Hargrove chose family
Hargrove had thought out his exit, and as he said Sunday, wanted to do so on June 20, when the Mariners were losing. According to sources, he told general manager Bill Bavasi, clubbies and players that he's been in the business for 35 years, and that when he was in Cleveland recently he realized that he never saw his children grow up and now is missing his grandchildren growing up.
"I have to come in here and ask you to give 100 percent," Hargrove told the players. "I can't guarantee that I can give you the same."
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