Monday, June 9, 2008

Homer

If you said to yourself, "Hey, that's Ken Griffey, Jr.!" Then you would be correct. He just hit his 600th Home Run, and is only one of six players to do so.

The list of super sluggers that have hit 600 or more home runs over their career include:

1. Babe Ruth
2. Willie Mays
3. Hank Aaron
4. Barry Bonds
5. Sammy Sosa
6. Ken Griffey, Jr.

Ultimately, I would like that to be the interesting point that I'm trying to identify in this blog. However, it's not.

I find it interesting that three of the six super sluggers were managed by Dusty Baker at the time that they hit their 600th home run. Dusty was the manager of the San Francisco Giants when Barry Bonds hit his 600th home run, Dusty was the manager of the Chicago Cubs when Sammy Sosa hit his 600th home run, and now Dusty is the manager of the Cincinnati Reds when Ken Griffey, Jr. hit his 600th home run.

Just to toss in another interesting Ken Griffey, Jr. tidbit. Ken Griffey, Jr. and his father Ken Griffey, Sr. were the first father and son duo to play in a Major League Baseball game together. They played for the Seattle Mariners in 1990 to 1991. They were also the first father and son duo to hit back-to-back home runs.
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