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Former Seattle Mariners' Ken Griffey Jr. speaks at (Credit: AP )

Former Seattle Mariners' Ken Griffey Jr. speaks at a news conference following a luncheon in his honor at the team's ballpark on Friday in Seattle. The Mariners began a two-day celebration of Griffey on Friday. Griffey is being inducted into the team's Hall of Fame. (Aug. 9, 2013)

Ken Griffey Jr. inducted into Seattle Mariners' Hall of Fame

Ken Griffey Jr. won't be eligible for the Baseball Hall of Fame until 2016, but that's not stopping his former team. The Seattle Mariners began a two-day celebration of Griffey on Friday, honoring their former superstar by inducting him into the team's Hall of Fame.

Former Seattle Mariners baseball player Ken Griffey Jr.
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Former Seattle Mariners baseball player Ken Griffey Jr. is applauded as he arrives at a luncheon in his honor at the Mariners' ballpark in Seattle. The Mariners began a two-day celebration on Friday of Griffey, who is being inducted into the team's Hall of Fame. (Aug. 9, 2013)

Former Seattle Mariners baseball player Ken Griffey Jr.,
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Former Seattle Mariners baseball player Ken Griffey Jr., left, wipes his brow as he sits down with former teammate Dan Wilson at a luncheon in Griffey's honor at the Mariners' ballpark in Seattle. The Mariners began a two-day celebration on Friday of Griffey, who is being inducted into the team's Hall of Fame. (Aug. 9, 2013)

Former Seattle Mariners' Ken Griffey Jr. speaks at
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Former Seattle Mariners' Ken Griffey Jr. speaks at a luncheon in his honor at the team's ballpark on Friday in Seattle. The Mariners began a two-day celebration of Griffey on Friday. Griffey is being inducted into the team's Hall of Fame. (Aug. 9, 2013)

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Former Seattle Mariners' Ken Griffey Jr. imitates the
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Former Seattle Mariners' Ken Griffey Jr. imitates the thumbs-up that his son was doing below him while speaking about his close friendship with Jay Buhner at a luncheon in Griffey's honor at the team's ballpark on Friday in Seattle. The Mariners began a two-day celebration of Griffey on Friday. Griffey is being inducted into the team's Hall of Fame. (Aug. 9, 2013)

Former Seattle Mariners' Ken Griffey Jr., left, waves
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Former Seattle Mariners' Ken Griffey Jr., left, waves after being introduced by broadcaster Rick Rizzs at a luncheon in his honor at the team's ballpark on Friday in Seattle. The Mariners began a two-day celebration of Griffey on Friday. Griffey is being inducted into the team's Hall of Fame. (Aug. 9, 2013)

Former Seattle Mariners' Ken Griffey Jr. speaks at
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Former Seattle Mariners' Ken Griffey Jr. speaks at a news conference following a luncheon in his honor at the team's ballpark on Friday in Seattle. The Mariners began a two-day celebration of Griffey on Friday. Griffey is being inducted into the team's Hall of Fame. (Aug. 9, 2013)

Former Seattle Mariners' Ken Griffey Jr., center, poses
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Former Seattle Mariners' Ken Griffey Jr., center, poses with Marilyn Niehaus, fourth from right, and former teammates Randy Johnson, left, Edgar Martinez, second from right, and Alvin Davis, right, after a luncheon in his honor at the team's ballpark on Friday in Seattle. The Mariners began a two-day celebration of Griffey on Friday. Griffey is being inducted into the team's Hall of Fame. (Aug. 9, 2013)

Former Seattle Mariners' Ken Griffey Jr., center, is
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Former Seattle Mariners' Ken Griffey Jr., center, is embraced by Edgar Martinez as Randy Johnson, left, and Jay Buhner look on at a luncheon in his honor at the team's ballpark on Friday in Seattle. The Mariners began a two-day celebration of Griffey on Friday. Griffey is being inducted into the team's Hall of Fame. (Aug. 9, 2013)

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