» July 21, 1988: In a pair of trades, Seattle sends DH Ken Phelps to the Yankees for OF Jay Buhner and 1B-DH Steve Balboni, and deals OF Glenn Wilson to the Pirates for IF-OF Darnell Coles.
» August 7, 1988: Darnell Coles, Alvin Davis, Jim Presley, Jay Buhner, and Rey Quinones all hit sacrifice flies in a 12–7 win over Oakland, giving the Mariners a American League record.
» June 23, 1993: Seattle OF Jay Buhner hits for the cycle in the Mariners 8-7, 14-inning win over the Athletics.
» July 21, 1993: Mariner OF Jay Buhner collects five hits in Seattle's 10-3 win over the Yankees. Hanson goes all the allowing no earned runs to beat Jimmy Key (12–3).
» October 11, 1995:
Cleveland OF Manny Ramirez goes 4-for-4, including 2 HRs, to pace the Indians to a 5-2 win over the Mariners in Game 2 of the ALCS. HRs by Ken Griffey Jr. and Jay Buhner account for Seattle’s runs.
» October 13, 1995:
The Mariners go ahead of the Indians, 2-games-to-1 with a 5-2 win in 11 innings. Jay Buhner’s 2nd round-tripper of the contest is the game’s big blow.
» May 11, 1996:
Seattle OF Jay Buhner goes 4-for-4, slugging two home runs and driving home six runs, as he leads the Mariners to an 11-1 win over KC.
» May 14, 1996: Dwight Gooden, on the verge of being dropped from the Yankees just two weeks ago, twirls a no-hitter to sink the Mariners, 2–0. Dr. No walks two in the 9th, but retires Ken Griffey, Jr., K's Jay Buhner, and induces Paul Sorrento to pop out to end it. Gerald Williams saves the no-hitter when he runs down a 400-foot Alex Rodriguez liner in the first inning and turns it into a double play. Gooden (2–3) has now thrown 16 straight innings of hitless ball.
» May 21, 1996: At Fenway Park, Seattle pounds out 19 hits to beat Boston, 13–7. Ken Griffey, Jr. becomes the 7th-youngest player to collect 200th homers, when he connects in the M's 6-run 4th inning: Mel Ott, Eddie Mathews, Jimmie Foxx, Mickey Mantle, Frank Robinson and Hank Aaron were all younger. Jay Buhner hits a 2-run shot in the inning, the 5th game in a row he's connected, and Edgar Martinez adds four hits in the game.
» July 31, 1996: The Mariners club the Brewers, 9–3, hitting seven homers in the game. Jay Buhner, Ken Griffey, and Alex Rodriguez each have a pair, with Brian Hunter adding one. Sterling Hitchcock (11–4) is the winner.
» April 30, 1997: The Yankees get a lead off home run from Tim Raines and nine strike outs from David Wells to beat the Mariners, 3–2. Joe Torre wins his 1,000th game while Dennis Martinez takes the loss, dropping his record against the Yanks to 2–18. Jay Buhner homers for the M's in the 9th against closer Mariano Rivera. Tino Martinez hits his 9th home run in the 8th inning, upping his ML-record RBI total to 34 for the month. Martinez will have 40 RBIs in his first 30 games, the first player to do so since Roy Campanella in 1953; Campy had 44.
» May 26, 1997:
At the Metrodome, Edgar Martinez and Jay Buhner both homer twice, and Joey Cora extends his hitting streak to 21 games as Seattle wins, 13–8. Martinez collects a pair of three-run homers, while Buhner's are two solo shots as the Mariners won for just the third time in 11 games. Cora leads off the game with a homer, and Russ Davis finishes with a solo homer in the ninth for Seattle. Scott Sanders is shaky but wins his first of the year for the M's.
» June 5, 1997:
In Detroit, Alex Rodriguez becomes the 1st Seattle player to hit for the cycle in a nine-inning game as the Mariners collar the Tigers, 14–6. The only other Seattle player to hit for the cycle was Jay Buhner, who did it in 14 innings on June 23, 1993.
» June 19, 1997: Seattle's Randy Johnson wins his seventh straight beating the Texas Rangers, 2–1, allowing one unearned run and four hits in seven innings. while striking out six. Bobby Ayala finished. Ken Hill takes the loss, serving up home run pitches to Paul Sorrento and Jay Buhner. Sorrento has now hit seven home runs at The Ballpark in Arlington, tops among Rangers opponents.
