Former Red, Ken Griffey Jr. last night prior to Game Four of the World Series, received the prestigious Commissioner’s Historic Achievement Award.  The 13-time All-Star became only the 12th person to ever receive the award, which was created in 1998 to recognize achievements and contributions of historic significance.

Click HERE to see video of Griffey’s reaction to winning the Commissioner’s Historic Achievement Award.

Commissioner Selig said: “Ken Griffey Jr. was a gifted all-around player with a perfect swing, a brilliant glove and a childlike joy for the game.  From the time he was just 19, Ken represented Major League Baseball with excellence and grace, and he was one of our sport’s greatest ambassadors not only in Seattle and Cincinnati, but also around the world.  I am most appreciative for all of Ken’s contributions to our national pastime.”

Our own Rob Butcher was on hand for the award presentation to snap a couple of photos…



@CheeryMalone Well deserved recognition

Absolutely deserved. I believe without the injuries, HE would be the All-Time Home Run KING, and WITHOUT steroids. A class act all the way. Albert who?

one of the best of all time, the kid knew how to play.

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