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Ken Griffey Ken Griffey
Full name: George Kenneth, Sr. Griffey
Born: April 10, 1950, Donora, Pennsylvania
First Game: August 25, 1973; Final Game: May 31, 1991
Managed First Game: June 18, 1999; Managed Final Game: June 18, 1999
Bat: Left Throw: Left Height: 5' 11" Weight: 190
Father of Ken Griffey
All Star MVP (1980)
OF on TSN NL All-Star Team (1976)
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Batting RecordBatting Record
Year Team                  G    AB    R    H  2B  3B  HR  RBI   BB IBB   SO HBP  SH  SF  XI ROE GDP   SB  CS   AVG   OBP   SLG   BFW Year TeamTeam
1973 CIN N Daily Splits   25    86   19   33   5   1   3   14    6   0   10   0   0   0   0   1   0    4   2  .384  .424  .570   0.5 1973 CIN N
1974 CIN N Daily Splits   88   227   24   57   9   5   2   19   27   2   43   1   1   0   0   3   2    9   4  .251  .333  .361  -0.3 1974 CIN N
1975 CIN N Daily Splits  132   463   95  141  15   9   4   46   67   2   67   1   6   3   0  13  10   16   7  .305  .391  .402   0.1 1975 CIN N
1976 CIN N Daily Splits  148   562  111  189  28   9   6   74   62   0   65   1   0   3   0  12   3   34  11  .336  .401  .450   2.5 1976 CIN N
1977 CIN N Daily Splits  154   585  117  186  35   8  12   57   69   2   84   0   1   2   0   4  12   17   8  .318  .389  .467   2.1 1977 CIN N
1978 CIN N Daily Splits  158   614   90  177  33   8  10   63   54   1   70   0   9   3   0   5   6   23   5  .288  .344  .417   0.5 1978 CIN N
1979 CIN N Daily Splits   95   380   62  120  27   4   8   32   36   3   39   1   0   3   0   4   7   12   5  .316  .374  .471   0.9 1979 CIN N
1980 CIN N Daily Splits  146   544   89  160  28  10  13   85   62   4   77   1   3   5   0  10   4   23   1  .294  .364  .454   1.6 1980 CIN N
1981 CIN N Daily Splits  101   396   65  123  21   6   2   34   39   6   42   1   2   4   0   8   9   12   4  .311  .370  .409   1.8 1981 CIN N
1982 NY  A Daily Splits  127   484   70  134  23   2  12   54   39   1   58   0   1   3   1   6  10   10   4  .277  .329  .407   0.2 1982 NY  A
1983 NY  A Daily Splits  118   458   60  140  21   3  11   46   34   3   45   2   3   2   0   8   3    6   1  .306  .355  .437   0.8 1983 NY  A
1984 NY  A Daily Splits  120   399   44  109  20   1   7   56   29   2   32   1   3   4   0   4   7    2   2  .273  .321  .381  -0.6 1984 NY  A
1985 NY  A Daily Splits  127   438   68  120  28   4  10   69   41   4   51   0   0   8   0   4   2    7   7  .274  .331  .425   0.5 1985 NY  A
1986 NY  A Daily Splits   59   198   33   60   7   0   9   26   15   0   24   1   1   4   0   3   7    2   2  .303  .349  .475   0.6 1986 NY  A
1986 ATL N Daily Splits   80   292   36   90  15   3  12   32   20   4   43   0   0   1   0   2   2   12   7  .308  .351  .503   0.4 1986 ATL N
1986 Total               139   490   69  150  22   3  21   58   35   4   67   1   1   5   0   5   9   14   9  .306  .350  .492   1.0 1986 Total
1987 ATL N Daily Splits  122   399   65  114  24   1  14   64   46  11   54   1   1   4   0   6  12    4   7  .286  .358  .456  -0.3 1987 ATL N
1988 ATL N Daily Splits   69   193   21   48   5   0   2   19   17   2   26   0   0   2   0   4   5    1   3  .249  .307  .306  -1.3 1988 ATL N
1988 CIN N Daily Splits   25    50    5   14   1   0   2    4    2   1    5   0   0   0   0   0   0    0   0  .280  .308  .420  -0.1 1988 CIN N
1988 TOT N                94   243   26   62   6   0   4   23   19   3   31   0   0   2   0   4   5    1   3  .255  .307  .329  -1.4 1988 TOT N
1989 CIN N Daily Splits  106   236   26   62   8   3   8   30   29   3   42   1   0   0   0   2   2    4   2  .263  .346  .424  -0.3 1989 CIN N
