At the Plate with...Ken Griffey Jr. by Matt ChristopherKen Griffey Jr., son of former pro ballplayer Ken Griffey Sr., has baseball in his blood. From his early years hanging out at Yankee Stadium with his father through his high school days as a baseball star, Ken Jr. was destined to bring greatness to whatever team he played for. He fulfilled his destiny by helping shape his former team, the Seattle Mariners, into division champs. In 2000, Griffey took his legendary skills and famous smile to the Cincinnati Reds to try to win a World Series with his hometown team.
Where are they now: Ken Griffey Jr.
It was glorious. Ken Griffey Jr. And Ken Griffey Jr. That's an immortal image. Perfect finish to Griffey's speech.
Fifteen years ago last month, the telephone rang, general managers Pat Gillick and Jim Bowden conferred, and one of the most monumental deals in baseball history was completed. Ken Griffey Jr. To Cincinnati. O n a recent Monday afternoon, the telephone rang again. A retired would-be home run king was on the line from his home in Florida, and his concerns pretty much are the same now as they were then.
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Hall of Famer Ken Griffey Jr. He made his second appearance on my Sports with Friends podcast. In the chat, I asked him specific questions about his longtime teammate Edgar Martinez going to the Hall of Fame. I happened to call into MLB Network and had a five-minute conversation with him. I feel better knowing I have somebody going in there next to me in the same uniform. It's kind of lonely when people have teammates together with you. Hank Aaron is a Brave, and he has a bunch of Braves too.