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One of the few highlights for Ken Griffey Jr. this season was this game-winning, RBI pinch-hit single in the ninth inning against the Blue Jays May 20 in Seattle. (Associated Press)

Griffey retires after 22 seasons

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SEATTLE (AP) -- Ken Griffey Jr. retired Wednesday night, ending one of the great careers in baseball history.

The 40-year-old Griffey told Seattle team president Chuck Armstrong that he was done playing. Mar-iners manager Don Wakamatsu called his players together before the start of batting practice to inform them of Griffey's decision.

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