Ken Griffey Jr. is hands down one of my favorite baseball players of all-time. The man is a career .284/.370/.538 hitter with 630 home runs, 1,836 RBI’s and 2,781 hits over 22 years in the league. Those are some amazing numbers from a man who once played on the same team as his Father in Seattle.
I wonder how that was, Father and Son playing on the same time. Did he ever ground him or lecture him while they were on the road together? I’m sure it made everything a lot better and themselves comfortable. Anyways, on June 21st, the Cincinnati Reds will be inducting Ken Griffey Jr. into their Cincinnati Reds Hall of Fame.
According to Cincinnati’s team Twitter handle, they will be giving out Ken Griffey Jr. bobbleheads on that day.
— Reds (@Reds) February 5, 2014
Griffey spent eight and a half years with the Cincinnati Reds before he was traded to the Chicago White Sox. He finished the final two years of his career with the Seattle Mariners. Retiring not even halfway through the 2010 season.
Ken blasted 19 home runs and drove in 64 RBI’s in those two years with the Mariners. This game should be sold out and I expect him to get a standing ovation from everybody in the ballpark. His Father is currently the manager for the Bakersfield Blaze, a Single-A affiliate for the Cincinnati Reds.