Ken Griffey, Sr. to Join ‘Big Show’ on Thursday
Ken Griffey, Sr. has been a part of more baseball history than almost anyone in the game. From winning two championships with the Big Red Machine to playing Billyball with the Yanks to patrolling the very same outfield with his own son, Ken Griffey Sr. has seen and done it all in professional baseball.
Big Red: Baseball, Fatherhood, and My Life in the Big Red Machine (with Phil Pepe) reflects on an outstanding 19-year major league career beginning with Griffey’s days just out of high school and relating his decision to venture into the baseball business, documenting his time as a scout, coach, and manager along with his accomplishments as a father, raising two professional ballplayers.
His career highlights include:
• Recollections of winning the World Series in 1975 and ’76 and playing in “the greatest game ever played,” Game 6 of the ’75 World Series
• Memories playing alongside Reds’ legends Johnny Bench, Joe Morgan and Pete Rose
• His time playing in the Bronx Zoo under Billy Martin, Yogi Berra and George Steinbrenner
• The ultimate thrill of Griffey’s career and as a father: playing in the same outfield with his superstar son, Ken Griffey, Jr. – including becoming the first father-son duo to hit back-to-back home runs in the same game.
Big Red is the story of a life in baseball, but it’s much more than that. Griffey’s story is one of love of baseball, love of family and life, and what it’s like when baseball really does run in the family.
Ken Sr. will join Todd E. Lyons, Esquire this Thursday morning on “The Big Show” to discuss his new book.
Feel free to leave any question you would like have asked of him in the comments below and maybe it will be asked on the air!