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Matt700wlw
04-07-2004, 08:55 PM
18 to go!!

Reds1
04-07-2004, 09:19 PM
Nice to see something positive on Griffey.
When do we start the countdown to Dunn 500 :thumbup:

GIK
04-07-2004, 10:57 PM
#482

http://us.news2.yimg.com/us.yimg.com/p/ap/20040408/capt.csb10404080024.cubs_reds_csb104.jpg

http://us.news2.yimg.com/us.yimg.com/p/ap/20040408/capt.csb10504080037.cubs_reds_csb105.jpg

LvJ
04-07-2004, 10:58 PM
:thumbup: :thumbup:

Great pictures~!

missionhockey21
04-07-2004, 11:17 PM
Hopefully we'll see a Comeback Kid! :)

Ohioballplayer
04-07-2004, 11:17 PM
Kepp going JR. hit 40 or more and shut the critics up !!!!!!!!!!!!!

KronoRed
04-08-2004, 07:49 AM
http://us.news2.yimg.com/us.yimg.com/p/ap/20040408/capt.csb10504080037.cubs_reds_csb105.jpg

Dunno why but this pictures makes me laugh :MandJ:

GIK
04-10-2004, 01:06 AM
#483
http://us.news2.yimg.com/us.yimg.com/p/ap/20040409/capt.csb10104092353.pirates_reds_csb101.jpg

reds44
04-10-2004, 02:02 AM
God I hope we don't trade him!

LINEDRIVER
04-10-2004, 02:44 AM
hopefully he wont be traded away with 499 homers.

Austin_Kearns
04-10-2004, 03:16 AM
reds wont trade him he took a HUGE pay cut just to be with them
GO GRIFF

KronoRed
04-10-2004, 08:41 AM
hopefully he wont be traded away with 499 homers.


I hope the Reds aren't that stupid :D

FarFromCincy
04-10-2004, 09:44 AM
the picture of the ball coming off his bat is worth making my computer wallpaper this month!

l3R3TT
04-10-2004, 09:56 AM
FFC, did the same :-)

LINEDRIVER
04-10-2004, 11:48 AM
I'm hoping he will be the starting CF for the NL in the All-Star Game this year.

SirFelixCat
04-10-2004, 11:53 AM
Where are you guys getting these great pics from???

And the wallpaper sounds good to me :D

GIK
04-10-2004, 12:23 PM
The pics are coming straight from Yahoo...hopefully we can keep updating this thread until he hits #500. :thumbup:

Matt700wlw
05-23-2004, 04:55 PM
10 to go!!!!

TeamBoone
05-23-2004, 05:11 PM
Nice to see something positive on Griffey.
When do we start the countdown to Dunn 500 :thumbup:

It would be kind of fun to start one now.... what a great history to have when he finally does make it. Must include who the Reds are playing, the pitcher, and the pitch count. Will be cool to look at later, even if the FO isn't smart enough to sign him to a LT contract soon.

I just hope he still belongs to the Reds when he reaches such a milestone.

LvJ
05-23-2004, 05:19 PM
http://us.news2.yimg.com/us.yimg.com/p/ap/20040523/capt.ohtu10305231952.astros_reds_ohtu103.jpg

medford
05-24-2004, 12:19 AM
I'm calling my shot! Assuming Griffey stays relatively heatly, and keeps producing at an about average rate that you'd expect from Griff these days, I expect him to hit #500 in @ 30-40 more games. The good news? 30 games from now (June 24th), the redlegs begin a 9 game homestand (Pitt, Mets, Tribe) meaning he has an excellant chance to hit #500 @ home and help w/ an attendance drive leading up to the milestone.

Note: If griffey goes on one of his seattle era homerun hitting sprees, he may just break the record on the next homestand; completely nullyfing my previously called shot.

Heard on extra innings that the reds have now put up a banner in centerfield marking down the countdown to 500, meaning we dont' have to worry about them doing something stupid & trading him away before he hits 500. :thumbup:

KronoRed
05-24-2004, 12:20 AM
I like a game winning homer against the Indians for number 500 ;)

TeamBoone
05-24-2004, 11:24 AM
Monday, May 24, 2004
Homer chase is on for Jr.

