SEATTLE -- Mark Langston was drafted by the Mariners, spent six years with the team, hit many personal milestones while with the club and on Saturday, he returned to Seattle to throw out the ceremonial first pitch.
"It's always great to come back to Seattle," Langston said. "Seattle means so much to me. Like I've told a lot of people already today, this is, from a career standpoint, all my firsts happened in this city. A lot of important events in my life happened here. My daughter was born here. I never ever not want to come back to Seattle. Seattle's always played an important role and I love coming back here."
The left-hander spent six seasons with the Mariners, posting a 74-67 record with the team, including 17 wins in 1994, his first year in the big leagues. He went to his first of four All-Star Games while with Seattle in 1987, a year he would win a career-best 19 games. He went on to have a 16-year Major League career.
"For me, again, [Seattle's] a big part for me," Langston said, "because this was a big part of my career and a lot of my biggest moments of my career happened while I was in this city and wearing that Mariners uniform."