I always remember Bochte as being the first Mariner’s star. I know Ruppert Jones had a great year in 1977 but he could not sustain it. After the first 5 or 6 years of the Franchise, Bruce owned about every hitting record.
Back Facts: (Major Errors) Mariners most consistent hitter since coming from Cleveland as their 3rd round pick in the ’77 expansion draft.
This is wrong on the back, Bochte did not come to Seattle through the expansion draft. He came to Seattle in 1978 as a free agent.
Gary Wheelcock was the third pick in the expansion draft and the year was 1976. They actually drafted in November of 1976.