‘It’s been awesome … wild’, Griffey says of Hall of Fame selection; M’s retiring his number 24
SEATTLE -- The Seattle Mariners announced Friday that the team will officially retire Ken Griffey Jr.'s number, 24, and that Griffey will throw out the first pitch of the Mariners 2016 season home opener April 8. The number retirement will be the highlight of Ken Griffey Jr. Weekend in Seattle from Aug. 5-7, just two weeks after his Hall of Fame induction ceremony in Cooperstown, N.Y. , Seattle Mariners President & CEO Kevin Mather said.