The Hall of Famer Ken Griffey Jr. purchased shares in the Seattle Mariners franchise and joined the Mariners Partnership Group on Monday.
Griffy, 51, has been a special franchise consultant since 2011 and was inducted into the Hall of Fame in 2016.
He was drafted by the Mariners in the first round of selection in 1987 and played in Seattle in 1989-99 and 2009-10. He is the first Mariners player in club history to join as a partner.
“As I said in my Hall of Fame speech, I’m very proud to be the Seattle Mariners,” Griffy said. “I’m excited about this great opportunity to join John (Stanton, Mariners Chairman and Managing Partner) and other Mariners partnership groups.
“This is a dream that came true thanks to my relationship with the team, its fans and the city of Seattle. I think this is another way to continue to give back to the organizations and communities that have always supported me. , And my family. I look forward to continuing to contribute as much as possible to the success of this organization. “
Griffy spent 22 seasons at the Mariners, Cincinnati Reds (2000-08) and Chicago White Sox (2008). He has won 13 All-Stars, American League MVPs, and 10 Gold Glove Awards.
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Ken Griffey Jr. joins Mariners Partnership Group
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