Seattle Mariners President and COO Kevin Mather’s thoughts regarding the passing Monday of longtime baseball executive and former Mariners President Dan O’Brien, who was 87:


“On behalf of the Seattle Mariners organization, I extend our deepest condolences to the family and friends of Dan O’Brien. He was a true gentleman who loved the game of baseball at all levels and served it well for over 45 years. Dan was the Mariners president in 1979-1980, and added general manager duties in 1981-1983, leading the organization’s efforts in hosting the 1979 All-Star Game and through an ownership transition. He is remembered by many for his dedication to the baseball community and most importantly to his family.

“Our best wishes are with Dan’s wife Mary Ann, his son Dan Jr., who worked for the Mariners in the inaugural season 1977, his daughter Lori, and his many friends in the baseball world.”