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Farewell, Junior: Ken Griffey Jr. calls it a career
Ken Griffey Jr. announced his retirement on June 2, 2010 after a 22-year career. Griffey, 40, hit 630 home runs, the fifth-most in MLB history. He began with the Mariners as a 19-year-old in 1989 and was a 10-time All-Star.
Throughout the years, Griffey has become a Seattle sports icon. Scroll down for a collection of his career highlights, analysis pieces from Times sports writers and favorite memories from fans.
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Ken Griffey Jr. vs. other power hitters
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Ken Griffey Jr. career timeline
Dave Niehaus reflects on Griffey's career
News of Ken Griffey Jr.'s retirement inspired tweeps across the country to share memories of his 22-year career in Major League Baseball. Here are some seattletimes.com staff picks paired with photos.
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Tips his cap to the remarkable career of Ken Griffey, Jr. You killed my fantasy baseball team in 2000, but you made millions smile.
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Happy retirement to Ken Griffey Jr. A great baseball player, and a better human being. Esp. great in a era fraught with steroids & cheating
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Twitter was quickly filled with people sharing photos and memories of The Kid shortly after Ken Griffey Jr.'s retirement was announced. Here are some seattletimes.com staff picks of photos and memories on Twitter.
Thank you Ken Griffey Jr. My Upper Deck one is locked up! http://twitpic.com/1tevg5
In honor of The Kid's retirement announcement-Ken Griffey Jr is one of the greatest, thankful I saw him play. http://twitpic.com/1teolr
Griffey -- you were a good baseball player, but your candy bar was AMAZING! http://twitpic.com/1teh67
News of Griffey's retirement makes me want to climb into the attic, find my Sega Genesis & play RBI Baseball '93. http://yfrog.com/5d9leqj
Shoutout Ken Griffey...One of the best to ever do it... http://tweetphoto.com/25287686