3 Jun 2010

Junior retires from MLB

1:04 pm on 3 June 2010

The Seattle Mariners slugger Ken Griffey Jr has retired after a 22-year career in major League Baseball.

Griffey's 630 career home runs rank him fifth on the all-time list.

The 40-year-old, 13-times All-Star outfielder was selected first overall by Seattle in 1987 and also spent time with the Cincinnati Reds and Chicago White Sox before returning to the Mariners in 2009.

Griffey ends his illustrious career trailing only Barry Bonds (762), Hank Aaron (755), Babe Ruth (714) and Willie Mays (660) for home runs.