George Kenneth Griffey Jr. (born November 21, 1969) nicknamed "Junior" and "the Kid", is an American former professional baseball outfielder who played 22 years in Major League Baseball (MLB). He spent most of his career with the Seattle Mariners and Cincinnati Reds, along with a short stint with the Chicago White Sox. A member of the Baseball Hall of Fame and a 13-time All-Star, Griffey is one of the most prolific home run hitters in baseball history; his 630 home runs rank as the seventh-most in MLB history. Griffey was also an exceptional defender and won 10 Gold Glove Awards in center field. He is tied for the record of most consecutive games with a home run (eight, with Don Mattingly and Dale Long).
|Full name at birth||
George Kenneth Griffey Jr.
|Claim to fame||
perhaps the greatest MLB player of the 1990s as the Seattle Mariner`s Center Fielder
|Date of birth||
21 November 1969
|Place of birth||
Donora, Pennsylvania, United States
Major League Baseball Player
6' 2" (188 cm)
230 lbs (104.3 kg)
Moeller (Cincinnati, OH)
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