» June 21, 1997: The Mariners ride a 9-run 7th inning to a 15–8 slugfest win over the Rangers. Dan Wilson has a 3-run double and Jay Buhner has two RBIs–5 overall—in the big inning to pace the M's 13-hit barrage.
» September 23, 1997:
Angels Lefty OF Jim Edmonds hits a pair of home runs off Randy Johnson, but Seattle wins, 4–3, to clinch the American League West. Johnson won't give up another home run to a lefty until John Olerud takes him deep in Game One of the 1999 NLCS playoffs. Jay Buhner hits his 40th homer and then K's for the 173rd time, a new M's record.
» July 17, 1998:
The Mariners sink the Royals, 18–5, for their 5th straight win. Bill Swift gives up five runs in 5+ innings, but it is good enough to win. Dan Wilson is 3–for–4 and drives in six runs for the M's. Wilson, Alex Rodriguez, and Jay Buhner clout homers.
» August 9, 1999:
A total of five grand slams are hit on the day, marking the first time it has happened in 129 years of major league baseball. The bases loaded pokes are hit by Fernando Tatis of St. Louis (against the Phillies), Jose Vidro of Montreal (against the Padres), Mike Lowell of Florida (against the Giants), Bernie Williams of the Yankees (against the Athletics), and Jay Buhner of Seattle (against the White Sox).
» September 26, 1999: The Cardinals lose to the Reds, 7-5, despite Mark McGwire's 60th home run of the season. McGwire joins Sammy Sosa as the only players in history to reach the 60 homer mark twice. Big Mac will end the season with 147 RBIs on 145 hits, the only player in ML history (with 100 hits in a season) to have more ribbies than hits. Jay Buhner, in 1995, came closest with 121 RBIs and 123 hits (.984)
» October 3, 1999:
It lasts just five innings, but the Cardinals (74-88)defeat the Cubs (67-95), 9-5, as both Mark McGwire and Sammy Sosa homer in their last game of the season. McGwire takes Steve Trachsel deep in the 1st and finishes with 65 home runs, with Sosa next in line with 63, homering in the 3rd. McGwire's home run is his 522nd moving him past Ted Williams and Willie McCovey for 10th place on the All-time list finishes with 147 RBIs on 145 hits, the first player ever to have more ribbies than hits; Jay Buhner, in 1995, came closest with 121 RBI on 123 hits. Last year McGwire drove in 147 runs on 152 hits. Starter Larry Luebbers earns the win for the Cards with just four innings of work, a rarity. Rick Ankiel saves it after Luebbers pitches to three batters in the 5th. More than 145,000 fans watched the 3-game set with the cubs, giving the Cards a franchise-record 3,230,356 for 79 dates.
» October 4, 2000:
The Mariners take a 2-0 lead in their series with the White Sox by defeating Chicago, 5-2. Jay Buhner hits a home run for Seattle while Paul Abbott gets the win.
» May 31, 2001: On "Buhner Buzz Night" at Safeco Field, Mariners ace Aaron Sele (8–0) trims the Orioles 2–1. The sizzling Mariners are now 40–12. The O's only run is Cal Ripken's 420th career homer. The 7th annual Buhner promotion, celebrating the smooth-pated outfielder, allows fans with shaved heads into the park free. This year, 6,246 fans, including 112 women, were admitted, bringing the 7-year total of baldies to 22,302.
» October 20, 2001:
The Mariners clobber the Yankees, 14-3, to win their first game of the ALCS. Bret Boone ties an ALCS record with five RBIs as Jamie Moyer gets the win. Boone, John Olerud, and Jay Buhner all homer for Seattle.
» August 1, 2002:
A.J. Burnett (11–7) fires his 4th shutout of the year, beating the Cardinals, 4–0, on four hits. The high point for St. Louis is a 6th inning triple play (9–6–3), just the 11th in history started by a right fielder. With runners on 1st and 2B, J.D. Drew snags Eric Owens' line drive and throws to SS Edgar Renteria who steps on 2B and relays to first baseman Tino Martinez. Jay Buhner was the last right fielder to start a triple play, accomplishing the feat for the 1992 Mariners.