Top 11: Ken Griffey, Jr. Photos

Over the years I’ve managed to round up quite a few photos of Ken Griffey, Jr. in a Mariners uniform.  Back in 2003, when I was a freshman in college, I had received a new laptop computer as a high school graduation gift.  One of the first things I did was download a picture of Safeco Field in the summertime for my wallpaper, and about fifty photos of Junior as a Mariner for my screensaver.  About half the photos I originally downloaded are now nowhere to be found online, but I’ve managed to include a few in this list.  Without further ado, here are the Top 11.

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Source: KGJonline.com

Junior and Senior pose together in this 1989 photo depicting father and son in the Major Leagues.  While this image was used by a variety of sources, it is perhaps most famously seen in a poster entitled “GRIFFEY: THE NEXT GENERATION.”  The poster was distributed by Costacos Brothers Media in the late ’80’s and early ’90’s and still resonates as one of Junior’s most popular wall hangings.

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Source: AP/Bill Chan
Source: AP/Bill Chan

Junior fools around with son Trey, prior to a 1994 ballgame on “bring your kids to the park night.”  Dig the teal.

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Junior hoists the MVP trophy of the 1992 All-Star Game in San Diego.  He was the first Mariner to win an ASG MVP award.

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Source: Seattle PI

Junior waits on deck in a 1987 exhibition game between the single-A Bellingham Mariners and Everett Giants held at the Kingdome.  It is one of the only times you’ll see him in the M’s logo that preceded the gold “S” and the navy-and-teal compass rose.  Junior was 17 at the time this was taken.

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Source: KGJonline.com

Junior gets the Mariners coaching staff to sport the backwards cap.  From left to right: manager Lou Piniella, hitting coach Lee Elia, Junior, and third base coach Steve Smith.

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Source: AP
Source: AP

Swing, perfected.  A shot of Junior driving the ball at the 1998 All-Star Game Home Run Derby at Colorado’s Coors Field.

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Source: KGJonline.com

Junior mans center field at the Mariners Spring Training complex in Peoria, Arizona.  Also, just a reminder, those #24 jerseys are going to sell out pretty quick, best get yours early…

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Source: AP
Source: AP

Junior reacts to his game-winning home run, bottom of the ninth, off John Wetteland of the New York Yankees, August 24th, 1995.  Yes.

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Source: KGJonline.com

Junior leaps up to rob a home run off the bat of New York Yankees slugger Jesse Barfield in this 1990 game at Yankee Stadium.

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Source: AP/Gary Stewart

Source: AP
Source: AP

Junior soars through the outfield to rob an extra-base hit off the bat of Baltimore’s Kevin Bass.  The infamous Spider Man catch resulted in a broken wrist that would sideline Griffey for much of the 1995 season.  Arguably one of the greatest catches of all-time.

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Source: AP
Source: AP

The Slide and the ensuing dog pile.  The greatest moment in the history of the Seattle Mariners, bar none.