Outfielder Ken Griffey Jr. was inducted into the Mariners Hall of Fame at Safeco Field this evening an event which preceded the team’s game against the Brewers. Griffey often known as “Junior” spent 13 of his 22 years in the Majors with the Mariners hitting 417 of his 630 career home runs and helping usher in an era of prosperity something not previously seen by the Mariners franchise dating back to 1977. Griffey had a number of unforgettable moments in his career from milestone home runs to great catches but perhaps none more memorable than when he scored the winning run in the 11th inning of Game 5 of the 1995 American League Division Series against the Yankees. Though the Mariners were knocked out of the playoffs in the ALCS against the Indians the Mariners would reach the post-season again in 1997 when they lost the ALDS in four games to the Orioles.
Ken Griffey, Jr. inducted into Mariners Hall of Fame
Hardball Talk | Aug 10