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Ken Griffey Jr.

Baseball Hall of Fame Outfielder Ken Griffey Jr.

Profession: Baseball Hall of Fame Outfielder

Nationality:
United States of America
American

Why Famous: 13-time MLB All Star and American League MVP in 1997.

Born: November 21, 1969
Birthplace: Donora, Pennsylvania, USA
Age: 51 years old

Generation: Generation X
Chinese Zodiac: Rooster
Star Sign: Scorpio

Historical Events

  • 1987-06-02 Mariners draft Ken Griffey Jr. #1
  • 1990-08-31 Baseball outfielders Ken Griffey and Ken Griffey Jr. become the 1st father and son to play on same team (Seattle Mariners), the pair hit back-to-back singles in the first inning and both scored
  • 1992-07-14 All star MVP: Ken Griffey Jr. (Seattle Mariners)
  • 1993-06-16 Ken Griffey Jr. slugs his 100th career home run in Seattle's
  • 1993-07-28 Mariner Ken Griffey Jr. is 3rd to hit HRs in 8 straight games
  • 1994-06-22 Ken Griffey Jr. breaks Ruth's record for most HRs by end of June (31)
  • 1996-05-21 Ken Griffey Jr, 26, is 8th youngest to hits 200 home runs
  • 1997-04-25 Seattle Mariner Ken Griffey Jr. hits his 250th HR
  • 1997-09-26 Seattle Mariner Ken Griffey Jr. hits his 56th HR of 1997
  • 1997-11-13 Ken Griffey Jr. unanimously wins AL MVP
  • 1998-02-09 6th ESPY Awards: Ken Griffey Jr, Mia Hamm win
  • 2000-09-19 Ken Griffey Jr. pinch-hits his 400th home run becoming the first major league player to reach the mark as a pinch-hitter

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