Stories tagged: ken griffey jr
Mon., April 29, 2019
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
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
Major League Baseball is opening October by blasting the game’s so-called “unwritten rules.”
Mon., Jan. 29, 2018
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
A Seattle man says he chased down a suspected thief who ripped the bat off of the statue of baseball player Ken Griffey Jr.
Tue., Oct. 17, 2017
The Ken Griffey Jr. statue outside Safeco Field looks a little different right now.
Fri., May 26, 2017
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
In conjunction with the team’s 40th anniversary season, the Seattle
Thu., Oct. 27, 2016
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
The Mariners have their mantra.
Sat., Aug. 6, 2016
In front of a capacity crowd at Safeco Field, Ken Griffey Jr. took one more step into baseball immortality.
Fri., Aug. 5, 2016
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
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
Ken Griffey Jr. had a private tour of the room that will immortalize his baseball legacy.
Sat., July 23, 2016
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
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
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
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
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
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
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.
Tue., Jan. 5, 2016
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
Ken Griffey Jr. is returning to the Seattle Mariners as a special consultant less than a year after abruptly retiring from baseball.