Here’s a “dedicated rookie” for former all-star Ken Griffey Sr, who was on a multi-player rookie card in the 1974 set:
Griffey began what was to become a brilliant 19-year career that saw him
hit .296 with 2143 hits in 7229 at-bats, with 1129 runs scored, 152
homers and 859 runs batted in.
During the 1973 season he made the most of his short stay, hitting .384 in 25 games with 33 hits in 86 at-bats.
He was named to three all-star games during his career, and was a member
of the “Big Red Machine” Cincinnati Reds of the 1970’s, taking home two
consecutive World Championships in 1975 and 1976.
Of course, we HAVE to mention something else he did, which was father a
kid who would become one of the players of his generation, Ken Griffey
Jr, recent Hall of Fame inductee and super-star extraordinaire.
I still think one of the coolest moments in baseball history was when
Griffey Sr and Griffey Jr BOTH hit homers for the same team in the same
game! I just couldn’t believe it actually happened.