Few Players have backed a team into so tight a corner as Ken Griffey Jr. did the Mariners, but he's only the latest star to leverage his way out of town. Here are five other franchise players who held guns to their teams' heads until they were shipped out.
Tom Seaver Mets
After months of contract bickering with Mets, Seaver demands trade to one of four teams.
P Pat Zachry; INF Doug Flynn; OFs Steve Henderson, Dan Norman
Seaver goes 75-46 in six seasons with Reds; Zachry never wins more than 10 for Mets; Henderson, Flynn and Norman all leave New York by end of '81 season.
Mark McGwire A's
A free-agent-to-be, Big Mac makes it clear he won't return to Oakland.
Ps Eric Ludwick, T.J. Mathews, Blake Stein