Baseball History

On this day in baseball history Ken Griffey and Junior Griffey hit back-to-back homeruns. That’s right. Father and son playing for the same team, at the same time, in the same lineup, back-to-back in the batting order, hit back-to-back homeruns.

Back to back wackety wacks are special, but they are not unique. Likewise, there have been plenty of father/son tandems in MLB. Rarely, however, have the two played simultaneously; let alone for the same team. An athlete’s career span is normally such that one would never expect to see a father and son actively playing a sport at the same time. In 1989, Ken Griffey and Junior Griffey made baseball history as the first father and son to play simultaneously in MLB with Senior playing for the Atlanta Braves, and Junior playing for the Seattle Mariners. It is at once a testament to Senior’s longevity and to Junior’s unusual early entry into the big leagues. Seattle signed Senior the following year, and on this date in 1990 the two made history again when they became the first father-and-son team to hit back-to-back homers.


About Travis

Christ follower. Husband of one woman. Father of three young men. Former 11B. Blessed to pastor the Bible Baptist Church of Mount Vernon, KY.
This entry was posted in Sports. Bookmark the permalink.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )


Connecting to %s