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Ken GriffeyTrack this Player High Level: MLB Stat Years: 1969-1991 MLB Years: 1973-1991
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World Series Champion

PositionsOF-1703, 1B-172, DH-14Position when DraftedOFPlayer Listed UnderMajor Leaguers
Proper NameGeorge Kenneth Griffey Sr.
Height6-0Weight210BatsLeftThrowsLeft
Born DateApril 10,1950 [68.097]PlaceDonora,Pennsylvania
High SchoolDonora (Donora,PA)

DraftedSelected by the Cincinnati Reds [Team Picks] in the 29th round (682nd overall) of the 1969 Amateur Entry Draft [Signed]
MLB DebutAugust 25,1973 [23.137]
OrganizationsCIN [16] NYA [5] ATL [3] SEA [2] Awards2Awards Voting2-50
TBC Player ID12164Retrosheet IDgrifk001MLBAM ID115136
RelationshipsFather of Ken Griffey, Father of Craig Griffey
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Career Talent RatingsBattingSpeed70Power64Contact70XBH55RBIs63Runs65Hitting85Durability53Team.544Ratings Explained

Batting Statistics

TopStats GlossaryBatting DetailsStatistical FeatsRemove Filters
YearTeamLeagueLvlOrgUnifPosAgeGABRH2B3BHRRBISBCSBBSOHBPSHSFIBBDPAVGOBPSLGOPSTBXBHPAbabipISOSecAwOBABB%SO%K-BBHR%AB/HRXBH%
1969GCL RedsGCLRk-19491532243111112000000000.281.281.386.6675913153.276.105.105.2990.000.000.000.65153.0030.23
1970Sioux FallsNorthernInd-2051164204021224000000000.244.244.305.549505164.235.061.061.2460.000.000.001.2282.0012.50
1971TampaFSLA+-21882816096711333250435400000.342.429.477.90613421324.415.135.377.41113.2716.671.260.9393.6721.88
1971Three RiversEastAA-2193211312044011000000.406.424.563.98718333.591.157.313.4403.0330.3010.000.000.0023.08
1971Minor Totals (2 teams)Minor         9731361109813337290446400000.348.429.486.91515224357.431.138.371.41312.3217.931.450.84104.3322.02
1972Three RiversEastAA-22128472961502131452310559700000.318.389.464.85321938527.377.146.328.39010.4418.411.762.6633.7125.33
1973IndianapolisAmerAAA-23107397881301851058430518400000.327.404.474.87818833448.396.147.383.39811.3818.751.652.2339.7025.38
1973Cincinnati RedsNLMLBcin30of2325861933513144261000000.384.424.570.99449992.411.186.279.4456.5210.871.673.2628.6727.27
1974IndianapolisAmerAAA-2443162345464518120182600000.333.400.512.9128315180.374.179.364.41410.0014.441.442.7832.4027.78
1974Cincinnati RedsNLMLBcin30of248822724579521994274311022.251.333.361.6948216256.302.110.251.32110.5516.801.590.78113.5028.07
1975Cincinnati RedsNLMLBcin30of25132463951411594461676767163210.305.391.402.79318628540.347.097.261.36712.4112.411.000.74115.7519.86
1976Cincinnati RedsNLMLBcin30of261485621111892896743411626510303.336.401.450.85125343628.370.114.265.3939.8710.351.050.9693.6722.75
1977Cincinnati RedsNLMLBcin30of2715458511718635812571786984012212.318.389.467.85627355657.354.149.282.38010.5012.791.221.8348.7529.57
1978Cincinnati RedsNLMLBcin30of28158614901773381063235547009316.288.344.417.76125651680.311.129.246.3457.9410.291.301.4761.4028.81
1979Cincinnati RedsNLMLBcin30of299538062120274832125363910337.316.374.471.84517939420.333.155.268.3738.579.291.081.9047.5032.50
1980Cincinnati RedsNLMLBcin30of301465448916028101385231627713544.294.364.454.81824751615.320.160.314.36410.0812.521.242.1141.8531.88
1981Cincinnati RedsNLMLBcin30of3110139665123216234124394212469.311.370.409.77916229442.340.098.217.3528.829.501.080.45198.0023.58
1982New York YankeesALMLBnya6of321274847013423212541043958013110.277.329.407.73619737527.293.130.223.3307.4011.011.492.2840.3327.61
1983New York YankeesALMLBnya331b3311845860140213114661344523233.306.355.437.79220035499.319.131.216.3536.819.021.322.2041.6425.00
