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This is an article from the June 2, 2008 issue
The Cup StopsHere
As the Penguinsand the Red Wings battle for the Stanley Cup, SI.com has blue line to blue linecoverage of the finals, including ...
• Previews andpostgame blogs from our hockey experts: Michael Farber, Darren Eliot, KostyaKennedy, Sarah Kwak and Allan Muir
• Photogalleries: Red Wings history and fans
• SI Vault: Lookback at the careers of Gordie Howe and Mario Lemieux
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Inside College Football
A profile of Florida State coach-in-waiting Jimbo Fisher
Danica Patrick isn't the only female athlete making news
Inside the NBA
News, notes and predictions from the conference finals
Keep up with Rafael Nadal and all the action from Roland Garros on SI.com'sFrench Open homepage. Senior writer Jon Wertheim reports from courtside withobservations and answers to your questions, while Justin Gimelstob provides aformer pro player's perspective.
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FROM SPORTSILLUSTRATED MAY 7, 1990
SI writer E.M.Swift profiled 20-year-old Seattle outfielder Ken Griffey Jr., who was off to ablazing start, leading the AL with a .395 average.
HE makes runningcatches with his back to the plate, which draws inescapable comparisons toMays. And, as long as we're mentioning Hall of Famers, he makes throws from theoutfield that are of the same caliber as the cannon shots of Roberto Clemente.It's almost as if Griffey were born to do this kind of work. And he's still theyoungest player in the major leagues. Same as last year. That's the scary part."He's a big kid, a baby," says Gene Clines, the Mariners' hittingcoach. "When he finally buckles down, there's no telling what kind ofnumbers he will put on the board."
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