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    1973 Ken Griffey Sr. First Major League Hit Game Used Baseball. Although not as famous as his son, Ken Griffey Sr. enjoyed a remarkable MLB career spanning from 1973 to 1991, even getting the opportunity to play alongside Junior on the Mariners his final two years. In those nineteen years, Senior compiled a career batting average just shy of .300 with 2,143 hits for four teams.

    From his debut MLB game on August 25, 1973 comes this ONL (Feeney) game used baseball that resulted in Griffey's first hit. Inscribed as such ("First Major League Hit - Aug 25th 1973 - Reds Vs. Cardinals") in his own hand, the baseball came from the collection of Ruby Griffey, Ken's sister. Initially, Griffey wrote the wrong opposing team name on the ball and blacked it out to write "Cardinals" underneath. Letter of provenance from Ruby Griffey.


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    November, 2015
    5th-7th Thursday-Saturday
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