Ken Griffey Jr. to be inducted into Mariners Hall of Fame Saturday

Ken Griffey Jr. to be inducted into Mariners Hall of Fame Saturday

Ken Griffey Jr. to be inducted into Mariners Hall of Fame Saturday

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by KING 5 News and Asociated Press

KREM.com

Posted on August 10, 2013 at 1:28 PM

Updated Sunday, Aug 11 at 2:01 PM

Ken Griffey Jr. will become the seventh member of the Mariners Hall of Fame on Saturday.

Griffey spent 13 seasons with the Mariners before retiring part-way through the 2010 season.

Griffey was lauded by former teammates and opponents during a luncheon on the field Friday.

Griffey spent 13 of his 22 seasons in the majors with the Mariners and was the face of the franchise for most of the 1990s. He was drafted by Seattle in 1987 with the No. 1 overall pick, made his debut at the major league level two years later and went on to have one of the finest careers in baseball history.

Griffey finished with 630 home runs -- sixth all-time -- and was a 13-time All-Star and the 1997 American League MVP.





 

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