Meet Ken Griffey Jr., superstar Just for kids

Sports Illustrated Kids Weekly

June 03, 1998

Seattle Mariners outfielder Ken Griffey Jr. may be the most talented player in baseball. "I would say he's the best," says Chicago White Sox slugger Frank Thomas.

Last season, Griffey hit .304, with 56 homers and 147 RBIs. He won his first American League MVP award and led Seattle to the A.L. West crown. He has also won eight Gold Gloves for his great fielding.

Ken, whose nickname is Junior (his dad, Ken Griffey Sr., was a great ballplayer too), loves playing baseball! "I have fun like I did when I was a kid," he says.

We're History; Which person in history would you like to be?

Tisha Venturini; Midfielder U.S. Women's Soccer Team AS MAYA ANGELOU.

"I recently read a book about her. She's a very strong woman. I have a lot of respect for her."

-- TISHA VENTURINI

MAYA ANGELOU

She is a writer, poet and teacher. Her most famous book is "I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings."

Pub Date: 6/03/98

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