Ken Griffey, Sr. and Ken Griffey, Jr. hit back-to-back homeruns, becoming the only father-son duo to achieve this feat.
Ken Griffey Sr. was born in 1950 and was an American outfielder for several years. Today, he is the manager of the Bakersfield Blaze, the Cincinnati Reds’ minor league affiliate. His son, Ken Griffy Jr., was born in 1969 and played as an outfielder for 22 years. Jr spent most of his career with the Seattle Mariners and Cincinnati Reds, along with a short stint playing for the Chicago White Sox.
Ken Griffey Jr. is still tied for the record of most consecutive games with a home run, 8. After his retirement, the Associated Press said he was the best player in baseball. The two careers overlapped in the early 1990’s, when Jr. and Sr. became the first father and son to play on the same team at the same time.
On August 31st, 1990, the pair both hit singles back to back. On September 14th, they hit back to back home runs, becoming the first father-son duo to do so in baseball history. They played 51 games together before Griffey Sr. retired in 1991.