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LouisvilleCARDS
06-15-2008, 11:36 PM
From Wikipedia:

In January of 1988, Griffey attempted suicide by swallowing 277 aspirin. He ended up in the intensive care unit at Providence Hospital in Mount Airy, Ohio.[5] Griffey was overwhelmed by racial slurs directed at him as well as a tenuous relationship with his father.


Wow I didn't even know that. :eek:

NorrisHopper30
06-15-2008, 11:45 PM
Wikipedia isn't always reliable.

Shawn_RedsFan
06-15-2008, 11:55 PM
277...277...and they got that number how? I'm with Norris Wikipedia isn't always reliable.

mroby85
06-16-2008, 12:19 AM
Wikipedia is great, because anyone in the world can go there and add what they know.
-Regional Manager Michael Scott Dunder Mifflin Scranton

JayBruceFan
06-16-2008, 12:49 AM
Not to make light of the subject but Im pretty sure he just had a bad headache:

http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2295/2299173509_0e51b9ae6d_o.gif

KGJR30
06-16-2008, 01:35 AM
Unfortunately, the story is true.

http://query.nytimes.com/gst/fullpage.html?res=9E0CE7DB163EF935A25750C0A9649582 60

Chi-Town Red
06-16-2008, 07:34 AM
Have always known this...Sad but true...pressure gets to even the greatest ones

LouisvilleCARDS
06-16-2008, 05:55 PM
Unfortunately, the story is true.

http://query.nytimes.com/gst/fullpage.html?res=9E0CE7DB163EF935A25750C0A9649582 60

Yeah I meant to post the citation later on, it was cited in wikipedia so its not just made up.

justincredible
06-16-2008, 07:35 PM
Wow, I never knew that. It is crazy to think about what baseball would be like today without KGJ's career.