He's only 10 short of being 20th to hit 500

By Kevin Kelly
The Cincinnati Enquirer

The countdown to 500 began Sunday at Great American Ball Park.

Minutes after Reds center fielder Ken Griffey Jr. hit a two-run home run in the fifth inning, a black sheet was removed from a small landing between the stadium's replica smoke stacks.

Beneath the sheet was a rectangular tote board showing Griffey's career home run total in oversized white letters.

Sunday's home run off Astros starting pitcher Wade Miller was the 490th of his career.

"It gives the fans something to look forward to," said Griffey, who approved the countdown sign when team officials approached him with the idea recently. "Any time there's a countdown to something - there was a countdown to the new ball park - people get excited."

Griffey is 22nd on the all-time home run list, one behind Fred McGriff (491) and three behind Lou Gehrig (493).

When he does reach 500, Griffey will become just the 20th ballplayer to do so. The 34-year-old is batting .237 with nine homers and a team-leading 31 RBI in 40 games this season.

Reds chief operating officer John Allen came up with the idea for the tote board, which also includes a small logo depicting Griffey swinging.

Numbers will be changed between innings and not immediately after Griffey hits a home run, Allen said.

http://reds.enquirer.com/2004/05/24/griffey524.rtf.html

Matt700wlw
05-24-2004, 08:33 PM
9 to go!

Can we sticky this??

TeamBoone
05-24-2004, 11:09 PM
#491 against the Astros in the 5/24/04 SWEEEEEEEEEEEEEP!

RBA
05-24-2004, 11:13 PM
Hey, what happened to the Casto countdown?

Matt700wlw
05-25-2004, 10:04 PM
8 to go!!!

TeamBoone
05-26-2004, 12:40 AM
#492 vs Marlins (5/25/04)

UCmaroons
05-26-2004, 12:42 AM
I know that there are already three up there, but can we get a sticky for this?

TeamBoone
05-26-2004, 12:52 AM
Tuesday, May 25, 2004
Associated Press

CINCINNATI -- Ken Griffey Jr. hit career homer No. 492 in the sixth inning Tuesday night off Florida's Josh Beckett, then glared into the Marlins' dugout as he rounded third base.

Griffey's third homer in the Reds' last three games moved him ahead of Fred McGriff into sole possession of 21st place on the career list.

Griffey also had a rare display of emotion as he rounded the bases on his 11th homer of the season.

Florida manager Jack McKeon chose to intentionally walk Sean Casey, who leads the National League in hitting, with Ryan Freel on second base and one out in the sixth inning. The score was tied at 1.

It was the third time in the last five days that an opponent decided to walk Casey to pitch to Griffey, who evidently took it as a slight. He hit Beckett's first pitch deep into the seats in right field, watching the ball fly as he took his first few steps out of the batter's box.

Griffey, who rarely shows emotion on the field, turned his head and glared at the Marlins for several steps after he rounded third base.

Houston Astros manager Jimy Williams intentionally walked Casey twice to pitch to Griffey during the Reds' four-game sweep. Griffey hit a tiebreaking, two-run double Friday in a 7-4 win, then grounded out Monday in a 7-5 victory.

Beckett became the 310th pitcher to allow a homer to Griffey.

RBA
05-26-2004, 12:59 AM
By the way, the sticky was John Allen's idea. :GAC:

Puffy
05-26-2004, 12:16 PM
Ummmm, Barry Larkin has 192 career HR's - where's his countdown to 200.

Snobs....

Unassisted
05-26-2004, 07:21 PM
Matt, since this thread is going to get long, maybe you could go back and edit your first post whenever it needs to be updated with new numbers? :D

Having a stickied post is kinda like sitting in an exit row on an airplane. You get more attention and more responsibility, too. ;)

Matt700wlw
05-26-2004, 10:43 PM
:RedinDC:

WebScorpion
05-26-2004, 11:46 PM
Ummmm, Barry Larkin has 192 career HR's - where's his countdown to 200.

Um, we don't have all year. :D

redsrule2500
05-27-2004, 08:52 PM
Um, we don't have all year. :D

:lol: :lol: :lol: Hahaha I loved that

RedsMan3203
05-27-2004, 10:35 PM
Um, we don't have all year. :D


Or Next year. :mhcky21:

KronoRed
05-28-2004, 02:07 AM
Or Next year. :mhcky21:

At his current rate...

