Happy Reds birthday, Ken Griffey!
April 10, 1950
Starting right fielder for the Big Red Machine. Three-time All-Star. Perennial .300 hitter (.296 for his career). Ken Griffey excelled at all he did. But for all his successes, he will probably be most remembered as the father of one of the greatest baseball players in history. They were the first father-son duo to play in the majors at the same time, and in 1990 were given the opportunity to occupy the same outfield for the Seattle Mariners. I was a fan of Senior before I even knew about Junior, but the story of father and son on the same field, hitting back-to-back home runs, playing catch between innings…that’s what baseball is all about.