1990 CIN N Daily Splits   46    63    6   13   2   0   1    8    2   0    5   1   0   2   0   1   0    2   1  .206  .235  .286  -0.5 1990 CIN N
1990 SEA A Daily Splits   21    77   13   29   2   0   3   18   10   0    3   0   0   1   0   0   1    0   0  .377  .443  .519   0.5 1990 SEA A
1990 Total                67   140   19   42   4   0   4   26   12   0    8   1   0   3   0   1   1    2   1  .300  .353  .414   0.0 1990 Total
1991 SEA A Daily Splits   30    85   10   24   7   0   1    9   13   0   13   1   0   1   0   0   2    0   0  .282  .380  .400  -0.1 1991 SEA A
Total NL                1495  5090  831 1527 256  67  99  581  538  41  672   9  23  32   0  75  74  173  67  .300  .366  .435   7.6 Total NL        
Total AL                 602  2139  298  616 108  10  53  278  181  10  226   5   8  23   1  25  32   27  16  .288  .342  .422   1.9 Total AL        
Total            Splits 2097  7229 1129 2143 364  77 152  859  719  51  898  14  31  55   1 100 106  200  83  .296  .359  .431   9.5 Total
Year Team                  G    AB    R    H  2B  3B  HR  RBI   BB IBB   SO HBP  SH  SF  XI ROE GDP   SB  CS   AVG   OBP   SLG   BFW Year TeamTeam
League Championship Series Batting RecordLeague Championship Series Batting Record
Year Team                  G    AB    R    H  2B  3B  HR  RBI   BB IBB   SO HBP  SH  SF  XI ROE GDP   SB  CS   AVG   OBP   SLG Year Team
1973 CIN N Daily Splits    3     7    0    1   1   0   0    0    0   0    1   1   0   0   0   0   0    0   0  .143  .250  .286 1973 CIN N
1975 CIN N Daily Splits    3    12    3    4   1   0   0    4    0   0    3   0   0   0   0   0   1    3   0  .333  .333  .417 1975 CIN N
1976 CIN N Daily Splits    3    13    2    5   0   1   0    2    2   0    1   0   0   0   0   0   0    2   0  .385  .467  .538 1976 CIN N
Total            Splits    9    32    5   10   2   1   0    6    2   0    5   1   0   0   0   0   1    5   0  .313  .371  .438 Total
Year Team                  G    AB    R    H  2B  3B  HR  RBI   BB IBB   SO HBP  SH  SF  XI ROE GDP   SB  CS   AVG   OBP   SLG Year Team
World Series Batting RecordWorld Series Batting Record
Year Team                  G    AB    R    H  2B  3B  HR  RBI   BB IBB   SO HBP  SH  SF  XI ROE GDP   SB  CS   AVG   OBP   SLG Year Team
1975 CIN N Daily Splits    7    26    4    7   3   1   0    4    4   0    2   0   0   0   0   1   0    2   0  .269  .367  .462 1975 CIN N
1976 CIN N Daily Splits    4    17    2    1   0   0   0    1    0   0    1   0   0   1   0   1   0    1   0  .059  .056  .059 1976 CIN N
Total            Splits   11    43    6    8   3   1   0    5    4   0    3   0   0   1   0   2   0    3   0  .186  .250  .302 Total
Year Team                  G    AB    R    H  2B  3B  HR  RBI   BB IBB   SO HBP  SH  SF  XI ROE GDP   SB  CS   AVG   OBP   SLG Year Team
All-Star Game Batting RecordAll-Star Game Batting Record
Year Team                  G    AB    R    H  2B  3B  HR  RBI   BB IBB   SO HBP  SH  SF  XI ROE GDP   SB  CS   AVG   OBP   SLG Year Team
1976 NL    Daily Splits    1     1    1    1   0   0   0    1    0   0    0   0   0   0   0   0   0    0   0 1.000 1.000 1.000 1976 NL   
1980 NL    Daily Splits    1     3    1    2   0   0   1    1    0   0    0   0   0   0   0   0   0    0   0  .667  .667 1.667 1980 NL   
Total            Splits    2     4    2    3   0   0   1    2    0   0    0   0   0   0   0   0   0    0   0  .750  .750 1.500 Total
Year Team                  G    AB    R    H  2B  3B  HR  RBI   BB IBB   SO HBP  SH  SF  XI ROE GDP   SB  CS   AVG   OBP   SLG Year Team

