Ken Griffey Jr. Retires From Baseball

SEATTLE - MAY 23:  Ken Griffey Jr. #24 of the Seattle Mariners bats against the San Diego Padres at Safeco Field on May 23, 2010 in Seattle, Washington. (Photo by Otto Greule Jr/Getty Images)
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Keith SavageContributor IJune 3, 2010

One of the all time greats is calling it quits.

Ken Griffey Jr. is retiring from baseball.

The outfielder hit 630 home runs in his 22-year Major League career, leaving him fifth on the all-time list.

He was regarded as one of the world's best players in the 1990s before injuries took their toll, although he never played in a World Series.

Ken Griffey has left the baseball on the fifth position as being the most career runs. The Mariners CEO and Ken’s team members have tears in their eyes when they came to know about theretirement of the great player. They said that they will really miss Ken’s presence and will really miss his company in the future. Ken is regarded as one of the few privileged players in his era that used to be free from the controversy of taking steroids and drugs in order to enhance their stamina. On May 20, 2010,Ken Griffey played his last game against the Toronto Blue Jays.

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