On April 3, 1989 –At Oakland-Alameda County Coliseum, in his first major league at bat, Seattle Mariners’ future hall of famer Ken Griffey Jr. doubles off of Oakland’s Dave Stewart. The 19 year-old ‘Junior’, the son of an active major leaguer, Ken Griffey playing with the Reds, will establish himself as one of the game’s superstars. Griffey will eventually play with his son and historically hit back to back homeruns.
Jr will end up with one of the highest vote totals in Hall of fame history.
Griffey will also walk and score a run later in the game, Stewart will win the game along with a trio of relievers. Mark Langston will go all the way in a 3-2 loss. Mark McGwire will do all the damage for the A’s with a 2 run homerun and Sacrifice fly.
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