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Ken Griffey Jr. inducted into the Mariners Hall of Fame

12 August 2013 6:26 PM, PDT | Pop2it | See recent Pop2it news »

Ken Griffey Jr. was inducted into the Seattle Mariners Hall of Fame on Saturday (Aug. 10). Standing before a cheering and sold-out crowd at the team's Safeco Field, one of the team's all-time greatest players was welcomed back with open arms.

He had been missed, after all. And Mariners fans celebrate what they miss.

To understand the rapturous welcome Griffey received in Seattle when he -- along with six other Mariner greats -- made the Hall of Fame, you have to know something about baseball in that city: The Mariners get a lot of love, even when it's not deserved.

And they don't deserve it very often. When Ken Griffey Jr. made his Major League debut on the 1989 team, they needed a star. That's what the Mariners got. Quickly the standout on the team, Griffey would go on to hit 417 home runs (out of 630 in his career) for the Mariners. He »


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