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M’s unveil statue of Griffey Jr.

The Associated Press

A statue of Mariners Hall of Famer Ken Griffey Jr. stands in front of Safeco Field on Thursday.

The Associated PressSEATTLE (AP) — Ken Griffey Jr. is captured in full follow through from his swing, gazing toward an unseen baseball.

It’s a pose he struck many times during his Hall of Fame career, and it’s the way he’s been immortalized in bronze outside Safeco Field.

The Seattle Mariners on Thursday unveiled the statue of Griffey, the most recent way they’ve honored one of the franchise’s greatest players.

“One of the things I’m known for is my swing and I think it was pretty much going to be a given [that would be the pose],” Griffey said during the unveiling ceremony. “They pretty much nailed it. It was overwhelming to see something like that.”

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