Baseball / Outfielder

KEN GRIFFEY JR

United States

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Quick Stats
Nationality
United States
Age
45
Golf Handicap
9
Favourite Club
7 Iron
Sport
Baseball
Favourite Food
Kobe Steak
Favourite Film
Jaws
Top Music Track
Anything by Trey Songz
Career Highlight
Playing with my Dad
Favourite Golf Course
Pebble Beach

Nicknamed “Junior” and “The Kid,” Ken Griffey Jr. is a 13-time All-Star and one of the most prolific home run hitters of all time. His 630 home runs rank as the sixth-most in Major League Baseball history. Griffey is also regarded as one of the game’s greatest outfield defenders, capturing 10-consecutive American League Gold Glove Awards from 1990-99. Further proof of his fielding prowess is evidenced by his 2007 selection as one of nine all-time Rawlings Gold Glove winners. Griffey was named to MLB’s All-Century team in 1999 and is expected to be a first-ballot Hall of Fame inductee when eligible in 2016.

In 1990 and 1991, Griffey and his father, Ken Griffey Sr., became the first father-son duo to play on the same team at the same time; they also became the first to hit back-to-back home runs. Other iconic accolades include being named the 1992 All-Star Game MVP, 1997 American League MVP and 1998 ESPY co-winner for Male Athlete of the Year.