Or the year after that ;)

RedsMan3203
05-28-2004, 02:45 PM
Enough with the knocks of Barry... He'll get his 200 homers... ( knock on wood. )

smith288
05-28-2004, 03:19 PM
Numbers will be changed between innings and not immediately after Griffey hits a home run, Allen said.
I saw them changing it immediately...Allen is a dope if he thinks changing it between innings would excite fans.

Matt700wlw
05-28-2004, 09:34 PM
One step closer!!

LvJ
05-28-2004, 09:46 PM
Edit: WTF? Wrong thread. :confused:

7 to go for GRIFFEY! :thumbup:

RedsMan3203
05-29-2004, 01:31 AM
Way it looks is KGJ will hit his 500th home run during the 3 game home stand with Texas... Who is going?

Reds Fanatic
05-29-2004, 01:59 AM
Junior tied Lou Gehrig for 20th on the all-time homers list with tonights #493.

RBA
05-29-2004, 03:06 AM
http://us.news2.yimg.com/us.yimg.com/p/ap/20040529/capt.mtl10405290300.reds_expos_mtl104.jpg

KronoRed
05-31-2004, 04:23 AM
I just noticed this today but there is a 493 sign in the Reds offices facing downtown, not sure if it will always be there or just when the team is on the road

Chip R
05-31-2004, 07:22 PM
494!!!

LvJ
05-31-2004, 07:24 PM
:thumbup: Victim: Justin Wayne. Just .. in time. :GAC:

jmcclain19
05-31-2004, 08:11 PM
His one today was a bomb - 494

jmcclain19
05-31-2004, 08:12 PM
Anyone know if the sign will come down when Griff hits 500? Or leave it up until he retires

LvJ
05-31-2004, 08:15 PM
Leave it up and keep adding to it!

reds44
05-31-2004, 09:07 PM
Think Jr. is back, I think so........................... Go Junior and Go Reds!!!!!!!!

Matt700wlw
05-31-2004, 09:12 PM
We've been waiting for a healthy Junior for 4 years

We have a healthy Junior

He's producing

Low and behold...the Reds are in first place!

Amazing, isn't it?? :thumbup: :thumbup: :) :) :GAC: :GAC:

guernsey
05-31-2004, 09:13 PM
Way it looks is KGJ will hit his 500th home run during the 3 game home stand with Texas... Who is going?

Plan to go on Thursday, the 17th - the Business Day special.

Edd Roush
05-31-2004, 09:22 PM
It would be great to see it Friday against Montreal, but that seems to be like a stretch. Sure would be awesome though! :thumbup:

RBA
05-31-2004, 10:15 PM
http://us.news2.yimg.com/us.yimg.com/p/ap/20040531/capt.pps10505312343.reds_marlins_pps105.jpg

SandyD
05-31-2004, 10:31 PM
One of our "graphically inclined" posters should take these shots, and maybe others, and create a countdown poster.

VR
05-31-2004, 11:42 PM
http://cincinnati.reds.mlb.com/images/2004/05/31/pAQktTzn.jpg

RosieRed
06-01-2004, 01:30 AM
I love the quote at the end of this story. Go get 'em Griffey!! :GAC:

Griffey passes Gehrig on homer list
By Tim Reynolds
The Associated Press

MIAMI – The history meant little to Ken Griffey Jr. The victory meant plenty.
Griffey passed Lou Gehrig on the career home run list Monday, hitting a go-ahead, three-run drive in the seventh inning in Cincinnati’s 9-7 victory over Florida.

It was the 13th home run of the season for Griffey and the 494th of his career, moving him into sole possession of 20th place.

“Anytime you get a ’W,’ that’s the most important thing,” Griffey said. “I just happened to hit one out.”

The Reds snapped the Marlins’ five-game winning streak and tied Florida for the National League lead at 30-21.

Sean Casey homered twice, raised his major league-leading average to .394, and had three RBIs. Barry Larkin and Wily Mo Pena also homered for Cincinnati, which overcame a 5-0 deficit.

Jeff Conine went 4-for-4, Juan Pierre and Luis Castillo had three hits each, and Mike Lowell had three RBIs for the Marlins, who stranded 11 runners – five in the seventh and eighth innings.

