They were not the most glamorous of starting rotations, but the 2003 Seattle Mariners staff was one for the record books - five pitchers who didn't miss a start the entire season.
That group comes to mind because the 2011 Mariners have used only five pitchers in their first 49 games - counting Erik Bedard's start today.
Big deal? Well, the Mariners are one of only four big-league teams who haven't had to use at least a sixth starting pitcher alread in 2011. The others: Baltimore, Detroit and Washington. The other 26 teams have altered the rotation they began the season with.
Which makes that 2003 rotation all the more amazing. The photo above, provided by Mariners director of baseball information, is (from left to right) Freddy Garcia, Gil Meche, Ryan Franklin, Jamie Moyer and Joel Pineiro.
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That team won 93 games and finished second in the American League West. The rotation, however, tied the major league record for endurance.