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Bells to honor Griffey in Bellingham on HOF induction

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

Jeff Bearden, Clubhouse Manager of the 1987 Bellingham Mariners and friend of Ken Griffey Jr., reminisces about Griffey's time in Bellingham.
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Jeff Bearden, Clubhouse Manager of the 1987 Bellingham Mariners and friend of Ken Griffey Jr., reminisces about Griffey's time in Bellingham.

You don’t have to go to New York to celebrate Ken Griffey Jr.’s enshrinement into the National Baseball Hall of Fame.

The Bellingham Bells will honor Griffey and the time he spent with the Bellingham Mariners during the 1987 season on induction day when they host Wenatchee at 3:05 p.m. Sunday at Joe Martin Field.

The Bells already have been wearing throwback jerseys with a special arm patch on Sunday games. They will wear those jerseys for the final time Sunday and sell the jerseys in a silent auction on the concourse as part of a fundraiser put on by Aegis Living.

Proceeds from the auction will benefit The Moyer Foundation, started in 2002 by former Seattle Mariners pitcher Jamie Moyer and his wife, Karen, to offer encouragement, comfort and support to children and families affected by grief and addiction.

Bells general manager Stephanie Morrell said the team has other plans to celebrate and honor Griffey and other Baby M’s players from the 1980s “in the works.”

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