Props to Ken Griffey Jr. for becoming the latest member of baseball’s 600 Home Run Club. Bonus props to him for being the only modern player in that club who was never implicated in Major League Baseball’s steroid scandal. The fact that Griffey reached this milestone quietly, without the use of steroids, and while enduring an injury plagued career speaks volumes as to his character and work ethic. It’s a great moment for Griffey, and a great moment for Major League Baseball.
I love Ken Griffey Jr. When I was a kid he and Don Mattingly were my two favorite baseball players. The time my father took me to meet him in person is one of my fondest childhood memories. When we buy a house, and I finally have a place to display all my sports memorabilia, the bat he signed for me that day will be one of the pieces I’m most proud to show off.