“We just couldn’t keep the ball in the ballpark,” Marlins manager Jack McKeon said. “We got offense today. We didn’t get the pitching.”

Cincinnati was down by five runs after two innings.

The Reds got a three-run homer from Casey in the third, a solo shot by Pena in the fourth and back-to-back solo homers from Larkin and Casey in the sixth. Florida answered with two runs in the sixth, going up 7-6 on Lowell’s RBI single.

But Griffey struck the final blow, connecting off Florida reliever Justin Wayne (3-2), who hadn’t allowed a run in his four previous outings. Larkin singled with one out, Casey walked and Griffey followed with the go-ahead homer to right-center.

“You make bad pitches and bad things happen,” Wayne said.

Todd Jones worked out of a bases-loaded, no-outs jam in the seventh and stranded two more Florida runners in the eighth, and Danny Graves worked a perfect ninth for his 24th save. John Riedling (4-0) got the win, despite walking four while retiring just three batters.

“We made some mistakes,” Reds manager Dave Miley said. “Obviously, it wasn’t the prettiest of wins.”

Castillo, Pierre, Lowell and Conine – four of the top five hitters in Florida’s order – combined to go 12-for-17 in the game. The rest of the Marlins went 2-for-22, and it was that half of the lineup that failed Florida in the seventh.

With the bases loaded, Ramon Castro, who lowered his average to .135 with an 0-for-4 day, struck out, as did pinch-hitter Lenny Harris. Castillo grounded into a fielders’ choice, ending the inning.

“It comes down to making pitches,” Jones said. “Today I made them. Some days you don’t.”

Griffey said he wasn’t drawing inspiration from the pursuit of Gehrig or moving closer to the 500-homer plateau. Instead, it was the souvenir World Series championship rings the Marlins handed out to fans.

“They’ve got something that I want, and they were showing it today – that big ’ol ring,” Griffey said. “That’s what I play this game for. Individual accomplishments are going to take care of themselves. I want that championship.”

WVRedsFan
06-01-2004, 01:34 AM
We've been waiting for a healthy Junior for 4 years

We have a healthy Junior

He's producing

Low and behold...the Reds are in first place!

Amazing, isn't it?? :thumbup: :thumbup: :) :) :GAC: :GAC:

For years, this team has depended on a healthy Junior. Now that we have it, guess where we are? It's simple. If the Reds even think of trading Junior (like the previous administration) they are totally nutz. Of course, that's a given in most circles :).

Austin_Kearns
06-01-2004, 11:55 AM
We should make a calender w/griffey's last 12 homers on it i would buy one.

KronoRed
06-01-2004, 05:40 PM
I love the quote at the end of this story. Go get 'em Griffey!! :GAC:

“They’ve got something that I want, and they were showing it today – that big ’ol ring,” Griffey said. “That’s what I play this game for. Individual accomplishments are going to take care of themselves. I want that championship.”

JR rocks, I hope everyone who liked to slam him and call him selfish when was hurt reads this.

Matt700wlw
06-01-2004, 10:04 PM
5 to go!!!!!!!

VR
06-01-2004, 11:45 PM
#495

http://us.news2.yimg.com/us.yimg.com/p/ap/20040602/capt.pps10606020205.reds_marlins_pps106.jpg

TeamBoone
06-02-2004, 12:42 AM
06/01/2004 9:27 PM ET
Griffey inches closer to 500 club
By Todd Lorenz / MLB.com

MIAMI -- After leading the Majors with 10 homers in the month of May, Ken Griffey Jr. didn't waste any time picking up his first in June.
With the Reds trailing by a run, Griffey took a one-strike pitch from Marlins reliever Matt Perisho and belted it for a two-out solo shot into the right-field bleachers at Pro Player Stadium. The homer tied the game, 5-5, in the top of the seventh inning.

The long ball came on the heels of his three-run blast on Monday, a homer that sealed Cincinnati's win over Florida. That one traveled an estimated 434 feet. Tuesday's 350-footer might have come up short distance-wise, but it was no less important.

