1980 Mariners

All Star(s): P – Rick Honeycutt (1)

Season Roundup: The Seattle Mariners again would finish last in the AL West division with a record of 59-103.

Mariners chose to use the All Star logo as a permanent team logo worn on Helmets and the Jerseys with the Alternate Caps at home with the ASG logo. They continued to wear the trident cap on the road. The Home White Jersey remains exactly as it was last year. And the road blue… well, we’ll get to that.

Fun fact:  The Mariners All Star selection for this year was Rick Honeycutt, who was making his first appearance in 1980. Later in the season, on September 30, while starting that day against the Royals he was found with a with a thumbtack taped to his finger in order to cut the baseball. He was caught when Willie Wilson after hitting a double spotted it. When the umps came out to have a look, they not only found the thumb tack but a gash on his forehead.

“I should have known right then that it wasn’t going to work,” he later said. “It didn’t do anything for me. I didn’t know what I was doing at the time. I only did it once and I did it badly and got caught at it.”

He was suspended for 10 games and fined $250

Home

What has changed: No change from last year.

Full Description: As described in last years page, These white knit home jersey’s are a traditional V-neck pullover with blue-yellow-blue elastic trim on the collar and sleeve ends. “Mariners” is scripted horizontally and arched across the chest in lower case letters with a trident ‘M’. The players’ identifying numbers, in front, are below the crest and to the left. The numbers in front and back were a unique font to the Mariners, only the ones in back were much larger. The Name on Back, in Block Lettering, was arched and sewn on a nameplate. Added for the ’79 and 1980 seasons were the All Star patch to the left sleeve.

Road

What has changed: No change from last year.

Full Description:The road jersey is a powder blue knit v-neck pullover with yellow-white-blue elastic trim on the collar. The elastic trim on the sleeve ends was more ornate with yellow, blue and white (see photo for details). “Seattle” is scripted horizontally arched across the chest. The players’ identifying number are offset below the crest and to the left. The numbers on back display the same font and color stackup as the numbers on the front. The name on back is sewn directly to the jersey in solid blue. The All Star patch, as shown below, is found on the left sleeve. The Rawlings jock tag placement is on the lower left.

Patch, Left Sleeve

Jock Tags

1980 Mariners Jersey Attributes

AttributesHomeRoad
StylePullover V-neckPullover V-neck
Primary ColorWhiteBlue
MaterialDouble Knit PolyDouble Knit Poly
Piping ColorN/AN/A
Left SleeveAll Star PatchAll Star Patch
Right SleeveN/AN/A
Crestdouble-sewn-on tackle twill in blue and gold with yellow stitching trimdouble-sewn-on tackle twill in blue and gold with yellow stitching trim
Numbersdouble-sewn-on blue and gold tackle twill in with yellow stitching trim in special Mariners Fontdouble-sewn-on blue and gold tackle twill in with yellow stitching trim in special Mariners Font
Name On BackBlock, single color blue tackle twill; traditional archBlock, single color blue tackle twill; traditional arch
ApplicationSewn on NameplateSewn on Jersey
ManufacturerWilsonRawlings
Wordmark LocationN/AN/A
Jock Tag LocationBack Inside CollarFront Lower Left
Tagging Era1980-85c. 1972-1984
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