Griffey becomes 6th to reach 600 homer milestone
Cincinnati Reds' Ken Griffey Jr., hits his 600th home run during the first inning of a baseball game against the Florida Marlins on Monday, June 9, 2008 at Dolphin Stadium in Miami. (AP Photo/Wilfredo Lee)
By Wilfredo Lee (AP)
Published: 2008-06-09 18:35:05
Ken Griffey Jr. hit his 600th home run on Monday night to become the sixth player in history to reach that milestone. The Cincinnati star homered off Marlins left-hander Mark Hendrickson with Jerry Hairston on third and one out in the first inning.
The left-handed swinger launched a 3-1 pitch 413 feet into the right-field seats.
Former Chicago Cubs slugger Sammy Sosa is fifth on the all-time list with 609 home runs.