The blast, his 14th of the season, left Griffey five homers shy of becoming the 20th member of the 500 club.

http://mlb.mlb.com/NASApp/mlb/mlb/news/mlb_news.jsp?ymd=20040601&content_id=758605&vkey=news_mlb&fext=.jsp

WVRedsFan
06-02-2004, 04:12 AM
#495

http://us.news2.yimg.com/us.yimg.com/p/ap/20040602/capt.pps10606020205.reds_marlins_pps106.jpg

You know, I couldn't be happier. "The Kid" comes home to adoration. And the fans are enthusiastic and the team chemistry is flowing. There's never been a better time for a Reds fan.

Go Reds!!!!!!!!!

oregonred
06-02-2004, 04:51 AM
Looks like #500 happens on the road. 13 of 16 after the Expos series are on the road.

Only a three game home set June 15-17 vs. Texas in the middle.

Won't complain if he gets to #500 before the next series, but typical Reds bad luck to likely miss out on some nice gate bonus in the coming weeks.

KronoRed
06-02-2004, 05:19 AM
How bout he hits 2 tomorrow and then one each Friday-Saturday-Sunday? :D

medford
06-02-2004, 09:00 AM
How about this. If Griffey can't hit #500 at home, what road series would you like to see him it at? The first choice for me, would be Oakland, since that is the next road series, but it would be great to see him stick it to the mets again, and hit #500 @ shea stadium. Just think the attendance boost if he hits 1 vs montreal, 1 vs oakland, 1 vs Cleveland & comes home for a 3 game homestand w/ 2 to go. Think they may sell out all 3 games?

fisch11
06-02-2004, 10:21 PM
Looks like #500 happens on the road. 13 of 16 after the Expos series are on the road.

Only a three game home set June 15-17 vs. Texas in the middle.

Won't complain if he gets to #500 before the next series, but typical Reds bad luck to likely miss out on some nice gate bonus in the coming weeks.


True. Even though I'd like for him to reach it before June 15, it would be nice to see him space the next 5 out and jack it at home against Texas.

Eric_Davis
06-03-2004, 03:58 PM
6th inning, Oakland, June 9th.

redsrule2500
06-04-2004, 12:56 AM
How about this. If Griffey can't hit #500 at home, what road series would you like to see him it at? The first choice for me, would be Oakland, since that is the next road series, but it would be great to see him stick it to the mets again, and hit #500 @ shea stadium. Just think the attendance boost if he hits 1 vs montreal, 1 vs oakland, 1 vs Cleveland & comes home for a 3 game homestand w/ 2 to go. Think they may sell out all 3 games?


I'm not sure that 500 is a record-breaking thing in anyway though - it's just a nice number :) But it's still good and neat and everything!! (Don't think I'm not following this!)

Eric_Davis
06-04-2004, 01:28 AM
For those of you who live in the Bay area, get your REDS uniform on, get a net, and go to the standing area behind the bleachers in right field. We can all catch you on SportsCenter and the REDS Fox show.

TeamCasey
06-04-2004, 09:12 AM
Bring on No. 500


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Griffey, fans hope he hits milestone homer at home

By John Fay
The Cincinnati Enquirer


Ken Griffey Jr. after hitting home run No. 492 against Miami.
(Enquirer photo)

If Reds center fielder Ken Griffey Jr. could plan it, he would hit career home run No. 500 in front of his home fans, at Great American Ball Park.

"Straightaway to center," he said when asked to envision the ideal scenario. "Hits the batter's eye and bounces back on the field. That's how it would be in the perfect world."

But Griffey, who has 495 career home runs, knows he can't script the big moment.

"I can't control when it's going to happen or where," he said.

And chances are his fantasy won't come to life in the next three days, when the Reds begin a homestand against the Montreal Expos, starting tonight at 7:10 p.m.

Five home runs in three games would be quite a feat for any player, even a player who, like Griffey, is one of the most prolific power hitters in history.

The outfielder now ranks No. 20 among baseball's career home-run hitters. Hank Aaron leads with 755.

BY THE NUMBERS
47: Times Ken Griffey Jr. has hit two homers in one game.
9: Times Griffey has hit two in one game as a Red, including once this season (May 8).
2: Times Griffey has hit three homers in one game (April 25, 1997; May 24, 1996).
5: Home runs against Montreal.
28: Home runs against Oakland.
30: Home runs against Cleveland.

