The Grand Salami debuted in 1996 to fans outside the Kingdome with a few stories on the Mariners and their opponents. By the next Opening Day, it had evolved into a full magazine with expanded coverage and a scorecard, and by 1998 the Salami became a glossy-paper, must-have companion for game attendees. Since then it continued to improve its production value, giving the baseball fans as much bang for their hard earned dollars as possible.
Regular features have included player profiles of the Mariners’ roster, interviews with players and other notable Mariner personalities, statistics and analysis for each Mariners opponent, quality photography, and a first-class scorecard to go with news and columns about the current state of baseball and the Mariners. The Grand Salami has featured writing by some of Seattle’s finest sportswriters, including Jim Caple, Rob Neyer, Mike Gastineau, and J Michael Kenyon.
The Salami's days as a print magazine may be over, but in 2018 The Grand Salami has been relaunched as an online destination for Mariner fans everywhere, with the same types of content readers have come to expect for over 20 years. GrandSalami.net is a place for fans to connect and to read and opine on articles and features like never before.
If you are interested in contributing a feature to GrandSalami.net, submissions are welcome. Please get in touch and make your pitch!
The late great Dave Niehaus and his famous "grand salami" call, 1995 American League playoffs: