Ken Griffey Jr.

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Who Are the 'Griffey Three' Who Voted Against Jr.?

Of 440 voters, a record 437 said yes

(Newser) - Ken Griffey Jr. resoundingly got into the Baseball Hall of Fame on Wednesday, and controversy surrounds the pick. Not over Griffey's qualifications—630 home runs, 10 straight Gold Gloves, not a whiff of steroid scandal, and, yes, even a candy bar made his selection a no-brainer. Instead, it's... More »

Griffey Returning to Seattle

Home run hero taking his career back to city where it started

(Newser) - Slugger Ken Griffey Jr. will return to Seattle almost nine years to the day after he left the Mariners, reports the Seattle Post-Intelligencer. The prolific home-run hitter has signed an incentive-laden one-year contract for 2009. Griffey became a free agent after his short stint with the White Sox ended, and... More »

Griffey Slams No. 609, Now 5th on HR List

(Newser) - Ken Griffey Jr. slammed his 609th home run today to move into a tie with Sammy Sosa for fifth on the Major League Baseball career list. Only Barry Bonds (762), Hank Aaron (755), Babe Ruth (714), and Willie Mays (660) have hit more. Griffey's two-run drive helped his Chicago White... More »

BoSox Deal Ramirez as White Sox Land Griffey

Outfielders go noisily, quietly

(Newser) - The Red Sox traded Manny Ramirez at the deadline today, shipping the disgruntled outfielder to the Dodgers in a three-way deal that sends outfielder Jason Bay from Pittsburgh to Boston, reports New England Sports Network. Earlier, Ken Griffey Jr. agreed to a trade from the Reds to the White Sox,... More »

Reds Hot for MLB's Next Big Thing

Reds fans know talent when they see it, and they're loving Jay Bruce

(Newser) - Forget Ken Griffey Jr. The Reds outfielder to keep an eye on is rookie Jay Bruce, the 21-year-old whose shirt sold out within 24 hours at the Great American Ball Park store. In his debut week, Bruce reached base in 22 of 33 tries, with 15 hits and 12 runs... More »

Griffey Slams 600th Homer Against Marlins

Reds outfielder joins Bonds, Aaron, Ruth, Mays, and Sosa.

(Newser) - Ken Griffey Jr. hit his 600th career homer last night to join Barry Bonds, Hank Aaron, Babe Ruth, Willie Mays, and Sammy Sosa as the only players to do so. Griffey connected off Mark Hendrickson in the first inning of the Cincinnati Reds' 9-4 victory over the Florida Marlins, the... More »

Arroyo Helps Reds Gain Split With Mets

Keppinger's five hits back right-hander's eight solid innings

(Newser) - Bronson Arroyo pitched eight dominant innings to win a matchup of struggling pitchers and Jeff Keppinger had a career-high five hits, lifting the Cincinnati Reds over the New York Mets 7-1 yesterday for a split of their day-night doubleheader. In the opener, Carlos Beltran hit a bases-loaded triple and drove... More »

Sanchez Shuts Down Griffey, Cincinnati

Lefty matches career high with 10 whiffs

(Newser) - Jonathan Sanchez dominated the Cincinnati Reds in Dusty Baker's Bay Area return. Sanchez pitched into the ninth and matched his career high with 10 strikeouts, outdueling Reds ace Aaron Harang and keeping Ken Griffey Jr. at 597 career home runs in the San Francisco Giants' 3-1 victory Friday night. Sanchez... More »

Astros Offense Stays Hot in 9-3 Frolic Over Reds

Kaz Matsui ignites 7-run rally; Jocketty surveys carnage

(Newser) - Kazuo Matsui sparked Houston's seven-run rally with a two-run single, and the Astros coasted to their fourth straight victory Wednesday night, 9-3 over the unsettled Cincinnati Reds. Houston has won four in a row for the first time since last May, getting 36 runs out of a lineup producing top-to-bottom. More »

Gagne Blows it in 10th, Junior Lifts Reds Over Brewers 4-3

Edwin Encarnacion and Paul Bako hit consecutive homers off Gagne to tie it

(Newser) - Edwin Encarnacion and Paul Bako hit consecutive homers off Eric Gagne in the 10th inning Sunday, and Ken Griffey Jr. followed with a run-scoring single that sent the Cincinnati Reds to a 4-3 victory over the Milwaukee Brewers. The Reds won for only the second time in their last nine... More »

Hall's 2-run Double in 10th Rallies Brewers

Milwaukee beats Reds to improve to 4-0 in extra-inning games

(Newser) - Bill Hall's two-run double in the 10th inning kept the Milwaukee Brewers perfect in extra innings this season, setting up a 5-3 victory today over the Cincinnati Reds. The Reds have seen quite enough of Hall already. His two-run homer led to a 5-2 win in the series opener. A... More »

Griffey's 596th HR Leads Reds Past Cubs 9-2

Baker gets first win at Wrigley as manager since leaving Chicago

(Newser) - Dusty Baker got a win at Wrigley Field while managing the Cincinnati Reds, thanks to Joey Votto and Ken Griffey Jr. Votto doubled with the bases loaded, homered, drove in five runs and made a nice defensive play and Griffey hit his 596th career homer Thursday as Cincinnati beat... More »

Phillips Outruns Error in Reds' 12-4 Win

Cincinnati scores 10 unanswered runs en route to victory

(Newser) - Adam Dunn and Corey Patterson each hit two-run homers, Brandon Phillips scored twice off a pair of heady baserunning plays and Cincinnati defeated Milwaukee 12-4. Phillips helped put the Reds on top for good in the sixth after the normally sure-handed second baseman allowed two unearned runs that cost Cincinnati... More »

Griffey Hits No. 594 in Reds' Win Over Phillies

Cincy also gets another solid start from a young pitcher

(Newser) - Ken Griffey Jr. hit his 594th career homer Sunday, a two-run shot that resumed his pursuit of a seldom-reached milestone and powered the Cincinnati Reds to an 8-2 victory over the Philadelphia Phillies. Griffey's first homer of the season off Brett Myers (0-1) left him six shy of becoming the... More »

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