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Jan 31, 2012

Ken Griffey Jr.

Did you know the only father and son to hit back-to-back home runs in a major league baseball game were Ken Griffey Jr., and his father Ken Griffey Sr.?
In 1990 and 1991, Griffey Jr and his father became the first son and father to play on the same team at the same time. In his father's first game as a Mariner, on August 31, 1990, the pair hit back-to-back singles in the first inning and both scored. On September 14, the pair hit back-to-back home runs in the top of the first off California Angels pitcher Kirk McCaskill, becoming the first father-son duo to hit back-to-back home runs. The duo played a total of 51 games together before Griffey, Sr., retired in June 1991.

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