Mariners players throw Ken Griffey Jr.’s No. 24 a big retirement party

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Mariners players throw Ken Griffey Jr.’s No. 24 a big retirement party

If you're going to retire a Jake Lamb Jersey number, might as well retire it in style.That was apparently the idea the Mariners had Saturday, when every player on the team wore Ken Griffey Jr.'s now-retiredNo. 24 during batting practice the last time the number will be worn by any player in the entire organization.MORE: 10 times Ken Griffey Jr. invaded pop culture in the '90sGriffey, recently inducted into the Baseball Hall of Fame, made his name as a Mariner after breaking into the big leagues in 1989. He spent 13 of his 22 seasons in Seattle, and it was there that Griffey became more than a baseball player, transcending the sport to become a https://www.diamondbacksedges.com/arizona-diamondbacks/robbie-ray-jersey touchstone of greater pop culture.Batting practice today is the very last time any #Mariners player, at any level, will wear this number. #24EVER pic.twitter.com/2rq6PmWHrn #24EVER (@Mariners) August 6, 2016Five players wore No. 24 for the Mariners before Griffey, and none have worn it since until Patrick Corbin Jersey Saturday.A number retirement is perhaps the greatest tribute a team can bestow on a player, but to retire a number throughoutan entire organization takes the respect to a whole new level.

If you’re going to retire a Jake Lamb Jersey number, might as well retire it in style.That was apparently the idea the Mariners had Saturday, when every player on the team wore Ken Griffey Jr.’s now-retiredNo. 24 during batting practice the last time the number will be worn by any player in the entire organization.MORE: 10 times Ken Griffey Jr. invaded pop culture in the ’90sGriffey, recently inducted into the Baseball Hall of Fame, made his name as a Mariner after breaking into the big leagues in 1989. He spent 13 of his 22 seasons in Seattle, and it was there that Griffey became more than a baseball player, transcending the sport to become a https://www.diamondbacksedges.com/arizona-diamondbacks/robbie-ray-jersey touchstone of greater pop culture.Batting practice today is the very last time any #Mariners player, at any level, will wear this number. #24EVER pic.twitter.com/2rq6PmWHrn #24EVER (@Mariners) August 6, 2016Five players wore No. 24 for the Mariners before Griffey, and none have worn it since until Patrick Corbin Jersey Saturday.A number retirement is perhaps the greatest tribute a team can bestow on a player, but to retire a number throughoutan entire organization takes the respect to a whole new level.

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