One of the perks to spending a decade out in the Pacific Northwest was watching this can't miss high school baseball player, Ken Griffey Jr. make his way to the bigs. Junior playing with his father Ken Griffey Sr. in the same line-up or his streak of hitting a dinger for eight straight nights are just a couple of highlights that come to mind.
Playing for his third team (Chicago White Sox) during his career, The Kid went deep for the 610TH time to move pass Sammy Sosa into fifth place overall. The solo shot came in the ninth inning of a tough loss for the White Soxs but there are now just four in front of Griffey..
Babe Ruth-714 and
Willie (The Say Hay Kid) Mays-660 are the only players that have connected for more HR's than the Moeller High School graduate...
Congrats to Junior !