Ken Griffey Jr. of the Cincinnati Reds hit his 600th career home run today in Florida off of Mark Hendrickson. Griffey joins Barry Bonds, Hank Aaron, Babe Ruth, Willie Mays and Sammy Sosa as a member of the ultra-exclusive 600 HR club.
But here’s what makes Griffey so special: He’s the only member of the modern era inductees (Bonds and Sosa) that did not abuse steroids. So basically, he’s more legit in my book. And how Griffey has managed to achieve this feat on top of the litany of injuries that has plagued a large portion of his career is nothing short of amazing.