Cincinnati Reds outfielder Ken Griffey Jr. hit his 400th career home run on April 10, 2000. Griffey grew up in Cincinnati.

Ken Griffey Jr. Hit 400th Career Home Run on This Day in 2000

Ken Griffey Jr. found yet another way to honor his father on April 10, 2000. The first-year Reds outfielder and future Hall of Famer became the youngest player to join the 400-home run club 20 years ago. Griffey’s milestone home run occurred on his father, Ken Sr.’s, birthday. What happened on the day Ken Griffey …

Ken Griffey Jr. was only 19 years old when he debuted with the Seattle Mariners in 1989. He left before the 2000 season as the greatest player in Mariners history.

Ken Griffey Jr. Made Successful MLB Debut on This Day in 1989

Before he was arguably baseball’s biggest star in the 1990s, Ken Griffey Jr. was simply a 19-year-old hoping to make an immediate impact with the Seattle Mariners. In a time before service time debates, the Mariners chose to open the 1989 season with a young minor league player who gave them the best chance at …