Ken Griffey Jr.

Ken Griffey Sr.: An Icon in Baseball and Health

George Kenneth Griffey Sr. had an iconic 18-year run in Major League Baseball as a right fielder, winning the World Series twice, becoming a three-time MLB All Star and being the first player in Major League Baseball to play with his son on the same team.

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Ken Griffey Jr. to be Inducted in Baseball Hall of Fame

Retired baseball star Ken Griffey Jr., along with former LA Dodger Mike Piazza, will be inducted into the National Baseball Hall of Fame in July 2016. So far, Griffey Jr is the only No. 1 draft pick to be inducted into the Hall of Fame, CBS Sports reports. Griffey Jr. played 2671 games during his career, playing for the Seattle Mariners, the Cincinnati Reds and the Chicago White Sox. His career RBI was at 83.5 percent and he made, on average, 28 home runs per season, leading him to 630 home runs overall, according to ESPN. The Mariners announced that