Ken Griffey, Sr.
American baseball player and manager
Ken Griffey, Sr.
George Kenneth "Ken" Griffey is an American former professional baseball outfielder. He serves as Manager of the Bakersfield Blaze, the Cincinnati Reds' Single A minor league affiliate. He is the father of former professional outfielder Ken Griffey, Jr. and former minor leaguer Craig Griffey. He is the grandfather of Arizona Wildcats wide receiver Trey Griffey. He and his older son Ken Jr. share the same birth city with Baseball Hall of Famer Stan Musial.
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Ken Griffey Sr., Jr., take a crack at prostate cancer
Fox News - 8 months
MLB’s famous father-son duo Ken Griffey Sr. and Jr. have long-been household names due to their remarkable careers on the baseball field.
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On Baseball: Baseball Isn’t No. 1 With the Next Generation of Griffeys
NYTimes - about 1 year
Baseball was great to Ken Griffey Sr. and even better to his son Ken Griffey Jr., but Junior’s children have gravitated toward football, basketball and lacrosse.
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Elder Griffey Supports Shunned Dopers for Cooperstown
NYTimes - about 1 year
Former major leaguer Ken Griffey Sr. said on Thursday his son earned induction into the Baseball Hall of Fame the "right way" but still feels bad for stars of the so-called Steroids Era who have been denied entry.
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World Series '75: Red October
Huffington Post Sports - over 3 years
I love baseball. I almost wrote I still love baseball, but that's unnatural. That comes from a discussion I heard on sports radio this spring. The announcers were all giddy with anticipation, save the 20-something NBA reporter. He claimed most of his generation remained unbitten by the baseball bug, only interested in the NBA and NFL. I was first stunned, then saddened. I can't imagine growing up without baseball. As a kid, that bug didn't just bite me, it swallowed me. I played in little league, and pickup games in the park. My friend Tony and I played fast pitch off the school wall; two mitts, one bat and a rubber ball were all you needed, all day. We imitated the batting stance of every major MLB star, and knew their batting averages. When it was raining, I even read about baseball, either fiction or history. Who didn't know Babe Ruth? Back then, I wasn't adamant about rooting for the home team. I admired great players and great teams, not caring what city they were from. I sa ...
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From Attempted Suicide To MLB Superstar: The Complicated Career Of Ken Griffey Jr.
Business Insider - almost 4 years
Despite spending the last decade or so of his career often injured, Ken Griffey Jr. was a 13-time All-Star, a 10-time Gold Glove winner, a 7-time Silver Slugger award winner, 1997 MVP, 6th all-time in career home runs with 630, and he accumulated nearly 80 WAR (explanation below). Any number you look at, it’s clear Ken Griffey Jr., nicknamed “The Kid,”  was one of the greatest players ever to step onto a baseball field. He became a superstar when he was only 19 years old, starting in center field for the Seattle Mariners in 1989. But just because someone is successful, famous, and rich (it’s estimated he made over $150 million during his playing career) doesn’t mean they can’t be sad or, even, depressed. After becoming one of the biggest can’t-miss prospects in baseball history, at the age of 18 the man who would not only be known for that beautiful swing, but also for his infectious and seemingly constant smile, attempted suicide. Ken Griffey Jr. grew up in a baseball-centric h ...
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More from Travis, Jeff and Julie Shaw - almost 5 years
Today’s feature story on Salem Red Sox first baseman Travis Shaw can be found here. Below is some Q&A with him and his parents. TRAVIS SHAW ON HIS FATHER BEING A BIG INFLUENCE ON HIS LIFE “Absolutely. Grew up around baseball my entire life, always went to the field with him. I remember when he got traded to Cincinnati, I was 7 or 8 years old, I’d go with him all the time. And then when he got traded to L.A., I was 9, 10, 11, and every day I’d go out there and be out there during batting practice, shag, just always around the guys, seeing how the hitters did their business. I’d go down to the cage and just watch hitters. I was around the locker room and the field every day.” ON HANGING AROUND PITCHERS OR HITTERS IN PARTICULAR: “I was just sort of wandering around as a little kid. I didn’t really have anything that I wanted to do. He sort of tried to guide me to being a pitcher in middle school and high school; it just didn’t work out that way. I was always just better hittin ...
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Five Things You Need to Know Today: April 10, 2012
Braintree Patch - almost 5 years
Born on this day in history: U.S. Commodore Matthew Perry (1794), journalist Joseph Pulitzer (1847), former MLB player Ken Griffey Sr. (1950), actor Steven Seagal (1952) and actor Haley Joel Osment (1988). 1. The Board of License Commissioners has a meeting at 2 p.m. on the lower level of Town Hall today. The agenda includes: Burger King looking for a 24-hour food license, and special wine farmers market licenses for Coastal Vineyards and Turtle Creek Winery. 2. Braintree High School girls and boys varsity outdoor tracks competes at Weymouth High at 3:45 p.m. today. Freshmen baseball and freshmen softball is at Newton North at 3:45 p.m. 3. The Braintree Republican Town Committee's annual meeting is at 7 p.m. in the Logan Auditorium at Thayer Public Library. The Democratic Town Committee meets at Fletcher Hall at Town Hall at 7 p.m. The Second Tuesday Book Club meets at 7:15 p.m. in the Reading Room at the library. This month's selection is Down River by John Hart. 4. The ...
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