On July 28, 1993, Ken Griffey, Jr. of the Seattle Mariners ties a major league record by homering in his eighth consecutive game – a 5-1 loss to the Minnesota Twins. The Mariners’ outfielder equals the mark set by Dale Long in 1956 and matched by Don Mattingly in 1987. In tomorrow’s game, Junior will barely miss breaking the record as he hits a long double off the right-center field wall at the Kingdome.