Grandma's Scorebook

Ken Griffey’s Debut & First Hit

  • 1973
  • Debuts & Firsts

Ken Griffey makes his debut & gets his first hit

Reds 6, Cardinals 4 in Cincinnati

Aug. 25, 1973: Ken Griffey made his MLB debut. In his first AB in B1 he grounds out to 2B. He got his first hit, a double to LF in B3 off Tom Murphy. He ended his career with 2,143 hits.

Grandma’s notes say, “Ken Griffies newest addition to Reds. Came from Indianapolis farm & Ed Armbrister too.”