ... Picked up the pace in May, going 17-for-48 (.354) with two homers and 10 RBI's ... Blasted a 10th-inning, game-winning HR off Tom Henke in a 3-2 victory at Texas on Aug. 10 ... Batted .360 with six homers and 31 RBI's in his final 39 games, including an 11-for-29 (.379) August ... A true utility player for the Mariners who started 44 games at third base, 13 at first base and eight in the outfield.

Tied for the major-league lead with three grand slams and set career highs in every major offensive category ...Was one of three players Seattle used to replace injured third baseman Edgar Martinez during the month of April ... Became the 13th player in major-league history to hit grand slam home runs in two consecutive games when he connected off Oakland's Bobby Witt on May 16 and off Craig Lefferts of Texas the next day ... Had four hits and five RBI in the May 17 contest (both career highs) ... His third grand slam came on Aug. 11 off Kansas City's Chris Haney ... Hit two homers on Aug. 26 off Toronto's Dave Stewart ... Tied a franchise record with four runs scored on Sept. 16 against kansas City ... For the season, hit .357 (55-154) with 10 homers and 34 RBI against left-handed pitchers and led the AL with a slugging percentage of .669 against southpaws ... Received the first-ever 'Unsung Hero' award from Seattle sportswriters.

Was a Pacific Coast League All-Star at Calgary (AAA) ... Saw limited major-league action with the Mariners.

Homered off Detroit's Frank Tanana Opening Day on April 8 ... Made 10 starts at third base for the Yankees ... Traded by the New York Yankees to the Seattle Mariners for a player to be named later (Jim Blueberg) and cash on May 17, 1991 ... Spent the rest of the season at Calgary (AAA).

Made New York's Opening Day roster and started 12 of the team's first 17 games, hitting .257 ... Hit his first two major-league homers on April 21 at Texas, the first one coming off Charlie Hough ... Tied an AL record with four errors against Cleveland on May 3 ... Beat Toronto with a two-run single in the 15th inning on June 22.

Traded by the Montreal Expos to the New York Yankees to complete an earlier trade in which the Yankees traded John Candelaria to the Montreal Expos on Aug, 31, 1989 ... Made his major-league debut as a pinch hitter vs. California on Sept. 1 ... Collected two hits in his first big-league start, Sept. 5 at Seattle, the first hit coming off Jerry Reed.

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