Staying healthy key for Griffey, Jenkins

Ken Griffey Jr. and Geoff Jenkins can only hope the injury bug doesn't bite them yet again in '04.

Originally Published: March 3, 2004
By Rob Neyer | ESPN.com

I've been asked twice in the last week about Ken Griffey Jr. It wasn't so long ago that Griffey was named to MLB's All-Century Team and considered a pretty decent bet to hit more home runs than anybody else ever hit. Remember, Griffey was the youngest player in major league history to reach both 350 and 400 home runs (though, granted, both Hank Aaron and the Babe Ruth hit more home runs in their 30s than in their 20s).

Remember, too, that while Griffey's $116.5 million contract today looks ...

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