Seattle third base coach Mike Brumley had a perfectly serviceable eight-year big-league career, during which he played for six teams - including the Mariners in 1990.
It was that season in a Seattle uniform that Brumley, or at least one of his bats, made history few Mariners fans will ever forget.
It was Sept. 14, and the team was in Anaheim playing the Angels. Seattle's left fielder, Ken Griffey Sr., picked up one of Brumley's bats, hefting it, swinging it a few times and asked if he could borrow it.
"I told him he could borrow it, he went to the plate and hit a home run," Brumley remembers.
Nice story, but the kicker? Ken Griffey Jr., batting behind his father, then homered - the first back-to-back home runs by a father and son in big-league history.
"You know what? I've still got that bat," Brumley said, beaming. "I had Senior sign it for me afterward, and I've kept it all these years. It's pretty cool."