Ken Griffey Stats

Ken Griffey was born on Monday, April 10, 1950, in Donora, Pennsylvania. Griffey was 23 years old when he broke into the big leagues on August 25, 1973, with the Cincinnati Reds. His biographical data, year-by-year hitting stats, fielding stats, pitching stats (where applicable), career totals, uniform numbers, salary data and miscellaneous items-of-interest are presented by Baseball Almanac on this comprehensive Ken Griffey baseball stats page.

"When you come up to a team and see people like Joe Morgan , Johnny Bench , Tony Perez , Pete Rose , you have to be a little awed. You ask yourself, 'what am I doing here? But I remember what my brother Bill used to say all the time, 'Kenny, when you walk out there do your thing, remember you're as good as anybody else' and I've always felt that way." - Ken Griffey (Cincinnati Reds Hall of Fame, Class of 2004, Source )
Ken Griffey

Ken Griffey Autograph on a 1989 Score (#609)
Ken Griffey Autograph on a 1989 Score (#609)

Birth Name:
George Kenneth Griffey
Nickname:
Ken
Born On:
04-10-1950  (Aries)
Place of Birth Data Born In:
Donora, Pennsylvania
Year of Death Data Died On:
Still Living ( 500 Oldest Living )
Place of Death Data Died In:
Still Living
Cemetery:
n/a
High School:
Donora High School (Donora, PA)
College:
None Attended
Batting Stances Chart Bats:
Left
Throwing Arms Chart Throws:
Left
Player Height Chart Height:
6-00
Player Weight Chart Weight:
200
First Game:
08-25-1973 (Age 23)
Last Game:
05-31-1991
Draft:
1969 : 29th Round (680th)
Ken Griffey

Ken Griffey Pitching Stats

G GS GF W L PCT ERA CG SHO SV IP BFP H ER R HR BB IBB SO WP HB BK HLD
- - Did Not Pitch - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
G GS GF W L PCT ERA CG SHO SV IP BFP H ER R HR BB IBB SO WP HB BK HLD
Ken Griffey

Ken Griffey Hitting Stats

G AB R H 2B 3B HR GRSL RBI BB IBB SO SH SF HBP GIDP AVG OBP SLG
1973 23 Reds 25 86 19 33 5 1 3 0 14 6 0 10 0 0 0 0 .384 .424 .570
1974 24 Reds 88 227 24 57 9 5 2 0 19 27 2 43 1 0 1 2 .251 .333 .361
1975 25 Reds 132 463 95 141 15 9 4 0 46 67 2 67 6 3 1 10 .305 .391 .402
1976 26 Reds 148 562 111 189 28 9 6 1 74 62 0 65 0 3 1 3 .336 .401 .450
1977 27 Reds 154 585 117 186 35 8 12 0 57 69 2 84 1 2 0 12 .318 .389 .467
1978 28 Reds 158 614 90 177 33 8 10 0 63 54 1 70 9 3 0 6 .288 .344 .417
1979 29 Reds 95 380 62 120 27 4 8 0 32 36 3 39 0 3 1 7 .316 .374 .471
1980 30 Reds 146 544 89 160 28 10 13 0 85 62 4 77 3 5 1 4 .294 .364 .454
1981 31 Reds 101 396 65 123 21 6 2 0 34 39 6 42 2 4 1 9 .311 .370 .409
1982 32 Yankees 127 484 70 134 23 2 12 0 54 39 1 58 1 3 0 10 .277 .329 .407
1983 33 Yankees 118 458 60 140 21 3 11 1 46 34 3 45 3 2 2 3 .306 .355 .437
1984 34 Yankees 120 399 44 109 20 1 7 0 56 29 2 32 3 4 1 7 .273 .321 .381
1985 35 Yankees 127 438 68 120 28 4 10 1 69 41 4 51 0 8 0 2 .274 .331 .425
1986 36 Yankees 59 198 33 60 7 0 9 0 26 15 0 24 1 4 1 7 .303 .349 .475
1986 36 Braves 80 292 36 90 15 3 12 1 32 20 4 43 0 1 0 2 .308 .351 .503
1987 37 Braves 122 399 65 114 24 1 14 0 64 46 11 54 1 4 1 12 .286 .358 .456
1988 38 Braves 69 193 21 48 5 0 2 0 19 17 2 26 0 2 0 5 .249 .307 .306
1988 38 Reds 25 50 5 14 1 0 2 0 4 2 1 5 0 0 0 0 .280 .308 .420
1989 39 Reds 106 236 26 62 8 3 8 0 30 29 3 42 0 0 1 2 .263 .346 .424
1990 40 Reds 46 63 6 13 2 0 1 0 8 2 0 5 0 2 1 0 .206 .235 .286
1990 40 Mariners 21 77 13 29 2 0 3 0 18 10 0 3 0 1 0 1 .377 .443 .519
1991 41 Mariners 30 85 10 24 7 0 1 0 9 13 0 13 0 1 1 2 .282 .380 .400
G AB R H 2B 3B HR GRSL RBI BB IBB SO SH SF HBP GIDP AVG OBP SLG
19 Years 2,097 7,229 1,129 2,143 364 77 152 4 859 719 51 898 31 55 14 106 .296 .359 .431
Ken Griffey

