The Seattle Mariners had the rare distinction of having a father and son duo on their roster at the same time.
In 1990, history was made with Ken Griffey Sr. and his son, Ken Griffey Jr.
On this day in 1990, father and son became the first such duo to play together in a Major League game.
Griffey Jr. made his Major League debut with the Mariners in 1989.
In 1990, Griffey Sr. joined the Mariners and became his son’s teammate.
On Twitter, MLB Network recalled this important day in baseball history, shedding light on the fact that the Griffey’s were in fact the first father-son duo to play together in a Major League game.
On this day in 1990, Ken Griffey Sr. and Ken Griffey Jr. became the first father/son duo to play together in a Major League game! pic.twitter.com/qS5IjJkIsf
— MLB Network (@MLBNetwork) August 31, 2023
It has now been 33 years since this event took place.
Griffey Sr. played most of his career with the Cincinnati Reds, a team that Griffey Jr. would eventually play for.
He played 12 seasons in Cincinnati before joining the New York Yankees and playing in the Bronx for five years.
He spent three years with the Atlanta Braves and retired as a member of the Mariners in 1991, a year after his son’s debut.
Griffey Jr. played in Seattle until 2000, when he joined the Reds.
The Hall of Famer also made a brief stop with the Chicago White Sox and ultimately retired as a member of the Mariners in 2010.
He was inducted into the Hall of Fame in Cooperstown back in 2016.
But many years ago, this father-son duo actually played together on the same team and shared the field with one another.NEXT: Julio Rodriguez Owns An Elite August Mark