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The unlikely champion who saved the Seattle Mariners (Seattle Times)

"At a lunch at Safeco Field on Thursday, the Mariners will honor the man who put together the public-private, international coalition that saved the team from leaving town 25 years ago: former U.S. Sen. Slade Gorton.

Here is what Gorton did and why the Mariners are honoring him. It is a story worth retelling in this divisive year as a reminder of what we can achieve when civic leaders put aside partisan differences and work together for the community."

Read more at the Seattle Times website

Source: Mike McKay for the Seattle Times.

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