Mariners Insider Blog

A single, a wave, and Mr. Griffey has left the building

And the legend grows.

Ken Griffey Jr. played his second game of the spring, walked twice and told his manager he planned to single in his third at-bat – then joked that he'd just keep running down the right field line toward the Seattle clubhouse.

Well, Junior singled leading off the fourth inning, rounded first, and saw that Wakamatsu was sending in a pinch-runner.

Griffey threw a quick wave and was gone – trotting down the line and away.

"I waved, Don waved and I was gone," Griffey said.

In the bottom of the fifth: Seattle 7, Arizona 4.