Ken Jr Griffey
- Category : Sports-Baseball
- Type : GE
- Profile : 5/1 - Heretical / Investigator
- Definition : Single
- Incarnation Cross : LAX Uncertainty 2
American record-setting pro baseball player, a superstar who joined the Seattle Mariners at age 19. After a stellar career with the team, he joined the Cincinnati Reds, for whom on July 6, 2007, he hit his 586th homer in Cincinnati, OH. With it, he tied Hall of Famer Frank Robinson for sixth place for number of career homers.
In high school he had been a baseball star and played football as well for three years. A large man, he is 6'3" and weighs 230 pounds.
The son of pro baseball player, Ken Griffey, Sr., he and his dad played in the same lineup on August 31, 1990. With speed and grace, he manages the right field; his left-handed power hitting is not to be missed.
He broke his wrist in 1995 and was forced to miss several games. With his help upon his return that season, the Mariners captured the division championship. Some of the his "bests" are: hitting eight home runs in eight consecutive games, being named Player of the Year in in 1986 and 1987, best career All Star batting average in history (.571); being the youngest player ever to reach 350 home runs; the American League outfielder with the awards (10). In addition, he has scored a homerun in every American League ballpark.In 1990 he was named MVP.
Active in several charitable causes, he received a 1994 Celebrity Recognition Award from the Make-A-Wish Foundation and later was given the A. Bartlett Giamatti Award from the Baseball Assistance Team and the Mariners Roberto Clemente Award for outstanding community service in 1996, 1997 and 1998.
In addition to TV endorsements for various products, he occasionally appears on TV talk shows, made a guest appearance in the movie "Little Big League" and collaborated with M.C. Hammer on some songs. Griffey even recorded the song "The Way I Swing" with Kid Sensation and writes a column for a Seattle newspaper called "Ask Junior." With several other sports celebrities, he is one of the partners of the All-Star Cafe restaurant chain.
Griffey and his wife Melissa have two chidren, a son Trey Kenneth, born January 19, 1994 and a daughter Taryn Kennedy, born October 21, 1995.