Ken Griffey Jr. Jersey History
A Ken Griffey Jr. jersey is a popular item for many fans of baseball - and for good reason. Ken Griffey Jr., a.k.a. “Junior” or “The Kid” is a hall-of-fame outfielder and one of the most prolific home run hitters in the history of baseball. Griffey Jr. is best known for his time in Seattle. Whether you’re a fan of the Seattle Mariners or the Cincinnati Reds, a Ken Griffey Jr. Jersey is a great one to add to your throwback jersey collection.
A Pennsylvania Native and son of baseball player Ken Griffey Senior, Griffey Jr. first donned a MLB jersey for the Mariners in 1989. There he played 10 memorable seasons before heading to the Cincinnati Reds in 2000. In that span he racked up a staggering 398 home runs, 1,152 RBIs and 167 stolen bases. Griffey’s performance in Seattle was nothing short of stellar- he made the All Star team for all 10 of his initial seasons consecutively.
Despite his incredible stats, Ken Griffey Jr. remains one of the greatest players to never win a World Series ring- alongside fellow greats like Barry Bonds, Harmon Killebrew, Tony Gwynn and Ted Williams. Even though he never led them to a World Series championship, Ken Jr. is still regarded as a hero in Mariner’s country. Often credited for “saving baseball in Seattle,” a Ken Griffey Jr. Mariners jersey has a great deal of significance to Seattle fans still today.
When Griffey Jr. donned a Reds jersey and moved to Cincinnati in 2000 he was plagued by a string of injuries that would diminish his hitting power. One of his injuries, a hamstring rupture, would lead to experimental surgery, which would leave him sidelined for a considerable period. Despite these injuries, Jr. continued to steadily rack up home runs, becoming the 20th player to ever hit 500 career home runs in 2004. Griffey Jr. would eventually move to the White Sox in 2008, before ending his career back with the Mariners from 2009-2010.
Ken Griffey Jr. finished his career with 630 total home runs, the 7th most in MLB history. Whether you’re a Reds fan, a Mariner’s fan, or a fan of baseball greatness, a vintage Ken Griffey Jr. jersey is sure to be a cherished addition to your collection. Custom Throwback Jerseys sells high quality, historically accurate MLB throwback jerseys that are made to last. Shop our full range of custom throwbacks today!