Ken Griffey on Rose, Junior, Big Papi & the Hall of Fame

By Jim Monaghan

griffeyKen Griffey Sr. was a three-time All Star and two-time World Champion. A member of the Cincinnati Reds Hall of Fame, he also played five seasons for the New York Yankees.

A 19-year Major League veteran, Griffey has a career .296 batting average with 152 home runs, one of which came in one of baseball’s most sentimental moments.

He’s recently written a new book called Big Red: Baseball, Fatherhood, and My Life In the Big red Machine.

I had the opportunity to speak with Griffey about a variety of topics including playing in the “Bronx Zoo” era of the Yankees, why he thinks Pete Rose should be voted into the Hall of Fame sooner rather later, and whether he thinks his son Ken Griffey Jr. will be a unanimous first-ballot pick for Hall.


Jim Monaghan can be heard Monday through Friday mornings on the WDHA Morning Jolt from 6-10AM & Sundays from 7-10AM with “All Mixed Up.” He’s also an instructor at Professional Baseball Instruction in Upper Saddle River. Follow him on twitter – @Monaghan21.

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