Mariners unveil statue for Hall of Famer Ken Griffey Jr.

The Mariners retired Ken Griffey Jr.’s No. 24 last summer following his induction into the Baseball Hall of Fame.The 13-time All-Star now has a statue outside Seattle’s Safeco Field.The Mariners unveiled a 7-foot bronze statue of Griffey atop a 4-foot granite base. Griffey’s likene s is forever frozen in his trademark swing, that was smooth and recognizable by baseball fans everywhere.”One of the things I’m known for is my swing and I think it was pretty much going to be a given,” the left-handed Griffey said during the unveiling ceremony. “They pretty much nailed it. It was overwhelming Willson Contreras Jersey to see something like that.”They did an unbelievable job from top to bottom. This is unbelievable. That is the word I’d use. Incredible, unbelievable. The crazine s hasn’t stopped. It’s very humbling.”Strike a pose, Kid. Mariners (@Mariners) April 14, 2017Griffey, who also played for the Reds and White Sox, spent 13 seasons of his 22-year career with the Mariners. He finished his career with a slash Fergie Jenkins Jersey line of.284/.370/.538 with 630 home runs and1,836 RBIs. Of his 630 homers, 417 came in a Mariners uniform.”When people do things for you, you have to show your appreciation,” Griffey said. “Seattle has gone over and above my expectations of an organization. It’s been a whirlwind for 18 months January of last year to even now it’s hard to describe. I just try to sit back and not do anything because I don’t want to me s it up.”