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Ken Griffey Jr - We Love You!

Ken Griffey Jr. Hall of Fame Night at Safeco is Saturday, August 10th. Please enjoy this photo tribute to #24 Ken Griffey Jr.

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    Seattle Mariners player Ken Griffey, Jr. blows a bubble prior to batting at the 70th Baseball All-Star Game with the National League 13 July 1999 at Fenway Park in Boston, Massachusetts.(ELECTRONIC IMAGE) AFP PHOTO/Tim CLARY (Photo credit should read TIM CLARY/AFP/Getty Images)
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    J.J. Hardy #27 of the Minnesota Twins bats against starting pitcher Cliff Lee #36 of the Seattle Mariners at Safeco Field on June 2, 2010 in Seattle, Washington. The number 24 was etched into the infield dirt in honor of Ken Griffey Jr., who announced his retirement earlier in the day. (Photo by Otto Greule Jr/Getty Images)
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    Former Seattle Mariners center fielder Ken Griffey Jr. (L) shares a laugh with Mariners' radio announcer Rick Rizzs prior to the game against the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim at Safeco Field on June 14, 2011 in Seattle, Washington. (Photo by Otto Greule Jr/Getty Images)
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    MLB commissioner Bud Selig presents Ken Griffey Jr. with the Commissioner’s Historic Achievement Award prior to Game Four of the MLB World Series between the St. Louis Cardinals and Texas Rangers at Rangers Ballpark in Arlington on October 23, 2011 in Arlington, Texas. (Photo by Doug Pensinger/Getty Images)
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    former Major League Baseball outfielder and Seattle Mariners special consultant, laughs at a baseball clinic for Japanese boys at Yomiuri Giants Stadium in Kawasaki, suburban Tokyo on January 15, 2012. The Mariners are scheduled to open the 2012 regular season with two games against the Oakland A’s at the Tokyo Dome on March 28-29 in Japan. AFP PHOTO / KAZUHIRO NOGI (Photo credit should read KAZUHIRO NOGI/AFP/Getty Images)
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    Eric Wedge (L) reacts with Ken Griffey Jr. (R) a former Mariners player and now a special consultant of the team, at a press conference in Tokyo on January 16, 2012. Wedge announced that the Athletics and Mariners will play for their opening Major League Baseball games at the Tokyo Dome stadium in March. AFP PHOTO / Yoshikazu TSUNO (Photo credit should read YOSHIKAZU TSUNO/AFP/Getty Images)
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    Bob Melvin (L) puts his hands together with Seattle Mariners manager Eric Wedge (C) and former Mariners player and now a special consultant of the team Ken Griffey Jr. (R) at a press conference in Tokyo on January 16, 2012. Melvin and Wedge announced that the Athletics and Mariners will play for their opening Major League Baseball games at the Tokyo Dome stadium in March. AFP PHOTO / Yoshikazu TSUNO (Photo credit should read YOSHIKAZU TSUNO/AFP/Getty Images)
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    Former Major League Baseball player Ken Griffey Jr. (L) and former Boston Red Sox manager Terry Francona attend the 11th annual Michael Jordan Celebrity Invitational gala at the Aria Resort & Casino at CityCenter March 30, 2012 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Ethan Miller/Getty Images for MJCI)
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    Ken Griffey of the Cincinnati Reds in action against the Houston Astros at Enron Field in Houston, Texas. The Astros beat the Reds 6-3 . DIGITAL IMAGE. Mandatory Credit : Ronald Martinez/Allsport
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    Former MLB player Ken Griffey Jr. watches as his teammate soccor player Brandi Chastain hits an approach shot during ARIA Resort & Casino's Michael Jordan Celebrity Invitational golf tournament at Shadow Creek on April 6, 2013 in North Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Isaac Brekken/Getty Images for Michael Jordan Celebrity Invitational)
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    Former MLB player Ken Griffey Jr. (L) and soccer player Brandi Chastain react after an approach shot during the final round of ARIA Resort & Casino's Michael Jordan Celebrtiy Invitational golf tournament at Shadow Creek on April 7, 2013 in North Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Isaac Brekken/Getty Images for Michael Jordan Celebrity Invitational)
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    Former MLB player Ken Griffey Jr. signs the Moet & Chandon 6L for the Churchill Downs Foundation during the Kentucky Derby at Churchill Downs on May 4, 2013 in Louisville, Kentucky. (Photo by Mike Coppola/Getty Images for Moet & Chandon)
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    Center fielder Ken Griffey Jr. #30 of the Cincinnati Reds miles prior to the MLB spring training game against the New York Yankees at Legends Field on February 27, 2003 in Tampa, Florida. The Reds defeated the Yankees 9-3. (Photo by Ezra Shaw/Getty Images)
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    Center fielder Ken Griffey Jr. #30 of the Cincinnati Reds smiles during the MLB spring training game against the New York Yankees at Legends Field on February 27, 2003 in Tampa, Florida. The Reds defeated the Yankees 9-3. (Photo by Ezra Shaw/Getty Images)
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    Texas Rangers shortstop Alex Rodriguez, and Reds centerfielder Ken Griffey, Jr. with members of the Boys & Girls Club at the launch of 'Campaign 3 P.M.' at the Waldorf-Astoria Hotel in New York City. The campaign is part of the Boys & Girls Club of America's effort to urge parents and caregivers to involve their children in safe, supervised after-school programs. 12/12/01 Photo by Scott Gries/ImageDirect
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    Ken Griffey Jr. #30 of the Cincinnati Reds smiles during a workout at their spring training facility on February 26, 2004 in Sarasota, Florida. (Photo by Jed Jacobsohn/Getty Images)
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    Outfielder Ken Griffey #30 of the Cincinnati Reds bats during the game against the Chicago Cubs on April 16, 2004 at Wrigley Field in Chicago, Illinois. The Cubs defeated the Reds 11-10. (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)
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    Ken Griffey Jr. #30 of the Cincinnati Reds gestures after hitting a double in the 8th inning during the 7-4 win over the Houston Astros on May 21, 2004 at Great American Ballpark in Cincinnati, Ohio. (Photo by Andy Lyons/Getty Images)
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    Portrait of outfielder Ken Griffey #30 of the Cincinnati Reds during the game against the Los Angeles Dodgers at Dodger Stadium on May 16, 2004 in Los Angeles, California. The Reds won 6-3. (Photo by Harry How/Getty Images)
