How Many Professional Sports Teams Are In Seattle?
The newest expansion team of the four major professional sports, the Seattle Kraken have the distinction of being a pro sports team that doesn't end in "S". Their inclusion in the NHL is a good thing for the Emerald City - the league needs the devotion that Seattle fans can offer the team. Plus, there is a natural rivalry that can form with the Vancouver Canucks. There is no real history to dive into, so let's update this after their inaugural season.
Ken Griffey Jr. The Kid. One of the greatest to play the game of baseball and certainly the greatest player to wear a Mariners jersey.
Randy Johnson. The Big Unit. What a terrifying pitcher to oppose. We wouldn't be surprised if he could throw a ball through another human. Heck, just check out what he did to that bird.
Then there's Alex Rodriguez, Edgar Martinez, and of course Ichiro. The Seattle Mariners have had some truly exceptional players come through the Kingdome, and then Safeco Field.
Unfortunately, the Seattle Mariners have never won the World Series. In fact, the Mariners have never played in the World Series. And while the closest the Mariners came to October glory was in 2000, losing 4-2 to the Yankees in the ALCS, it's the 1995 "Griffey Slide" ALDS that is the most memorable of all their successes (or lack thereof).
When we think of the Seahawks, we think of past players such as Steve Largent, Shaun Alexander, Cortez Kennedy, and Matt Hasselbeck. Then there's the Legion of Boom years of the mid 2010's. Then there's the otherworldly deep passing from current QB, Russell Wilson.
The Seahawks have been to the Super Bowl 3 times, twice under Wilson and once with Hasselbeck and Alexander during the 2005 season. They were only successful in winning against the Broncos in XLVIII, 43-8.
The biggest thing the Seahawks have going for them though is their fantastic uniforms. Those unis scream GO route all day, every day. It also helps that their QB and their WRs are a perfect match for streaking toward the end zone every other play.
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- college navy
- action green
- wolf grey
To wrap it all up, those are your Seattle Pro Sports teams.