MIAMI, June 9 (UPI) -- Cincinnati's Ken Griffey Jr. hit his 600th career home run Monday to become the sixth player in Major League Baseball history to reach the milestone.
Griffey, 38, hit a first-inning, down-and-in breaking pitch deep into the right-field seats off Florida left-hander Mark Hendrickson for a two-run homer.
The home run was Griffey's seventh of the season. He had been sitting on No. 599 since May 31.
The next active player behind Griffey on the all-time list is Alex Rodriguez (528).
Griffey is in his ninth season with Cincinnati after 11 seasons in Seattle. His top seasons were back-to-back 56-home-run efforts in 1997-98.