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.

2 Responses

  1. Jim McCullough

    Now let’s get him working on the MVP for next year. NL and World Series, of course.

  2. tom

    Congratulations to Junior. As fine a representative of the game as there is.