Originally posted on NorthWest Sports Beat  |  Last updated 3/14/13
The best of the best For a city that’s had more than its fair share of losers, Seattle has been home to some of the most perennial athletes of the past half century as well. From Steve Largent, Jerry Rice, and Shaun Alexander, to Slick Watts, Lenny Wilkens, Shawn Kemp, and Gary Payton, to Kasey Keller, to Alex Rodriguez, Randy Johnson, Ichiro, and Edgar Martinez. But out of all of those future and current Hall of Famers, and all of the other players to play in the greatest city in North America, I chose Ken Griffey Jr. Jr. epitomized what a baseball icon should be. Going back to the glory days of baseball, when names like Joe DiMaggio, Stan Musial, or Ted Williams filled the stories of my youth just like folk lore that was passed on from an older generation to my own. Ken Griffey Jr. will be a part of stories just like those, when people my age sit around the TV and watch baseball with their grandchildren. The Kid I can still remember the day that Junior got drafted. My father told ...
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