1984New York YankeesALMLBnya33of341203994410920175622293213427.273.321.381.70215228436.280.108.180.3156.657.341.101.6157.0025.69
1985New York YankeesALMLBnya33of3512743868120284106977415100842.274.331.425.75618642487.286.151.244.3318.4210.471.242.0543.8035.00
1986New York YankeesALMLBnya33of365919833607092622152411407.303.349.475.8249416219.302.172.247.3626.8510.961.604.1122.0026.67
1986Atlanta BravesNLMLBatl22of368029236901531232127204300142.308.351.503.85414730313.328.195.281.3716.3913.742.153.8324.3333.33
1986Totals for MLB-MLB         139490691502232158149356711549.306.350.492.84224146532.317.186.267.3676.5812.591.913.9523.3330.67
1987Atlanta BravesNLMLBatl22of371223996511424114644746541141112.286.358.456.81418239451.299.170.278.34710.2011.971.173.1028.5034.21
1988Atlanta BravesNLMLBatl22of386919321485021913172600225.249.307.306.613597212.275.057.135.2788.0212.261.530.9496.5014.58
1988Cincinnati RedsNLMLBcin251b3825505141024002500010.280.308.420.72821352.279.140.180.3193.859.622.503.8525.0021.43
1986Totals for NL-NL         9424326626042313193100235.255.307.329.6368010264.276.074.144.2857.2011.741.631.5260.7516.13
1989Cincinnati RedsNLMLBcin30of3910623626628383042294210032.263.346.424.77010019266.290.161.292.34610.9015.791.453.0129.5030.65
1990Cincinnati RedsNLMLBcin301b-of4046636132018212510200.206.235.286.52118368.203.080.127.2352.947.352.501.4763.0023.08
1990Seattle MarinersALMLBsea24of4021771329203180010300101.377.443.519.96240588.361.142.273.43011.363.410.303.4125.6717.24
1990Totals for MLB-MLB         671401942404262112810301.300.353.414.767588156.290.114.207.3457.695.130.672.5635.0019.05
1991Seattle MarinersALMLBsea24of4130851024701900131310102.282.380.400.780348100.319.118.271.35713.0013.001.001.0085.0033.33
MLB Totals - 19 Season(s)Filter2097722911292143364771528592008371989814315551106.296.359.431.79031175938048.319.135.250.0008.9311.161.251.8947.5627.67
Minor League Totals - 5 Season(s)Filter4241497301486642633177115016827100000.325.393.468.8617011231665.380.143.333.00010.0916.281.611.9845.3625.31
AAA Totals - 2 Season(s)Filter15055912218424915765506911000000.329.403.485.88827148628.389.156.377.00010.9917.521.592.3937.2726.09
AA Totals - 2 Season(s)Filter1375049716322514563505610700000.323.391.470.86123741560.389.147.327.00010.0019.111.912.5036.0025.15
A+ Totals - 1 Season(s)Filter882816096711333250435400000.342.429.477.90613421324.415.135.377.00013.2716.671.260.9393.6721.88
Rk Totals - 1 Season(s)Filter491532243111112000000000.281.281.386.6675913153.276.105.105.0000.000.000.000.65153.0030.23
Ind Totals - 1 Season(s)Filter51164204021224000000000.244.244.305.549505164.235.061.061.0000.000.000.001.2282.0012.50
Cincinnati Reds Totals - 12 Season(s)Filter122442067091275212637146615650455549822252455.303.370.434.80418263464716.333.131.264.0009.6511.641.211.5159.2427.14
New York Yankees Totals - 5 Season(s)Filter5511977275563991049251271615821048211029.285.336.419.7558291582168.296.134.220.0007.299.691.332.2640.3528.06
Atlanta Braves Totals - 3 Season(s)Filter271884122252444281151717831231171719.285.345.439.78438876976.303.154.248.0008.5012.601.482.8731.5730.16
Seattle Mariners Totals - 2 Season(s)Filter5116223539042700231610203.327.410.457.8677413188.340.130.272.00012.238.510.702.1340.5024.53
Average MLB - Per 162 games162558871662861266156566912448.296.359.431.79024146622.319.135.250.0008.9311.161.251.8947.5627.67
Average Minor - Per 162 games162572115186241013684406410400000.325.393.468.86126847636.380.143.333.00010.0916.281.611.9845.3625.31

