— Russell Hartness (@RussellHartness) April 13, 2017
The Seattle Mariners honored Hall of Famer Ken Griffey Jr. on Thursday with a statue outside Safeco Field.
The Mariners retired the legendary left-hander’s number last summer following his induction to the Baseball Hall of Fame in Cooperstown. Griffey received 99.3 of the votes to be inducted, the highest percentage of all-time.
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Now to go along with his number being retired and a Hall of Fame ring, “The Kid” will forever be immortalized with a tremendous statue honoring him near the home-plate gate outside of Safeco Field.
As well as the unveiling of the statue, the first 45,000 fans to enter Safeco field for Friday night’s game will be given a replica of the statue with 24 random ones being signed by Griffey himself.