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John Fay has been the Reds beat writer for the Enquirer since 2001. Prior to that, he served in a variety of roles for the Enquirer: backup Reds writer, UC beat writer, backup Bengals writer and as a general assignment reporter. He is a Cincinnati native and a graduate of Elder High School and the University of Dayton.

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Wednesday, July 18, 2007

2,500th for Junior

Ken Griffey Jr. grounded one through the left side against the shift for a single in the first v. the Braves. It was his 2,500th hit. He's 84th player to reach that mark.

2,500 Hits
Listed below are Griffey's milestone hits:
1 4/3/89 vs Oak 2B Dave Stewart
500 5/7/92 vs Tor HR Jack Morris
1,000 8/16/95 at Min 1B Frankie Rodriguez
1,500 7/14/98 vs Tex HR John Burkett
2,000 6/18/02 vs Sea 1B Joe Pineiro
2,500 7/18/07 at Atl 1B John Smoltz


at 2:25 PM Anonymous Greg said...

Wow. Look at the short amount of time it took Junior to get to 500 and 1000, and the role injuries have played in extending the amount of time it took him to get from 2000 to 2500. It also speaks of his perserverence and love of the game to keep going despite injury.

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