Fielding Statistics

TopPositions by DayStats GlossaryAbout Fielding Data
YearTeam NameLgLevelOrgAgePosGGSInnPOAEDPTCTSCFPctRFgRFiSBCSSB%PBGPPos-ShareTm-Share
1973Cincinnati RedsNLMLBcin23OF21-180251--26261.0001.240.14-----2584.013.0
1974Cincinnati RedsNLMLBcin24OF70--1155-11201201.0001.71------8879.543.2
1975Cincinnati RedsNLMLBcin25OF119--20267-215208.9671.75------13290.273.5
1976Cincinnati RedsNLMLBcin26OF144--2701062286280.9791.94------14897.388.9
1977Cincinnati RedsNLMLBcin27OF147--2981033311308.9902.10------15495.590.7
1978Cincinnati RedsNLMLBcin28OF154--29613102319309.9692.01------15897.595.7
1979Cincinnati RedsNLMLBcin29OF93--175831186183.9841.97------9597.957.8
1980Cincinnati RedsNLMLBcin30OF138--266563277271.9781.96------14694.585.2
1981Cincinnati RedsNLMLBcin31OF99--268831279276.9892.79------10198.091.7
1982New York YankeesALMLBnya32OF125--282852295290.9832.32------12798.477.2
1983New York YankeesALMLBnya331B101--83057782894887.9928.78------11885.662.3
1983New York YankeesALMLBnya33OF14--40-1-4140.9762.86------11811.98.6
1983New York YankeesALMLBnya33DH2---------------1181.71.2
1984New York YankeesALMLBnya34OF82--18165-192187.9742.28------12068.350.6
1984New York YankeesALMLBnya341B27--241161123268257.9599.52------12022.516.7
1984New York YankeesALMLBnya34DH2---------------1201.71.2
1985New York YankeesALMLBnya35OF110--222873237230.9702.09------12786.668.3
1985New York YankeesALMLBnya35DH7---------------1275.54.3
1985New York YankeesALMLBnya351B1--5---551.0005.00------1270.80.6
1986Atlanta BravesNLMLBatl36OF77--13612-139137.9861.78------8096.347.8
1986New York YankeesALMLBnya36OF51--96532104101.9711.98------5986.431.5
1986New York YankeesALMLBnya36DH2---------------593.41.2
1986Atlanta BravesNLMLBatl361B1---1--111.0001.00------801.30.6
1987Atlanta BravesNLMLBatl37OF107--181711189188.9951.76------12287.766.5
1987Atlanta BravesNLMLBatl371B3--241122625.9628.33------1222.51.9
1988Atlanta BravesNLMLBatl38OF42--6122-6563.9691.50------6960.926.3
1988Atlanta BravesNLMLBatl381B11--688187776.9876.91------6915.96.9
1988Cincinnati RedsNLMLBcin381B10--646117170.9867.00------2540.06.2
1989Cincinnati RedsNLMLBcin39OF58--762117978.9871.34------10654.735.8
1989Cincinnati RedsNLMLBcin391B9--46-134746.9795.11------1068.55.6
1990Seattle MarinersALMLBsea40OF20--2511-2726.9631.30------2195.212.3
1990Cincinnati RedsNLMLBcin401B9--424124746.9795.11------4619.65.6
1990Cincinnati RedsNLMLBcin40OF6--12---12121.0002.00------4613.03.7
1991Seattle MarinersALMLBsea41OF26--31---31311.0001.19------3086.716.0
1991Seattle MarinersALMLBsea41DH1---------------303.30.6
MLB Totals for OF - 19 season(s)-   OF1703-1803258106662234303364.9811.9818.69-----17030.00.0
MLB Totals for 1B - 8 season(s)-   1B172--1320932312114361413.9848.22------1720.00.0
MLB Totals for DH - 5 season(s)-   DH14---------------140.00.0

