Do you know who the Pilots are?

Saturday, April 27, 2019

Frank Workman and son at Mariners game in San Diego

If you don't know who The Pilots are, the cameraman did.

He was covering the Mariners game in San Diego on Tuesday April 23, 2019 and doing some crowd shots when he saw a man wearing a Pilots shirt and immediately filmed him for the Seattle audience.

It was local high school sports announcer and Shoreline Area News contributor Frank Workman and his son.

Frank explains,

"..... I was wearing an old Seattle Pilots jersey, from their lone year in the American League, 1969.

"Their owners went bankrupt just prior to the 1970 season, the team was suddenly sold to buyers who immediately moved the team to Milwaukee. Slade Gorton sued Baseball on behalf of the State, and a settlement was reached..... Baseball agreed to give Seattle another team. Which became the Mariners in 1977.

"They are, effectively, the bastard child of a shotgun wedding.

"The cameraman understood the significance of the jersey."


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