Ken Griffey Jr. has 14 home runs in 50 games - he's averaging one home run every 3.6 games. On that pace, he would hit No. 500 June 23 at New York against the Mets.
REDS SCHEDULE
Today: MONTREAL
Saturday: MONTREAL
Sunday: MONTREAL
Monday: at Oakland
Tuesday: at Oakland
Wednesday: at Oakland
Thursday: Off
June 11: at Cleveland
June 12: at Cleveland
June 13: at Cleveland
June 14: at Philadelphia
June 15: TEXAS
June 16: TEXAS
June 17: TEXAS
June 18: at St. Louis
June 19: at St. Louis
June 20: at St. Louis
June 21: Off
June 22: at New York Mets
June 23: at New York Mets
June 24: at New York Mets
Griffey, who is averaging one home run every 3.6 games, is on a hot streak, hitting six homers in his last 11 games.

In his career, he's hit two homers in one game 47 times, and has hit three home runs in one game on two occasions.

But he's never cleared the fence five times in three days.

Then again, anything seems possible when it comes to the Reds, who are making a triumphant return home after sweeping the World Series champion Florida Marlins. This Reds crew, picked by many baseball experts to finish at or near the bottom of the National League's Central Division, have won 15 of their last 19 games en route to securing the National League's best record.

At the heart of this team's surge is Griffey, the 34-year-old superstar who is about to accomplish a feat no player wearing a Reds uniform has ever attained. His recent tear has captured the national media's attention - including the New York Times and Washington Post.

Reds officials expect Griffey's march toward 500 will help spark plenty of interest among Reds fans this weekend. Team spokesman Rob Butcher predicted 80,000 to 90,000 fans for the three-game series.

That would be a healthy draw, given that the Expos have the worst record in the National League and not a big-name star on the roster.

Luckily, the Reds can compensate. There's first baseman Sean Casey, hitting .391; pitcher Paul Wilson, 7-0 with a 3.34 ERA; and Danny Graves, the fastest closer in history to reach 25 saves. He earned his 26th Wednesday.

But this is clearly Griffey's moment. And the outfielder, who abhors talking about himself, admits that this milestone is special. The player, who has only a handful of his home run balls, wants to keep No. 500.

Fans will undoubtedly want the 500 ball, too. Steve Wolter, of Sports Investments Inc. in Montgomery, says the ball would bring between "$50,000 and $75,000" at a national auction.

Whenever and wherever the historic blast occurs, don't expect a huge fuss. Reds chief operating officer John Allen and Griffey are meeting this weekend to discuss details of the team's response. Butcher said the Reds won't stop the game. All suggestions are subject to Griffey's approval.

"I don't like surprises," Griffey said.

Here's what will happen: If Griffey takes his quest for 500 to Oakland next week, he'll take his family - including father Ken Griffey Sr. - on the road with him.

And when he hits No. 500, Griffey will probably do his standard bat toss, watch the ball for a bit if he knows it's gone, then run the bases.

"I'm going to try not to show any emotion, just like my dad always taught me," he said. "It's one of those things he insisted on. No matter what, do not show emotion."

Off the field, there are no such restrictions.

Griffey's emotional state is happy, happy, happy.

He's healthy after three years of dealing with a series of injuries that forced him to miss 251 games. He's already surpassed his home run and RBI totals from each of the last two seasons. May was his best month as a Red.

"We all know what Junior can do when he's healthy," Reds manager Dave Miley said. "He's healthy."

For Griffey's part, the fact that the Reds are winning is more important than the milestone.

"Winning makes it fun," he said.

And, ultimately, home runs aren't what drive Griffey. He'd trade them in for a chance at World Series glory.

"Then I could show my daddy: I got one, too," he said.

Ken Griffey Sr., soon to be inducted into the Reds Hall of Fame, hit only 152 home runs. But he won two World Series rings with the Reds.

"He has a way of pointing that out to me," Junior said.

TeamBoone
06-04-2004, 03:40 PM
I'm not sure that 500 is a record-breaking thing in anyway though - it's just a nice number :) But it's still good and neat and everything!! (Don't think I'm not following this!)

Are you kidding me??????? :eek:

IIRC, he'll only be the 20th player to do it (or only 20 have done it previously) plus, he'll be the youngest to ever do it. It's huge!

Eric_Davis
06-04-2004, 05:31 PM
Are you kidding me??????? :eek:

IIRC, he'll only be the 20th player to do it (or only 20 have done it previously) plus, he'll be the youngest to ever do it. It's huge!

