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Ken Griffey Jr: 500


Junior achievement:
Griffey joins 500 club


Ken Griffey Jr. became just the 20th player in history to reach 500 career homers with a solo shot off Matt Morris on June 20, 2004.  More >

Watch the historic swing: 56K | 350K
Watch MLB.com's FastCast: 56K | 350K
Hear the radio call | Gallery
Get Griffey gear   • Game wrap
Ken Griffey Jr: 500

BY THE NUMBERS  

Junior's Favorites
Opponents
Twins ... 38
Blue Jays ... 34
Yankees ... 33
Tigers ... 32
Indians ... 30
Rangers ... 30
Ballparks
Kingdome ... 198
Cinergy Field ... 38
Metrodome ... 22
Edison Field ... 18
Yankee Stadium ... 18
Great American BP ... 16
SAFECO ... 14
SkyDome ... 14
Network Associates ... 11
Cleveland Municipal ... 11
Opposing Pitchers
David Wells ... 8
Roger Clemens ... 6
Tom Gordon ... 6
Andy Benes ... 5
Jimmy Key ... 5
Dave Stewart ... 5
Woody Williams ... 5
Complete list of Junior's career homers >
  Editorial Lineup


Bauman: Back on Hall of Fame track
The Hall of Fame status of Ken Griffey Jr. has gone from definite to "whatever happened to him," back to probable again, all within the span of about four years. More >

Griffey's special Father's Day gift
Reaching over the camera well next to the Cincinnati Reds' dugout at Busch Stadium, Ken Griffey Jr. hugged his dad and said, "Happy Father's Day." And then he told him, "I love you." More >


 • Teammates happy for Griffey
 • Morris, Cardinals salute Griffey
 • To A-Rod, Griffey is best of bunch
 • Tributes pour in from around league
 • Student catches piece of history
 • Griffey rookie card still a hot item
 • In Seattle, The Kid became The Man
 • Hard not to think: What could've been
 • Griffey hits No. 494, passes Gehrig
 • 500 Club: By the numbers
 • No. 1 draft pick career homer list
 • Others right behind Griffey

GRIFFEY SHOP  


Good Sports Art
Ken Griffey, Jr. '54 Lithograph


Majestic Athletic Ken Griffey Jr. Batting Practice Jersey
SIGHTS AND SOUNDS  

PHOTO GALLERY: Career Highlights
Senior and Junior CHASING 500
MLB.com looks at Ken Griffey Jr.'s chase for immortality.
56K | 350K
Griffey talks with MLB.com about No. 500: 56K | 350K
MLB Productions' 500-homer club: 56K | 350K
MLB.com's Seth Everett reports from Cleveland on No. 499: 56K | 350K

--- M O R E   M I L E S T O N E S ---

• SEPT. 14, 1990
   Junior & Senior become the only father/son combo
   to hit back-to-back HRs: 56K | 350K

• JUNE 15, 1993
   HR #100 vs. Brewer, KC: 56K | 350K
• MAY 21, 1996
   HR #200 vs. Eshelman, BOS: 56K | 350K

• APRIL 25, 1997
   Youngest to 250 vs. Clemens, TOR: 56K | 350K

• 1997
   A record 13 HRs in April: 56K | 350K

• APRIL 13, 1998
   HR #300 vs. Mesa, CLE: 56K | 350K

• JUNE 14, 1998
   1,500th career hit, a homer: 56K | 350K

• SEPTEMBER 25, 1998
   HR #350 vs. Gunderson, TEX: 56K | 350K

• APRIL 10, 2000
   HR #400 vs. Arrojo, COL: 56K | 350K

• AUGUST 9, 2001
   HR #450 vs. Ortiz, SF: 56K | 350K