Mariners History: Jr. and Sr. go Back-to-Back


Sure, the Mariners lost yesterday. Sure, the Seahawks lost yesterday. I’m upset, just like you are. Unless you are a Rockies or a Rams fan and you’re reading this. And if that’s the case, I’m not happy with you.

But one thing will always make me feel better on a bad sports day. And that’s a good Ken Griffey Jr. highlight. So, those of you who need a smile: I give you this piece of information, and we’ll get to the highlight in a second.

September 14, 1990: Ken Griffey Sr. and Ken Griffey Jr. become the first father/son combination to hit a home run in the same game. And they did it back-to-back.

It’s one of the first great highlights in the storybook career of Ken Griffey Jr. A career that will end with Junior’s enshrinement into the Baseball Hall of Fame in Cooperstown next year. I’ll be there. And I can’t wait for it.

I can’t see this type of thing ever happening again. Seeing a father and son combo even play on the same team is remarkable enough. Then you add on being good enough to both be playing in the same game?

That’s historic.

Hopefully that helps your depressed sports fandom heal a little bit.

Reminder: The Mariners take on the Angels tonight at Safeco Field. Taijuan Walker is on the mound, trying to help the M’s overcome a losing series at the hands of the Rockies.

Go M’s!

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