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Ken Griffey Jr., whose superior performance and effervescent demeanor thrilled fans throughout his career, received the Commissioner's Historic Achievement Award, which recognizes achievements and contributions of historical significance.
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I was not impressed with Ken Griffey, Jr. receiving the Commissioner’s Historic Achievement Award. When I worked for ESPN, I saw how immature and thin-skinned Griffey could be. I do like the fact that Griffey didn’t think he deserved it, too: “It’s very humbling,” Griffey said via cell phone as he prepared to board his private plane_which he pilots_for the trip back...

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Dream Team

From @MLB_PR: Zooey Deschanel, who sang last night's National Anthem, with Ken Griffey Jr., who received the Commissioner's Historic Achievement Award. More Zooey: Earlier Zooey content at SoSG: NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO! 2&3: AP; 4: Getty Images
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