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Ken Griffey Jr.

Biography

13-period MLB All-Star and 1997 AL MVP who retired with 630 career house runs and is known as to be one of the better middle fielders to ever play the overall game. He spent the 1st 11 many years of his profession using the Seattle Mariners, after that his following nine injury-plagued years using the Cincinnati Reds. He was an extremely sought-after football recruit appearing out of Archbishop Moeller SENIOR HIGH SCHOOL in Cincinnati, Ohio. He received 4 American Little league home run game titles, 10 platinum gloves, and 7 metallic slugger honours. He offers two sons, Trey Kenneth and Tevin Kendall, and a child, Taryn Kennedy, along with his wife Melissa. Trey authorized using the Colts in 2017. He performed alongside celebrity shortstop Alex Rodriguez around the Seattle Mariners.

Quick Facts


Full Name Ken Griffey Jr.
Date Of Birth November 21, 1969
Place Of Birth Donora, PA
Height 1.9 m
Weight 93 kg
Profession Baseball Player
Education Moeller High School
Nationality American
Spouse Melissa Griffey
Children Trey Griffey, Taryn Kennedy, Tevin Kendall
Parents Ken Griffey Sr., Alberta Griffey
Siblings Craig Griffey
Awards American League Most Valuable Player Award, Best Male Athlete ESPY Award
Nominations Kids' Choice Award for Favorite Male Athlete
Movies Michael Jordan to the Max
Star Sign Scorpio

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#Fact
1The Seattle Mariners announced that he will return to the team, and will sign a 1 year contract worth $2 million, plus incentives. [February 2009]
2(July 31) Traded to the Chicago White Sox.
3Center fielder with the Seattle Mariners (1989-1999; 2009-2010), Cincinnati Reds (2000-2008[start]) and Chicago White Sox (2008[end]).
4Shares first and last names with another "Ken Griffey". Dealer of used cars in the Clarksville and Nashville, Tennessee areas, no relation.
5Made his professional baseball debut with the Bellingham (Washington) "Baby" Mariners of the Northwest League in 1987.
6Pacific Trading Cards manufactured a milk chocolate candy bar in honor of Jr's rookie debut in 1989, called the Ken Griffey Jr. bar.
7On September 14, 1990, Ken Griffey Sr. and Ken Griffey Jr., playing for the Seattle Mariners, hit back-to-back home runs, becoming the only father-son duo to hit back-to-back home runs and home runs in the same game.
8Named to Baseball Digest magazine's 1989 Rookie All-Star Team.
9Made major league debut on 3 April 1989.
10Seattle Mariners All-Time Home Run Leader (398).
11Holds Seattle Mariners single season record for Slugging Percentage (.674 in 1994).
12Holds Seattle Mariners single season record for most Total Bases (393 in 1997).
13Holds Seattle Mariners single season record for most RBI (147 in 1997).
14Holds Seattle Mariners single season record for most Extra-Base Hits (93 in 1997).
15Seattle Mariners All-Time Home Run Leader by a lefthander (398).
16Holds Seattle Mariners single season record for home runs by lefthander (56 in 1997 and 1998).
17Holds Seattle Mariners single season record for home runs at home field (30 in 1998).
18Holds Seattle Mariners single season record for home runs on road (29 in 1997).
19Holds Seattle Mariners record for home runs in a month (15 in May 1994).
20Seattle Mariners All-Time Leader in Grand Slams (12).
21Father, Ken Griffey Sr., was a pivotal player for Cincinnati's "Big Red Machine" during the 1970s.
221997 American League MVP. Led league in Slugging Percentage (.646), Runs (125), Total Bases (393), Home Runs (56), RBI (147) and Extra-Base Hits (93).
231992 All Star Game MVP.
24Member of 1995 and 1997 American League Western Division Champion Seattle Mariners team.
25Seattle Mariners All-Time Leader in Slugging Percentage(.569).
26Seattle Mariners All-Time Homerun Leader (398) and All-Time Leader in Slugging Percentage (.569).
27He and his father are the only father-son duo to hit home runs in the same game.
28Son George Kenneth III "Trey" (19 January 1994), daughter Taryn Kennedy (21 October 1995), adopted son Tevin Kendall (5 May 2002). When Trey was born, then-Mariners' G.M. Woody Woodward sent him a player's contract dated 2012.
29Recorded "The Way I Swing" with Kid Sensation.
30His paternal grandfather was a high school teammate of Stan Musial.
31#1 overall pick in the June 1987 draft out of Moeller H.S. (Cincinnati, Ohio) by the Seattle Mariners.
32Ken Griffey Jr. and Ken Griffey Sr. are one of two father-son duos to play on the same team in the same game. The other is Tim Raines Sr. and Tim Raines Jr.
33Traded on 10 February 2000 to the Cincinnati Reds for OF Mike Cameron, Brett Tomko, and two minor league players.
34Two children: daughter Taryn and son Trey
35Professional baseball player
36
  • Demands trade from the Seattle Mariners, saying he
wants to play somewhere closer to his family. [November 1999]


