Wednesday April 27th, 2016

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Seattle Mariners CEO Howard Lincoln will resign from his position with the team, reports The Seattle Times’ Paul Barrett.

Lincoln, 76, had occupied the role since 1999. Team minority owner John Stanton will reportedly replace Lincoln as CEO. 

During Lincoln’s tenure as CEO, the Mariners advanced to the playoffs twice. In that stretch, Seattle recorded just seven winning campaigns, including the 2001 team that won a regular-season record 116 games.

Before his run with the Mariners, Lincoln was the chairman and CEO of Nintendo of America from 1994–2000. Nintendo of America has been the majority owner of the team since 1992.

VERDUCCI: Hardthrowing Syndergaard is physical marvel for Mets

The Mariners are 11–9 so far this season.

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