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    Ken Griffey #30 of the Cincinnati Reds swings at the pitch during the game against the Colorado Rockies on May 19, 2004 at Great American Ballpark in Cincinnati, Ohio. The Reds won 4-3. (Photo by Andy Lyons/Getty Images)
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    Ken Griffey Jr. #30 of the Cincinnati Reds fields a ball against the St. Louis Cardinals on June 18, 2004 at Busch Stadium in St. Louis, Missouri. (Photo by Dilip Vishwanat/Getty Images)
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    Ken Griffey Jr. #30 of the Cincinnati Reds hits his 500th career home run in the sixth inning against Marris Morris #35 of the St. Louis Cardinals on June 20, 2004 at Busch Stadium in St. Louis, Missouri. (Photo by Dilip Vishwanat/Getty Images)
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    Ken Griffey Jr. #30 of the Cincinnati Reds is congratulated by his teammate Jason LaRue #23 after Griffey hit his 500th career home run in the sixth inning against pitcher Matt Morris #35 of the St. Louis Cardinals on June 20, 2004 at Busch Stadium in St. Louis, Missouri. (Photo by Dilip Vishwanat/Getty Images)
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    Ken Griffey Jr. #30 of the Cincinnati Reds acknowledges the Busch Stadium crowd as he celebrates after hitting his 500th career home run in the sixth inning against pitcher Matt Morris #35 of the St. Louis Cardinals on June 20, 2004 at Busch Stadium in St. Louis, Missouri. (Photo by Dilip Vishwanat/Getty Images)
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    Ken Griffey Sr. (sitting blue shirt), Trey Griffey (sitting wearing visor) and Taryn Griffey (R of Trey) watch Ken Griffey Jr. #30 of the Cincinnati Reds round the bases after hitting his 500th career home run in the sixth inning against Matt Morris #35 of the St. Louis Cardinals on June 20, 2004 at Busch Stadium in St. Louis, Missouri. (Photo by Dilip Vishwanat/Getty Images)
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    Ken Griffey Jr. #30 of the Cincinnati Reds kisses his two-year-old son Tevin, held by his wife Melissa, after hitting his 500th career home run in the sixth inning against Matt Morris of the St. Louis Cardinals on June 20, 2004 at Busch Stadium in St. Louis, Missouri. (Photo by Dilip Vishwanat/Getty Images)
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    Ken Griffey Jr. #30 of the Cincinnati Reds addresses the media during a press conference after hitting his 500th career home run against Matt Morris of the St. Louis Cardinals on June 20, 2004 at Busch Stadium in St. Louis, Missouri. (Photo by Dilip Vishwanat/Getty Images)
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    Outfielder Ken Griffey #30 of the Cincinnati Reds answers questions from the press before the game against the St. Louis Cardinals at Busch Stadium on June 18, 2004 in St. Louis, Missouri. The Cardinals defeated the Reds 4-3. (Photo by Dilip Vishwanat/Getty Images)
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    Ken Griffey, Jr #30 of the Cincinnati Reds practices for the game against the Florida Marlins at Pro Player Stadium on May 31, 2004 in Miami Florida. The Reds won 9-7. (Photo by Eliot J. Schechter/Getty Images)
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    Center fielder Ken Griffey, Jr #30 of the Cincinnati Reds practices for the game against the Florida Marlins at Pro Player Stadium on May 31, 2004 in Miami Florida. The Reds won 9-7. (Photo by Eliot J. Schechter/Getty Images)
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    Center fielder Ken Griffey, Jr #30 of the Cincinnati Reds practices for the game against the Florida Marlins at Pro Player Stadium on May 31, 2004 in Miami Florida. The Reds won 9-7. (Photo by Eliot J. Schechter/Getty Images)
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    Center fielder Ken Griffey, Jr #30 of the Cincinnati Reds is on the field for the game against the Florida Marlins at Pro Player Stadium on May 31, 2004 in Miami Florida. The Reds won 9-7. (Photo by Eliot J. Schechter/Getty Images)
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    Ken Griffey Jr. #24 of the Seattle Mariners acknowledges the crowd during his first at-bat against the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim during the Opening Day game on April 14, 2009 at Safeco Field in Seattle, Washington. (Photo by Otto Greule Jr/Getty Images)
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    Ken Griffey Jr. #24 of the Seattle Mariners smiles during batting practice before the Opening Day game against the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim on April 14, 2009 at Safeco Field in Seattle, Washington. (Photo by: Otto Greule Jr/Getty Images)
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    Ken Griffey Jr #24 of the Seattle Mariners is introduced before the Opening Day game against the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim on April 14, 2009 at Safeco Field in Seattle, Washington. (Photo by: Otto Greule Jr/Getty Images)
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    Ken Griffey Jr #24 of the Seattle Mariners celebrates during the game against the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim on April 15, 2009 at Safeco Field in Seattle, Washington. All Major League Baseball players are wearing #42 in honor of Jackie Robinson day. (Photo by Otto Greule Jr/Getty Images)
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    Ken Griffey Jr #24 of the Seattle Mariners celebrates in the dugout during the game against the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim on April 15, 2009 at Safeco Field in Seattle, Washington. All Major League Baseball players are wearing #42 in honor of Jackie Robinson day. (Photo by Otto Greule Jr/Getty Images)
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    Ken Griffey Jr #24 of the Seattle Mariners waves to the crowd during the game against the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim on April 15, 2009 at Safeco Field in Seattle, Washington. All Major League Baseball players are wearing #42 in honor of Jackie Robinson day. (Photo by Otto Greule Jr/Getty Images)
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    Ramon Santiago #39 of the Detroit Tigers throws as Ken Griffey Jr. #24 of the Seattle Mariners slides during the game on April 18, 2009 at Safeco Field in Seattle, Washington. (Photo by Otto Greule Jr/Getty Images)
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    Ken Griffey Jr. #24 of the Seattle Mariners bats against the Detroit Tigers during the game on April 19, 2009 at Safeco Field in Seattle, Washington. (Photo by Otto Greule Jr/Getty Images)
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    Ken Griffey Jr. #24 of the Seattle Mariners bats against the Detroit Tigers during the game on April 19, 2009 at Safeco Field in Seattle, Washington. (Photo by Otto Greule Jr/Getty Images)
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    Ken Griffey Jr. #24 of the Seattle Mariners bats against the Detroit Tigers during the game on April 19, 2009 at Safeco Field in Seattle, Washington. (Photo by Otto Greule Jr/Getty Images)
