Senior Griffey turns 60 years old today.
Ken Griffey enjoyed a very successful 19-year major league career. Littered with both team and individual achievements, the elder Griffey tasted success from his early twenties into his early forties.
At the team level, Griffey was a proud member of one of baseball’s grandest dynasties – Cincinnati’s ‘Big Red Machine’. He competed in the playoffs 3 times during his 12-year stay with the Reds, and he walked away with 2 World Series championships!
On an individual level, Griffey was a 3-time All-star, with each appearance coming from his time in Cincy. He sports a lifetime batting average of .296 with 2,143 career hits. In total, he scored 1,129 runs, drove in 859 RBI, and crushed 152 home runs. A solid base runner, Griffey stole 200 bases too.
A talented and speedy defender, Griffey spent time playing all three outfield positions as well as first base towards the end of his career. He even did a little DH’ing when he played in the American League.
A marvelous 19-year baseball career!! Congratulations and Happy Birthday to Ken Griffey!!!