NEW YORK (WFAN) — Ken Griffey Jr. doesn’t like the New York Yankees. Never has, never will.
The former Seattle Mariners star told anyone who would listen that he’d never sign in the Bronx, even though he wouldn’t hit free agency until 2008, nearly 20 years into his big-league career. It all stemmed from late Yankees manager Billy Martin’s treatment of his father, and one clubhouse incident in particular.
“(Martin) had someone approach me and tell me to tell my two kids to be quiet,” Ken Griffey Sr. said Wednesday on WFAN’s Boomer & Carton show. “Junior was 11. And Junior happened to be standing outside the door, waiting to come into the locker room.”