New Mariner Mark Whiten is with his seventh team in six years. Last Friday, in his first Seattle at bat, his game-tying pinch-hit homer helped beat the Yankees. Though Whiten isn't the most garrulous of teammates, it's still somewhat of a mystery why he is so readily disposable. With tape-measure power, basestealing speed and one of the game's best arms, Whiten has provided memorable moments at each of his many whistle-stops.
July 1990 to June '91
Charges mound after brush-back in May '91 and decks the White Sox' Jack McDowell with right cross. McDowell ineffective versus Toronto ever since.
June 1991 to March '93
In '92, for second straight season, American League managers choose him as the outfielder with best arm. That same year, he bats .439 in an 11-game hitting streak.
March 1993 to April '95
While leading the Cards in homers (25) in '93, ties two major league records with four homers and 12 RBIs in a game against Cincinnati.
April 1995 to July '95
There's that arm again: In April '95 brings Fenway crowd to its feet by doubling Oriole Chris Sabo off first base on a flyball to rightfield.
July 1995 to June '96
In his 30th career game at Veterans Stadium, becomes fourth player in history to homer into the upper deck twice, with moon shot versus the Giants.
June 1996 to August '96
In final at bat, belts three-run pinch homer to ensure 5-2 win over the Phillies and foreshadow his Mariners debut.