Rewind: Live chat with former Mariners pitcher Mark Langston
Mark Langston enjoyed a fine 16-year major league career and was one of the top left-handed pitchers of his era.
Originally selected by Seattle in the third round of the 1981 draft, he went on to play six seasons with the Mariners and still ranks fifth in franchise history with 74 wins.
He made his ML debut in 1984 and was named AL Rookie of the Year after going 17-10 with a 3.40 ERA. He also led the league in strikeouts with 204.
In 1989, the Mariners included him in a trade with the Montreal Expos that brought Randy Johnson to Seattle.
Langston signed with the California Angels in 1990 and later that season threw a combined no-hitter with Mike Witt. The next season in Anaheim he went 19-8 with a 3.00 ERA.
In 1998, he helped the San Diego Padres win the National League pennant, but was on the losing side against the Yankees in the World Series.
Langston talked about his playing days with the Mariners, his career in baseball and more in a live chat June 29 on seattletimes.com.