Ken Griffey Jr. Biography, Age, Wiki, Career, Family, Networth, Instagram, Twitter
Ken Kenneth Griffey Jr. is a former American baseball player. He played baseball with various teams like Seattle Mariners, Cincinnati Reds, and Chicago White Sox. Griffey achieved a tag as the most powerful hitter in the baseball fraternity. In his entire career, he won a total 10 Gold Glove Awards. He is also called as “The Kid” or “Junior”.
Ken Griffey Wiki
Full Name/Real Name: George Kenneth Griffey Jr.
Age: 50 years
Birth Date: November 21, 1969
Birth Place: Donora, Pennsylvania, United States
Height: 1.88 m
Weight: 104 kg
Spouse: Melissa Griffey (m. 1992)
Children: Trey Griffey, Tevin Kendall, Taryn Kennedy
Profession: Baseball outfielder
Net Worth in 2020: $100 million
Early Life and Biography
Ken Griffey was born on November 21, 1969, in Donora, Pennsylvania. His father was also a baseball player and played for the Cincinnati Reds. He completed his studies at Archbishop Moeller High School. He learned many tactics and techniques from his father.
Ken Griffey Jr., Age, Height, Weight, and Body Measurement
Ken Griffey Jr. was born on November 21, 1969, and is currently 50 years old. Statistics establish Ken Griffey Jr.’s height at 1.88 m and weighs 104 kg.
Ken Griffey Jr. Personal Life
Ken Griffey, Jr. Griffey is engaged to Melissa, and they have three children: Ken Griffey III (Trey), Taryn Kennedy, and Tevin Kendall. His son Trey is also a baseball player, and Trey is a wide receiver. Taryn Kennedy plays for the women’s basketball team. At 18, he attempted suicide by depression.
Careers, awards, and appointments:
Griffey began his baseball career with the Seattle Mariners in 1987. On June 11, 1987, he signed with the Bellingham Mariners and scored 14 homers and 13 interceptions in the Northwest League. Due to his fantastic performance in the Northwest League, Baseball America considered him the first choice in the major leagues.
In 1989, he joined the Seattle Mariners and played for the Mariners for ten consecutive years. In that interval, he scored 398 homers and 1,752 hits. Griffey was sold to the Cincinnati Reds in 2000. At the time, Griffey was out of shape and struggling in his professional life. After 2004, he returned to action and played brilliantly for the Mariners. In 2011, he declared his retirement from baseball.
Ken received gold gloves from 1990 to 1999 for ten consecutive years. He also received the Slugger Silver Awards in 1991, 1993, 1994, 1996, 1997, 1998, and 1999. In 1997, he was an exceptional player, where he won the AL MVP award. In 2005, Griffey was recognized as the National League player of the year.
On January 22, 2013, Griffey was inducted into the Seattle Hall of Fame. He was inducted into the National Baseball Hall of Fame in 2016. Ken was also on the list of the best baseball players of all time and ranked 93rd on this list.
As of 2020, his net worth is around $ 100 million. This notable baseball legend owns a “Cirrus SR22” aircraft, valued at $ 640,000.
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— Cincy Reds Talk (@CincyRedsTalk) April 5, 2020