Card #72 - Ken Griffey Jr.
Born: November 21, 1969
When Griffey was acquired by the White Sox at the 2008 trading deadline, no one was expecting Ken to be in his prime. He responded by going two for three in his first game with the Pale Hose.
During his short tenure with the Sox, Griffey passed Sammy Sosa on the all-time home run list. Surprisingly enough, he also brought flashes of "The Kid" with him. Ken was playing center field in the 2008 tiebreaker game between the White Sox and the Twins. His throw from center to nail Michael Cuddyer at the plate ended up being the defensive play of the game. The game was scoreless at that point and the ChiSox wound up winning the game one to nothing, propelling them into the playoffs.
During the offseason, White Sox Cards will be featuring players from the 2008 season, who don't already have a Birth Years card. Since beginning this series in 2009, this virtual set has become one of the most popular attractions on this blog. Hopefully, that will continue as 2008's gaps are filled in.