Ken Griffey Jr. To Announce Retirement

Seattle Mariners manager Don Wakamatsu says Ken Griffey Jr. is retiring.

Wakamatsu made the announcement before Wednesday night's game against Minnesota. Griffey's retirement is effective immediately.

The 40-year-old Griffey was one of baseball's greatest players before injuries began to take their toll. The perennial All-Star outfielder ranks fifth on the career home run list with 630.

Griffey was hitting only .184 this season and recently went a week without playing.
Goodbye Seattle, hello Cooperstown.

Oh the good 'ol days for Seattle baseball. Although I was only four years old at the time I still remember the ending to this game like it was yesterday. My love for baseball began after this game as did my love for the Mariners. So long Junior.