Ken Griffey Fielding Stats

POS G GS OUTS TC TC/G CH PO A E DP PB CASB CACS FLD% RF
1973 Reds RF 21 20 540 25 1.2 25 24 1 0 0 n/a n/a n/a 1.000 1.25
1974 Reds LF 2 0 15 2 1.0 2 2 0 0 0 n/a n/a n/a 1.000 3.60
1974 Reds RF 69 66 1,548 117 1.7 117 112 5 0 1 n/a n/a n/a 1.000 2.04
1975 Reds RF 119 115 3,030 214 1.8 207 201 6 7 0 n/a n/a n/a .967 1.84
1976 Reds RF 144 126 3,570 281 2.0 275 266 9 6 2 n/a n/a n/a .979 2.08
1977 Reds RF 147 144 3,753 310 2.1 307 297 10 3 3 n/a n/a n/a .990 2.21
1978 Reds CF 13 13 303 33 2.5 32 31 1 1 1 n/a n/a n/a .970 2.85
1978 Reds RF 142 137 3,669 287 2.0 278 266 12 9 1 n/a n/a n/a .969 2.05
1979 Reds CF 8 7 150 17 2.1 17 17 0 0 0 n/a n/a n/a 1.000 3.06
1979 Reds RF 91 86 2,247 170 1.9 167 158 9 3 2 n/a n/a n/a .982 2.01
1980 Reds CF 2 0 6 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 n/a n/a n/a .000 0.00
1980 Reds RF 138 137 24,351 272 2.0 266 262 4 6 3 n/a n/a n/a .978 0.29
1981 Reds CF 99 98 2,517 267 2.7 265 260 5 2 1 n/a n/a n/a .993 2.84
1981 Reds RF 2 1 30 1 0.5 1 1 0 0 0 n/a n/a n/a 1.000 0.90
1982 Yankees CF 27 22 618 73 2.7 73 72 1 0 1 n/a n/a n/a 1.000 3.19
1982 Yankees RF 101 95 2,523 223 2.2 218 211 7 5 1 n/a n/a n/a .978 2.33
1983 Yankees 1B 101 95 2,544 894 8.9 887 830 57 7 82 n/a n/a n/a .992 9.41
1983 Yankees CF 12 11 273 37 3.1 36 36 0 1 0 n/a n/a n/a .973 3.56
1983 Yankees LF 2 2 51 3 1.5 3 3 0 0 0 n/a n/a n/a 1.000 1.59
1983 Yankees RF 1 0 9 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 n/a n/a n/a .000 0.00
1984 Yankees 1B 27 26 693 268 9.9 257 241 16 11 23 n/a n/a n/a .959 10.01
1984 Yankees CF 35 34 855 106 3.0 103 101 2 3 0 n/a n/a n/a .972 3.25
1984 Yankees LF 38 34 870 73 1.9 71 69 2 2 0 n/a n/a n/a .973 2.20
1984 Yankees RF 9 6 174 14 1.6 14 14 0 0 0 n/a n/a n/a 1.000 2.17
1985 Yankees 1B 1 0 12 5 5.0 5 5 0 0 0 n/a n/a n/a 1.000 11.25
1985 Yankees CF 5 3 87 15 3.0 15 15 0 0 0 n/a n/a n/a 1.000 4.66
1985 Yankees LF 106 90 2,442 226 2.1 219 211 8 7 3 n/a n/a n/a .969 2.42
1985 Yankees RF 1 1 24 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 n/a n/a n/a .000 0.00
1986 Yankees CF 2 1 42 5 2.5 5 5 0 0 0 n/a n/a n/a 1.000 3.21
1986 Yankees LF 50 41 1,128 97 1.9 94 89 5 3 2 n/a n/a n/a .969 2.25
1986 Yankees RF 1 0 3 2 2.0 2 2 0 0 0 n/a n/a n/a 1.000 18.00
1986 Braves 1B 1 0 0 1 1.0 1 0 1 0 0 n/a n/a n/a 1.000 0.00
1986 Braves LF 77 73 1,929 138 1.8 136 135 1 2 0 n/a n/a n/a .986 1.90
1987 Braves 1B 3 2 60 26 8.7 25 24 1 1 2 n/a n/a n/a .962 11.25
1987 Braves CF 1 0 6 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 n/a n/a n/a .000 0.00
1987 Braves LF 107 97 2,640 191 1.8 190 183 7 1 1 n/a n/a n/a .995 1.94
1988 Braves 1B 11 7 219 77 7.0 76 68 8 1 8 n/a n/a n/a .987 9.37
1988 Braves LF 41 37 939 63 1.5 61 59 2 2 0 n/a n/a n/a .968 1.75
1988 Braves RF 2 2 42 2 1.0 2 2 0 0 0 n/a n/a n/a 1.000 1.29
1988 Reds 1B 10 9 234 71 7.1 70 64 6 1 1 n/a n/a n/a .986 8.08
1989 Reds 1B 9 4 135 47 5.2 46 46 0 1 3 n/a n/a n/a .979 9.20
1989 Reds LF 58 52 1,254 79 1.4 78 76 2 1 1 n/a n/a n/a .987 1.68
1989 Reds RF 1 0 3 1 1.0 1 1 0 0 0 n/a n/a n/a 1.000 9.00
1990 Reds 1B 9 5 129 47 5.2 46 42 4 1 2 n/a n/a n/a .979 9.63
1990 Reds LF 5 4 93 12 2.4 12 12 0 0 0 n/a n/a n/a 1.000 3.48
1990 Reds RF 1 0 3 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 n/a n/a n/a .000 0.00
1990 Mariners LF 20 19 453 27 1.4 26 25 1 1 0 n/a n/a n/a .963 1.55
1991 Mariners LF 26 25 543 31 1.2 31 31 0 0 0 n/a n/a n/a 1.000 1.54
POS G GS OUTS TC TC/G CH PO A E DP PB CASB CACS FLD% RF
RF Totals 990 936 45,519 1,919 1.9 1,880 1,817 63 39 13 n/a n/a n/a .980 1.12
LF Totals 532 474 12,357 942 1.8 923 895 28 19 7 n/a n/a n/a .980 2.02
CF Totals 204 189 4,857 553 2.7 546 537 9 7 3 n/a n/a n/a .987 3.04
1B Totals 172 148 4,026 1,436 8.3 1,413 1,320 93 23 121 n/a n/a n/a .984 9.48
19 Years 1,898 1,747 66,759 4,850 2.6 4,762 4,569 193 88 144 n/a n/a n/a .982 1.93
Ken Griffey