Fielding Statistics - Position Grid

TopPositions by DayStats GlossaryAbout Fielding Data
YearTeam NameLeagueLevelOrgAgePC1B2BSS3BLFCFRFOFDH
1973Cincinnati RedsNLMLBcin23---------21-
1974Cincinnati RedsNLMLBcin24---------70-
1975Cincinnati RedsNLMLBcin25---------119-
1976Cincinnati RedsNLMLBcin26---------144-
1977Cincinnati RedsNLMLBcin27---------147-
1978Cincinnati RedsNLMLBcin28---------154-
1979Cincinnati RedsNLMLBcin29---------93-
1980Cincinnati RedsNLMLBcin30---------138-
1981Cincinnati RedsNLMLBcin31---------99-
1982New York YankeesALMLBnya32---------125-
1983New York YankeesALMLBnya33--101------142
1984New York YankeesALMLBnya34--27------822
1985New York YankeesALMLBnya35--1------1107
1986Atlanta BravesNLMLBatl36--1------77-
1986New York YankeesALMLBnya36---------512
1987Atlanta BravesNLMLBatl37--3------107-
1988Atlanta BravesNLMLBatl38--11------42-
1988Cincinnati RedsNLMLBcin38--10--------
1989Cincinnati RedsNLMLBcin39--9------58-
1990Seattle MarinersALMLBsea40---------20-
1990Cincinnati RedsNLMLBcin40--9------6-
1991Seattle MarinersALMLBsea41---------261

Other Batting Statistics

TopRegular Season BattingStats GlossaryAbout 'Other' Stats
YearTeamLeagueCategoryAgeGABRH2B3BHRRBISBCSBBSOHBPSHSFIBBDPAVGOBPSLGOPSTBXBHPAbabipISOSecABB%SO%K-BBHR%AB/HRXBH%
1973Cincinnati RedsChamp. SeriesMLB2337011000000100000.143.143.286.429217.167.143.1430.0014.290.000.000.00100.00
1975Cincinnati RedsChamp. SeriesMLB25312441004300300000.333.333.417.7505112.444.084.3330.0025.000.000.000.0025.00
1975Cincinnati RedsWorld SeriesMLB25726473104204200000.269.367.462.82912430.292.193.42313.336.670.500.000.0057.14
1976Cincinnati RedsChamp. SeriesMLB26313250102202100000.385.467.5381.0057115.417.153.46213.336.670.500.000.0020.00
1976Cincinnati RedsWorld SeriesMLB26417210001100100000.059.059.059.1181017.063.000.0590.005.880.000.000.000.00
MLB Playoffs - Championship Series Totals - 3 yrs9326102106502500000.313.353.438.79114334.370.125.3445.8814.712.500.000.0030.00
MLB Playoffs - World Series Totals - 2 yrs1143683105304300000.186.255.302.55713447.200.116.2798.516.380.750.000.0050.00

