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The Bellingham minor league baseball team represented Bellingham, Washingtonmarker in the Northwest League. The franchise was affiliated with the Los Angeles Dodgers from 1973-76 (during which time they were called the Bellingham Dodgers), the Seattle Mariners from 1977-94 (in which they took the name they held the longest, the Bellingham Mariners, or the "Baby M's" as they were popularly known as), and the San Francisco Giants from 1995-96 (they became the Bellingham Giants for those two seasons) before they moved to Keizer, Oregonmarker and became the Salem-Keizer Volcanoes.

In 1987, Ken Griffey, Jr. hit his first professional home run while on the road at Everett Memorial Stadiummarker. A plaque was placed on the sidewalk outside the stadium where the ball landed.

The Bellingham franchise played at Joe Martin Field a stadium with a seating capacity near 2,000. The park is still in use by the Bellingham Bells a team that plays in the West Coast Collegiate Baseball League.

Year-by-Year Record

Year Record Finish Manager Playoffs
1973 42-37 3rd Bill Berrier none
1974 52-32 1st Bill Berrier Lost League Finals
1975 17-61 6th Bill Berrier
1976 30-42 6th Bill Berrier
1977 42-26 2nd Bobby Floyd League Champs
1978 41-30 3rd Bob Didier
1979 41-31 3rd (t) Jeff Scott
1980 45-25 1st Jeff Scott Co-Champs w/ Eugene Emeralds
1981 39-31 2nd Jeff Scott Lost playoffs
1982 33-37 3rd Jeff Scott
1983 40-28 2nd Jeff Scott Lost playoffs
1984 42-32 3rd Gary Pellant
1985 39-35 3rd (t) Gary Pellant
1986 45-29 1st (t) Sal Rende League Champs
1987 30-46 7th Rick Sweet
1988 25-51 8th P.J. Carey
1989 32-43 7th P.J. Carey
1990 32-44 6th P.J. Carey
1991 37-39 5th (t) Dave Myers
1992 43-33 1st (t) Dave Myers League Champs
1993 44-32 1st Mike Goff Lost playoffs
1994 42-34 3rd Mike Goff
1995 43-33 2nd Glenn Tufts Lost League Finals
1996 39-36 4th Ozzie Virgil, Jr. / Shane Turner

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