On This Date 9/7/1997

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Ken Griffey Jr. of the Seattle Mariners hits his 50th home run of the season during the fourth inning against Bob Tewksbury of the Minnesota Twins at the Metrodome. Junior would finish the season with a career-best 56 home runs and 147 RBI to lead the league as the Mariners won the American League West, with Ken Griffey Jr. earning MVP honors.