SHIPWRECKED: A Peoples' History of the Seattle Mariners
By Jon Wells
Published by Epicenter Press
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Published: March 14, 2012
Words: 88,380 (approximate)
This is the book baseball people are talking about. In his candid and colorful book reminiscent of "Moneyball," veteran baseball writer Jon Wells asserts that the Seattle Mariners is the only team in the American League never to have gone to the World Series due to its years of mismanagement and obsessively putting profits before pennants.
From "Moneyball," baseball fans have learned about the complicated relationship between money and success. The question now for Seattle Mariner fans is whether the current ownership will spend the money to give fans the team they have dreamed of and earned with years of support.
In "Shipwrecked," Jon Wells, a baseball writer and publisher who has covered the team for more than 15 years, asserts that poor management and shortsighted ownership combined to keep a team with three first-ballot Hall of Fame players, each in the prime of his career, from reaching the World Series. Wells details every misstep by the Mariners during the team’s 35-year history.
But wait, there’s hope! Can General Manager
Jack Zduriencik bring in enough young talent to make this club a contender again, as he did for the Milwaukee Brewers? If you liked "Moneyball," you’ll love Shipwrecked.
, major league baseball
, seattle mariners
, baseball management
, jack zduriencik
, jon wells
, howard lincoln
, dave niehaus
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