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MLB | Ken Griffey Jr. honored

Former OF Ken Griffey Jr. was presented with the Commissioner's Historic Achievement Award Sunday, Oct. 23. Griffey initially had the idea to wear No. 42 on Jackie Robinson Day. "He asked my permission to do that, and I of course granted it. It told me a lot, however, about Ken, about how much he understood the history, how much he understood the impact of Jackie Robinson," Commissioner Bud Selig said. "I've often gotten credit for something, but really he made a phone call to me on a Sunday night at home that I'll never forget. So with Ken leading the way, it began to catch on with other players."

2011-10-24 05:19:03 | Source: The Associated Press

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