'95 hero Wolcott throws out first pitch

'95 hero Wolcott throws out first pitch

SEATTLE -- In conjunction with the Mariners' year-long celebration of the club's 35th anniversary, former pitcher Bob Wolcott threw out the ceremonial first pitch on Saturday.

Wolcott, who pitched for the Mariners from 1995-97, found himself in the spotlight as a rookie during the team's magical playoff run in 1995. Saturday marked the 17th anniversary of his Major League debut.

"It's cool. I think it's great that they remembered me for my little contribution, I guess," Wolcott said.

Mariners fans may best remember him for starting Game 1 of the American League Championship Series against a stacked Indians team. Wolcott loaded the bases in the first inning, but escaped the inning without any harm done and went on to win the game.