Ken Griffey Jr.

Birthdate11/21/1969
Death Date
Debut Year1989
Year of Induction2016
Teams Mariners, Reds
Positions Center Field, Designated Hitter

By being named on 437 of the 440 Hall of Fame ballots, Ken Griffey Jr. set the record for highest voting percentage with 99.318%. 

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Ken Griffey Jr. reflects on his love of the game

Ken Griffey Jr. reflects on his love of the game

Blessed with athletic talent and youthful exuberance, Ken Griffey Jr. became known as “The Kid”, and “The Natural” during his playing career. A former Rookie of the Year and Most Valuable Player, Griffey finished with 630 career home runs. In this letter, he reflects on the beauty of baseball. “People ask me my favorite part of the game
Questionnaire filled out by a 19-year old Ken Griffey Sr. 4 years before his MLB debut in 1969

Questionnaire filled out by a 19-year old Ken Griffey Sr. 4 years before his MLB debut in 1969

Best known as the father of the Hall of Fame outfielder who bears the same name, Ken Griffey was a fine ball player in his own right. In the collection is this questionnaire filled out entirely by a 19-year old Griffey Sr. just three months after his high school graduation in 1969, a full four
Donruss 1987 baseball card autographed by Ken Griffey's father, Griffey Sr.

Donruss 1987 baseball card autographed by Ken Griffey's father, Griffey Sr.

Donruss came out with a special set of baseball cards commemorating each team’s Opening Day lineup. Only the players in the starting lineup were featured in the 1987 offering. Shown here is Ken Griffey’s card from that set depicting him with the Atlanta Braves. The outfielder’s career was wind

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