The last Home Run Derby in Cleveland was also won by a New Yorker -- Yankees first baseman Tino Martinez, who took the 1997 crown over a field which included Hall of Famers Ken Griffey Jr
. and Jim Thome, who didn't clear the walls once.
Once a year, every December, some 500 veteran members of the Baseball Writers' Association of America deliberate over their ballots for the Hall of Fame election, trying earnestly to make the case for their particular favorites beyond the first-time no-brainers such as Mariano Rivera, Tom Seaver, Cal Ripken Jr., Ken Griffey Jr
. or, for 2020, Derek Jeter.
HRKAB for top 11 career HR hitters as of 2017 in best HR season Career HR Year At-bats HR Barry Bonds 762 2001 476 73 Hank Aaron 755 1971 495 47 Babe Ruth 714 1927 540 60 Alex Rodriguez 696 2002 624 57 Willie Mays 660 1965 558 52 Ken Griffey Jr
. 630 1997 608 56 Ken Griffey Jr
As a result, Tyson Foods will be integrated on The Players' Tribune in branded essays, a video series and photo galleries, featuring legendary athletes Ken Griffey Jr
., Brandi Chastain, Johnny Bench and Cal Ripken Jr.
The 2014 Topps Stadium Club Baseball Set ($80) brings collectors the new generation of stars along with some of the greatest ever to play the game, and guarantees an autographed card--perhaps Mark McGwire--as well as a cosigner card featuring two stars, such as Ken Griffey Jr
. and phenom Mike Trout.
1997 -- Seattle's Ken Griffey Jr
. broke his own major league record for home runs hit through May by connecting for his 23rd of the season in an 11-10 loss to Minnesota.
Ken Griffey Jr
., a former teammate with the Seattle Mariners, congratulated Suzuki with a message shown on the video board at Yankee Stadium.
The only player to win the contest for both leagues, Fielder has a chance to tie Ken Griffey Jr
.'s record of three home run derby victories.
According to Jeff Euston of Cot's Contracts, he will become the 27th highest-paid player in-between Ken Griffey Jr
. $116.5 million 2000-08 deal and Kevin Brown's $105 million 1999-2005 contract.
GA auction: Get a new Skyhawk, golf with Ken Griffey Jr
. Purchase a brand-new Cessna 172 Skyhawk SP at a substantial discount or play golf and have dinner with baseball legend Ken Griffey Jr
Baseball great Ken Griffey Jr
. and hockey legend Mark Messier made special presentations to grantees at the dinner, which included remarks by dinner chair Greg Case, president and CEO, Aon Corp.