Ken Griffey Jr. was inducted into the Seattle Mariners Hall of Fame on Saturday Night at Safeco Field. A lot of familiar faces showed up for the occasion. Randy Johnson was there along with the great Edgar Martinez and catcher Dan Wilson, among others.
During Griffey’s speech, members of the current Mariner roster stood along the dugout rail with their hats on backwards to fittingly honor “The Kid.” It was awesome. But the signature moment of the evening had to be Junior’s touching words on Jay Buhner, who was his best friend on the team and apparently in life, too:
“There’s no other person in this world, other than my parents, that if something ever happened to me or my wife, that I would want to raise my kids.”
An emotional, chills-inducing moment for sure, one that clearly touched Buhner, who deftly responded by flipping Griffey the bird while wiping away tears.
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