Ken Griffey Miscellaneous Stats

SB CS SB% PH PR DH AB/HR AB/K AB/RBI K/BB K/9 BB/9
1973 Reds 4 2 .667 4 1 n/a 28.7 8.6 6.1 - - -
1974 Reds 9 4 .692 17 3 n/a 113.5 5.3 11.9 - - -
1975 Reds 16 7 .696 14 3 n/a 115.8 6.9 10.1 - - -
1976 Reds 34 11 .756 13 4 n/a 93.7 8.6 7.6 - - -
1977 Reds 17 8 .680 10 0 n/a 48.8 7.0 10.3 - - -
1978 Reds 23 5 .821 7 0 n/a 61.4 8.8 9.7 - - -
1979 Reds 12 5 .706 1 0 n/a 47.5 9.7 11.9 - - -
1980 Reds 23 1 .958 9 0 n/a 41.8 7.1 6.4 - - -
1981 Reds 12 4 .750 2 0 n/a 198.0 9.4 11.6 - - -
1982 Yankees 10 4 .714 10 0 0 40.3 8.3 9.0 - - -
1983 Yankees 6 1 .857 5 0 2 41.6 10.2 10.0 - - -
1984 Yankees 2 2 .500 19 0 2 57.0 12.5 7.1 - - -
1985 Yankees 7 7 .500 25 0 7 43.8 8.6 6.3 - - -
1986 Yankees 2 2 .500 15 0 2 22.0 8.3 7.6 - - -
1986 Braves 12 7 .632 6 0 n/a 24.3 6.8 9.1 - - -
1987 Braves 4 7 .364 20 0 n/a 28.5 7.4 6.2 - - -
1988 Braves 1 3 .250 20 0 n/a 96.5 7.4 10.2 - - -
1988 Reds 0 0 .000 15 0 n/a 25.0 10.0 12.5 - - -
1989 Reds 4 2 .667 45 1 n/a 29.5 5.6 7.9 - - -
1990 Reds 2 1 .667 34 0 n/a 63.0 12.6 7.9 - - -
1990 Mariners 0 0 .000 2 0 0 25.7 25.7 4.3 - - -
1991 Mariners 0 0 .000 5 0 1 85.0 6.5 9.4 - - -
SB CS SB% PH PR DH AB/HR AB/K AB/RBI K/BB K/9 BB/9
19 Years 200 83 .707 298 12 14 47.6 8.1 8.4 - - -
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Ken Griffey Miscellaneous Items of Interest

