Griffey Gift: Junior Turns HR Bat Over to Ex-Teammate

They hadn’t played together in three years, but that didn’t stop Ken Griffey Junior from remembering a promise he made to former Reds’ teammate Todd Jones.

Even as he battled injuries during his early days in Cincinnati, Ken Griffey Jr was a favorite among teammates.

Todd Jones spent a brief stint with the Reds in 2004. One day, the reliever asked Griffey for a home run bat, but said he wanted a new one that was used for just a one-swing homer.

Junior’s long memory–and current hot streak– turned into a special piece of baseball memorabilia for a very surprised Jones (video of HR included).

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