Actor

Actor

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Arli$$1999TV SeriesKen Griffrey Jr.
Little Big League1994Cameo appearance
The Simpsons1992TV SeriesKen Griffey Jr.

Self

Self

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Mike & Mike2016TV SeriesHimself - Baseball Hall of Famer
Prime 92010TV SeriesHimself
Sunday Night Baseball1990-2008TV SeriesHimself - Seattle Mariners Center Fielder / Himself - Cincinnati Reds Center Fielder / Himself - Chicago White Sox Center Fielder / ...
Who Made You?2008TV Series documentaryHimself
2007 MLB All-Star Game2007TV SpecialHimself - NL Starting Right Fielder, Cincinnati Reds
This Week in Baseball2002-2005TV SeriesHimself
Tiger: The Authorised DVD Collection2004Video documentaryHimself
2004 MLB All-Star Game2004TV SpecialHimself - NL Outfielder: Cincinnati Reds
SportsCenter2004TV SeriesHimself - Sunday Conversation Guest
Summer Catch2001Himself
2000 MLB All-Star Game2000TV SpecialHimself - NL Outfielder: Cincinnati Reds
Michael Jordan to the Max2000DocumentaryHimself
1999 MLB All-Star Game1999TV SpecialHimself
Race for the Record1998Video documentaryHimself
1998 MLB All-Star Game1998TV SpecialHimself
1997 MLB All-Star Game1997TV SpecialHimself - AL Starting Center Fielder: Seattle Mariners
My Oh My!1996DocumentaryHimself
1996 MLB All-Star Game1996TV SpecialHimself
Sports Greats: One on One with David Hartman1995TV MovieHimself
1995 American League Championship Series1995TV SeriesHimself - Seattle Mariners Center Fielder
Hank Aaron: Chasing the Dream1995DocumentaryHimself (interviews)
MTV Spring Break: Lake Havasu1995TV MovieHimself
Ken Griffey Jr. Presents Major League Baseball1994Video GameHimself
Super Dooper Bloopers 21994VideoHimself
The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air1994TV SeriesHimself
1994 MLB All-Star Game1994TV SpecialHimself - AL Center Fielder
Baseball's Hottest Stars1993VideoHimself
1993 MLB All-Star Game1993TV SpecialHimself - AL Center Fielder
Baseball 1992: A Video Chronicle1992VideoHimself
1992 MLB All-Star Game1992TV SpecialHimself - AL Center Fielder
1991 MLB All-Star Game1991TV SpecialHimself - AL Center Fielder
Harry and the Hendersons1991TV SeriesHimself
1990 MLB All-Star Game1990TV SpecialHimself - AL Center Fielder

Archive Footage

Archive Footage

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Prime 92009-2011TV SeriesHimself
30 for 302010TV Series documentaryHimself
DHL Presents Major League Baseball Hometown Heroes2006TV Mini-Series documentaryHimself
The 50 Greatest Home Runs in Baseball History1992Video documentaryHimself

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