Lou Piniella managed the Seattle Mariners from 1993 to 2002, winning the AL Manager of the Year Award in Seattle’s most memorable seasons, 1995 and 2001.
His charismatic personality and memorable tirades earned him the nickname “Sweet Lou.” The Mariners had seven winning seasons and all four of the club’s playoff appearances under Piniella.
Before coming to the Mariners, Piniella managed the New York Yankees and the Cincinnati Reds, with whom he won the World Series in 1990.
After the 2002 season, Piniella left the Mariners to manage Tampa Bay and later managed the Chicago Cubs before he retired in August 2010.
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Piniella was in Seattle as the keynote speaker for the Hutch Award, which was presented to Giants pitcher Barry Zito.
Piniella answered questions about his baseball career, the Mariners and much more in a live chat Jan. 30.