The Seattle Mariners found out in 1989 that 19 year old Ken Griffey Jr. was something special, not only at bat but also at chasing down long fly balls and ranging far to both sides of the field as a rookie center fielder.
The 1995 Seattle Mariners needed and extra day to win the American League West division title in 1995. They did so with a 9-1 home win over the California angels in front of 52,356 ecstatic fans in the Kingdome. Outfielders Ken Griffey, Jr. and Jay Buhner were equally ecstatic during a champagne drenching in the locker room following the game.
Eddie and Johnnie O’Brien held the Major League baseball record for double plays turned by brothers when the the twins, from Seattle University, played five seasons together for the Pittsburgh Pirates in the 1950’s. Cal and Bill Ripken became the current record holders when the brothers played shortstop and second base for Baltimore Orioles during the late 1980’s through the early 1990’s. Cal joined Eddie and Johnnie during a Seattle U baseball fundraising event in Seattle, Jan 31, 2012.