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Mariners | Ken Griffey Jr. announces retirement

Updating a previous report, Seattle Mariners DH Ken Griffey Jr. officially announced his retirement from baseball Wednesday, June 2, according to MLB.com's Jim Street. "I've come to a decision today to retire from major league baseball as an active player," Griffey said in statement released by the Mariners. "This has been on my mind recently, but it's not an easy decision to come by. I am extremely thankful for the opportunity to have played major league baseball for so long and thankful for all the friendships I have made, while also being proud of my accomplishments."

2010-06-02 16:01:44 | Source:

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