Griffey retires after 22 seasons
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.
Griffey was not in the clubhouse before Wednesday night's game against Minnesota. The team said he would not be at Safeco Field.
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