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PostSubject: Griffey one step closer to 600   Tue Apr 15, 2008 10:58 pm

Griffey one step closer to 600
Dempster gives up Kid's 595th dinger in third frame at Wrigley
By Mark Sheldon / MLB.com

CHICAGO -- Reds right fielder Ken Griffey Jr. is now five home runs away from 600.

In the third inning Tuesday night at Wrigley Field with the Reds trailing by a 2-1 score, Griffey hit his second homer of the season and No. 595 of his career.

The two-run shot came on a 2-1 pitch from Cubs starting pitcher Ryan Dempster and landed in the first few rows of the bleachers in left-center field. Griffey is sixth on the all-time list for home runs, and is 14 behind Sammy Sosa's 609.

Dempster is the 379th different pitcher that Griffey has homered against. He has eight career homers at Wrigley Field.

Griffey was wearing No. 42 in Tuesday's game on the 61st anniversary of Jackie Robinson breaking baseball's color barrier.


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PostSubject: Re: Griffey one step closer to 600   Tue Apr 15, 2008 10:59 pm

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Griffey was wearing No. 42 in Tuesday's game on the 61st anniversary of Jackie Robinson breaking baseball's color barrier.

NO HE DIDN'T!!! rant rant rant


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PostSubject: Re: Griffey one step closer to 600   Tue Jun 10, 2008 4:32 pm

I can't believe no one posted that he accomplished this last night Nod PARTY! Sucked that the fishes got their behinds handed to them but it was cool to see Jr. get his 600th. Then some stupid Marlins fan wouldn't give the ball back Rolling Eyes
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PostSubject: Re: Griffey one step closer to 600   Fri Jun 27, 2008 5:21 pm

Griffey's No. 600 ball to hit auction block
Marlins fan set to sell historic memento in Chicago this August
By Mark Sheldon / MLB.com

TORONTO -- The ball that Ken Griffey Jr. hit for career home run No. 600 is going up for auction.

Joe Scherer, the Marlins fan who was identified as the one who caught the milestone baseball in the right field seats at Dolphin Stadium on June 9, made the announcement on Thursday. The Associated Press reported that the ball will be auctioned Aug. 1 in Chicago.

"I'm just doing what's best for me right now," said Scherer, who had kept his identity hidden for several days since Griffey hit his homer in Miami.

Reds officials met with Scherer moments after Griffey became the sixth player in Major League history to hit 600 home runs. Club efforts to negotiate for the ball were immediately rebuffed since Scherer told the Reds he was selling the ball and not returning it to Griffey.

Doug Allen, president of Mastro Auctions in suburban Chicago, told the AP he believed the ball would sell for at least $50,000, and wouldn't be surprised to see the bidding reach $100,000.

Scherer's path to auction could be blocked by a lawsuit from Justin Kimball, a fan who claimed he caught the ball first before it was ripped from his hands. Kimball filed suit to block the ball's sale in Miami-Dade County court.

The Griffey ball will be part of a live auction in Chicago that also includes items from early 20th-century stars Babe Ruth, Lou Gehrig and Honus Wagner. Vintage memorabilia from such players is still appreciating in value, Allen said.


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PostSubject: Re: Griffey one step closer to 600   Fri Jun 27, 2008 5:36 pm

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Griffey was wearing No. 42 in Tuesday's game on the 61st anniversary of Jackie Robinson breaking baseball's color barrier.

NO HE DIDN'T!!! rant rant rant

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I don't know why I just noticed this, but applaud

Moses Fleetwood Walker deserves some respect grouch


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PostSubject: Re: Griffey one step closer to 600   Sun Jun 29, 2008 3:14 am

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PostSubject: Re: Griffey one step closer to 600   Sun Jun 29, 2008 3:31 am

Moses Fleetwood Walker is the first black player ever to play in Major League Baseball. He did so some 63 years before Jackie Robinson.


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