1973 Cincinnati Reds 30 $15,000.00 - -
1974 Cincinnati Reds 30 $16,000.00 - -
1975 Cincinnati Reds 30 $32,000.00 - Stats
1976 Cincinnati Reds 30 $85,000.00 Stats Stats
1977 Cincinnati Reds 30 $166,667.00 Stats -
1978 Cincinnati Reds 30 $166,667.00 - -
1979 Cincinnati Reds 30 $166,667.00 - -
1980 Cincinnati Reds 30 $700,000.00 Stats -
1981 Cincinnati Reds 30 $700,000.00 - -
1982 New York Yankees 6 $1,041,667.00 - -
1983 New York Yankees 33 $1,100,000.00 - -
1984 New York Yankees 33 $1,075,000.00 - -
1985 New York Yankees 33 $1,075,000.00 - -
1986 New York Yankees 33 $1,050,000.00 - -
1986 Atlanta Braves 22 "     " - -
1987 Atlanta Braves 22 $1,150,000.00 - -
1988 Atlanta Braves 22 $500,000.00 - -
1988 Cincinnati Reds 25 "     " - -
1989 Cincinnati Reds 30 $320,000.00 - -
1990 Cincinnati Reds 30 $510,000.00 - -
1990 Seattle Mariners 30 "     " - -
1991 Seattle Mariners 30 $464,000.00 - -


Did you know that Ken Griffey, and his son Ken Griffey, Jr. , played together on both the 1990 Seattle Mariners and 1991 Seattle Mariners ? When they appeared together in a game on August 31, 1990 , they became the first father-son combo to appear in a Major League game at the same time and ESPN Classic (Larry Schwartz, 11/19/2003, Source ) described that moment with:

Griffey Sr. and Jr. first to play together in MLB

Aug. 31, 1990

Signed two days ago by the Seattle Mariners after being released by the Cincinnati Reds , 40-year-old Ken Griffey Sr. is about to make history tonight with his 20-year-old son. They are the first father-and-son tandem to play in a major-league game. Earlier in the day, Griffey, Jr. tells family agent Brian Goldberg, "It's really going to be weird tonight, playing with my dad." Later that afternoon, Griffey Sr. tells Goldberg, "It's going to be weird tonight, playing with my son."

As the Griffey's trot to their positions, center-fielder Jr. gives his dad, in left, a quick wave. In the bottom of the first inning, Sr., batting second, singles, the 2,091st hit in his 18-year career. Jr. follows with a single (No. 275). Both score in the Mariners ' 5-2 victory over the Kansas City Royals .

"I wanted to cry or something," Jr. says after going 1-for-4, same as dad. "It just seemed like a father-son game, like we were out playing catch in the backyard. But we were actually playing a real game.

"The weird thing was all the guys are yelling, 'Let's go, Ken,' and I'm yelling, 'Let's go, Dad.'"

Ken Griffey Father and Son Promo
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Ken Griffey hit his one-hundred fifty-first career home run on September 14, 1990 . His son ( Ken Griffey, Jr. ), in that same exact game, hit his thirty-sixth career home run and they became the first father and son to hit home runs in the same game on that date in baseball history. The pitcher for both home runs was Kirk McCaskill , the first & only pitcher in Major League history to allow two home runs in the same game to a father and son.

The Cincinnati Reds elected Ken Griffey to the Reds Hall of Fame in 2004 [ Bio ]. During his two stints with the Reds , Griffey played in 1,224 games, had a .303 batting average, hit 71 home runs, drove in 466 runs, walked 455 times, scorched 63 triples, stole 156 bases and remains the only player in Reds history to play for three Reds World Champion teams ( 1975 , 1976 , 1990 ).

Last-Modified: April 22, 2019 6:56 AM EST

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