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Short Info

Net Worth$65 million
Date Of BirthNovember 21, 1969
SpouseMelissa Griffey
FactInducted into the National Baseball Hall of Fame in 2016, with a record 99.32% of the vote. The previous record was Tom Seaver's 98.84% in 1992.

Ken Griffey Jr. is one of the most iconic baseball players of his generation. He was born on November 21, 1969 in Donora, Pennsylvania, to parents Ken Griffey Sr. and Birdie Griffey. His father was a professional baseball player, and his mother was a homemaker. Ken Griffey Jr. has four siblings: two brothers, Craig and Gary, and two sisters, Michelle and Melissa. He was raised in Cincinnati, Ohio, and attended Moeller High School, where he played baseball and football. After graduating from high school, Griffey Jr. was drafted by the Seattle Mariners in the 1987 MLB Draft.

Griffey Jr. made his Major League debut in 1989, and quickly became one of the best players in baseball. He was a ten-time All-Star, won the AL MVP Award in 1997, and was inducted into the Baseball Hall of Fame in 2016. Griffey Jr. retired from baseball in 2010 with a career batting average of .284, 630 home runs, and 1,836 RBIs. He is widely considered to be one of the greatest baseball players of all time.

Ken Griffey Jr. has an estimated net worth of $120 million. He earned a base salary of $4 million during his playing career, and also received numerous endorsement deals from companies like Nike, Upper Deck, and Nintendo. In 2000, Griffey Jr. signed a contract extension with the Mariners worth $116.5 million over eight years. He also owns several properties, including a mansion in Bellevue, Washington that is valued at $9 million.

Ken Griffey Jr. has been married to Melissa Wiedmann since 1992. The couple has three children together: Trey, Tevin, and Taryn. Griffey Jr. also has two sons from a previous relationship: Ken Griffey III and Trey Griffey.

General Info

Full NameKen Griffey Jr.
Net Worth$65 million
Date Of BirthNovember 21, 1969
Height1.9 m
Weight93 kg
ProfessionTV Personality, Consultant, Actor, Baseball player
EducationMoeller High School


SpouseMelissa Griffey
ChildrenTrey Griffey, Tevin Kendall, Taryn Kennedy
ParentsKen Griffey Sr., Alberta Griffey
SiblingsCraig Griffey


AwardsAmerican League Most Valuable Player Award, Best Male Athlete ESPY Award
NominationsKids' Choice Award for Favorite Male Athlete

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1Elected to the National Baseball Hall of Fame in his first year of eligibility with a record 99.3% of the votes. Griffey is the first #1 overall draft pick be elected. [January 6, 2016].
2Inducted into the National Baseball Hall of Fame in 2016, with a record 99.32% of the vote. The previous record was Tom Seaver's 98.84% in 1992.
3The Seattle Mariners announced that he will return to the team, and will sign a 1 year contract worth $2 million, plus incentives. [February 2009]
4(July 31) Traded to the Chicago White Sox. [2008]
5Center fielder with the Seattle Mariners (1989-1999; 2009-2010), Cincinnati Reds (2000-2008[start]) and Chicago White Sox (2008[end]).
6Shares first and last names with another "Ken Griffey". Dealer of used cars in the Clarksville and Nashville, Tennessee areas, no relation.
7Made his professional baseball debut with the Bellingham (Washington) "Baby" Mariners of the Northwest League in 1987.
8Pacific Trading Cards manufactured a milk chocolate candy bar in honor of Jr's rookie debut in 1989, called the Ken Griffey Jr. bar.
9On September 14, 1990, Ken Griffey Sr. and Ken Griffey Jr., playing for the Seattle Mariners, hit back-to-back home runs, becoming the only father-son duo to hit back-to-back home runs and home runs in the same game.
10Named to Baseball Digest magazine's 1989 Rookie All-Star Team.
11Made major league debut on 3 April 1989.
12Seattle Mariners All-Time Home Run Leader (398).
13Holds Seattle Mariners single season record for Slugging Percentage (.674 in 1994).
14Holds Seattle Mariners single season record for most Total Bases (393 in 1997).
15Holds Seattle Mariners single season record for most RBI (147 in 1997).
16Holds Seattle Mariners single season record for most Extra-Base Hits (93 in 1997).
17Seattle Mariners All-Time Home Run Leader by a lefthander (398).
18Holds Seattle Mariners single season record for home runs by lefthander (56 in 1997 and 1998).
19Holds Seattle Mariners single season record for home runs at home field (30 in 1998).
20Holds Seattle Mariners single season record for home runs on road (29 in 1997).
21Holds Seattle Mariners record for home runs in a month (15 in May 1994).
22Seattle Mariners All-Time Leader in Grand Slams (12).
23Father, Ken Griffey Sr., was a pivotal player for Cincinnati's "Big Red Machine" during the 1970s.
241997 American League MVP. Led league in Slugging Percentage (.646), Runs (125), Total Bases (393), Home Runs (56), RBI (147) and Extra-Base Hits (93).
251992 All Star Game MVP.
26Member of 1995 and 1997 American League Western Division Champion Seattle Mariners team.
27Seattle Mariners All-Time Leader in Slugging Percentage(.569).
28Seattle Mariners All-Time Homerun Leader (398) and All-Time Leader in Slugging Percentage (.569).
29He and his father are the only father-son duo to hit home runs in the same game.
30Son George Kenneth III "Trey" (19 January 1994), daughter Taryn Kennedy (21 October 1995), adopted son Tevin Kendall (5 May 2002). When Trey was born, then-Mariners' G.M. Woody Woodward sent him a player's contract dated 2012.
31Recorded "The Way I Swing" with Kid Sensation.
32Shares his birthday and birthplace with Stan Musial. His paternal grandfather was a high school teammate of Musial.
33#1 overall pick in the June 1987 draft out of Moeller H.S. (Cincinnati, Ohio) by the Seattle Mariners.
34He and his father are one of two father-son duos to play on the same team in the same game. The other is Tim Raines, and Tim Raines Jr.
35Traded on 10 February 2000 to the Cincinnati Reds for OF Mike Cameron, Brett Tomko, and two minor league players.
36Professional baseball player
37Demands trade from the Seattle Mariners, saying he wants to play somewhere closer to his family. (November 1999).



