Junior 600 Night at Safeco Field
July 20, 2009 by Wino
On June 9, 2008, Ken Griffey Jr. hit his 600th career home run amid a standing ovation of 16,000 fans in the Dolphin Stadium in Miami while he was playing for the Cincinatti Reds. He is only the sixth player in MLB history to accomplish such a feat, joining the ranks of Barry Bonds, Hank Aaron, Babe Ruth, Willie Mays and Sammy Sosa. Now that he’s back in Seattle, playing for the Mariners, the accolades keep coming. After all, 398 of those homers occurred during his previous tenure on the M’s from 1989-1999.
On July 26, the Seattle Children’s Hospital Foundation is hosting Junior 600 Night at the Safeco Field 1st Base Terrace Club to commemorate that 600th homer, and to benefit the Seattle Children’s Hospital and the Ken Griffey Jr. Family Foundation.
So, why are you reading about this at WINO? Well, Junior 600 night will feature the release of “Junior 600,” a limited-edition labeling of Chateau Ste. Michelle’s Ethos 2005 Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon. Only 600 individually-numbered, autographed and authenticated bottles were produced.
There will also be a live and silent auction of autographed sports memorabilia from legends such as Michael Jordan, Tiger Woods, Kobe Bryant, LeBron James and Grady Sizemore, and attendees can meet the man himself, Ken Griffey Jr. while munching on food & drinks.
To purchase tickets or to reserve a bottle/case, please call the Seattle Children’s Hospital Foundation office at 206-987-2837. Tickets are $350 per person, and all proceeds will benefit Seattle Children’s Hospital and the Ken Griffey Jr. Family Foundation. Ticket price includes one autographed bottle of the Junior 600.