He'll be like the third or 4th youngest to get to 500. Those injury years really cost him.

redsrule2500
06-05-2004, 02:58 PM
He'll be like the third or 4th youngest to get to 500. Those injury years really cost him.

Yeah the injury years are quite depressing, seeing that he was on pace to shatter Hank Aaron's record. :(

Matt700wlw
06-05-2004, 09:22 PM
Junior!!! The beat rolls on!

4 to go!!!

RsRedsfan
06-05-2004, 10:30 PM
Maybe he have a four HR day on Sunday.

TeamBoone
06-05-2004, 11:18 PM
vs Expos to sellout crowd (6/5/04):

TeamBoone
06-05-2004, 11:20 PM
#496 vs Expos

SirFelixCat
06-05-2004, 11:20 PM
:thumbup: :thumbup: :thumbup:

RsRedsfan
06-05-2004, 11:21 PM
I wish they had a longer homestand. With how Griffey is doing I think he should be doing a lot better in the all star voting. When I looked the other day he was only 500 votes ahead of Biggio.

RsRedsfan
06-05-2004, 11:21 PM
Sweet pictures TeamBoone

KronoRed
06-06-2004, 12:56 AM
Nice TeamBoone :)

TeamBoone
06-06-2004, 01:01 AM
Thank you. I took them myself! :)

RsRedsfan
06-06-2004, 01:04 AM
nice work

CTA513
06-06-2004, 01:07 AM
Thank you. I took them myself! :)

Very nice picture.
It shows him rounding 2nd, and them changing the homerun board at the same time.

:thumbup:

TeamBoone
06-06-2004, 01:09 AM
I'm only kidding; I didn't take them.

I wish I had one of Adam flipping his bat after hitting that HR in the 10th.

WebScorpion
06-06-2004, 06:44 AM
vs Expos to sellout crowd (6/5/04):
http://www.redszone.com/forums/attachment.php?attachmentid=1094&stc=1

There are some great pics in this thread, but that one is my favorite. Everything in the picture looks still, even his gaze is directly at the ball, but the ball and the bat head are just blurs on a collision course. It captures the incredible difficulty of hitting a sphere moving at 90+mph with a round stick, squarely.
I'd title this 'Wheelhouse'...no pitcher should spot that ball there against Mr. Griffey. ;)

RsRedsfan
06-06-2004, 02:42 PM
He just hit #497.
Three away maybe he will hit them today.

Matt700wlw
06-06-2004, 03:10 PM
He is unreal!

2 more to go!!!

TeamBoone
06-06-2004, 05:25 PM
#497

TeamBoone
06-06-2004, 05:26 PM
#498 Curtain Call vs Expos

Matt700wlw
06-06-2004, 05:31 PM
#498 Curtain Call vs Expos

That had to make him feel good! :thumbup:

Go Griffey!!!

Eric_Davis
06-06-2004, 06:36 PM
I'll stick with my earlier prediction of Wednesday against Oakland in the 6th.

Unassisted
06-07-2004, 05:41 PM
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RBA
06-11-2004, 11:38 AM
He's going to get both 499 and 500 tonight.

KronoRed
06-11-2004, 06:30 PM
He's going to get both 499 and 500 tonight.

Mark it down RBA is a prophet :D

GIK
06-13-2004, 02:58 PM
499 v. Cleveland (Cliff Lee) 6/13/04 (3rd inning). :thumbup:

TeamDunn
06-13-2004, 03:48 PM
499 Pics:

http://us.news1.yimg.com/us.yimg.com/p/rids/20040613/i/r3355559697.jpg
Ken Griffey Jr. (news) of the Cincinnati Reds (news) watches the ball he hit off Cleveland Indians (news) starting pitcher Cliff Lee in the third inning for his 499th career home run, at Jacobs Field in Cleveland, June 13, 2004. The home run is Griffey's 18th of the season. Griffey is currently in 20th place on the all-time list. REUTERS/Ron Kuntz

http://us.news1.yimg.com/us.yimg.com/p/rids/20040613/i/r2682391897.jpg
Ken Griffey Jr. (news) of the Cincinnati Reds (news) watches the ball he hit off Cleveland Indians (news) starting pitcher Cliff Lee in the third inning for his 499th career home run, at Jacobs Field in Cleveland, June 13, 2004. The home run is Griffey's 18th of the season. Griffey is currently in 20th place on the all-time list. REUTERS/Ron Kuntz

