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Seattle Mariners end 21-year playoff drought

What was the city like in 2001?

The Mariners celebrate after a walk-off victory on Fri., Sept. 30 at T-Mobile Park

Cal Raleigh hit a walk-off home run on Friday, sending the Mariners to the playoffs.

Photo courtesy of the Seattle Mariners

Sea Us Rise — and jump for joy. Seattleites are still buzzing about the dramatic, walk-off victory that vaulted the Mariners to its first playoff berth since 2001, ending the longest postseason drought in major North American sports. 🎉

Mark your calendars for Fri., Oct. 7. The Mariners are lined up to face the Blue Jays in the MLB Wild Card round at the moment, although that could change depending on how the last few games of the regular season shake out. ⚾

For now, let’s reminisce just how different Seattle and the world looked the last time the M’s were in the postseason. ⏳

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