Mariners honor Ken Griffey Jr.’s HOF nod with throwback jersey (pic)
Ken Griffey Jr. elected to the Baseball Hall of Fame in January when he received a record-setting 99.32 percent of the vote. The Seattle Mariners unveiled a throwback Griffey jersey in tribute of the honor that features a Hall of Fame patch on the sleeve.
Come take my money: Retro Griffey jersey with 2016 Hall of Fame patch ($135) pic.twitter.com/A6wVzrlUyv
— Darren Rovell (@darrenrovell) May 5, 2016
As Rovell notes in the tweet, the jersey can be purchased for $135.
In parts of 13 seasons with the Mariners — where he early on earned the nickname “The Kid,” Griffey hit 417 home runs and knocked in 1,216 RBI while posting a .292 batting average. He also spent ten seasons with other organizations, nine with the Cincinnati Reds and one with the Chicago White Sox.
Griffey will be inducted into Cooperstown in July along with Mike Piazza.