Originally posted on NorthWest Sports Beat  |  Last updated 7/25/12
Haunted Northwest House? Yankee Stadium was often called the house that Ruth built due to the fact that his popularity generated enough cash flow to build a new field. He is still regarded as one of the greatest baseball players of all time, and when the New York stadium was built it was tailored to his hitting style. (Of course now the Yankees are in the house that Steinbrenner built, but that is a different story completely). Ken Griffey Jr. is also considered to be one of baseball’s finest players ever to play the game. This is especially true considering that he appears to have remained clean during baseball’s scandalous steroid era, and remained competitive in the midst of home run battles with Mark McGuire, Sammy Sosa and Barry Bonds.  There is no doubt that the Seattle Mariners play in the house that Griffey built.  If it wasn’t for the popularity of Griffey and the excitement of the 1995 play off run, there is a good chance there wouldn’t even be pro baseball in Seattle any...
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