July 28, 2011 BY Aaron Hope
By this point in July back in 1995, the Seattle Mariners were all but eliminated from playoff contention, trailing the American League West leading California Angels (of, well, California) by as many as 13 games before mounting an 11th hour comeback to win the division crown. The timing couldn’t have been better, as that September as the Ms were climbing atop the AL West, the King County electorate rejected a small sales tax increase to fund a new stadium. But after Ken Griffey Jr. scored the ALDS-winning run versus the Yankees on a play we’ve come to know as ‘The Double’, the county’s elected council moved to cooperate with the team’s ownership, which directly resulted in the construction of Safeco Field. That ’95 season also cemented Griffey as a household name and made Nike sufficiently confident that the very next year, they ran ‘Griffey for President’ on the platform of the Nike Air Griffey Max 1 in this original colorway. This quintessentially mid/late ’90s trainer will hit Nike Sportswear retailers like Millennium Shoes on August 10th and you can already find pairs available to buy right now on eBay.
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