Fielding RecordFielding Record
Year Team        POS    G   GS   CG   INN      PO    A  ERR   DP  TP   AVG  LF-G CF-G RF-G
1973 CIN N Daily  OF   21   20   16   180      25    1    0    0   0 1.000     0    0   21 
1973 CIN N        RF   21   20   16   180      24    1    0    0   0 1.000
1974 CIN N Daily  OF   71   66   38   521.1   115    5    0    1   0 1.000     2    0   69 
1974 CIN N        RF   69   66   38   516.1   112    5    0    1   0 1.000
1974 CIN N        LF    2    0    0     5       2    0    0    0   0 1.000
1975 CIN N Daily  OF  119  115  101  1010.2   202    6    7    0   0  .967     0    0  119 
1975 CIN N        RF  119  115  101  1010.2   201    6    7    0   0  .967
1976 CIN N Daily  OF  144  126  120  1190     270   10    6    2   0  .979     0    0  144 
1976 CIN N        RF  144  126  120  1190     266    9    6    2   0  .979
1977 CIN N Daily  OF  147  144  135  1251.1   298   10    3    3   0  .990     0    0  147 
1977 CIN N        RF  147  144  135  1251.1   297   10    3    3   0  .990
1978 CIN N Daily  OF  154  150  137  1324.1   296   13   10    2   0  .969     0   13  142 
1978 CIN N        RF  142  137  127  1223.1   266   12    9    1   0  .969
1978 CIN N        CF   13   13   10   101      31    1    1    1   0  .970
1979 CIN N Daily  OF   93   93   79   799.2   175    8    3    1   0  .984     0    8   91 
1979 CIN N        RF   91   86   78   749.2   158    9    3    2   0  .982
1979 CIN N        CF    8    7    1    50      17    0    0    0   0 1.000
1980 CIN N Daily  OF  138  137  118  1179.2   266    5    6    3   0  .978     0    2  138 
1980 CIN N        RF  138  137  118  1177.2   262    4    6    3   0  .978
1980 CIN N        CF    2    0    0     2       0    0    0    0   0     -
1981 CIN N Daily  OF   99   99   86   849.2   268    8    3    1   0  .989     0   98    2 
1981 CIN N        CF   98   98   85   839.2   260    5    2    1   0  .993
1981 CIN N        RF    2    1    1    10       1    0    0    0   0 1.000
1982 NY  A Daily  OF  125  117  106  1047     282    8    5    2   0  .983     0   27  101 
1982 NY  A        RF  101   95   87   841     211    7    5    1   0  .978
1982 NY  A        CF   27   22   19   206      72    1    0    1   0 1.000
1983 NY  A Daily  1B  101   95   91   848.1   830   57    7   82   0  .992
1983 NY  A        OF   14   13    9   111      40    0    1    0   0  .976     2   12    1 
1983 NY  A        CF   12   11    8    91      36    0    1    0   0  .973
1983 NY  A        LF    2    2    1    17       3    0    0    0   0 1.000
1983 NY  A        DH    2    2    2                                      -
1983 NY  A        RF    1    0    0     3       0    0    0    0   0     -
1984 NY  A Daily  OF   82   74   56   635     181    6    5    0   0  .974    38   35    9 
1984 NY  A        LF   38   34   25   290.2    69    2    2    0   0  .973
1984 NY  A        CF   35   34   26   285.2   101    2    3    0   0  .972
1984 NY  A        1B   27   26   25   231.1   241   16   11   23   0  .959
1984 NY  A        RF    9    6    5    58.2    14    0    0    0   0 1.000
1984 NY  A        DH    2    0    0                                      -
1985 NY  A Daily  OF  110   94   85   851.1   222    8    7    3   0  .970   106    5    1 
1985 NY  A        LF  106   90   81   814.1   211    8    7    3   0  .969
1985 NY  A        DH    7    7    5                                      -
1985 NY  A        CF    5    3    3    29      15    0    0    0   0 1.000
1985 NY  A        RF    1    1    1     8       0    0    0    0   0     -
