The Seattle Mariners put together a season full of great memories and moments, winning 90 games and earning the second Wild Card spot in the American League.
In doing so, the Mariners snapped what had been the longest active postseason drought in baseball.
Seattle had not reached the playoffs since 2001.
After over two decades, the City of Seattle had a little something to cheer about.
The Mariners eliminated the Toronto Blue Jays by sweeping them in the Wild Card round, but fell short in the ALDS against the eventual World Series champion Houston Astros.
But their efforts in 2022 were still enough to earn them a great honor for 2022, as they received the Organization of the Year Award from Baseball America.
🏆 Baseball America's 2022 Organization of the Year
The @Mariners built a talented young MLB foundation, graduated a Rookie of the Year and snapped a 21-year playoff drought … but the best is yet to come.https://t.co/laMx43IcQK pic.twitter.com/t2kVssF6Pn
— Baseball America (@BaseballAmerica) December 1, 2022
Mariners Earn Top Honor
The Mariners are just getting started.
They came close to reaching the postseason in 2021, also winning 90 games.
They fell just short and got off to a rough start in 2022.
But a strong rookie campaign from Rookie of the Year and Silver Slugger Julio Rodriguez helped carry them back into the postseason race.
The trade for Luis Castillo also ended up working out quite well.
In the end, the stars aligned, and the Mariners finally ended a long-standing drought, reaching the postseason and even pulling off a comeback from down 8-1 in Game 2 of the Wild Card Series against the Toronto Blue Jays.
The best is still yet to come, and 2023 is right around the corner.NEXT: 2 Moves The Seattle Mariners Need To Make This Offseason