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    Ken Griffey Jr. #24 of the Seattle Mariners hits a single off of pitcher Shane Loux of the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim in the fifth inning on April 24, 2009 at Angel Stadium in Anaheim, California. (Photo by Stephen Dunn/Getty Images)
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    Ken Griffey Jr. #24 of the Seattle Mariners is congratulated in the dugout after scoring on a base hit by Russell Branyan #30 against the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim during the seventh inning of the baseball game on April 25, 2009 at Angel Stadium in Anaheim, California. (Photo by Kevork Djansezians/Getty Images)
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    Ken Griffey Jr. #24 of the Seattle Mariners is congratulated Ichiro Suzuki #51 after they scored on a three-run home run by teammate Russell Branyan #30 against the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim during the first inning of the baseball game on April 25, 2009 at Angel Stadium in Anaheim, California. (Photo by Kevork Djansezian/Getty Images)
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    Ken Griffey Jr. #24 of the Seattle Mariners takes batting practice before the game against the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim on April 24, 2009 at Angel Stadium in Anaheim, California. The Mariners won 8-3. (Photo by Stephen Dunn/Getty Images)
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    Ken Griffey, Jr. #24 of the Seattle Mariners hits the ball as catcher A.J. Pierzynski #12 of the Chicago White Sox awaits the ball on April 29, 2009 at U.S. Cellular Field in Chicago, Illinois. The White Sox defeated the Mariners 6-3. (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)
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    Ken Griffey Jr. #24 of the Seattle Mariners adjusts his hat during batting practice prior to the game against the San Francisco Giants on May 22, 2009 at Safeco Field in Seattle, Washington. (Photo by Otto Greule Jr/Getty Images)
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    Yuniesky Betancourt #7 and Ken Griffey Jr #24 of the Seattle Mariners celebrates during the game against the San Francisco Giants on May 24, 2009 at Safeco Field in Seattle, Washington. (Photo by Otto Greule Jr/Getty Images)
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    Ken Griffey Jr. #24 of the Seattle Mariners hangs out in the dugout before their game against the Oakland Athletics at the Oakland Coliseum on May 27, 2009 in Oakland, California. (Photo by Ezra Shaw/Getty Images)
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    Ken Griffey Jr. #24 of the Seattle Mariners drives in the winning run in the fourteenth inning to defeat the Chicago White Sox 1-0 on August 12, 2009 at Safeco Field in Seattle, Washington. (Photo by Otto Greule Jr/Getty Images)
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    Ken Griffey Jr. #24 (R) and Ichiro Suzuki of the Seattle Mariners share a laugh as Griffey releases Ichiro Suzuki from a friendly headlock during batting practice prior to the game against the New York Yankees on August 14, 2009 at Safeco Field in Seattle, Washington. (Photo by Otto Greule Jr/Getty Images)
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    Ken Griffey Jr. #24 of the Seattle Mariners watches batting practice prior to the game against the New York Yankees at Safeco Field on August 14, 2009 in Seattle, Washington. The Yankees won 4-2. (Photo by Otto Greule Jr/Getty Images)
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    Ken Griffey Jr. #24 of the Seattle Mariners jokes around with teammates during batting practice before the game against the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim at Angel Stadium September 8, 2009 in Anaheim, California. (Photo by Jacob de Golish/Getty Images)
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    Jose Lopez #4, and Ken Griffey Jr. #24 of the Seattle Mariners celebrates a homerun in the sixth inning against the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim on September 8, 2009 at Angel Stadium in Anaheim, California. (Photo by Jacob de Golish/Getty Images)
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    Ken Griffey Jr. #24 of the Seattle Mariners warms up before the game against the Los Angeles Angels of Aneheim on September 10, 2009 at Angel Stadium in Anaheim, California. (Photo by Jacob de Golish/Getty Images)
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    Ken Griffey Jr. #24 (L) of the Seattle Mariners shares a laugh with Ichiro Suzuki #51 after batting practice prior to the game against the Chicago White Sox on September 17, 2009 at Safeco Field in Seattle, Washington. (Photo by Otto Greule Jr/Getty Images)
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    Ichiro Suzuki #51 (L) of the Seattle Mariners gets a hug from Ken Griffey Jr. #24 after batting practice prior to the game against the New York Yankees on September 18, 2009 at Safeco Field in Seattle, Washington. (Photo by Otto Greule Jr/Getty Images)
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    Ken Griffey Jr. #24 (L) of the Seattle Mariners shares a laugh with Ichiro Suzuki #51 after batting practice prior to the game against the Chicago White Sox on September 17, 2009 at Safeco Field in Seattle, Washington. (Photo by Otto Greule Jr/Getty Images)
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    Ichiro Suzuki #51 of the Seattle Mariners smiles with Ken Griffey Jr. #24 during practice before the game against the New York Yankees on September 18, 2009 at Safeco Field in Seattle, Washington. (Photo by Otto Greule Jr/Getty Images)
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    Ken Griffey Jr. #24 of the Seattle Mariners runs out a single during the MLB spring training game against the Cleveland Indians at Peoria Stadium on March 9, 2010 in Peoria, Arizona. (Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images)
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    Ken Griffey Jr. #24 of the Seattle Mariners during the MLB spring training game against the Cleveland Indians at Peoria Stadium on March 9, 2010 in Peoria, Arizona. The Indians defeated the Mariners 6-4. (Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images)
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    Ken Griffey Jr. #24 (L) of the Seattle Mariners talks with Ichiro Suzuki #51 during batting practice prior to the game against the Oakland Athletics at Safeco Field on April 14, 2010 in Seattle, Washington. (Photo by Otto Greule Jr/Getty Images)
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    Ken Griffey Jr. #24 of the Seattle Mariners bats against the Baltimore Orioles at Safeco Field on April 20, 2010 in Seattle, Washington. (Photo by Otto Greule Jr/Getty Images)
