On this date 13 years ago: Reds’ Ken Griffey Jr. strokes his 500th homer Previous Gallery Next Gallery 1 / 9 Getty Images On June 20th, 2004, the Reds’ Ken Griffey Jr. blasted a sixth-inning Matt Morris fastball over the right field wall at Busch Stadium in St. Louis for his 500th career home run. Griffey was 34 at the time. 2 / 9 Getty Images Griffey swings and connects against Matt Morris. 3 / 9 Getty Images Griffer Jr. follows the flight of the ball in the sixth inning. 4 / 9 Getty Images Griffey became the twentieth major leaguer to reach the milestone. 5 / 9 Getty Images Ken Griffey Jr. (middle) is congratulated by teammate Jason LaRue (right) after crossing the plate. 6 / 9 Getty Images Griffey Jr. is swarmed by his Reds teammates. 7 / 9 Getty Images Ken Griffey Jr. kisses his wife Melissa. 8 / 9 Getty Images Griffey Jr. (left) embraces his father, who was also a major-league player. The 500th homer came on Father’s Day. 9 / 9 Getty Images Griffey Jr. speaks to the media after the game.