For the last couple of years, we’ve all been hoping this day would come:
Cincinnati Reds outfielder Ken Griffey Jr. and New York Yankees first baseman Jason Giambi were named the recipients of the 2005 Major League Baseball Comeback Player of the Year Award, the league announced Thursday.
Griffey received 101,264 votes on MLB.com to win the National League’s honor. The oft-injured center fielder batted .301 with 35 home runs – his most in five years – and 92 RBI in 128 games.
Let’s hope for a relatively injury-free 2006 for our centerfielder.
Blame Chad for creating this mess.
Chad launched Redleg Nation in February 2005, and has been writing about the Reds ever since. His first book, “The Big 50: The Men and Moments That Made the Cincinnati Reds” is now available in bookstores and online, at Amazon, Barnes & Noble, and wherever fine books are sold. You can also find Chad’s musings about the Cincinnati Reds in the pages of Cincinnati Magazine.
You can email Chad at email@example.com.