Ken Griffey Jr. speaks at a news conference Friday, Jan. 8, 2016, in Seattle. Griffey's Hall of Fame whirlwind came back to where it all started, when he spoke at Safeco Field, the stadium built in part because of him.
Ken Griffey Jr. speaks at a news conference Friday, Jan. 8, 2016, in Seattle. Griffey's Hall of Fame whirlwind came back to where it all started, when he spoke at Safeco Field, the stadium built in part because of him. Elaine Thompson AP
Ken Griffey Jr. speaks at a news conference Friday, Jan. 8, 2016, in Seattle. Griffey's Hall of Fame whirlwind came back to where it all started, when he spoke at Safeco Field, the stadium built in part because of him. Elaine Thompson AP
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Bob Dutton joined The News Tribune in 2013 after more than 25 years at the Kansas City Star, including the last 13 covering baseball and the Royals. He was the president of the Baseball Writers' Association of America in 2008 and serves on the committee that nominates players to the Hall of Fame.