On this day in 1990, Ken Griffey Jr. and Sr. became the first father-and-son teammates in MLB history

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On this day in 1990, Ken Griffey Jr. and Sr. became the first father-and-son teammates in MLB history
Ken Griffey, Jr., and Ken Griffey, Sr., kid around on the bench in Seattle during the Mariners' game against the Detroit Tigers, Aug. 31, 1990. Father and son wear the same uniform for the first time in Major League history. Ken Sr. joined the Mariners' club yesterday. Other players are not identified. (AP Photo/Bill Chan)
BOSTON, MA - CIRCA 1990: Outfielder Ken Griffey Jr. (L) and his father and teammate Ken Griffey Sr. (R) of the Seattle Mariners are being interviewed circa 1990 before a Major League Baseball game against the Boston Red Sox at Fenway Park in Boston, Massachusetts. Griffey Jr. played for the Mariners from 1989-99 and 2009-2010. Griffey Sr. played for the Mariners from 1990-91. (Photo by Focus on Sport/Getty Images)
CINCINNATI, OH - JULY 1989: Ken Griffey Jr. #24 of the Seattle Mariners poses with his father Ken Griffey Sr. #30 of the Cincinnati Reds in July ,1989 in Cincinnati, Ohio. (Photo by Ronald C. Modra/Sports Imagery/Getty Images)
Ken Griffey, Sr., center, of the Seattle Mariners is greeted at home plate by his son, Ken Jr. and Harold Reynolds after belting a two-run homer in the first inning against the California Angels at Anaheim Stadium, Sept. 14, 1990. The younger Griffey followed in his father's footsteps, slugging a solo shot in the next at bat. It was the first time in major league history a father/son combo hit consecutive homers. (AP Photo/Bob Gailbraith)
Special to the Denver Post, Att: Bill O' Connell -- Ken Griffey Jr. wears a big gin in this March 1 file photograph, as he and his father, Ken Sr., exercise in the rain at Seattle Mariners spring training camp in Tampa. Ken J. signed a $2.5 million contract the day before. 1991 (Photo By The Denver Post via Getty Images)
OAKLAND, CA - CIRCA 1993: Outfielders Ken Griffey Jr. #24 (R) and coach Ken Griffey Sr. (L) of the Seattle Mariners laugh together circa 1993 before the start of a Major League Baseball game against the Oakland Athletics at the Oakland Coliseum in Oakland, California. Griffey Jr. played for the Mariners from 1989-99 and 2009-2010. (Photo by Focus on Sport/Getty Images)
Seattle Mariner Ken Griffey Jr., left, talks with Mariners broadcaster Dave Niehaus as Ken Griffey Sr. stands nearby during post-game ceremonies on the last day of baseball at the Kingdome in Seattle Sunday, June 27, 1999. (AP Photo/Lauren McFalls)
Cincinnati Reds outfielder Ken Griffey Jr., right, is greeted by his father, Reds coach Ken Griffey Sr., after the Reds' 4-2 victory over the Atlanta Braves Tuesday, Aug. 29, 2000 in Atlanta. (AP Photo/John Bazemore)
Cincinnati Reds' Ken Griffey Jr., left, and Ken Griffey Sr. answer questions during a news conference Friday, June 11, 2004, in Cleveland. Griffey Jr. needs two home runs to become the 20th player to reach 500 in his career as the Cincinnati Reds open a three-game interleague series with the Cleveland Indians. (AP Photo/Tony Dejak)
Cincinnati Reds Ken Griffey Jr. left, is congratulated by his father Ken Griffey Sr. following his 500th career home run in the sixth inning off St. Louis Cardinals starting pitcher Matt Morris, Sunday, Fathers Day, June 20, 2004. (AP Photo/James A. Finley)
Cincinnati Reds Ken Griffey Jr. gets a big hug from his father Ken Griffey Sr., as his oldest son Trey watches, after hitting career home run number 500 in the sixth inning against the St. Louis Cardinals Sunday, June 20, 2004 at Busch Stadium in St. Louis.(AP Photo/Tom Gannam)
Team USA outfielder Ken Griffey, Jr., left and coach Ken Griffey, Sr., right, share a laugh during batting practice Monday, March 6, 2006, at Chase Field in Phoenix. Team USA is preparing to play Mexico Tuesday in the World Baseball Classic.(AP Photo/Paul Connors)
Team USA's Ken Griffey Jr., right, talks with his father, first base coach Ken Griffey Sr., left, after singling against Team South Africa during the fourth inning of their World Baseball Classic game in Scottsdale, Ariz., Friday March 10, 2006. Griffey went three-for-three in the game, hitting two three-run homers. Team USA won the game, 17-0.(AP Photo/Eric Risberg)
CINCINNATI, OH - JULY 13: Ken Griffey Jr. (R) hugs his father Ken Griffey Sr. after throwing out the first pitch prior to the Gillette Home Run Derby presented by Head & Shoulders at the Great American Ball Park on July 13, 2015 in Cincinnati, Ohio. (Photo by Rob Carr/Getty Images)
CINCINNATI, OH - JULY 13: Former Major League Baseball players Ken Griffey Jr. (L) and his father Ken Griffey Sr. stand together on the field prior to the Gillette Home Run Derby presented by Head & Shoulders at the Great American Ball Park on July 13, 2015 in Cincinnati, Ohio. (Photo by Mark Cunningham/MLB Photos via Getty Images)
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Ken Griffey Sr. and Ken Griffey Jr. combined for an astonishing 41 years in Major League Baseball -- spanning five decades, from 1973 through 2010. And for two brief seasons, in 1990 and 1991, the father-son duo became the first, and to this point only, such pair to ever play on the same team.

On this day 25 years ago, the Griffeys made history by suiting up together as members of the Seattle Mariners for the first time. The feat in itself is remarkable, but Senior and Junior made it even more memorable by hitting back-to-back singles in the first inning. Both wound up scoring, putting the Mariners ahead 2-0. They'd go on to win 5-2.

The Griffeys made more history the next month, when they became the first father and son to hit back-to-back home runs in a game against the California Angels.

On the anniversary of the pair's historical day, click through the gallery above to see both Griffey's greatest moments on the baseball field. Be sure to also watch the video below to watch Senior take a playful dig at his son's on-field misfortune.
Ken Griffey Sr. Talks Family Smack

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