Griffey Jr. calls it a career

Ken+Griffey+Jr+Press+Conference+DRjUf9p_4ePl.jpgFuture Hall of Famer Ken Griffey Jr. announced his retirement yesterday. The decision ends a 21-plus year Major League career that began in 1987 when “The Kid” was selected the first overall pick in the First-Year Player Draft by the Mariners. The 40-year-old Griffey ended his career with 630 home runs, fifth-highest in MLB history (behind Bonds – 762, Aaron – 755, Ruth – 714 and Mays – 660), 10 Gold Gloves, one Most Valuable Player Award (Jim Street, mlb.com).

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