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Rangers | Josh Hamilton joins elite company with 50-game performance

Wed, 30 May 2012 23:51:57 -0700

Texas Rangers OF Josh Hamilton joined the likes of Babe Ruth, Jimmie Foxx, Ken Griffey Jr., Mark McGwire and Albert Pujols as the only players in baseball history with at least 21 home runs and 56 RBIs through the first 50 games of a season.

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MLB | Ken Griffey Jr. honored

Mon, 24 Oct 2011 05:19:03 -0700

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."

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Mariners | Ken Griffey Jr. says he retired for the sake of the team

Thu, 17 Mar 2011 00:48:31 -0700

Former Seattle Mariners OF Ken Griffey Jr. called his 2010 retirement something he did for the betterment of the team, according to MLB.com's Barry M. Bloom. "Last year I felt that it was much better for me to remove myself from the team. I told (president) Chuck (Armstrong) and (chairman) Howard (Lincoln) if I felt I was going to become a distraction, then I (would) retire. One thing I didn't want to become is a distraction to the organization," said Griffey, now a special consultant to the team.

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Mariners | Ken Griffey named special assistant

Tue, 15 Feb 2011 10:43:25 -0800

Former OF Ken Griffey Jr. has been named as a special consultant with the Seattle Mariners, according to The Seattle Times' Geoff Baker.

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Mariners | Ken Griffey Jr. to work for team

Thu, 03 Jun 2010 16:10:12 -0700

Retired DH Ken Griffey Jr. will work for the Seattle Mariners in a long-term job that is to be determined, according to The Associated Press.

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Mariners | Ken Griffey Jr. to take front office position

Thu, 03 Jun 2010 04:30:01 -0700

Retired OF Ken Griffey Jr. will take a position in the Seattle Mariners' front office, USAToday.com's Bob Nightengale reports.

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Mariners | Tension grew between Ken Griffey Jr. and manager

Thu, 03 Jun 2010 02:14:59 -0700

Seattle Mariners OF Ken Griffey Jr.'s relationship with manager Don Wakamatsu soured in recent weeks, and according to three major-league sources, Wakamatsu asked Griffey about retirement at least once in recent weeks, FOXSports.com's Ken Rosenthal. Griffey apparently got the impression that Wakamatsu no longer wanted him on the team.

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Mariners | Ken Griffey Jr. announces retirement

Wed, 02 Jun 2010 16:01:44 -0700

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."

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Mariners | Ken Griffey Jr. to retire

Wed, 02 Jun 2010 13:48:18 -0700

The Seattle Mariners have called a new conference to make an announcement about DH Ken Griffey Jr., reports The Seattle Times. Griffey Jr. is expected to announce his retirement.

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Mariners | Mike Sweeney at first Wednesday

Wed, 26 May 2010 09:10:10 -0700

Seattle Mariners DH Mike Sweeney is starting at first base Wednesday, May 26, with 1B Casey Kotchman sitting the bench, according to the Seattle Post-Intelligencer's Greg Johns. DH Ken Griffey Jr. is once again not starting against a right-handed pitcher.

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