SEATTLE -- Rangers pitcher Arthur Rhodes will be part of the festivities when the Mariners celebrate the 10th anniversary of their 116-win season on Saturday night. The Mariners tied a Major League record with 116 wins that season and Rhodes was a part of their bullpen.
"It's a big thing," Rhodes said. "I'm glad they are putting it on. I remember that team was really together. Everybody got along real good. Everybody played hard and gave everything they've got. Every team should do that, and that's what we did."
Rhodes had one of his best seasons. He was 8-0 with a 1.72 ERA in 71 games. The Mariners ran away with the American League West, beat the Indians in five games in the AL Division Series but then lost to the Yankees in five games in the AL Championship Series.
"I think all of our heads got too big," Rhodes said. "We won 116 games and then went into the playoffs and everybody wasn't as fired up as we were during the season. We let our guard down and didn't play like we did during the season."