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Commentary: Mariners’ constant roster turnover stands in contrast to Cubs’ continuity

As a youngster in Tacoma, Washington, about 45 minutes south of the Kingdome, Cubs left-hander Jon Lester grew up rooting for Hall of Fame center fielder Ken Griffey Jr. even …

UPDATED: Tue., Jan. 22, 2019

Edgar Martinez, Mariano Rivera, Roy Halladay seem set for Hall election

Mariano Rivera was picked by all 228 voters totaled through midafternoon Tuesday afternoon by Ryan Thibodaux’s Hall of Fame vote tracker, about half the expected ballots. Roy Halladay also appeared …

UPDATED: Tue., Oct. 2, 2018

Ken Griffey Jr. says to ‘Let the kids play’ in MLB’s official postseason ad

Major League Baseball is opening October by blasting the game’s so-called “unwritten rules.”

Steelers sign Ken Griffey Jr.’s son Trey to futures contract

The Kid’s kid is getting a shot with the Pittsburgh Steelers. The AFC North champions have signed wide receiver Trey Griffey, son of baseball Hall of Famer Ken Griffey Jr., …

UPDATED: Wed., Oct. 18, 2017

Seattle man recovers bat taken from Ken Griffey Jr. statue

A Seattle man says he chased down a suspected thief who ripped the bat off of the statue of baseball player Ken Griffey Jr.

Bat stolen from Ken Griffey Jr. statue outside Safeco Field

The Ken Griffey Jr. statue outside Safeco Field looks a little different right now.

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.

Off the Wall: Mariners unveils statue of Ken Griffey Jr., Snoop Dogg approves

In conjunction with the team’s 40th anniversary season, the Seattle

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 …

Mariners retire Griffey’s number

In front of a capacity crowd at Safeco Field, Ken Griffey Jr. took one more step into baseball immortality.

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.

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 …

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.

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 …

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.

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.

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 …

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, …

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

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.

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 …

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

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, …

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 …

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.

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 …

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 …

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 …

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.