Ken Griffey Jr Stats
Looking for information on Ken Griffey Jr.'s stats? Ken Griffey Jr. is one of the best players in modern baseball. However, his career was shortened by various injuries, which prohibited him from becoming one of the best (if not the best) players in the history of baseball. The Seattle Mariners drafted him with the first overall pick of the 1987 MLB Amateur Draft. During his illustrious career, Ken Griffey Jr. played for the Mariners, Cincinnati Reds and had a very short stint with the Chicago White Sox in 2008.
Ken Griffey Jr. is known for having some of the best power any player has ever had. When he retired in 2010, he exited the game of baseball with a career average of .284, 630 home runs and 1,836 runs batted in. Ken Griffey Jr. also had 2,781 hits, including 524 career doubles and 38 triples. Ken Griffey Jr. was known for striking out a lot, but he also walked over 1,300 times in his career, which led to his career .370 on base percentage and .538 slugging percentage. Not only was Ken Griffey Jr. an amazing offensive player, but he is also one of the best defensive outfielders to ever play the game, having won a Gold Glove every season from 1990 through 1999. Ken Griffey Jr. also made the All-Star game every season from 1990 through 2000, with additional appearances in 2004 and 2007.
Ken Griffey Jr. was finally recognized for his hard work when he won the American League Most Valuable Player award in 1997. Ken Griffey Jr. also won seven Silver Slugger awards during his career. There is no doubt that Ken Griffey Jr. will make the MLB Hall of Fame when he is eligible to be placed on the ballot. Ken Griffey Jr. played professional baseball from the time he was nineteen until he turned 40 and made over $150 million in his career.