A.L.

Baltimore
98-64
2
3,711,132

1997 Winningest

Team
W-L Record
Games Ahead
Attendance

N.L.

Atlanta
101-61
3
3,464,488

KEN GRIFFEY JR.
Man of the Nineties

* 17-year-old kid is #1 pick in 1987 draft
* Has fulltime job in Seattle two years later...
    & starts in CF in next year's All Star game
* Wins first HR crown (40) in '94 strike year
* 1995: Smacks 5 HRs against Yankees in LDS
* 1997-99: Wins 3 more HR titles (56, 56, 48)
* 1990-99: 10 straight gold gloves
* Traded to Reds in 2000, but NL career never
    takes off-- sidelined by injuries again & again
* Retires with 630 lifetime home runs, 1836 RBI's

Mike Piazza's .362 trails Gwynn and Walker,
but is highest ever batting average for a catcher
Griffey Jr. hits 56 home runs, most since 1961, and is
unanimous MVP selection
Florida Marlins win World Series, then dismantle
team, which will sink to 54-108 next year
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