Dept. of the Obvious: Junior a Mariners Hall of Famer

The Mariners announced yesterday that Ken Griffey Jr. will be inducted into the team’s Hall of Fame during a ceremony at Safeco Field on Aug. 10, prior to facing the Milwaukee Brewers.

“It’s something you dream about,” Griffey said in a conference call. “It’s the organization you got drafted by, the celebration of your career. It means a whole lot they’d think that highly of me and what I’ve done to put my name up there with the rest of the guys.”

Griffey, who turned 43 in November, will join the late announcer, Dave Niehaus, in the Mariners’ Hall of Fame, as well as five of his former teammates: Alvin Davis, Jay Buhner, Edgar Martinez, Randy Johnson and Dan Wilson.

Griffey is sixth on the career home-run list with 630, with 417 with Seattle, the rest with the Reds. (Editor’s note: Griffey hit 210 homers for the Reds but he also hit three homers for the White Sox – updated 1/23)