Mariners manager Mike Hargrove resigns

Mariners manager Mike Hargrove resigns

Mariners manager Mike Hargrove resigns
July 1st, 2007

Seattle, WA (Sports Network) - Seattle Mariners manager Mike Hargrove unexpectedly announced his resignation on Sunday before the club's game against Toronto.

"Over the past several weeks, I have come to the realization that to be fair to myself and the team, I can not continue to do this job if my passion has begun to fade," said Hargrove. "I want to stress how much I respect, and love, the players in the clubhouse, and the coaches and staff that we have in place here, and I can not stress enough what a tremendous place this is to work because of the people who work above me. I am very proud of the work we've done to turn this club around in three years, and I have high expectations for the team this season."

Hargrove compiled a 191-210 record in three seasons with the Mariners. Seattle is currently second in the American League West with a record of 44-33. To replace Hargrove, the Mariners promoted bench coach John McLaren and signed him to a contract for the rest of the 2007 season.

"Mike took over the team at a difficult point in time, taking over after the 2004 season," said Mariners vice president and general manager Bill Bavasi. "He has been a 'team player', and successfully developed a group of young, inexperienced players from our farm system and incorporated several veterans into a winning team. As a result, we are in much better shape today than we were when Mike came to town. I would like to thank Mike for his efforts. We're disappointed that he has decided to step down, but we respect his decision. We wish him, Sharon and his family all the best."

In 16 years as a manager with Baltimore, Cleveland and Seattle, Hargrove compiled a record of 1,187-1,173.

"I am really looking forward to the challenge of taking over this club and continuing to build on what Mike has established here," said McLaren. "When I came back here I said I wanted to be a part of taking this team back to the post-season, and back to what our fans expect and deserve. Thats still the case. My focus, and the focus of every one of my coaches is to help these players achieve what they are capable of, and thats getting this team back to the post-season."

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