What's Your Favorite Ken Griffey Jr. Moment?

The retired MLB star will be inducted into the Mariners Hall of Fame on Aug. 10.

Seattle baseball legend Ken Griffey Jr. will be inducted into the Mariners Hall of Fame later this year, the team announced Tuesday.

What's your favorite Griffey memory? Tell us in the comments section.

The 13-time MLB All Star retired in 2010 after 22 years in the Majors—and 13 seasons with the Mariners. He will be the seventh person inducted into the team's hall of fame, joining Alvin Davis (1997), Dave Niehaus (2000), Jay Buhner (2004), Edgar Martinez (2007), Randy Johnson (2012) and Dan Wilson (2012).

Griffey, 43, holds several Mariners records, including overall home runs (417) and single-season records for home runs (56), RBIs (147) and extra-base hits (93).

The induction ceremony will take place before a Mariners home game versus the Milwaukee Brewers at 6:10 p.m. on Aug. 10. Griffey will be eligible for induction into the National Baseball Hall of Fame in 2016.

—Information from the Seattle Mariners

Greg Johnston (Editor) January 23, 2013 at 06:17 PM
Sliding into home plate on a game-winning RBI by Edgar Martinez to beat the Yankees and move on to what, the AL title game? Can't remember the year...
Joe M January 23, 2013 at 06:32 PM
It was indeed a beautiful thing. I was lucky enough to be there in 1995 on the third base side of the Kingdome. The crowd noise was the loudest thing I've ever heard in my life. Here are the details of that moment: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Double_(Seattle_Mariners)
Caitlin Moran January 23, 2013 at 06:38 PM
Yup, agreed. That play is included at the very end of the attached YouTube video (around 3:30).
Joe M January 23, 2013 at 06:44 PM
Another great moment for me was seeing Ken Griffey Sr. and Ken Griffey Jr. play together as father and son. It was a real "ain't baseball great" moment.
Greg Johnston (Editor) January 23, 2013 at 06:45 PM
Griffey's grin under that pile of Mariners was so big I'm not sure it could have been measured!
Dave Nelson January 23, 2013 at 08:42 PM
When Junior live in Renton, he would come to watch his neighbors (Hazen girls basketball players) play basketball at the gym. It was sad to see him leave, but to come back one year for just one more at bat, just one more Junior smile was perfect. I will be there to give Junior my thanks. Congrats on the Hall of Fame, next stop will be Cooperstown!
Greg Johnston (Editor) January 23, 2013 at 08:52 PM
Didn't senior and junior hit back-to-back homers once -- how cool is that?
Joe M January 23, 2013 at 09:18 PM
In California (unfortunately) Sep 14, 1990 against the Angels.
Tony Dondero January 24, 2013 at 09:04 AM
Griffey had a great career despite an injury plagued final 10 years but at the same there's no evidence he used performing enhancing drugs which were so common during his era. In my mind there's no question that he should be voted into the Hall of Fame before Bonds, Clemens, McGwire, Sosa, Palmeiro, etc. even though some of his career and individual season stats aren't as good.
Sharon Clemeson January 24, 2013 at 06:51 PM
I agree it was sliding into home plate winning the playoff game over the Yankees in 1995! We were in center field and could see his smile under the pile without binoculars!


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