Jobs in Baseball

TopAbout Jobs
YearTeamLgLevelCategoryOrgAgeJobGWLPctGBLRankManager/HCPlayoffs
1993Seattle MarinersALMLBMLBsea43Hitting Coach1628280.50612.04Lou Piniella
1994Bellingham MarinersNwstA-Minorsea44Assistant Coach764234.5537.02Mike Goff
1996Colorado RockiesNLMLBMLBcol46First Base Coach1628379.5128.03Don Baylor
1996Colorado RockiesNLMLBMLBcol46Hitting Coach1628379.5128.03Don Baylor
1997Cincinnati RedsNLMLBMLBcin47Hitting Coach1627686.4698.03Jack McKeon,Ray Knight
1998Cincinnati RedsNLMLBMLBcin48Hitting Coach1627785.47525.04Jack McKeon
1999Cincinnati RedsNLMLBMLBcin49Hitting Coach1639667.5891.52Jack McKeon
2000Cincinnati RedsNLMLBMLBcin50Hitting Coach1628577.52510.02Jack McKeon
2001Cincinnati RedsNLMLBMLBcin51Hitting Coach1626696.40727.05Bob Boone
2010Dayton DragonsMidwAMinorcin60Hitting Coach1385385.38436.58Todd Benzinger
2011Bakersfield BlazeCalifA+Minorcin61Manager1406674.47124.04 
2012Bakersfield BlazeCalifA+Minorcin62Manager1407268.5143.03 Lost in Semi-Finals
* The team record above is related to the full season for that team. It is possible that the job was only held for part of the season.
* MLB in Bold
* Highlighted rows indicate league champions

Awards [2]

TopAwards SectionAbout Awards
YearAwards (Notes)# Awards
1980MLB All-Star Game Most Valuable Player1
1990American League Player of the Week (September 3-September 9)1

Roster Transactions

Top Change of Organization Injuries/DL Contracts
Tranx DatePosOrganizationAssignment40mStatusTypeTransaction DescriptionAgeRoster for Current Team
1990-12-17ContractSigned as Free Agent by Mariners. 
1990-11-05Free AgentGranted Free Agency. 
1990-08-29ContractSigned as Free Agent by Mariners. 
1990-08-24Released by Reds. 
1989-03-30ContractSigned as Free Agent by Reds. 
1988-12-21Released by Reds. 
1988-08-02ContractSigned as Free Agent by Reds. 
1988-07-28Released by Braves. 
1987-11-13ContractSigned as Free Agent by Braves. 
1987-11-09Free AgentGranted Free Agency. 
1986-06-30TradeTraded by Yankees with Andre Robertson to Braves for Paul Zuvella and Claudell Washington. 
1981-11-04TradeTraded by Reds to Yankees for Freddie Toliver and Brian Ryder. 
* Transactions data can be divided into 2 eras. 2012-2018 includes all MLB/Minor roster movement whereas 1903-2012 contains only MLB change of organization with some DL-related data since 2000s.

Salaries

TopAbout Salary DataPayroll SectionAll $ are USD
YearTeam NamePayrollAgeSalaryServMLB RkTm RkCentileAboveLeague AvgLeague MinCareer*Contracts
1985New York YankeesTeam Payroll3560,000-51631-370,78060,00060,000
1986Atlanta BravesTeam Payroll3660,000-61425-386,34760,000120,000
1986New York YankeesTeam Payroll3660,000-61434-386,34760,000120,000
1987Atlanta BravesTeam Payroll3760,000-59534-344,90660,000180,000
1988Cincinnati RedsTeam Payroll3862,500-60437-392,10762,500242,500
1988Atlanta BravesTeam Payroll3862,500-60436-392,10762,500242,500
1989Cincinnati RedsTeam Payroll3962,500-69135-429,80262,500305,000
1990Seattle MarinersTeam Payroll40100,000-64936-515,727100,000405,000
1990Cincinnati RedsTeam Payroll40100,000-64932-515,727100,000405,000
1991Seattle MarinersTeam Payroll41100,000-62032-742,231100,000505,000
* Career earnings are a simple calculation of available yearly salaries listed here. They include only base salary and draft signing bonus. Minor league salaries are excluded. The value is not meant to reflect a player's actual career earnings.
* League minimum salaries are displayed in red