On this day in 1990, Ken Griffey and Ken Griffey Jr. become the first father and son to play in the same major league lineup. The 40-year old left fielder and his 20-year old offspring both score a run in Mariners’ 5-2 victory over the Royals at the Kingdome. Junior would go onto score 1,661 more runs over his 22-year career, to go along with his 630 career home runs and 1,836 RBIs. (VJ Lovero/SI)
GALLERY: Ken Griffey Jr. Through the Years | Griffey Covers

On this day in 1990, Ken Griffey and Ken Griffey Jr. become the first father and son to play in the same major league lineup. The 40-year old left fielder and his 20-year old offspring both score a run in Mariners’ 5-2 victory over the Royals at the Kingdome. Junior would go onto score 1,661 more runs over his 22-year career, to go along with his 630 career home runs and 1,836 RBIs. (VJ Lovero/SI)

GALLERY: Ken Griffey Jr. Through the Years | Griffey Covers

The MLB First-Year Player Draft is less than two weeks old and scouts are scrambling to find their diamonds in the rough. Back in 1987, scouts didn’t need to search hard to find the No. 1 prospect, Ken Griffey Jr. “The Kid” was taken No. 1 straight out of high school by the Mariners and quickly became one of baseball’s most popular players. The 13-time All-Star ranks fifth all time with 630 home runs to go along with 10 straight Gold Gloves and the 1997 American League MVP. (VJ Lovero/SI, Richard Mackson/SI)
GALLERY: No. 1 MLB Draft Picks Since 1985 | Rare Ken Griffey Jr. Photos

The MLB First-Year Player Draft is less than two weeks old and scouts are scrambling to find their diamonds in the rough. Back in 1987, scouts didn’t need to search hard to find the No. 1 prospect, Ken Griffey Jr. “The Kid” was taken No. 1 straight out of high school by the Mariners and quickly became one of baseball’s most popular players. The 13-time All-Star ranks fifth all time with 630 home runs to go along with 10 straight Gold Gloves and the 1997 American League MVP. (VJ Lovero/SI, Richard Mackson/SI)

GALLERY: No. 1 MLB Draft Picks Since 1985 | Rare Ken Griffey Jr. Photos