Book Signings and Events

Ken Griffey - Big Red
Ken Griffey
Buckeye Bookfair at Fisher Auditorium
1680 Madison Avenue, Wooster, OH 44691
(330) 262-3244
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Saturday, November 1, 2014 - 9:30am
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By Ken Griffey, By Phil Pepe, Foreword by George Foster


ISBN 9781600785443

Published May 2014

<DIV style=&#34;BORDER-TOP-COLOR: ; BORDER-LEFT-COLOR: ; BORDER-BOTTOM-COLOR: ; BORDER-RIGHT-COLOR: &#34;><DIV><P style=&#34;BORDER-TOP-COLOR: ; BORDER-LEFT-COLOR: ; BORDER-BOTTOM-COLOR: ; MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt; BORDER-RIGHT-COLOR: &#34;>Reflecting on an outstanding 19-year major-league career, this autobiography chronicles baseball great Ken Griffey, beginning with his days just out of high school. The account relates Griffey&#8217;s decision to venture into the baseball business, documenting his time as a scout, coach, and manager along with his accomplishments as a father, raising two other major league ballplayers: Craig, who played briefly for the Seattle Mariners, and future Hall of Famer Ken Griffey Jr. Capturing the subject&#8217;s time with the Big Red Machine, this record details his days playing alongside Johnny Bench, Joe Morgan, and Pete Rose, highlighting the Reds&#39; two consecutive world championships in 1975 and 1976. Finally, the ultimate thrill of Griffey&#8217;s career is featured: playing in the same outfield in 1990 with his son, Ken Griffey Jr., during the game where they hit back-to-back home runs&#8212;the only father-son combination to do so in the history of Major League Baseball. Filled with amusing anecdotes and behind-the-scenes glimpses of what it&#8217;s like when baseball really does run in the family, this is a sports memoir unlike any other.</DIV></DIV>