Grif­fey Jr. be­comes first Mariner in Hall

The Guardian (Charlottetown) - - SPORTS - The As­so­ci­ated Press

NEW YORK - Ken Grif­fey Jr. will go into the Hall of Fame with a Seat­tle Mariners’ cap and Mike Pi­azza will have a New York Mets’ hat. The pair made their an­nounce­ments at a news con­fer­ence Thurs­day, a day af­ter they were elected by the Base­ball Writ­ers’ As­so­ci­a­tion of Amer­ica. Grif­fey spent a lengthy pe­riod of his ca­reer with Cincin­nati, and Pi­azza reached the ma­jor leagues with the Los An­ge­les Dodgers. Grif­fey is the first Mariners’ player in the Hall. In­duc­tion cer­e­monies will be held in Coop­er­stown on July 24. Known for wear­ing his cap back­wards, Grif­fey joked about that with Pi­azza, the top of­fen­sive catcher in base­ball history. “He wore it back­wards more than I did,” Grif­fey said.


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