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Ichiro hitting his way into rare 3,000 club

Former Seattle Mariner Ichiro Suzuki is six hits away from 3,000 for his major league career. The certain first-ballot Hall of Fame player has been in the league 16 years. The 42-year-old has had a rebirth in Miami, where he is hitting .345 through 77 games played.

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What could overshadow a future Hall of Famer? A cold beer

Funny as it may seem, less than a week before he enters the National Baseball Hall of Fame, Ken Griffey Jr.’s assignment to Bellingham to begin his professional career in 1987 wasn’t a very big story in town. In fact, it might not have even been the largest story surrounding the Bellingham Mariners that year.

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Back when ‘The Kid’ was just a Baby M

Former Bellingham Mariners manager Rick Sweet admits he wasn’t so sure about what he wrote on his 1987 end-of-season report about Ken Griffey Jr. to the parent club’s player development staff in Seattle. Was the phrase “future Hall of Famer” overselling his prospects?

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Former Mariners teammates recall the greatness of Ken Griffey Jr.

The megawatt smile. The backwards-turned baseball hat. That sweet swing and the homers it produced. Former teammates Jay Buhner, Edgar Martinez and Mariners lead broadcaster Rick Rizzs weigh in on Ken Griffey Jr., Seattle's greatest baseball player and soon-to-be member of the Hall of Fame.
Drew Perine The News Tribune
Former Mariners teammates recall the greatness of Ken Griffey Jr. 5:27

Former Mariners teammates recall the greatness of Ken Griffey Jr.

A look back at Ken Griffey Jr.'s time as a Bellingham Mariner 1:58

A look back at Ken Griffey Jr.'s time as a Bellingham Mariner

Meet the Seattle Mariners' first-round pick Kyle Lewis 3:25

Meet the Seattle Mariners' first-round pick Kyle Lewis

Bellingham bus driver is national champ 1:56

Bellingham bus driver is national champ