24 Stories – The Gamer

On the field, Ken Griffey Jr. put up video game-like numbers over the course of his Hall of Fame career. Off the field, Junior was the star of several video games – and he was tough to beat at them, too.

#20 – The Gamer

“Junior would take the video game console on the road and play it in his hotel room. Other guys on the team would play, and of course, he was the first player with a video game.” – Kevin Martinez

“Ken and I played video games sometimes, and I remember whenever he would hit a home run, with himself of course, he’d be like, ‘That ball was crushed. Look at that there. Look at that there.’ That was his famous saying, ‘That ball was crushed.’ He probably had an advantage from being part of the development, and he knew baseball a little bit better than me, but otherwise, I think I would have got him because I was pretty nice with the sticks.” – Kid Sensation

Visit Mariners.com/24stories to check out a new story each day as we count down to Junior’s number retirement at Safeco Field on August 6.


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