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How Close Have Sammy Sosa and Mark McGwire Come to the Hall of Fame?

In 1998, St. Louis Cardinals first baseman Mark McGwire and Chicago Cubs right fielder Sammy Sosa took baseball fans on a wild ride in pursuit of Roger Maris’ single-season home run record, a season that some still say saved baseball. The story of the legendary home run race is the subject of ESPN’s latest documentary, …

Ken Griffey Jr. was only 19 years old when he debuted with the Seattle Mariners in 1989. He left before the 2000 season as the greatest player in Mariners history.

Ken Griffey Jr. Made Successful MLB Debut on This Day in 1989

Before he was arguably baseball’s biggest star in the 1990s, Ken Griffey Jr. was simply a 19-year-old hoping to make an immediate impact with the Seattle Mariners. In a time before service time debates, the Mariners chose to open the 1989 season with a young minor league player who gave them the best chance at …