Ken Griffey Jr. retiring at age 40
Just the way Ken Griffey Jr. wanted, there will be no farewell tour for one of the greatest players in baseball history. Instead, Griffey simply informed the Seattle Mariners on Wednesday night his career was over. The 40-year-old Griffey unexpectedly announced his retirement before Seattle’s game against Minnesota on Wednesday after 22 seasons, 13 all-star appearances and widespread acclaim as one of the greatest players of his generation.Word count: 1046
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