When I think about Ken Griffey Jr., I get to feeling a little blue that he never even played in a World Series. When I think back on the career of Kenny Griff, I am pretty sure about one thing: he deserved to have a shot at a ring, but it never game in two decades. He’s still going to be honored by baseball and be in some pretty historic territory for having been selected for such an award.
Baseball Commissioner Allan H. (Bud) Selig announced that Ken Griffey Jr. will be honored with the Commissioner’s Historic Achievement Award. The presentation will be made at a press conference tonight prior to Game Four of the World Series.
This will mark only the 12th time ever that Major League Baseball has bestowed the Award, which was created in 1998 to recognize achievements and contributions of historical significance. Griffey is the first recipient of the Award since 2007, when Rachel Robinson was honored for continuing the legacy of her late husband, Jackie Robinson, and for her service to Major League Baseball.
Congratulations, Junior. See you in Cooperstown in a few short years where you’ll be getting some more hardware.
Griffey Jr. to Receive Commissioner’s Historic Achievement Award [MLB.com]