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Boston will always be home. I certainly hope so, anyway. I can’t really imagine wanting to live anywhere else right now. Whenever I’ve got a little downtime, I go back. I try to get at least five months of the year off. I try to push for six, really.
After considering playing for Atlanta, a location which is closer to his family, Ken Griffey Jr. agrees to a one-year deal with the Seattle Mariners. The 39-year-old outfielder joins a list of superstars, Babe Ruth (Boston), Willie Mays (New York), and Hank Aaron (Milwaukee), to choose the city where they played with their first team as the place to end their major league career.
At the Polo Grounds, Red Sox rookie pitcher Babe Ruth collects three hits, including his first home run. Homer number one, as well as homer number two – hit two weeks later – comes off Yankees’ pitcher Jack ‘Crab’ Warhop.