Saturday, August 9
CINCINNATI (AP) — Ken Griffey Jr. hugged other members of the Cincinnati Reds' Hall of Fame. One hug meant more than the others. He embraced his father, who was wearing a red jacket signifying he's already in the hall.
Junior will have one of his own after this weekend.
Griffey, Dave Parker and Ron Oester — all of whom grew up playing baseball in Cincinnati — were honored on the field Saturday before a game against the Miami Marlins. The late Jake Beckley, who played in the 1800s, also is part of the 2014 class. They'll be formally inducted on Sunday.
Griffey went into Seattle's Hall of Fame last year. He said it's special to join his father in the Reds' hall.
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