Sunday's Game 162 was an emotional roller coaster in Seattle. While the Seattle Mariners were officially eliminated after a furious postseason push, the game also signaled a potential goodbye to all-time franchise great Kyle Seager.
Manager Scott Servais understood the magnitude of the moment and executed this to perfection. In the top of the 9th inning, Servais made a mid-inning defensive substitution for Seager, allowing the passionate Seattle fanbase to give their third baseman an emotional send off.
The video is worthy of tears.
Seager's playing days are not over, especially after putting up 35 home runs and 101 RBIs in his age-33 season. But, the Mariners are not expected to bring back their veteran third baseman set to hit free agency this winter.
For the past 11 years, Seager has operated as the everyday third baseman for the Mariners. During that span, he's earned one All-Star nod and a Gold Glove. The veteran slugger is also all over Seattle's all-time leaderboard, including third in doubles, fourth in home runs, RBIs and hits, and fifth in runs scored and WAR.
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