George Kenneth Griffey, Sr. (April 10, 1959-) enjoyed a successful 19-year career and became the first player in Major League history to play alongside his son when he and future Hall of Famer Ken Griffey, Jr. patrolled the outfield for the Seattle Mariners in 1990 and 1991. After the Cincinnati Reds took him in the 29th round of the 1969 MLB Draft, Ken proceeded to tear up the Reds minor league system batting .317 over six seasons and showing excellent power potential. He debuted in the Majors in 1973 and earned a regular spot in the Reds lineup in 1975, just in time to help the “Big Red Machine” capture back-to-back World Series titles in 1975 and 1976. Griffey’s best year came in 1976 when he hit .336 with 189 hits and 74 RBI only to lose the National League batting title in a peculiar twist of fate. Sitting out the final game of the season with hopes of capturing the title with his .336 average, Chicago Cubs Bill Madlock, who narrowly trailed Griffey, went 4-for-4 to finish with a .339 BA and snatch the title away from Griffey. Despite his costly error, Ken earned his first of three All-Star selections and ultimately his second World Series title. He went 2-for-3 with a run scored an RBI to win the 1980 All-Star Game MVP award. Ken Griffey played 19 years in the Major Leagues for the Reds (1973-1981, 1988-1990), the New York Yankees (1982-1986), the Atlanta Braves (1986-1988) and the Seattle Mariners (1990-1991). On August 31, 1990, Ken Griffey, Sr. and Ken Griffey, Jr. became the first father and son duo to play for the same Major League Baseball team in history. Ken, Sr. played one more season with the Mariners in 1991 as a backup outfielder before retiring. He ended his career with 2,143 hits including 364 double, 1,129 runs, 200 stolen bases and 859 RBI. He also posted a .982 fielding percentage for his career.