Ken Griffey Jr. joins ownership group for Seattle Sounders

Ken Griffey Jr. joins ownership group for Seattle Sounders
Ken Griffey Jr. buttons up his Hall of Fame jersey after he and Mike Piazza were announced as electees into the 2016 Baseball Hall of Fame class, Thursday, Jan. 7, 2016, in New York. (AP Photo/Kathy Willens)

SEATTLE — The Seattle Sounders have added Baseball Hall of Famer Ken Griffey Jr. to the club’s ownership group.

Griffey’s ownership stake was finalized earlier in the year, but the announcement had been delayed due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Griffey and his family make up the second addition to the ownership group this year, along with Seattle Kraken CEO Tod Leiweke and his wife, Tara.

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Griffey started his baseball career with the Seattle Mariners, making his debut in 1989.

He was inducted into the Hall of Fame in 2016.