Here's another excellent story on Griffey.

Katrina Marino had one wish Saturday. I just hope Kenny is watching, she said.

Kenny, Katrina's late husband, was a New York City firefighter who perished in the Sept. 11 terrorist attack on the World Trade Center. He was also a huge baseball fan, and Reds outfielder Ken Griffey Jr. was his favorite player
The Marinos and Griffey will be linked forever. Before one of the first games after the tragedy, Katrina e-mailed Reds publicity man Rob Butcher with this message:

My husband, Kenny Marino, a Rescue 1 firefighter, is missing. Ken Griffey Jr. was his favorite player. . . . If Ken Griffey Jr. could hit an extra home run for Kenny, I know he will be looking down with a big smile.

Griffey delivered, hitting a home run in the Reds' 8-1 victory over the Philadelphia Phillies that night.