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Shortstops Derek Jeter and Alex Rodriguez pose with a fan before a 1997 Yankees-Mariners game. Rodriguez will undergo surgery on his left hip and could be sidelined until the All-Star game. (Chuck Solomon/SI)

GALLERY: Rare Photos of Derek Jeter | Alex Rodriguez
LEMIRE: Outfielder choices, A-Rod hot topics at winter meetings

Shortstops Derek Jeter and Alex Rodriguez pose with a fan before a 1997 Yankees-Mariners game. Rodriguez will undergo surgery on his left hip and could be sidelined until the All-Star game. (Chuck Solomon/SI)
GALLERY: Rare Photos of Derek Jeter | Alex RodriguezLEMIRE: Outfielder choices, A-Rod hot topics at winter meetings

Ken Griffey Sr. puts a reverse chinlock on his son during a 1989 SI photo shoot. The elder Griffey would be traded to Seattle the next year, where he’d play his last two MLB seasons with his son. (Ronald Modra/SI)

GALLERY: Like Father, Like Son | Classic Photos of Ken Griffey Jr. 

Ken Griffey Sr. puts a reverse chinlock on his son during a 1989 SI photo shoot. The elder Griffey would be traded to Seattle the next year, where he’d play his last two MLB seasons with his son. (Ronald Modra/SI)
GALLERY: Like Father, Like Son | Classic Photos of Ken Griffey Jr. 

On this day in 1990, Ken Griffey and Ken Griffey Jr. become the first father and son to play in the same major league lineup. The 40-year old left fielder and his 20-year old offspring both score a run in Mariners’ 5-2 victory over the Royals at the Kingdome. Junior would go onto score 1,661 more runs over his 22-year career, to go along with his 630 career home runs and 1,836 RBIs. (VJ Lovero/SI)

GALLERY: Ken Griffey Jr. Through the Years | Griffey Covers

On this day in 1990, Ken Griffey and Ken Griffey Jr. become the first father and son to play in the same major league lineup. The 40-year old left fielder and his 20-year old offspring both score a run in Mariners’ 5-2 victory over the Royals at the Kingdome. Junior would go onto score 1,661 more runs over his 22-year career, to go along with his 630 career home runs and 1,836 RBIs. (VJ Lovero/SI)
GALLERY: Ken Griffey Jr. Through the Years | Griffey Covers

New Yankees outfielder Ichiro Suzuki acknowledges the Safeco Field crowd in his first at-bat against the Mariners on Monday. Suzuki was traded from the Mariners to the Yankees earlier in the day.  (Photo by Otto Greule Jr/Getty Images)

SI VAULT: Ichiro has become baseball’s biggest attraction (9.17.01)

New Yankees outfielder Ichiro Suzuki acknowledges the Safeco Field crowd in his first at-bat against the Mariners on Monday. Suzuki was traded from the Mariners to the Yankees earlier in the day.  (Photo by Otto Greule Jr/Getty Images)
SI VAULT: Ichiro has become baseball’s biggest attraction (9.17.01)

The MLB First-Year Player Draft is less than two weeks old and scouts are scrambling to find their diamonds in the rough. Back in 1987, scouts didn’t need to search hard to find the No. 1 prospect, Ken Griffey Jr. “The Kid” was taken No. 1 straight out of high school by the Mariners and quickly became one of baseball’s most popular players. The 13-time All-Star ranks fifth all time with 630 home runs to go along with 10 straight Gold Gloves and the 1997 American League MVP. (VJ Lovero/SI, Richard Mackson/SI)

GALLERY: No. 1 MLB Draft Picks Since 1985 | Rare Ken Griffey Jr. Photos


The MLB First-Year Player Draft is less than two weeks old and scouts are scrambling to find their diamonds in the rough. Back in 1987, scouts didn’t need to search hard to find the No. 1 prospect, Ken Griffey Jr. “The Kid” was taken No. 1 straight out of high school by the Mariners and quickly became one of baseball’s most popular players. The 13-time All-Star ranks fifth all time with 630 home runs to go along with 10 straight Gold Gloves and the 1997 American League MVP. (VJ Lovero/SI, Richard Mackson/SI)
GALLERY: No. 1 MLB Draft Picks Since 1985 | Rare Ken Griffey Jr. Photos

Ken Griffey Jr. makes a running catch during a 1999 Mariners-Yankees game. (V.J. Lovero/SI)

GALLERY: Ken Griffey Jr. Through the Years 

Ken Griffey Jr. makes a running catch during a 1999 Mariners-Yankees game. (V.J. Lovero/SI)
GALLERY: Ken Griffey Jr. Through the Years 

Shortstops (clockwise L-R) Alex Gonzalez, Edgar Renteria, Rey Ordonez, Derek Jeter and Alex Rodriguez pose for the 1997 SI story on the resurgence of shortstops. (Walter Iooss Jr./SI)

AL DIVISION PREVIEWS: East | Central | West
NL DIVISION PREVIEWS: East | Central | West
VERDUCCI: Team-by-team breakdowns, predictions

Shortstops (clockwise L-R) Alex Gonzalez, Edgar Renteria, Rey Ordonez, Derek Jeter and Alex Rodriguez pose for the 1997 SI story on the resurgence of shortstops. (Walter Iooss Jr./SI)
AL DIVISION PREVIEWS: East | Central | WestNL DIVISION PREVIEWS: East | Central | WestVERDUCCI: Team-by-team breakdowns, predictions

Ichiro Suzuki and Munenori Kawasaki of the Seattle Mariners stand for the National Anthem before a spring training game against the Reds. Though Kawasaki is in his first season in America, the two play together for the Japanese National Team. (Christian Petersen/Getty Images)

GALLERY: Classic Spring Training Photos

Ichiro Suzuki and Munenori Kawasaki of the Seattle Mariners stand for the National Anthem before a spring training game against the Reds. Though Kawasaki is in his first season in America, the two play together for the Japanese National Team. (Christian Petersen/Getty Images)
GALLERY: Classic Spring Training Photos

Mariners catcher Guillermo Quiroz takes his cuts during spring training on Friday. (AP Photos/Charlie Riedel)

VERDUCCI: A fan’s guide to spring training

Mariners catcher Guillermo Quiroz takes his cuts during spring training on Friday. (AP Photos/Charlie Riedel)
VERDUCCI: A fan’s guide to spring training

Ken Griffey Jr. smiles from beneath a pile of teammates after scoring the winning run in the 11th inning of Game 5 of the 1995 ALDS. The Mariners beat the Yankees, 6-5, to advance to the ALCS, where they lost to the Indians. (AP Photo/Elaine Thompson)

GALLERY: Ken Griffey Jr. Through the Years
SI VAULT: Memorable Mariners comeback highlights great week of baseball (10.16.95)

Ken Griffey Jr. smiles from beneath a pile of teammates after scoring the winning run in the 11th inning of Game 5 of the 1995 ALDS. The Mariners beat the Yankees, 6-5, to advance to the ALCS, where they lost to the Indians. (AP Photo/Elaine Thompson)
GALLERY: Ken Griffey Jr. Through the YearsSI VAULT: Memorable Mariners comeback highlights great week of baseball (10.16.95)