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A special All-Star evening in the Clubhouse...

"Big Red: Baseball, Fatherhood, and My Life in the Big Red Machine" by Ken Griffey and Phil Pepe

Reflecting on an outstanding 19-year major league career, Ken Griffey's autobiography details his decision to venture into the baseball business, documenting his time as a player, scout, coach, and manager along with his accomplishments as a father, raising two other major league ballplayers: Craig, who played briefly for the Seattle Mariners, and future Hall of Famer Ken Griffey Jr.

Capturing Griffey's time with the Big Red Machine, this book details his days playing alongside Johnny Bench, Joe Morgan, and Pete Rose, highlighting the Reds' two consecutive world championships in 1975 and 1976.  Finally, the ultimate thrill of his career is featured: playing in the same outfield in 1990 with his son, Ken Griffey Jr., during the game where they hit back-to-back home runs -- the only father-son combination to do so in the history of Major League Baseball.

We spent the night of the All-Star Game with someone who played in it.  Listen in to Ken Griffey's behind-the-scenes stories of what it’s like when baseball really does run in the family...

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