GIK
06-13-2004, 04:36 PM
More of #499:

http://us.news2.yimg.com/us.yimg.com/p/ap/20040613/capt.cdb10206131904.reds_indians_cdb102.jpg

http://us.news2.yimg.com/us.yimg.com/p/ap/20040613/capt.cdb10306131904.reds_indians_cdb103.jpg

GOOCH
06-16-2004, 07:33 PM
I'd appreciate it if he could wait until Sunday...and hit it as a solo shot in a losing effort. ;) I'm going to the game this Sunday. D.GOOCH

KronoRed
06-16-2004, 08:06 PM
I'd appreciate it if he could wait until Sunday...and hit it as a solo shot in a losing effort. ;) I'm going to the game this Sunday. D.GOOCH

I hope he hits 4 in this game in a 20-3 rout :mhcky21:

TeamCasey
06-16-2004, 08:07 PM
He's got to do it tonite. I have a whole dollar bet on it. :D

guernsey
06-16-2004, 11:14 PM
This is working out great for the Reds. They're going to get 3 sellouts out of it.

Matt700wlw
06-16-2004, 11:17 PM
The FO couldn't be happier :evil:

It's also great for the players.....the fans are like a 10th player

MattyHo4Life
06-17-2004, 04:39 PM
I'd appreciate it if he could wait until Sunday...and hit it as a solo shot in a losing effort. ;) I'm going to the game this Sunday. D.GOOCH

I'll be at the game Sunday too... so I agree with Gooch. :RedinDC: Morris is pitching so a homer is almost guaranteed. ;)

guernsey
06-17-2004, 08:52 PM
I know one thing. If Junior does hit #500 in St. Louis the fans will give him a standing ovation and will probably want a curtain call. Great baseball fans.

reds44
06-17-2004, 11:21 PM
He needs to hit 500 saturday because I will be there!

Unassisted
06-17-2004, 11:51 PM
First chance I've had to post this in celebration of the current milestone.

LvJ
06-20-2004, 04:56 PM
VICTIM 500: MATT MORRIS

MLB.com:

http://www.lvjm.com/500.jpg

RosieRed
06-20-2004, 05:18 PM
Congratulations on No. 500 Junior!! :GAC:

What a proud moment for an incredible player.

:clap: :clap: :clap:

KronoRed
06-20-2004, 05:45 PM
:thumbup: :clap: :clap: Congratulations JR :) :)

guernsey
06-20-2004, 06:57 PM
I know one thing. If Junior does hit #500 in St. Louis the fans will give him a standing ovation and will probably want a curtain call. Great baseball fans.

What? No love for my prediction?!

BigRedSmokey
06-20-2004, 07:02 PM
Good Call guernsey. That was a class act by the St. Louis fans. Certainly made me dislike the Cards less. lol

Griff....Congrats on 500....and now on to 600 and beyond!!!!

Matt700wlw
06-20-2004, 07:33 PM
http://cincinnati.reds.mlb.com/images/2004/06/20/DzZKXfvu.jpg


Welcome to the club! The Kid is back!


http://espn.starwave.com/media/mlb/2004/0620/photo/a_griffey_frt.jpg

guernsey
06-20-2004, 07:48 PM
Isn't that top picture from Florida?

Unassisted
06-20-2004, 08:43 PM
:thumbup:

GOOCH
06-20-2004, 08:57 PM
Congratulations to Griffey, his family, and the Reds! I was there, and while I didn't like losing...it was a special moment to be sure. I'm glad I saw it. D.GOOCH

Matt700wlw
06-20-2004, 10:17 PM
Isn't that top picture from Florida?


oops! I guess it is :lol:

smith288
06-20-2004, 11:38 PM
#500

http://us.news2.yimg.com/us.yimg.com/p/ap/20040620/capt.sts10906202038.reds_cardinals_sts109.jpg
http://us.news1.yimg.com/us.yimg.com/p/rids/20040620/i/r4019564746.jpg

Eric_Davis
06-21-2004, 03:47 PM
Kudos to the St. Louis fans.