VIDEO: Never Forget Griffeys Becoming Only Father-Son Duo to Hit Back-to-Back Dingers
By Nick Porr
This Father's Day, there sadly will be no MLB games for father and son baseball fans to enjoy together due to the coronavirus pandemic. Thanfully, there are plenty of amazing moments for fathers to look back on during their special day. No father and son duo in the game's great history is as legendary as Ken Griffey Sr. and Ken Griffey Jr.
Ken Griffey Sr. and Ken Griffey Jr. were the first father and son duo to ever play together in the history of American professional sports, and they did it with flash. To this day, they are the only father-son pair to have ever hit back-to-back home runs in MLB.
The two completed the feat on Sept. 14, 1990 in a matchup with the Seattle Mariners and California Angels. At the time, Sr. was 40 years old, and Jr. was 20 years old in his second season in the league. The two would continue to play together in Seattle until Griffey Sr.'s retirement during the 1991 season.
Ken Griffey Jr. will be featured in a documentary about his Hall of Fame career airing this Father's Day on the MLB Network.
Although there are plenty of amazing moments to cover in Griffey Jr.'s illustrious career, his father-son bond is sure to be featured throughout. The documentary, entitled "Junior," will air Sunday at 8:00 PM on the MLB Network.