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    Ken Griffey Jr. (L) of the Seattle Mariners and Mark McGwire (R) of the St. Louis Cardinals hold their trophies for getting the most votes in each league 06 July for the 1998 Major League All-Star game at Coors Field in Denver, CO. The 69th All-Star game will be held 07 July. (Photo credit should read DOUG COLLIER/AFP/Getty Images)
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    Ken Griffey Jr. of the Seattle Mariners watches a home run during the first round 06 July in the 1998 Major League home run derby at Coors Field in Denver, CO. Griffey won the event beating out Jim Thome of the Cleveland Indians. (Photo credit should read DOUG COLLIER/AFP/Getty Images)
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    Ken Griffey Jr. of the Seattle Mariners watches a home run during the final round 06 July in the 1998 Major League home run derby at Coors Field in Denver, CO. Griffey won the event beating out Jim Thome of the Cleveland Indians. (Photo credit should read DOUG COLLIER/AFP/Getty Images)
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    Seattle Mariners Ken Griffey Jr. (L) is congratulated by teammate David Segui after he hit a solo homerun in the sixth inning against the Anaheim Angels 24 March, 1999, in Tempe, Arizona. Griffey hit two homers to lead the Mariners to a 9-3 pre-season Cactus League victory. AFP PHOTO (Photo credit should read MIKE FIALA/AFP/Getty Images)
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    Seattle Mariners Ken Griffey Jr. connects on a three-run homer in the third inning off Anaheim Angels pitcher Steve Sparks 24 March, 1999, in Tempe, Arizona. Griffey hit two homers to lead the Mariners to a 9-3 pre-season Cactus League victory. AFP Photo Mike FIALA/msf (Photo credit should read MIKE FIALA/AFP/Getty Images)
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    Seattle Mariners player Ken Griffey Jr. arrives at the ballpark on a golf cart prior to his team's Cactus League game against the San Diego Padres 25 March, 1999 in Peoria, Arizona. (Photo credit should read MIKE FIALA/AFP/Getty Images)
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    Ken Griffey Jr. #30 of the Cincinnati Reds warms up during their game against the Pittsburgh Pirates on April 21, 2005 at Great American Ballpark in Cincinnati, Ohio. The Pirates won 4-2. (Photo by Andy Lyons/Getty Images)
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    Ken Griffey Jr. #30 of the Cincinnati Reds dives as he attempts to catch a ball hit by Aramis Ramirez of the Chicago Cubs on July 21, 2005 at Great American Ballpark in Cincinnati, Ohio. The ball would fall for a hit during the Reds 9-5 win. (Photo by Andy Lyons/Getty Images)
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    Ken Griffey Jr. #30 of the Cincinnati Reds at bat against the Chicago Cubs during Opening Day at Cinergy field in Cincinnati, Ohio. The Reds won 5-4. DIGITAL IMAGE. Mandatory Credit: Mark Lyons/Getty Images
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    Ken Griffey Jr. #30 of the Cincinnati Reds holds up at second base against the Chicago Cubs during Opening Day at Cinergy field in Cincinnati, Ohio. The Reds won 5-4. DIGITAL IMAGE. Mandatory Credit: Mark Lyons/Getty Images
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    Ken Griffey Jr. #30 of the Cincinnati Reds dodges a ball against the Chicago Cubs during Opening Day at Cinergy field in Cincinnati, Ohio. The Reds won 5-4. DIGITAL IMAGE. Mandatory Credit: Mark Lyons/Getty Images
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    Ken Griffey Jr. of Team USA poses for a photo on March 3, 2006 at Chase Field in Phoenix, Arizona. Team USA will be competing in the upcoming World Baseball Classic. (Photo by Stephen Dunn /Getty Images)
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    Ken Griffey Jr. #3 of Team USA talks with his father Ken Griffey Sr. at first base during the Round 1 Pool B Game of the World Baseball Classic against Team South Africa at Scottsdale Stadium on March 10, 2006 in Scottsdale, Arizona. USA defeated South Africa 17-0 in five innings. (Photo by Jed Jacobsohn/Getty Images)
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    Ken Griffey Sr. #30, Trey Griffey and Ken Griffey Jr. of Team USA pose together before the Round 1 Pool B Game of the World Baseball Classic against Team South Africa at Scottsdale Stadium on March 10, 2006 in Scottsdale, Arizona. USA defeated South Africa 17-0 in five innings. (Photo by Jed Jacobsohn/Getty Images)
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    US President George W. Bush (R) recieves a baseball bat from Cincinnati Red's outfielder Ken Griffey Jr., while visiting the Reds Clubhouse before throwing the opening pitch at the Cincinnati Reds v Chicago Cubs baseball game at the Great American Ball Park in Cincinnati, Ohio 03 April 2006. AFP PHOTO/Jim WATSON (Photo credit should read JIM WATSON/AFP/Getty Images)
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    Ken Griffey Jr. #30 of the Cincinnatin Reds at batduring the game against the Colorado Rockies at Cinergy Field in Cincinnati, Ohio. The Rockies defeated the Reds 4-2.Mandatory Credit: Mark Lyons /Allsport
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    Cincinnati Reds centerfielder Ken Griffey, Jr. receives a thank-you card from participants in the 'Campaign 3 P.M.' by the Boys & Girls Club of America at the Waldorf Astoria December 12, 2001 in New York. The Campaign seeks to provide a sanctuary of safe activities for all children in the after-school hours. (Photo by Lawrence Lucier/Getty Images)
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    Ken Griffey Jr. of the Cincinnati Reds poses during media day at Ed Smith Stadium Complex in Sarasota, Florida. DIGITAL IMAGE Mandatory Credit: Rick Stewart/Getty Images
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    Ken Griffey Jr. #3 of the Cincinnati Reds slides under the glove of Chris Snyder #19 of the Arizona Diamondbacks scoring a run in the top of the fourth innning during a Opening Day game on April 9, 2007 at Chase Field in Phoenix, Arizona. (Photo by Nick Doan/Getty Images)
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    National League All-Star Ken Griffey Jr. of the Cincinnati Reds arrives to the 78th Major League Baseball All-Star Game at AT&T Park on July 10, 2007 in San Francisco, California. (Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)
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    Right fielder Ken Griffey Jr. #3 of the Cincinnati Reds smiles before stepping into the batters box during a Spring Training game against the Cleveland Indians at Ed Smith Stadium on March 4, 2008 in Sarasota, Florida. (Photo by Eliot J. Schechter/Getty Images)
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    Ken Griffey Jr. #17 of the Chicago White Sox jogs off the field before the game against the Kansas City Royals on August 1, 2008 at Kauffman Stadium in Kansas City, Missouri. (Photo by G. Newman Lowrance/Getty Images)
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    Ken Griffey Jr. #17 of the Chicago White Sox warms up before the game against the Kansas City Royals on August 1, 2008 at Kauffman Stadium in Kansas City, Missouri. (Photo by G. Newman Lowrance/Getty Images)
