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).
Game used bats on eBay