Post game postscript
So I walked up to Ken Griffey after the game and say: "Passing Reggie had to be pretty special."
Griffey looks at me straight-faced and says: "Who?"
"Reggie Jackson," I say. "You passed him on the home run list."
Griffey laughs, having cracked himself up at my expense.
"How you going to fall for that?" he says.
I guess he would know that he passed Reggie Jackson to go into 10th place alone on the all-time home run list.
"Been a long day, huh?" Griffey said.
Yes, it was -- early flight, rain delay, 13 runs and 17 hits.
POSTSCRIPT II: From Rob Butcher: U.S. Air Force 2nd Lt. Chris Franks, 22, of Tryon, NC caught Junior’s 564th home run ball. He returned it for nothing. He only wanted to meet Junior. Junior gave Chris an autographed ball and bat and Chris’ friend an autographed bat.
POSTSCRIPT III: It was Griffey's second home run as a right fielder. He hit one May 3, 1994 off Tony Fossas.