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    Ken Griffey Jr. #17 of the Chicago White Sox waits in the on-deck circle while taking on the Tampa Bay Rays in Game 1 of the American Leaugue Divisional Series at Tropicana Field on October 2, 2008 in St. Petersburg, Florida. The Rays defeated the White Sox 6-4. (Photo by Doug Benc/Getty Images)
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    Ken Griffey Jr. speaks with the media regarding his return to the Seattle Mariners during a press conference on February 21, 2009 in Peoria, Arizona. (Photo by Ronald Martinez/Getty Images)
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    Ken Griffey Jr. speaks with the media regarding his return to the Seattle Mariners during a press conference on February 21, 2009 in Peoria, Arizona. (Photo by Ronald Martinez/Getty Images)
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    Ken Griffey Jr. #24 of the Seattle Mariners takes batting practice before the spring training game against Team Australia at Peoria Stadium on March 4, 2009 in Peoria, Arizona. (Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images)
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    Ken Griffey Jr. #24 of the Seattle Mariners bats against Team Australia during the spring training game at Peoria Stadium on March 4, 2009 in Peoria, Arizona. (Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images)
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    Ken Griffey Jr. #24 of the Seattle Mariners looks on from first base during a Spring Training game against the Arizona Diamondbacks at Peoria Stadium on March 8, 2009 in Peoria, Arizona. (Photo by Lisa Blumenfeld/Getty Images)
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    Ken Griffey Jr. #24 of the Seattle Mariners looks on from the dugout during a Spring Training game against the Arizona Diamondbacks at Peoria Stadium on March 8, 2009 in Peoria, Arizona. (Photo by Lisa Blumenfeld/Getty Images)
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    Ken Griffey Jr. #24 of the Seattle Mariners looks on from first base during a Spring Training game against the Arizona Diamondbacks at Peoria Stadium on March 8, 2009 in Peoria, Arizona. (Photo by Lisa Blumenfeld/Getty Images)
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    Ken Griffey Jr #24 of the Seattle Mariners bats against the Oakland Athletics during Opening Day at a Major League Baseball game on April 10, 2009 at the Oakland Coliseum in Oakland, California. (Photo by Jed Jacobsohn/Getty Images)
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    Ken Griffey Jr. #24 of the Seattle Mariners looks on against the Oakland Athletics during a Major League Baseball game on April 12, 2009 at the Oakland Coliseum in Oakland, California. (Photo by Jed Jacobsohn/Getty Images)
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    Ken Griffey Jr. #24 of the Seattle Mariners looks on against the Oakland Athletics during a Major League Baseball game on April 12, 2009 at the Oakland Coliseum in Oakland, California. (Photo by Jed Jacobsohn/Getty Images)
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    Ken Griffey Jr. #24 of the Seattle Mariners bats against the Oakland Athletics during a Major League Baseball game on April 12, 2009 at the Oakland Coliseum in Oakland, California. (Photo by Jed Jacobsohn/Getty Images)
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    Ken Griffey Jr. #24 of the Seattle Mariners bats against the Oakland Athletics during a Major League Baseball game on April 12, 2009 at the Oakland Coliseum in Oakland, California. (Photo by Jed Jacobsohn/Getty Images)
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    Ken Griffey Jr. #24 of the Seattle Mariners looks on against the Oakland Athletics during a Major League Baseball game on April 12, 2009 at the Oakland Coliseum in Oakland, California. (Photo by Jed Jacobsohn/Getty Images)
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    Ken Griffey Jr. #24 of the Seattle Mariners bats against the Oakland Athletics during a Major League Baseball game on April 12, 2009 at the Oakland Coliseum in Oakland, California. (Photo by Jed Jacobsohn/Getty Images)
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    Ken Griffey Jr. #24 of the Seattle Mariners bats against the Oakland Athletics during a Major League Baseball game on April 12, 2009 at the Oakland Coliseum in Oakland, California. (Photo by Jed Jacobsohn/Getty Images)
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    Ken Griffey Jr. #24 of the Seattle Mariners swings at the pitch against the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim during the Opening Day game on April 14, 2009 at Safeco Field in Seattle, Washington. (Photo by: Otto Greule Jr/Getty Images)
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    Seattle Mariners player Ken Griffey Jr. gets an autograph from Sharon Robinson prior to the start of the Mariners' opening game against the New York Yankees in Seattle 01 April. Sharon Robinson is the daughter of the late Jackie Robinson, the first African-American player to play in the major leagues starting in 1947. Griffey had two home runs as the Mariners beat the Yankees 4-2. --B/W ONLY-- AFP PHOTO/DAN LEVINE (Photo credit should read DAN LEVINE/AFP/Getty Images)
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    Cleveland Indians winning pitcher Dennis Martinez (L) is hugged by Seattle Mariners outfielder Ken Griffey Jr. as Griffey visited Cleveland's locker room after the Indians won the American League Championship Series at the Kingdome in Seattle, Washington 17 October. The Indians won the series four game to two. AFP PHOTO (Photo credit should read DAN LEVINE/AFP/Getty Images)
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    Seattle Mariner Ken Griffey Jr. hits a tiebreaking homer against the New York Yankees in the sixth inning 07 October at the Kingdome in Seattle, Washington. AFP PHOTO (Photo credit should read Vince Bucci/AFP/Getty Images)
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    Actor Mark Wahlberg, (L) Hall of Famer Hank Aaron, (2nd L) Alex Rodriguez of the Texas Rangers (2nd R) and Ken Griffey, Jr. (R) of the Cincinnati Reds pose for a photo after a news conference in New York 12 December, 2001, to promote the launch of the Boys and Girls Club of America 'Campaign 3 P.M.'. The national campaign is to urge children to be involved in safe after-school programs. AFP PHOTO Timothy A. Clary (Photo credit should read TIMOTHY A. CLARY/AFP/Getty Images)
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    Seattle Mariners' Edgar Martinez(C) grimaces after he is congratulated by teammates Ken Griffey, Jr.(L) and Alex Rodriguez(R) after Martinez hit a first inning, three-run homer, against the New York Yankees in Seattle 26 May. Seattle defeated New York, 4-3. AFP PHOTO (Photo credit should read DAN LEVINE/AFP/Getty Images)
