Griffey set to take place alongside Dave Niehaus in Hall of Fame

Dave Niehaus, voice of the Mariners, interviews Ken Griffey, Jr. in 1999. (Ellen M. Banner / The Seattle Times)

It’s Ken Griffey Jr.’s turn to take the hallowed stage Sunday, and there’s a tinge of sadness that Dave Niehaus will not be there to see it. They are the two icons of Mariners baseball, and developed an unlikely but unbreakable friendship over the years.