Ken Griffey Jr. recently spoke out about his hatred for the New York Yankees. In this blog post, we’ll explore why he feels this way.
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Ken Griffey Jr.’s childhood
Ken Griffey Jr. was born in Donora, Pennsylvania, in 1969. His father, Ken Griffey Sr., was a professional baseball player with the Cincinnati Reds, and his mother, Birdie, was a homemaker. Ken Jr. has two older sisters, Melissa and Kim. When Ken Jr. was six years old, his family moved to Cincinnati, Ohio, where his father played for the Reds. Ken Jr. would often go to the Reds’ games with his father, and he quickly became a fan of the team.
Ken Griffey Jr.’s family
Ken Griffey Jr. was born in Donora, Pennsylvania, on November 21, 1969. His father, Ken Griffey Sr., was a star outfielder for the Cincinnati Reds; his mother, Birdie, was a high school softball star. Ken Jr. was the youngest of three children; his sister, Barb, is four years older than him, and his brother, Gary, is two years older. Ken Jr. grew up in Cincinnati and attended the same high school—Moeller High School—as his father and brother
Ken Griffey Jr.’s friends
Though Ken Griffey Jr. played for the Seattle Mariners, Chicago White Sox, and Cincinnati Reds, he was born in Donora, Pennsylvania. He grew up a New York Yankees fan, attending games at Yankee Stadium with his father as a child. His father, Ken Griffey Sr., played for the Yankees from 1973 to 1981.
However, when Ken Griffey Jr. was drafted by the Mariners in 1987, he chose to wear the number 24 in honor of Willie Mays instead of his father’s number 30 because he wanted to establish his own identity. As a result of his decision, Ken Griffey Jr. and his father became friends with Mays and have remained close ever since.
Ken Griffey Jr.’s playing career
Ken Griffey Jr. played his last game in MLB on October 3, 2010. He played his entire 22-year career with the Seattle Mariners, and was inducted into the Mariners Hall of Fame in 2013. Griffey Jr. is widely considered one of the greatest baseball players of all time. He was a 13-time All-Star, 10-time Gold Glove winner, and 6-time Silver Slugger winner. He also won the 1997 American League MVP award.
Ken Griffey Jr.’s teams
Ken Griffey Jr. played Major League Baseball (MLB) for 22 seasons, 21 of which were spent with the Seattle Mariners and one with the Cincinnati Reds. He also briefly played for the Chicago White Sox in 2008. Griffey is widely considered one of the greatest baseball players of all time.
Ken Griffey Jr.’s injuries
During his career, Griffey was placed on the disabled list fifteen times in seventeen seasons. In 1994, he played in only 111 games due to a hamstring injury that he suffered during spring training. The following season, he played in 140 games, but missed time due to a broken wrist. In 1996, Griffey again missed time due to a hamstring injury, and played in 143 games. In 1997, Griffey suffered an ankle injury which led to him missing nine weeks of the season. He returned late in the season and played in 28 games. The 1998 season was abbreviated due to a labor dispute, but Griffey still managed to play in 102 games and hit 40 home runs.
The 1999 season was another injury-plagued year for Griffey. After playing in only 135 games, he underwent surgery on his left knee, which caused him to miss the first month of the 2000 season as well. He ended up playing in 145 games that year. Injuries limited Griffey to 127 games in 2001; he underwent surgery on his right knee that October
Ken Griffey Jr.’s retirement
On June 2, 2010, Ken Griffey Jr. announced his retirement from Major League Baseball. In his speech, Griffey said that he was “tired of the game” and that he “didn’t want to be a burden on any team.” Griffey also said that he “hated the New York Yankees” and that he was “sick of hearing about them.”
Ken Griffey Jr.’s Hall of Fame induction
Ken Griffey Jr. was inducted into the National Baseball Hall of Fame in 2016, his first year of eligibility. He was a 13-time All-Star, 10-time Silver Slugger winner, and the 1997 American League MVP. Griffey is considered one of the greatest players of all time.
Griffey’s relationship with the Yankees has been complicated. He grew up a Yankees fan, but they didn’t draft him when he was eligible in 1984. He instead went to Seattle, where he became a superstar. The Yankees did try to trade for Griffey in 2000, but he vetoed the deal.
Griffey has said that he doesn’t hate the Yankees, but he does dislike them. He’s made it clear that he doesn’t want to be associated with them in any way, shape, or form.
Ken Griffey Jr.’s family life
Ken Griffey Jr. was born November 21, 1969 in Donora, Pennsylvania. He is the son of former Major League Baseball player Ken Griffey Sr. and the brother of current Cincinnati Reds first baseman Craig Griffey. Ken Jr.’s family moved to Cincinnati, Ohio when he was six years old, and he played his first organized baseball game at the age of seven. Griffey Jr. excelled at baseball and football in high school, and was drafted by the Seattle Mariners in the first round of the 1987 MLB draft.