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Ken Griffey Jr. Biography

Spent Childhood At Ballpark Watching Father, Picked No. 1 In Baseball Draft, Chronology, Awards And AccomplishmentsCONTACT INFORMATION

1969-

American baseball player

With his leaping-over-the-wall catches and power-packed home run swing, Ken Griffey, Jr., is one of the best all-around players major league baseball has ever seen. His mastery of both the offensive and defensive aspects of the game, coupled with his childish enthusiasm and glittery smile, made him one of the game's most popular heroes. In 1994, Griffey received a record 6,079,688 votes for the All-Star Game, surpassing the old record of most votes by nearly two million. In four of his first eleven seasons, Griffey led the American League in home runs, leading many to believe

Ken Griffey, Jr.

he would shatter Hank Aaron's all-time career home run record of 755. However, Griffey's weakness has been in being human, and injuries have kept him off pace. Another interesting facet of Griffey's career is that he and his father, Ken Griffey, Sr., played together for the Seattle Mariners in 1990-1991, making them the first father-and-son duo to play on the same team together. Over the years, Griffey has touched many lives off the field through his involvement with the Make-A-Wish Foundation. When children wish to meet Griffey, he willingly goes to say hello.

CONTACT INFORMATION

Address: 100 Cinergy Field, Cincinnati, Ohio, 45202. Fax: (513) 421-7342. Phone: (513) 421-4510. Email: commintern@cincyreds.com. Online: http://cincinnati.reds.mlb.com/NASApp/mlb/cin/homepage/cin_homepage.jsp.

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