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    Cincinnati Reds' Ken Griffey Jr. celebrates after scoring the game winning run on a homerun against the St. Louis Cardinals in the 11th inning, 20 August 2001, at Cinergy Field in Cincinnati, OH. AFP PHOTO/Mike SIMONS (Photo credit should read MIKE SIMONS/AFP/Getty Images)
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    Cincinnati Reds' Ken Griffey Jr. (C top) celebrates with teammates Sean Casey (21), Pokey Reese (3) and third base coach Ron Oester (R) after scoring the game-winning homerun against the St. Louis Cardinals in the 11th inning, 20 August 2001, at Cinergy Field in Cincinnati, OH. The Reds won 5-4. AFP PHOTO/Mike SIMONS (Photo credit should read MIKE SIMONS/AFP/Getty Images)
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    Cincinnati Reds Dante Bichette (L) is congratulated by teammate Ken Griffey Jr. (R) after he hit a two-run homer off Arizona Diamondbacks starting pitcher Armando Reynoso during the first inning 01 July 2000 in Phoenix. The Diamondbacks won 9-6. (Photo credit should read MIKE FIALA/AFP/Getty Images)
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    Seattle Mariners' star outfielder Ken Griffey, Jr. (l) plays with teammate Jay Buhner (19) as the two take the field at the Peoria Sports Complex to take on the San Diego Padres, 29 February. The Mariners won the spring training match 3-2. (Photo credit should read PAUL F. GERO/AFP/Getty Images)
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    St. Louis Cardinals' shortstop Ozzie Smith (R), playing in his 15th and final All-Star Game, meets with Seattle Mariners' Ken Griffey Jr. (L) during workouts 08 July on the day before the 67th All-Star Game at Veterans Stadium. Griffey, a seven time All-Star, was the leading vote-getter for the American League. (Photo credit should read BRIAN BAHR/AFP/Getty Images)
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    Seattle Mariners Ken Griffey, Jr. watches the flight of his first of two homeruns in the opening game 03 October of their playoff game with the New York Yankees. Griffey is playing in his first post season game in his 14-year career. AFP PHOTO (Photo credit should read Richard HARO/AFP/Getty Images)
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    Members of the National and American League All-Star teams, from left, Chipper Jones, Ken Griffey Jr., Kevin Brown and Ivan Rodriguez talk during practice for the Major League Baseball All-Star game 07 July at Jacobs Field in Cleveland, OH. The All-Star game will be played 08 July. (Photo credit should read KIMBERLY BARTH/AFP/Getty Images)
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    Seattle Mariners Alex Rodriguez (3), Joey Cora (28), Ken Griffey, Jr., (C) Roberto Kelly (behind Griffey), and Jay Buhner celebrate their 4-2 win over the Baltimore Orioles in the third game of the American Division Championship Series in Baltimore, MD, 04 October. The Orioles lead the series, 2-1. (Photo credit should read TED MATHIAS/AFP/Getty Images)
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    Seattle Mariners player Ken Griffey Jr. talks to the Colorado Rockies bench during the Mariners' final preseason game with the Rockies 29 March at Coors Field in Denver, Colorado. (Photo credit should read DOUG COLLIER/AFP/Getty Images)
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    Seattle Mariners' center fielder Ken Griffey, Jr. watches his two-run homer against Cleveland Indians' pitcher Dave Burba in the first inning 13 April at Jacobs Field in Cleveland, Ohio. Griffey hit his second home run of the game in the seventh inning against Jose Mesa. AFP PHOTO Kimberly BARTH (Photo credit should read KIMBERLY BARTH/AFP/Getty Images)
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    Seatle Mariners' center fielder Ken Griffey Jr. reacts to striking out against the Tigers' pitcher Justin Thompson while taking off his helmet during the first inning 12 May at Tiger Stadium in Detroit, Michigan. The Mariners defeated the Tigers 4-2. (Photo credit should read ANDREW CUTRARO/AFP/Getty Images)
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    Seattle Mariners Ichiro Suzuki of Japan (L) and Mariners slugger Ken Griffey Jr., talk before their game against the San Diego Padres 04 March in Peoria, Arizona during Cactus League Play. AFP PHOTOS/John G. MABANGLO (Photo credit should read JOHN G. MABANGLO/AFP/Getty Images)
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    Seattle Mariner Ken Griffey Jr. blasts his 56th home run during his team's 15-4 route of the Texas Rangers in Seattle, WA, 25 September. Griffey leads the American League in home runs. AFP PHOTO/Dan Levine (Photo credit should read DAN LEVINE/AFP/Getty Images)
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    Seattle Mariners Ken Griffey Jr. looks at his bat during the third inning against the Detroit Tigers on 09 August in Detroit, MI. The Mariners beat the Tigers 6-3. AFP PHOTO Jeff KOWALSKY (Photo credit should read JEFF KOWALSKY/AFP/Getty Images)
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    Seattle Mariners Ken Griffey Jr. jumps over the fence to take a home run away from Detroit Tigers Luis Gonzalez in the 4th inning in Detroit 09 August. The Mariners beat the Tigers 6-3. The Tigers have lost the last six games. AFP PHOTO Jeff KOWALSKY (Photo credit should read JEFF KOWALSKY/AFP/Getty Images)
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    Seattle Mariner Ken Griffey Jr. (R) is congratulated by teammate Alex Rodriguez (L) after Griffey hit his 16th home run of the year in the fourth inning at Toronto's Skydome 18 May against the Blue Jays. The three-run shot ties him at the top of the American League with Rodriguez. AFP PHOTO Carlo ALLEGRI (Photo credit should read CARLO ALLEGRI/AFP/Getty Images)
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    In this 06 June file photo, Seattle Mariners player Ken Griffey Jr. talks with teammates as he waits to take batting practice before Seattle's game with the Detroit Tigers 06 June at Tiger Stadium in Detroit, MI. It was announced 12 November that Griffey has been named as the American League's Most Valuable Player. He had 56 home runs and a .304 batting average. AFP PHOTO/FILES/Matt CAMPBELL (Photo credit should read MATT CAMPBELL/AFP/Getty Images)
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    Seattle Mariner Ken Griffey Jr. swings to hit a foul ball against San Diego Padres pitcher Joey Hamilton in their game 01 September in Seattle, WA, where he hit his 45th and 46th home runs, a single and a double to drive in four RBIs. The Mariners defeated the Padres 9-6. AFP PHOTO Dan Levine (Photo credit should read DAN LEVINE/AFP/Getty Images)
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    Seattle Mariners Ken Griffey Jr. watches his second home run sail out of the park 22 September against the Oakland Athletics in Oakland, CA. The home run gave Griffey 55 home runs so far this season and only six short of tying the record of 61 in a season by New York Yankees player Roger Maris in 1961. The Mariners defeated the A's, 4-2. AFP PHOTOS John G. MABANGLO (Photo credit should read JOHN G. MABANGLO/AFP/Getty Images)