1985 NY  A        1B    1    0    0     4       5    0    0    0   0 1.000
1986 NY  A Daily  OF   51   42   37   391.1    96    5    3    2   0  .971    50    2    1 
1986 NY  A        LF   50   41   37   376.1    89    5    3    2   0  .969
1986 NY  A        DH    2    1    0                                      -
1986 NY  A        CF    2    1    0    14       5    0    0    0   0 1.000
1986 NY  A        RF    1    0    0     1       2    0    0    0   0 1.000
1986 ATL N Daily  OF   77   73   69   643     136    1    2    0   0  .986    77    0    0 
1986 ATL N        LF   77   73   69   643     135    1    2    0   0  .986
1986 ATL N        1B    1    0    0     0.1     0    1    0    0   0 1.000
1986 Total        LF  127  114  106  1019.1   224    6    5    2   0  .979
1986 Total        OF  128  115  106  1034.1   232    6    5    2   0  .979   127    2    1 
1987 ATL N Daily  OF  107   97   92   882     181    7    1    1   0  .995   107    1    0 
1987 ATL N        LF  107   97   92   880     183    7    1    1   0  .995
1987 ATL N        1B    3    2    2    20      24    1    1    2   0  .962
1987 ATL N        CF    1    0    0     2       0    0    0    0   0     -
1988 ATL N Daily  OF   42   39   25   327.2    61    2    2    0   0  .969    41    0    2 
1988 ATL N        LF   41   37   24   313.2    59    2    2    0   0  .968
1988 ATL N        1B   11    7    6    73.1    68    8    1    8   0  .987
1988 ATL N        RF    2    2    1    14       2    0    0    0   0 1.000
1988 CIN N Daily  1B   10    9    5    78.2    64    6    1    1   0  .986
1988 TOT N        1B   21   16   11   152     132   14    2    9   0  .986
1989 CIN N Daily  OF   58   52   23   419      76    2    1    1   0  .987    58    0    1 
1989 CIN N        LF   58   52   23   418      76    2    1    1   0  .987
1989 CIN N        1B    9    4    3    45.1    46    0    1    3   0  .979
1989 CIN N        RF    1    0    0     1       1    0    0    0   0 1.000
1990 CIN N Daily  1B    9    5    2    43.2    42    4    1    2   0  .979
1990 CIN N        OF    6    4    1    32.2    12    0    0    0   0 1.000     5    0    1 
1990 CIN N        LF    5    4    1    31.2    12    0    0    0   0 1.000
1990 CIN N        RF    1    0    0     1       0    0    0    0   0     -
1990 SEA A Daily  OF   20   19    8   151      25    1    1    0   0  .963    20    0    0 
1990 SEA A        LF   20   19    8   151      25    1    1    0   0  .963
1990 Total        LF   25   23    9   182.2    37    1    1    0   0  .974
1990 Total        OF   26   23    9   183.2    37    1    1    0   0  .974    25    0    1 
1991 SEA A Daily  OF   26   25    7   181      31    0    0    0   0 1.000    26    0    0 
1991 SEA A        LF   26   25    7   181      31    0    0    0   0 1.000
1991 SEA A        DH    1    0    0                                      -
Total             OF 1704 1599 1348 13978.2  3258  106   66   22   0  .981   532  203  990 
Total             RF  990  936  828  8236.2  1817   63   39   13   0  .980
Total             LF  532  474  368  4121.2   895   28   19    7   0  .980
Total             CF  203  189  152  1620.1   537    9    7    3   0  .987
Total             1B  172  148  134  1345    1320   93   23  121   0  .984
Total             DH   14   10    7                                      -
Year Team        POS    G   GS   CG   INN      PO    A  ERR   DP  TP   AVG  LF-G CF-G RF-G
League Championship Series Fielding RecordLeague Championship Series Fielding Record
