Tag Archives: Ken Griffey Jr.

From the Upper Deck to the Hall of Fame

On the eve of Ken Griffey Jr.’s election to the Hall of Fame — that’s right, I’m not even hedging — a friend on Facebook posted an image of this card and called it “arguably the most iconic baseball photograph taken in the past 25 years.” After I pointed out in jest that it would

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The Kid bows out of the picture

Ken Griffey Jr. may have been our generation’s Mickey Mantle, the player who was admired and beloved beyond his home stadium, the kid who managed to do things on a baseball field that few other players of his time could do. I have vivid memories of Griffey’s career from start to finish, which came yesterday

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And we’re back

After a thoroughly enjoyable, active and at the same time relaxing vacation, I’m back at it. It will take me a bit to catch up on some of the stuff I missed, but I did ignore several developments, too. There’s no point in rehashing what’s a week or several days old. But let’s start off

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Hall of Fame electioneering

Sixty-three-point-four. That’s the magic number, 63.4 percent. Top that, and your chances of gaining access to a club many of us could only dream of entering are greatly improved. Seventy is even better. Seventy is a nice, round number, and seeing that crooked 7 at the beginning of the figure must send a jolt of

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Griffey redux

Ah, you’ve just gotta love the anonymous hate comment. As a sportswriter, one of the things that irked me the most was when I’d get an anonymous letter criticizing, insulting or threatening me for something I’d written in the paper — something I’d written with my name and, sometimes, photo attached to it, but that

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