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Seattle Mariners To Retire Ken Griffey Jr.’s No. 24

Ken Griffey Jr. is the best player in the history of the Seattle Mariners franchise, and his legacy with the team will be honored soon when his No. 24 is retired. The date of the ceremony hasn’t yet been announced, but the Mariners confirmed their intentions on Twitter. First Mariner in the Hall, last Mariner to wear No. 24. #Mariners to retire Ken Griffey Jr’s number...
Via NESN.com
January 09, 2016  |  Discuss

Ken Griffey Jr. once tried to commit suicide

Just think, we almost didn’t get to witness Ken Griffey Jr.’s greatness. This week represents a joyous time for Griffey, who was elected to the National Baseball Hall of Fame on Wednesday. But there was a point in Griffey’s life when things seemed so bad he tried to commit suicide by swallowing 277 aspirin, by his count, according to a 1992 article in The Seattle Times. Griffey...
Via NESN.com
January 08, 2016  |  Discuss

The defining moments for Ken Griffey Jr. and Mike Piazza

There is no one standard path to the Hall of Fame. The two who were voted in on Wednesday are prime examples of that theory. Ken Griffey Jr. was preordained for stardom. The No. 1 overall draft pick by the Seattle Mariners in 1987 and the son of a renowned big leaguer, it seemed only natural that he would feel the daunting pressure of trying to live up to the hype. It didn’t...
Via The Sports Daily
January 08, 2016  |  Discuss

Ken Griffey Jr. Receives Hall Of Fame Caps, Immediately Turns It Backwards (GIF)

Ken Griffey Jr. poured on the nostalgia Thursday during his Hall of Fame press conference, in which he announced he’d be enshrined in a Seattle Mariners baseball cap. After receiving his Hall of Fame jersey and hat, he immediately flipped the hat backwards, because obviously. The hat had to be put on proper. #HOF2016 pic.twitter.com/AADbABa2ua — Baseball Hall (@BaseballHall...
Via NESN.com
January 07, 2016  |  Discuss

Mike Piazza makes his Hall of Fame cap decision

A day after being voted into the National Baseball Hall of fame in Cooperstown, Ken Griffey Jr. and Mike Piazza got a chance to announce the biggest decision of their respective lives: which cap will they be wearing on their plaque? For Ken Griffey Jr., the answer was simple. The Kid will be going into the hall as a Seattle Mariner, the team he grew up before our eyes playing for...
Via The Comeback
January 07, 2016  |  Discuss

Space Needle in Seattle flies flag in honor of Ken Griffey Jr.

Seattle rejoiced Wednesday when it was announced that longtime Mariners center fielder Ken Griffey Jr. had been elected to the National Baseball Hall of Fame. Griffey, who will be enshrined in Cooperstown alongside catcher Mike Piazza, spent 13 seasons with the Mariners, during which he emerged as one of Major League Baseball’s best players. The Mariners never won a World Series...
Via NESN.com
January 07, 2016  |  Discuss

Dan Le Batard trolls Twitter over Ken Griffey Jr.'s HOF vote

We’re usually against trolling for the sake of stirring up the masses, but the exception is when it’s done with irony, humor, and self-deprecation.  Dan Le Batard is the master of this “gleeful trolling” and we have to give credit where it is due because it’s not only very funny, it shows the speed and ferocity in which social media works. Ken Griffey Jr. and Mike Piazza...
Via Awful Announcing
January 07, 2016  |  Discuss

Griffey Jr. to have backwards hat on Hall of Fame plaque?

    There are two things that stood out about Ken Griffey Jr.: his picturesque swing and his picturesque smile. It wasn’t just his ability to hit and rob home runs on the field that stood out, but also how cool he looked while doing it. Griffey had a smile made for Instagram’s heart button, and his backwards hat-wearing ways led to a whole generation of fans to grow up...
Via Larry Brown Sports
January 07, 2016  |  Discuss

Marty Noble submits confounding MLB Hall Of Fame ballot

Results for the Baseball Hall of Fame class of 2016 voting won’t be announced until Wednesday, but we’re already getting a taste of what voting might look like. MLB.com had 15 writers submit ballots and shared the results. For starters, only Ken Griffey Jr. and Mike Piazza would get the nod from MLB.com’s staff as they were the only ones to appear on at least 75 percent of...
Via Larry Brown Sports
January 04, 2016  |  Discuss

Will Ken Griffey Jr. become the HOF's first unanimous inductee?

The Baseball Writers Association of America (BBWAA) has compiled an elite list of players viable for induction into this year's Hall of Fame. Like every year, several candidates are anticipated shoe-ins, while others might take a bit more consideration. This year, although it will not be easy, the Hall could witness its first unanimous induction. It is hard to believe...
Via The Sports Quotient
November 28, 2015  |  Discuss
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