MLB Legend Ken Griffey Jr. recently accepted his entrance into the National Baseball Hall of Fame.on July 24. It was a very emotional event for Griffey Jr., as he had tears going down his face throughout his entire speech. The famous home run hitter made comments on how hard it was to look back on his career and reflect on all that’s happened, but was very grateful to get to be there for such an honor and to have his family present.
The Donora, Pennsylvania native comes from a line of talented athletes, as while he was growing up he spent many hours in the clubhouse watching his father, Ken Griffey Sr, play for the Cincinnati Reds after they moved to Ohio. In 1987, the 10-time winner of the Gold Glove Award was selected by the Seattle Mariners as the first overall pick for that year’s amateur draft. From 1989 through 1999, the 13-time All-Star Player made history on the field and became an icon for the sport and the team. From 2000 through 2008 he played for the Cincinnati Reds, then a brief time with the Chicago White Sox, and back to Seattle for the last year prior to retirement.
Griffey Jr, recently accepted his nomination to be inducted into the Baseball Hall of Fame and there’s no doubt that everyone will remember him for years to come.
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Watch Ken Griffey Jr. Give His Hall of Fame Interview: