Griffey Going for 600th Home Run

Ken Griffey Jr. is looking to reach a milestone by hitting his 600th home run of his baseball career.  

Griffey hit home run number 598 against the San Diego Padres Thursday night in their 8-2 loss.  He had not hit a home run in his last 90 at-bats.  The last time he homered was about a month ago on April 23rd against Houston.  It was the second longest drought of his career without hitting a home run. 

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The thirty-eight year old is in his 20th season batting .247 and has hit 5 HRs, 22 RBIS, and scored 20 runs this season.  His prime with hitting home runs was with the Seattle Mariners back in 1997 and 1998 when he had 56 home runs both seasons.

Obviously, he is past his prime, but hopefully Griffey can become the sixth major league baseball player in history to hit 600 career home runs this season.  (Now if only the Reds could be good and achieve a milestone by finally making the playoffs).

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