Wednesday, September 8, 2010

Juniors Final Hit

Here's a picture I captured of Ken Griffey, Jr., being congratulated after hitting a game winning walk-off single against the Toronto Bluejays. Bluejays' first baseman Lyle Overbay (R) walks off the field as Seattle Mariners mob Griffey in the ninth inning at SAFECO Field in Seattle May 20, 2010. Griffey, pinch-hitting for Josh Wilson, hit the game winning single to right field that scored Milton Bradley in beating the Bluejays 4-3. I was able to capture the opposite emotions in one frame, the happiness of the celebrating Mariners players and the dejection displayed by Overbay as he walked off the field with his head down.

Come to find out this was his final hit at Safeco Field. On June 3rd he retired from Major League Baseball.

This picture is a fitting tribute that brought an end to a historic record of his final achievements in a hall of fame career.