Stories tagged: Ken Griffey Jr.
Fri., May 26, 2017, 5:32 p.m.
Homer and ‘The Simpsons’ team earn baseball Hall of Fame tribute
Steve Sax won two World Series rings, was a five-time All-Star and got nearly 2,000 hits in the big leagues.
Thu., April 13, 2017, 7:26 p.m.
Off the Wall: Mariners unveils statue of Ken Griffey Jr., Snoop Dogg approves
In conjunction with the team’s 40th anniversary season, the Seattle
Thu., Oct. 27, 2016, 11:43 a.m.
Ken Griffey Jr. announced as cover athlete of ‘MLB The Show 17’
Ken Griffey Jr., the former Seattle Mariners all-star and newly enshrined member of the Baseball Hall of Fame, will grace the cover of PlayStation 4 video game, “MLB The Show …
Thu., Aug. 11, 2016, 8:56 p.m.
Streaking Mariners take Ken Griffey Jr.’s advice to ‘keep fighting’ until the end
The Mariners have their mantra.
Sat., Aug. 6, 2016, 11:15 p.m.
Mariners retire Griffey’s number
In front of a capacity crowd at Safeco Field, Ken Griffey Jr. took one more step into baseball immortality.
Fri., Aug. 5, 2016, 8:31 p.m.
Hall of Fame done, Ken Griffey Jr. preps for number retirement
Just as much as the smile and the backward hat, the sweet swings and the 630 home runs, the No. 24 became synonymous with Ken Griffey Jr.
Sun., July 24, 2016, 11:15 p.m.
Ken Griffey Jr. and Mike Piazza inducted into Hall of Fame
Two players who began their careers at opposite ends of the spectrum nearly three decades ago ended up in the same place on Sunday – with their names etched on …
Sat., July 23, 2016, 11:10 p.m.
Ex-Mariners star Ken Griffey Jr. prepares to join baseball’s greats in Cooperstown
Ken Griffey Jr. had a private tour of the room that will immortalize his baseball legacy.
Sat., July 23, 2016
Junior’s Hall of Fame induction is special
Finally, a pro ballplayer who made his mark playing for the Mariners (and whose bust will wear the Mariner cap) will be enshrined in the Hall at Cooperstown. It’s a …
Sat., June 11, 2016, 11:02 p.m.
Mariners notes: Lewis caps off visit by signing
Listening to center fielder Kyle Lewis shortly after he signed his contract with the Mariners and took part Saturday in batting practice … maybe this was meant to be.
Sat., Jan. 9, 2016, 4:59 p.m.
Palmquist column: Photo will always have special meaning
It stung to see Junior leave the Northwest. Still, I always kept an eye on his stats and silently rooted for his success.
Fri., Jan. 8, 2016, 10:41 p.m.
Mariners welcome back Griffey, retiring No. 24 on all levels
Ken Griffey Jr. paused and for a moment the joking stopped. Junior became thoughtful and reflective about the idea of his No. 24 hanging next to Jackie Robinson’s No. 42 …
Thu., Jan. 7, 2016, 4:58 p.m.
It’s official: Griffey to enter Hall of Fame with a Mariners cap
There was never much doubt — was there? — that Ken Griffey Jr. would be wearing a Mariners cap this July when he enters the Hall of Fame in Cooperstown, …
Wed., Jan. 6, 2016, 11:08 p.m.
Ken Griffey Jr. sets new standard with Hall of Fame selection
The fan indulges in the hype wallow for the Baseball Hall of Fame’s election day at his own risk. What used to be barstool amusement is now a bender of …
UPDATED: Wed., Jan. 6, 2016, 9:55 p.m.
Ken Griffey Jr. elected to Baseball Hall of Fame, sets voting record
NEW YORK – Ken Griffey Jr. has been elected to the baseball Hall of Fame with the highest voting percentage ever, and Mike Piazza also is headed to Cooperstown.
Wed., Jan. 6, 2016, 5:40 p.m.
There are many standards for the Hall of Fame
No matter how many of them we open, when someone talks about the Hall of Fame, most people’s thoughts flash on Cooperstown, New York, home to the granddaddy of them …
Tue., Jan. 5, 2016, 9:15 p.m.
Barry Bonds, Roger Clemens likely to get boost from Hall vote changes
Barry Bonds, Roger Clemens and other tainted stars of the Steroids Era appear likely to get a boost in Hall of Fame balloting, but not enough to enter Cooperstown this …
Fri., Jan. 1, 2016, 7:20 p.m.
Ken Griffey Jr., a favorite son of Pacific Northwest, awaits Hall
For those of us who grew up in the Pacific Northwest, Ken Griffey Jr. was the first transcendent star of our youth we could claim as our own. He was …
UPDATED: Mon., Nov. 9, 2015, 9:07 p.m.
Griffey, Hoffman among newcomers on Hall of Fame ballot
Ken Griffey Jr. and Trevor Hoffman are among 15 newcomers on this year’s Hall of Fame ballot and will face a newly trimmed electorate along with steroid-tainted holdovers Barry Bonds, …
Sun., Nov. 17, 2013
WSU notebook: Cougars find success, unity on the road
TUCSON, Ariz. – Like USC and Cal before them, Arizona fell in front of its home crowd to a WSU team that has had more success on the road than …
Sat., Aug. 10, 2013, 9:31 p.m.
Emotional Griffey honored by Seattle Mariners
Ken Griffey Jr. kept telling stories, continued to acknowledge his appreciation to the fans and reminisced about his career, even as the scheduled game time came and went.
Wed., Jan. 23, 2013
Mariners to induct Griffey into team Hall of Fame
SEATTLE – Ken Griffey Jr. is going into the Hall of Fame. Not the one in Cooperstown, at least not yet. For now, it’ll just be the Seattle Mariners Hall …
Sun., March 20, 2011
Mariners welcome back ex-Seattle favorites
PEORIA, Ariz. – Ken Griffey Jr. spent 45 minutes Friday talking with the Seattle Mariners’ minor league players and, yes, there were some wide eyes and dropped jaws. “I don’t …
Wed., Feb. 16, 2011
Whitman rallies to surprise No. 1 Whitworth men
Men’s basketball: Josh Duckworth scored 16 of his team-high 24 points in the second half and Whitman (18-6, 11-4) halted the No. 1-ranked Whitworth men’s basketball team’s 23-game winning streak …
Tue., Feb. 15, 2011, 10:10 a.m.
Griffey returning to Mariners as special consultant
Ken Griffey Jr. is returning to the Seattle Mariners as a special consultant less than a year after abruptly retiring from baseball.
Fri., June 4, 2010
Wakamatsu says Griffey wasn’t pressured to retire
SEATTLE – Mariners manager Don Wakamatsu dismissed suggestions he had tried to pressure Ken Griffey Jr. to retire, though he did say the two hadn’t spoken in more than a …
Thu., June 3, 2010
M’s Griffey calls it quits
SEATTLE – In his prime, Ken Griffey Jr. was considered the best player in baseball, on pace to rewrite the record books. Injuries derailed his chance to become the home …
Wed., June 2, 2010, 4:48 p.m.
Ken Griffey Jr. retiring at age 40
Seattle Mariners manager Don Wakamatsu says Ken Griffey Jr. is retiring.
Thu., May 13, 2010
Better be more worried about comatose bats
One thing we know for certain about Ken Griffey Jr.’s clubhouse snooze. It wasn’t a power nap.
Tue., May 11, 2010
Ken Griffey Jr.’s time may be short
If life were as simple as fiction, the book on Ken Griffey Jr. and the Seattle Mariners would have closed late last summer, with him being carried around Safeco Field …