Major League Baseball Player, Ken Griffey Jr., is the newest member of the 600 club. He now has 600 home runs over his career. The record blast was hit off the Florida Marlins Sunday.
Griffey started playing baseball at 19 with the Seattle Mariners. Many thought he would be the one to challenge Hank Aaron’s home record. But, a string of season ending injuries put those dreams on hold.
Griffey is now 38 years old. He’s in an exclusive club. Only five other players in Major League history have hit more homeruns than Griffey. He’ll pass number six on the list, Sammy Sosa, with ease. He only has 609. But, can he make it passed Willie Mays at 660? That will depend on how Griffey’s body holds out and how many more years he can play.
Way to go Griffey!