Sometimes sports just come natural to a family and they are just born to play them and played them well. This is especially the case if your last name is Griffey. The Griffey family has given a lot to sports, particularly baseball. It is such a great thing to have seen the Griffey family be able to enjoy the game together, even on the field.
The Griffey family didn't always get to watch or participate with each other in sports. Though each of them did get the chance to become something great in their sport of choice. They each had the talent and drive to excel in their sport and excepted nothing but the best from themselves. Their love and contributions to the game were not only for themselves but for the Griffey family name.
The Griffey family in sports
Ken Griffey Jr.
Member of the Cincinnati Reds, Chicago White Sox and Seattle Mariners
Rewrote many of the MLB batting records
13 All-Star Game selections
10 Gold Glove Awards
7 Silver Slugger Awards
1997 American League MVP Award
Member of MLB All-Century Team (Look at the names on this team!)
In 2,661 career MLB games he has a .284 AVG/630 HR/1834 RBI/184 SB
Ken Griffey Sr., father
Member of the Cincinnati Reds, Seattle Mariners, Atlanta Braves and New York Yankees
3 All-Star Game selections
2 World Series championships
1980 MLB All-Star Game MVP
In 1,997 career MLB games he had a .296 AVG/152 HR/859 RBI/200 SB
Craig Griffey, brother
Backup corner-back/running back as a freshman and sophomore for Ohio State football team
Drafted by the Seattle Mariners in 1991 in the 42 round
He hadn't played organized baseball since the 8th grade
Played 7 seasons with Seattle Mariners affiliate minor league clubs
In 618 career minor league games he had a .224 AVG/11 HR/174 RBI/101 SB
Robert "Buddy" Griffey, grandfather
Played baseball alongside Stan Musial at Donora High School in Donora, PA
Attended Kentucky State on a football scholarship as a halfback
Trey and Taryn Griffey, son and daughter
ESPN's Peter Gammons joking writes that Trey could become the No. 1 pick of the 2012 NFL Draft
The numbers weren't always amazing, for each member of the Griffey family in each of their sports careers, but getting to such respected levels of play were great accomplishments in themselves. However, legendary numbers and athleticism was shown by Junior in his career in The Bigs.
This has been yet another reason to vote for this elite athlete from a family of great athletes and sportsman. Help put another footnote on this family's historical sports career and vote for Junior for the American League DH in the 2010 MLB All-Star Game!
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