Monday, June 09, 2008

Griffey Jr. Hits #600

For Junior, it was only a matter of time until he hit number 600. Tonight was that moment.

He did it with one on, in the first inning, in Miami, against left-handed Mark Hendrickson.

Griffey is the sixth to achieve the 600 HR mark, behind Sammy Sosa (609), Willie Mays (660), Babe Ruth (714), Hank Aaron (755), and Barry Bonds (762 homers).

He hit 398 of them as a member of the Mariners (1989-99) and 202 since joining the Reds before the 2000 season. He should pass Sosa but I doubt he'll reach Mays' number.

Junior is a player's player and a fan favorite. He did it without the slightest thought of performance enhancing drugs.

Cooperstown is his next stop -- probably in the 2013-2015 time frame. Thanks Jr.

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