Year Team        POS    G   GS   CG   INN      PO    A  ERR   DP  TP   AVG  LF-G CF-G RF-G
1973 CIN N Daily  OF    2    2    2    17       0    0    0    0   0     -     0    0    2 
1973 CIN N        RF    2    2    2    17       2    0    0    0   0 1.000
1975 CIN N Daily  OF    3    3    3    28       0    0    0    0   0     -     0    0    3 
1975 CIN N        RF    3    3    3    28       4    0    0    0   0 1.000
1976 CIN N Daily  OF    3    3    3    27       0    0    0    0   0     -     0    0    3 
1976 CIN N        RF    3    3    3    27      11    0    0    0   0 1.000
Total             OF    8    8    8    72       0    0    0    0   0     -     0    0    8 
Total             RF    8    8    8    72      17    0    0    0   0 1.000
Year Team        POS    G   GS   CG   INN      PO    A  ERR   DP  TP   AVG  LF-G CF-G RF-G
World Series Fielding RecordWorld Series Fielding Record
Year Team        POS    G   GS   CG   INN      PO    A  ERR   DP  TP   AVG  LF-G CF-G RF-G
1975 CIN N Daily  OF    7    7    7    65       0    0    0    0   0     -     0    0    7 
1975 CIN N        RF    7    7    7    65      10    1    0    0   0 1.000
1976 CIN N Daily  OF    4    4    4    36       0    0    0    0   0     -     0    0    4 
1976 CIN N        RF    4    4    4    36       5    0    0    0   0 1.000
Total             OF   11   11   11   101       0    0    0    0   0     -     0    0   11 
Total             RF   11   11   11   101      15    1    0    0   0 1.000
Year Team        POS    G   GS   CG   INN      PO    A  ERR   DP  TP   AVG  LF-G CF-G RF-G
All-Star Game Fielding RecordAll-Star Game Fielding Record
Year Team        POS    G   GS   CG   INN      PO    A  ERR   DP  TP   AVG  LF-G CF-G RF-G
1976 NL    Daily  OF    1    0    0     3       0    0    0    0   0     -     0    0    1 
1976 NL           RF    1    0    0     3       1    0    0    0   0 1.000
1980 NL    Daily  OF    1    0    0     6       0    0    0    0   0     -     1    0    0 
1980 NL           LF    1    0    0     6       1    0    0    0   0 1.000
Total             OF    2    0    0     9       0    0    0    0   0     -     1    0    1 
Total             RF    1    0    0     3       1    0    0    0   0 1.000
Total             LF    1    0    0     6       1    0    0    0   0 1.000
Year Team        POS    G   GS   CG   INN      PO    A  ERR   DP  TP   AVG  LF-G CF-G RF-G

Managerial RecordManagerial Record
Year Team     G    W    L   PCT    RS    RA  START    END  STANDING
1999 CIN N    1    1    0 1.000     7     1   6-18   6-18    2  2  2

TransactionsTransactions
Selected by Cincinnati Reds in the 29th round of the free-agent draft (June 5,
1969).

Traded by Cincinnati Reds to New York Yankees in exchange for Brian Ryder and a
player to be named later (November 4, 1981); Cincinnati Reds received Freddie
Toliver (December 9, 1981).

Traded by New York Yankees with Andre Robertson to Atlanta Braves in exchange for
Claudell Washington and Paul Zuvella (June 30, 1986).

Granted free agency (November 9, 1987).

Signed by Atlanta Braves (November 13, 1987).

Released by Atlanta Braves (July 28, 1988).

Signed by Cincinnati Reds (August 2, 1988).

Released by Cincinnati Reds (December 21, 1988).

Signed by Cincinnati Reds (March 30, 1989).

Released by Cincinnati Reds (August 24, 1990).

Signed by Seattle Mariners (August 29, 1990).

Granted free agency (November 5, 1990).

Signed by Seattle Mariners (December 17, 1990).


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