On September 15, 1998 — Ken Griffey, Jr. hits homer #52 and drives in the 1,000th run of his career in the Mariners’ 12 – 7 win over the Twins. He becomes the 4th-youngest player in history to reach the milestone, after Mel Ott, Jimmie Foxx, and Lou Gehrig. Junior hit his 52nd on this date last year.

 


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