Arli$$1999TV SeriesKen Griffrey Jr.
Little Big League1994Cameo appearance
The Simpsons1992TV SeriesKen Griffey Jr.


Mike & Mike2016TV SeriesHimself - Baseball Hall of Famer
Prime 92010TV SeriesHimself
Sunday Night Baseball1990-2008TV SeriesHimself - Seattle Mariners Center Fielder / Himself - Cincinnati Reds Center Fielder / Himself - Chicago White Sox Center Fielder / ...
Who Made You?2008TV Series documentaryHimself
2007 MLB All-Star Game2007TV SpecialHimself - NL Starting Right Fielder, Cincinnati Reds
This Week in Baseball2002-2005TV SeriesHimself
Tiger: The Authorised DVD Collection2004Video documentaryHimself
2004 MLB All-Star Game2004TV SpecialHimself - NL Outfielder: Cincinnati Reds
SportsCenter2004TV SeriesHimself - Sunday Conversation Guest
Summer Catch2001Himself
2000 MLB All-Star Game2000TV SpecialHimself - NL Outfielder: Cincinnati Reds
Michael Jordan to the Max2000DocumentaryHimself
1999 MLB All-Star Game1999TV SpecialHimself
Race for the Record1998Video documentaryHimself
1998 MLB All-Star Game1998TV SpecialHimself
1997 MLB All-Star Game1997TV SpecialHimself - AL Starting Center Fielder: Seattle Mariners
My Oh My!1996DocumentaryHimself
1996 MLB All-Star Game1996TV SpecialHimself
Sports Greats: One on One with David Hartman1995TV MovieHimself
1995 American League Championship Series1995TV SeriesHimself - Seattle Mariners Center Fielder
Hank Aaron: Chasing the Dream1995DocumentaryHimself (interviews)
MTV Spring Break: Lake Havasu1995TV MovieHimself
Ken Griffey Jr. Presents Major League Baseball1994Video GameHimself
Super Dooper Bloopers 21994VideoHimself
The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air1994TV SeriesHimself
1994 MLB All-Star Game1994TV SpecialHimself - AL Center Fielder
Baseball's Hottest Stars1993VideoHimself
1993 MLB All-Star Game1993TV SpecialHimself - AL Center Fielder
Baseball 1992: A Video Chronicle1992VideoHimself
1992 MLB All-Star Game1992TV SpecialHimself - AL Center Fielder
1991 MLB All-Star Game1991TV SpecialHimself - AL Center Fielder
Harry and the Hendersons1991TV SeriesHimself
1990 MLB All-Star Game1990TV SpecialHimself - AL Center Fielder

Archive Footage

Prime 92009-2011TV SeriesHimself
30 for 302010TV Series documentaryHimself
DHL Presents Major League Baseball Hometown Heroes2006TV Mini-Series documentaryHimself
The 50 Greatest Home Runs in Baseball History1992Video documentaryHimself

Source: IMDb, Wikipedia

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