Seattle Mariner Ken Griffey Jr. leaps and stretches for this fly ball to right center field at the Kingdome.
Seattle Mariners shortstop, Spike Owen, gets in on the back half of this successful pick-off move to second base with the Oakland Athletics
Ken Griffey Jr. became instantly know as “the kid” and “junior” and it was no wonder. The 19 year old rookie center fielder for the 1989 Seattle Mariners enjoyed all the younger fans and routinely took time out to pose a photo with the youthful Mariners fans.
On August 29, 1990 Ken Griffey Sr. joined his son by signing a free agent contact with the Seattle Mariners becoming the first father and son to play together on the same team. Sixteen days later the pair would again become a part of baseball lore by hitting back to back home runs in the first inning at the California Angels.
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.
Popular Seattle Mariners first baseman Alvin Davis relaxed following a 1989 team spring training morning workout in Tempe, Arizona.
The Seattle Mariners and the Kingdome from high in the dome’s light ring in 1989.
Kenny G performed the national anthem prior to a Seattle Mariners game in 1989.
Seattle Mariners pitcher Randy Johnson accepts the 1995 American League Cy Young Award from Mariner’s President Chuck Armstrong during 1996 opening ceremonies. Johnson finished the ’95 season with an 18-2 record and a 2.48 era.