Ken Griffey


July 9, 2013 by Elizabeth Metz


Outfielder, 1973-1981, 1988-1990. Coach, 1997-2005. Inducted 2004.

A key member of the Big Red Machine outfield known for his speed and batting average. His best season came in 1976, when he hit .336 a percentage point shy of winning a batting title. Hit over .300 over his two stints with the Reds. Earned All-Star Game MVP honors in 1980.

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3 thoughts on “Ken Griffey

  1. […] of the Big Red Machine teams of the 1970s. Responsible in particular for drafting Don Gullett and Ken Griffey, signing Dave Concepción, trading for Joe Morgan and George Foster, and hiring the unknown and […]

  2. […] MVPs in 1975 and 1976, the first second baseman in baseball history to do so.  Drove in Ken Griffey for the game-winning run in Game 7 of the 1975 World […]

  3. […] en route to the NL Comeback Player of the Year award. As the son of Big Red Machine outfielder Ken Griffey, he is the first second generation member of the Cincinnati Reds Hall of […]

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