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Ken Griffey Jr.

Posted on: February 20, 2008 2:38 pm
 

I was reading the article on A-Rod and one of the posters said as long as he doesnt pull a Griffey and that got me to thinking where would Griffey be if he hadnt been so injury prone.  So I looked up his stats from CBS... http://www.sportsline.com/mlb/playe
rs/playerpage/7664

and I took his avg number of homeruns for seasons under 140 games played and stretched it out over a 160 games to find out where he "could" be. 

Year

1994 - 18 more homeruns

1995 - 19 more homeruns

2001 - 10 more homeruns

2002 - 10 more homeruns

2003 - 26 more homeruns

2004 - 18 more homeruns

2005 - 9 more homeruns

2006 - 13 more homeruns

This equals out to 123 more homeruns that he couldave/shouldave had over the course of his career.  With that total it would have put him at 716 heading into this year with him possibly being the first to 800 HR.  No real point I just remember cheering for him when I was younger and wondering what couldave been if he never got injured (or never missed more than 40 games a year.

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Since: Apr 18, 2008
Posted on: April 18, 2008 11:28 pm
 

Ken Griffey Jr.

Sure Griffey Jr. is an explosive hitter and great outfielder when he's healthy, but people seem to forget that he is the real deal.  Also that he is pushing 39 years of age.  He comes into the season overweight, out of shape, and admits it.  If he wanted to he could beat quite a few records but he's not like Bond's and others that sell their fame to a needle.  Glad to see one of the top 5 players ever will never get involved with or mixed up in perfomance enhancing drugs.  He sits on his Yacht all winter in the Bahamas with his family. And comes out year after year and performs when he's healthy,; why do you think the fans in Seattle call their stadium "The House That Griffey Built" By the way, God love his folks. 



Since: Oct 18, 2006
Posted on: March 28, 2008 11:06 am
 

Ken Griffey Jr.

Couldn't agree more about Griffey and Bo.  I am 40 and Griffey was the best baseball player I ever saw.  Today everyone just looks at the homerun numbers.  We can not forget that this guy was the best fielding CF for a decade.  He did everything but steal a lot of bases.  His fielding, his arm, and his bat were phenominal.  Even today his swing is like silk.  Makes you wonderabout HGH.  All the talk is how it helps you recover quicker.  Props to him for staying clean (at least we assume he did or he had the worst HGH on the market   LOL ). 

I would say Griffey is one of the top 10 outfielders of all time and probably would have been top 5.  What's sad is Bonds was probably on his way to being a top 10 all time outfielder but it wasn't good enough for him.  He wanted more.  Pathetic.

As for Bo, it is sad that generations to come will never know what a truly special athlete he was.  He was the best RB I ever saw (better than Sanders and Payton and Smith).  He was quicker than Payton, faster than Sanders and tougher than Smith.  Then a couple short years in baseball he became an all-start outfielder with a laser-cannon for an arm, speed to track anything, power to spare, and started hitting for average.  He was truly amazing.




Since: Oct 4, 2007
Posted on: March 24, 2008 4:36 pm
 

Ken Griffey Jr.

this guy was cash money. he was as good as there has ever been to lace up the cleats, both on and off the field. both he and bo jackson were two guys that we were robbed of by injuries. the fact that griffey stands where he does is amazing to me. lets see if he can find  a second wind and an al team to dh for and see what then.



Since: Feb 14, 2008
Posted on: March 20, 2008 5:35 pm
 

Ken Griffey Jr.

Yeah, Junior's one of my all time favorites. Such a pure swing. It was like silk, and I feel pretty crappy about all the injuries he's endured. I wish it would've been his homerun record. Oh well.




Since: Jul 6, 2007
Posted on: February 20, 2008 7:57 pm
 

Ken Griffey Jr.

I remember when I was younger, and had more hair, that people were talking about Junior being the one to break Aaron's record. Bonds? Not even a blip on the radar.

He reminds me of another all-time slugger -- Double X (Jimmie Foxx).

Foxx had 500 HR by the age of 32 -- and retired at age 37 hitting just 34 more HR.



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