Ken Griffey, Jr.

George Kenneth "Ken" Griffey, Jr. (born November 21, 1969 in Donora, Pennsylvania) is a Major League Baseball left fielder and designated hitter, who currently plays for the Seattle Mariners, who he had played with in the beginning of his career. He is one of the most prolific home run hitters in baseball history, currently fifth on the list of most career home runs, and is tied for the record of most consecutive games with a home run. His nicknames have been "The Natural", "The Kid", and "Junior". He is the son of former big league outfielder Ken Griffey, Sr. Many have described his swing as "one of the most beautiful and effortless." Griffey has also played for the Cincinnati Reds and the Chicago White Sox. Griffey shares the same birthday and the same birthplace as Hall of Famer Stan Musial in the town of Donora, Pennsylvania. His family moved to Cincinnati, Ohio, where father Ken Griffey, Sr. played for the Cincinnati Reds. Ken was inside of the clubhouse during his father's back to back championships in the 1975-1976 World Series. He attended Archbishop Moeller High School where he played football and baseball. Griffey was the baseball player of the year in 1986 and 1987, and
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