I would have to disagree with you. Even when he was in his prime, Willie Mays (the person who Griffey was most often compared to, ironically) was still better than Griffey. True, Mays did not quite put up the stats of Griffey. BUT, Mays had to play half his games at the Polo Grounds, which was basically a nightmare for hitters. He also had to patrol that massive center field area. If Mays would have played at a more hitter-friendly ballpark, even the Kingdome, he would probably have surpassed Griffey's numbers. Mays was also better defensively- you never see many highlight reel catches of Mays (other than his most famous catch) because Mays was always in the right position to make the play and therefore, he rarely needed to dive or leap to make the catch. Griffey in his prime, in my opinion, was the second best all-around baseball player ever, but Mays was better.