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Ken Griffey Jr. (MLB HOF)

Discussion in 'Professional Baseball' started by BuckeyeBlitz04, Aug 5, 2004.

  1. CentralMOBuck

    CentralMOBuck Senior

    I lived in Missouri and was surrounded by Cardinals fans......
     
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  2. ScriptOhio

    ScriptOhio Everybody is somebody else's weirdo.

    Seattle is going all out to honor its player wearing a Mariners cap insignia on a Hall of Fame plaque.

    "I played 13 seasons here. I did most of my damage here. I was drafted here. It's the right thing to do," Griffey said of choosing to go in as a Mariner. He spent most of the second half of his career in Cincinnati, where he grew up, and finished with Seattle.

    http://www.foxsports.com/mlb/story/seattle-mariners-retiring-ken-griffey-jr-number-010816

    I guess it is not a surprise; but he's not going into "the hall" as a Red.
     
  3. Bestbuck36

    Bestbuck36 Kyle Young man crush. Not ashamed

    Never seen Willie Mays or Mickey Mantle play so the best overall baseball player in history to me is Ken Griffey Jr. True 5 tool player and he excelled at every single tool.
     
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  4. Mike80

    Mike80 The mutants are trying to clear Sandusky

    Nor should he - his 1st 11 years as a Mariner were as good a run as anyone could have expected, multiple seasons of 20+ homers (usually a lot more than 20) and 15+ Stolen bases, gold gloves every single year, he hit for a high average and unlike most middle of the order guys, he was also a run scoring machine along with being an RBI machine.

    He honestly would have spent his entire career with the Mariners, but the economics of baseball at the time wouldn't allow it and usually doesn't allow it now unless you're with one of the rich teams (which Seattle is not)....
     
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  5. Muck

    Muck Enjoy Every Sandwich

    The economics of baseball are not why Junior left Seattle. At a time when he could have been the highest paid player in baseball, he instead accepted far less than market value to come home to Cincinnati.
     
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  6. Jaxbuck

    Jaxbuck I hate tsun ‘18 Fantasy Baseball Champ

    and like everything associated with the Reds, it promptly turned to shit
     
  7. Mike80

    Mike80 The mutants are trying to clear Sandusky

    No, the economics of baseball dictated that Seattle trade him before his contract was up....
     
  8. ScriptOhio

    ScriptOhio Everybody is somebody else's weirdo.

  9. brodybuck21

    brodybuck21 THE OHIO STATE UNIVERSITY Staff Member Fantasy Baseball Champ

  10. ScriptOhio

    ScriptOhio Everybody is somebody else's weirdo.

  11. ScriptOhio

    ScriptOhio Everybody is somebody else's weirdo.

  12. brodybuck21

    brodybuck21 THE OHIO STATE UNIVERSITY Staff Member Fantasy Baseball Champ

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