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    Seattle Mariners player Ken Griffey Jr.(R) is congratulated by teammates after hitting his second home run against the Oakland Athletics 22 September in Oakland, California. This home run gave Griffey 55 home runs so far this season and only six short of tying the record of 61 in a season by New York Yankees player Roger Maris in 1961. The Mariners defeated the A's, 4-2. (Photo credit should read JOHN G. MABANGLO/AFP/Getty Images)
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    Seattle Mariner Ken Griffey, Jr. (R) pours champagne over the head of teammate Joey Cora while celebrating their division-clinching victory over the California Angels, 4-3, on 23 September. AFP PHOTO/Dan LEVINE (Photo credit should read DAN LEVINE/AFP/Getty Images)
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    Seattle Mariners' player Ken Griffey Jr. (C-L) talks to Jonathan Lipnicki (C-R), the child star of the sports movie 'Jerry Maguire,' as the media surround them 08 July during warm-ups for the Major League All-Star game at Jacobs Field in Cleveland, OH. AFP PHOTO/JEFF HAYNES (Photo credit should read JEFF HAYNES/AFP/Getty Images)
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    Seattle Mariners player Ken Griffey Jr. talks with teammates as he waits to take batting practice before Seattle's game with the Detroit Tigers 06 June at Tiger Stadium in Detroit, Michigan. The Mariners beat the Tigers 6-3. AFP PHOTO/Matt CAMPBELL (Photo credit should read MATT CAMPBELL/AFP/Getty Images)
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    San Francisco Giants Barry Bonds(R) greets Seattle Mariners Ken Griffey, Jr.(L) prior to the start of the first ever interleague matchup between their two teams 17 June at 3COM Park in San Francisco. The Giants beat the Mariners 4-3 to end the Mariners five-game winning streak. (Photo credit should read MONICA M. DAVEY/AFP/Getty Images)
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    Seattle Mariners outfielder Ken Griffey, Jr. walks back to the dugout after striking out against San Francisco Giants Kirk Rueter in the fourth inning 17 June at 3COM Park in San Francisco. Griffey, Jr. went 1-4 in the first ever interleague matchup between the Giants and the Mariners. The Mariners lost by a score of 4-3 to end their five-game winning streak. (Photo credit should read MONICA M. DAVEY/AFP/Getty Images)
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    Ken Griffey Jr. of the Seattle Mariners (L) talks to Kenny Lofton of the Atlanta Braves during practice for the Major League All-Star game at Jacobs Field in Cleveland, OH, 07 July. The All-Star game will be held 08 July. (ELECTRONIC IMAGE) AFP PHOTO/JEFF HAYNES (Photo credit should read JEFF HAYNES/AFP/Getty Images)
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    Seattle Mariner Ken Griffey Jr. watches the flight of his home run that hit off Toronto Blue Jay pitcher Pat Hentgen in the sixth inning at Toronto's Skydome 10 June. This was Griffey's 26th home run of the season to lead baseball. AFP PHOTO Carlo ALLEGRI (Photo credit should read CARLO ALLEGRI/AFP/Getty Images)
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    Ken Griffey #30 of the Cincinnati Reds looks on during the game against the St. Louis Cardinals at Busch Stadium on July 5, 2004 in St. Louis, Missouri. The Cardinals defeated the Reds 4-1. (Photo by Dilip Vishwanat/Getty Images)
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    Ken Griffey, Jr of the Texas Rangers hits a sacrifice fly to score Barry Larkin in the fourth inning against the Texas Rangers June 17, 2004 at the Great American Ball Park in Cincinnati, Ohio. (Photo by Matthew Stockman/Getty Images)
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    Newly acquired Cincinnati Reds' Ken Griffey Jr walks past the media at Ed Smith Staduim 21 February, 2000 in Sarasota, FL. Griffey, who was previously with the Seattle Mariners, reported to the Reds for a press conference, but did not workout with the team. AFP PHOTO/Peter MUHLY (Photo credit should read PETER MUHLY/AFP/Getty Images)
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    Cincinnati Reds outfielder Ken Griffey Jr. waits for his teammates 24 February 2000 during his second spring training morning workout at Ed Smith Staduim in Sarasota, Fl. Griffey was acquired from the Seattle Mariners. AFP PHOTO/Peter MUHLY (Photo credit should read PETER MUHLY/AFP/Getty Images)
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    Cincinnati Reds hitter Ken Griffey, Jr., hits a single down the right field line during the first spring training game 03 March, 2000 in Sarasota, Florida. Griffey played for the Seattle Mariners last season. AFP PHOTO/HEATHER HALL (Photo credit should read HEATHER HALL/AFP/Getty Images)
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    Cincinnati Reds player, Ken Griffey, Jr., laughs at a remark made by another teammate as he gets ready for batting practice 03 March, 2000 at Ed Smith Stadium in Sarasota, Florida. AFP PHOTO/HEATHER HALL (Photo credit should read HEATHER HALL/AFP/Getty Images)
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    Cincinnati Reds' outfielders Ken Griffey Jr (L) and Michael Tucker share a laugh as they warm up before the start of a spring training game against the New York Yankees at Legends Field 19 March 2000 in Tampa, FL. The Reds beat the Yankees 3-1. AFP PHOTO/Peter MUHLY (Photo credit should read PETER MUHLY/AFP/Getty Images)
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    Cincinnati Red Ken Griffey, Jr., watches the ball after hitting a game-winning two run homer in the bottom of the sixth against the St. Louis Cardinals 07 May 2000 at Cinergy Field in Cincinnati. The Reds beat the Cards 9-7. (Photo credit should read MARK A. STAHL/AFP/Getty Images)
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    Cincinnati Reds outfielder Ken Griffey Jr. (C) jokes with Budweiser 'Whassupp??' commercial stars Paul Williams (L) and Fred Thomas (R) during 24 May, 2000 pre-game warm-ups at Dodgers Stadium in Los Angeles, CA. Williams and Thomas were at the game filming a spoof of the Budweiser commercial for the Dodgers before their scheduled game with the Reds. (ELECTRONIC IMAGE) AFP PHOTO Scott NELSON (Photo credit should read Scott Nelson/AFP/Getty Images)
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    Cincinnati Reds center fielder Ken Griffey Jr. misses a diving catch attempt on a ball hit by Cleveland Indians short stop Omar Vizquel for a double in the bottom of the second inning 10 June, 2000 at Jacobs Field in Cleveland. The Indians defeated the reds 6-5. (ELECTRONIC IMAGE) AFP PHOTO/David MAXWELL (Photo credit should read DAVID MAXWELL/AFP/Getty Images)
