Ken Griffey Jr.

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This Nike Air Force 1 Low Honors Ken Griffey Jr. and Sr.

Nike Sportswear will pay tribute to Ken Griffey Jr. and his father, Ken Griffey Sr., with a special iteration of the Air Force 1. As you can see, this Nike Air Force 1 Low comes with White leather on the upper while the number ’24’ is embroidered on the heel of the left shoe and ’30’ on the right. ‘JR’ and ‘SR’ embroidery adorns the lateral side by the heel and insoles. The pair comes with mismatch Blue and Gold on the tongue trimming, a direct tribute to the Seattle Mariners, the team where both father and son played on during the 1990 and 1991 seasons.
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Nike Air Max 90 Releasing for Ken Griffey Jr. with Baseball Stitching

Building upon the Ken Griffey Jr. collection, Nike will also launch the Air Max 90 that links to baseball and his time with the Seattle Mariners. This pair comes in a similar color theme as the Air Griffey Max 1. Furthermore, this Nike Air Max 90 features baseball stitching on the ankle, Silver on the Swoosh logos, and Griffey’s number 24 on the tongue with a backward hat. We also have the number 24 on the insoles and Black Swooshes on the toe, outlined in Red. Finally, we have White and Teal on the midsole, while Red and Black appear on the outsole.
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Nike Honors Ken Griffey Jr. with his Own Collection

The Nike Air Griffey Max 1, the signature shoe of baseball icon Ken Griffey Jr., has seen a resurgence this year thanks to the recent re-release of fan-favorite OG colorways such as the “Freshwater” and “Varsity Royal.” Nike is now taking the Griffey celebration one step further with a full collection of footwear themed after “The Kid” that includes a new Air Griffey Max 1 colorway as well as an Air Force 1 and Air Max 90.

Nike Honors Mariners Teammates Ken Griffey Jr. And Sr. With This Upcoming Air Force 1

Nike’s continuing homage to Ken Griffey Jr. continues with this upcoming Air Force 1 that not only recognizes the current Senior Advisor to the MLB Commissioner, but his father and one-time teammate – the OG Ken Griffey. The immediate connection can be seen with the “JR” and “SR” markings on the heel-tab, with the left shoe featuring Junior’s 24 jersey number and the right opting for the Senior’s 30. And while a white/black base is used for the majority of the colorway, Nike chooses the throwback Mariners colors of royal and gold to commemorate that short yet unforgettable span that father and son shared the field. The heel-tab also features etched markings to resemble wood-grain seen in baseball bats, while the red stitching is an obvious call-out to those seen on baseballs.
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51-year-old Ken Griffey Jr. (!) outdrove one of the longest players in golf

He may be 51 years old. But the Kid has still got it. “The Kid” being Ken Griffey Jr., and if seeing that Junior is 51 just made the room spin, feel free to lie down beside us. Time, she waits for no man. Yet we come not to remind you that we all have one foot in the grave, but with good tidings. Good tidings brought by the Korn Ferry Tour, which released this clip of Grif outdriving soon-to-be PGA Tour player Taylor Pendrith.
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Ken Griffey Jr. Honors Jackie Robinson With This Nike Air Griffey Max 1

After returning in its original “Freshwater” colorway last month, there are more colorways of Ken Griffey Jr.’s first Nike signature sneaker on the way. Coming soon for the Air Griffey Max 1 is a stealthy black-based colorway that honors the legacy of the baseball great Jackie Robinson. His famous quote that reads, “There’s not an American in this country free until every one of us is free,” is embossed on the ankle strap. Additionally, Griffey Jr.’s #24 uniform number now replaced with Robinson’s #42 on both the ankle and the footbed. Check out a closer look below via @US_11 on Twitter.

How Nike Made Ken Griffey Jr. a Sneaker Star

With his first signature model’s recent retro, a new generation of sneaker enthusiasts are learning about longtime Nike athlete Ken Griffey Jr. The man affectionately known as “The Kid” may have been the closest thing to Michael Jordan that baseball ever saw in terms of star power. And his sneaker line is still one of the most storied in footwear.
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Lakers News: LeBron James Sends Nike LeBron 15 To Ken Griffey Jr.

Los Angeles Lakers star LeBron James made the NBA his kingdom but his interest in sports extends well beyond the hardwood. The four-time NBA champion can often be found tweeting about major athletic events from baseball to football, to college sports, or tennis. Just recently, James made a joke over the video of NFL legend Tom Brady walking drunkenly after celebrating his seventh Super Bowl victory in his debut season with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.
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On this day in 2000, the Cincinnati Reds traded for Ken Griffey Jr.

Twenty-one years ago today, Reds Country got an early Valentine’s Day gift as Ken Griffey Jr. arrived at the airport to be greeted by thousands of diehard Cincinnati fans. Cupid shot an arrow from Seattle that would have fans standing in long lines to finally get season tickets for the first time. A new era in Cincinnati Reds baseball had begun.

Black History Month In Focus: MLB Has Ken Griffey Jr. & All the Bases Covered

Earlier this week, MLB landed a diversity gem when legendary Black Knight Ken Griffey Jr. was hired as a senior adviser to baseball Commissioner Rob Manfred. The Hall of Fame outfielder will work in baseball operations and on youth baseball development. Specifically, “The Kid” will consult with #MLB in a number of areas, with a special emphasis on baseball operations and youth baseball development, particularly on improving diversity at amateur levels.
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Ken Griffey Jr. takes position with MLB's commissioner's office

Baseball Hall of Famer Ken Griffey Jr. has taken a position with MLB’s commissioner’s office. The former Seattle Mariners and Cincinnati Reds star has been named a senior advisor to the commissioner. The commissioner’s office released a statement on Friday explaining what Griffey’s role will be. “Commissioner of Baseball Robert...

Daily Red Sox Links: Andrew Benintendi, Nolan Arenado, Ken Griffey Jr.

Andrew Benintendi has certainly had a hectic offseason, not only coming off a bad, injury-shortened season but then seeing his name at the center of trade rumors. Amid all that, he has impressed Red Sox staff this winter. (Steve Hewitt; Boston Herald) The Rockies traded their face of the franchise....