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The End Of An Era

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Ken Griffey Jr. one of the great baseball players of all times announced his retirement early this week. At 40 years old, Griffey felt he no longer was useful to the team in the way he likes and vows to retire his career early. For millions of fans who witnessed his climb to fame, this is the sad ending to an era. During the peak of his career, he was considered by a lot of people to be the best baseball player of his time. Griffey retired from playing baseball holding the fifth spot for the most home run hits of 630, and a whooping hits of 2,781 in his credit. He kept his name clean and was never associated with the use of drugs which were widespread during that time.

Griffey at the age of 19 started playing professional baseball and played for 3 clubs – the Seattle Mariners, Chicago White Sox and Cincinnati Reds. His career started and ended with Mariners. Like other gifted players at the elite level, Griffey had several injuries in the latter years of his career and this reduced his capabilities to excel. He inspired and entertained millions of fans all over the world during those 21 years as a gifted outfielder. Hats off to you sir!

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