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    National League All-Star Ken Griffey, Jr,. of the Cincinnati Reds points as his hit sails foul for his last out during the Home Run Derby 10 July 2000 for the 2000 All-Star game at Turner Field in Atlanta, GA. The game will take place 11 July. (ELECTRONIC IMAGE) AFP PHOTO/Robert SULLIVAN (Photo credit should read ROBERT SULLIVAN/AFP/Getty Images)
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    Cincinnati Reds' Ken Griffey Jr. strikes out in the 5th inning during their game with the Atlanta Braves at Turner Field in Atlanta 29 August 2000. AFP PHOTO (Photo credit should read STEVE SCHAEFER/AFP/Getty Images)
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    Seattle Mariner Ken Griffey Jr. (R) clowns around with Chicago White Sox slugger Frank Thomas prior to their season opening game in Seattle 31 March 1996. AFP PHOTO (Photo credit should read DAN LEVINE/AFP/Getty Images)
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    Cincinnati Reds outfielder Ken Griffey Jr. (C) laughs with his father Reds hitting coach Ken Griffey Sr. (not pictured), during the Cincinnati Reds fourth spring training workout at Ed Smith Stadium in Sarasota, Florida, 17 February 2001. Reds player Barry Larkin warms up in the background. AFP PHOTO/Peter MUHLY (Photo credit should read PETER MUHLY/AFP/Getty Images)
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    Cincinnati Reds' outfielders Michael Tucker (L) and Ken Griffey Jr., prepare for the start of the spring training game with the Cleveland Indians at Chain O'Lakes Stadium in Winter Haven, Florida, 1 March 2001. AFP PHOTO/Tony RANZE (Photo credit should read TONY RANZE/AFP/Getty Images)
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    Cincinnati Reds' outfielder Ken Griffey Jr. hits a homerun off of Cleveland Indians' righthanded pitcher Dave Burba in the first inning of their spring training game at Chain O'Lakes Stadium 01 March 2001 in Winter Haven, FL. AFP PHOTO/Tony RANZE (Photo credit should read TONY RANZE/AFP/Getty Images)
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    Seattle Mariners Ken Griffey Jr., 29, salutes Hank Aaron, who is sitting above the field in a press box, after hitting his 351st home run of his career in the game between the Chicago White Sox and Mariners 05 April, 1999. Hank Aaron, who holds baseball's record for career home runs, threw out the first pitch of the game. AFP PHOTO Dan Levine (Photo credit should read DAN LEVINE/AFP/Getty Images)
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    Seattle Mariners Ken Griffey Jr. poses with his 9th Golden Glove Award and a Silver Slugger Award during pre-game ceremonies prior to a game against the Chicago White Sox on opening day 05 April, 1999 in Seattle, WA. The White Sox defeated the Mariners, 8-2. AFP PHOTO/Dan Levine (Photo credit should read DAN LEVINE/AFP/Getty Images)
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    Seattle Mariner Ken Griffey tries to catch Detroit Tiger Damion Easley's 3rd inning home run on 29 April 1999, in Seattle. AFP PHOTO/Dan LEVINE (Photo credit should read DAN LEVINE/AFP/Getty Images)
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    Seattle Mariners' Ken Griffey Jr. (L) is tagged out at home by Boston Red Sox catcher Jason Varitek (R) in the first inning at 11 May 1999 at Fenway Park in Boston. AFP PHOTO/ John MOTTERN (Photo credit should read JOHN MOTTERN/AFP/Getty Images)
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    Seattle Mariner Ken Griffey, Jr. robs Tampa Bay Devil Rays' Wade Boggs of a hit during fourth inning of play 28 May, 1999 in Seattle, WA. AFP PHOTO/Dan Levine (Photo credit should read DAN LEVINE/AFP/Getty Images)
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    A lone worker (upper-L) finishes hanging a banner of Seattle Mariner superstar Ken Griffey, Jr., 12 July 1999, at the new Safeco Field, which will open when Mariners play the San Diego Padres 15 July. AFP PHOTO/Dan Levine (Photo credit should read DAN LEVINE/AFP/Getty Images)
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    Ken Griffey Jr. of the Seattle Mariners hits one of his 10 home runs in the second round of the Home-Run Derby during the 70th Baseball All-Star Week 12 July, 1999, at Fenway Park in Boston. The All-Star will be played 13 July between the American and National Leagues. (ELECTRONIC IMAGE) AFP PHOTO/Stephen JAFFE (Photo credit should read STEPHEN JAFFE/AFP/Getty Images)
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    Ken Griffey Jr. of the Seattle Mariners watches one of his 10 homers in the second round of the Home-Run derby during the 70th All-Star Game Weekend at Fenway Park 12 July, 1999, in Boston. The All-Star Game will be played 13 July between the American and National Leagues. (ELECTRONIC IMAGE) AFP PHOTO Timothy Clary (Photo credit should read TIMOTHY A. CLARY/AFP/Getty Images)
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    Seattle Mariners player Ken Griffey reacts to striking out in the first inning off of Detroit Tigers pitcher Dave Milicki during their game in Detroit 16 June 1999. AFP PHOTO/Jeff KOWALSKY (Photo credit should read JEFF KOWALSKY/AFP/Getty Images)
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    Ken Griffey Jr. of the Seattle Mariners plays with Justin Palmeiro, son of Ralfael Palmeiro of the Texas Rangers, during a warm-up for the Home Run Derby at Fenway Park 12 July, 1999, in Boston, Massachusetts. The All Star game is scheduled for 13 July, 1999. AFP PHOTO Timothy CLARY (Photo credit should read TIMOTHY CLARY/AFP/Getty Images)
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    Ken Griffey Jr. of the Seattle Mariners and Nomar Garciaparra of the Boston Red Sox prepare for a warm-up batting practice for the Home Run Derby at Fenway Park 12 July in Boston, Massachusetts. The All Star game is scheduled for 13 July. AFP PHOTO Timothy CLARY (Photo credit should read TIMOTHY CLARY/AFP/Getty Images)
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    Ken Griffey Jr. of the Seattle Mariners warms-up prior to the Home-Run Derby during the 70th Baseball All-Star Week 12 July, 1999, at Fenway Park in Boston. The All-Star will be played 13 July between the American and National Leagues. (ELECTRONIC IMAGE) AFP PHOTO/Timothy CLARY (Photo credit should read TIMOTHY CLARY/AFP/Getty Images)
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    Ken Griffey Jr. of the Seattle Mariners flips his bat in the air after winning the Home-Run derby during the 70th All-Star Game Weekend at Fenway Park 12 July, 1999, in Boston. The All-Star Game will be played 13 July between the American and National Leagues. (ELECTRONIC IMAGE) AFP PHOTO Timothy Clary (Photo credit should read TIMOTHY A. CLARY/AFP/Getty Images)
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    Ken Griffey Jr of the Seattle Mariners holds his trophy after winning the Home-Run derby during the 70th All-Star Game Weekend at Fenway Park 12 July, 1999, in Boston. The All-Star Game will be played 13 July between the American and National Leagues. (ELECTRONIC IMAGE) AFP PHOTO Timothy Clary (Photo credit should read TIMOTHY A. CLARY/AFP/Getty Images)
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