Hall of Famer and 13-time MLB All-Star Ken Griffey Jr. will be a guest analyst in the booth for ESPN’s entire telecast of the New York Yankees vs. Seattle Mariners game presented by USAA on Tuesday, Aug. 23 (10 p.m. ET, ESPN). Griffey, who played more than a decade for the Mariners, will join play-by-play commentator Jon Sciambi and analysts Rick Sutcliffe and Doug Glanville.
Griffey, who was enshrined in the National Baseball Hall of Fame this year, also played for the Cincinnati Reds and Chicago White Sox during his 22-year MLB career. He retired in 2010 as a Mariner after playing his first 11 MLB seasons in Seattle (1989-99).
Griffey’s return to Seattle coincides with the Mariners’ first home appearance on ESPN since 2011. The telecast will be available nationally.
The game will be preceded by a half hour Baseball Tonight presented by Heinz (9:30 p.m.) from the Little League World Series with Adnan Virk, Aaron Boone and Tim Kurkjian on ESPN. Baseball Tonight will also follow the game with Chris Singleton, Raul Ibanez and Jim Bowden on ESPN2.
ESPN MLB games and Baseball Tonight shows are also available on WatchESPN.
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