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Ken Griffey Jr.

Postby donovan » Wed Apr 03, 2019 6:17 pm

I saw this article. As I think back of my favorite ballplayers to watch I think of Willie Stargell and a minor league player Eddie Basinski. But if I was to watch one player with the greatest awe it would be Junior. I watched him in Seattle, at least 100 times. He has a swing that was always perfect and always the same. it never altered. Fielding, you would always be amazed. Accuracy in throwing was a trademark. I never met him but from all reports, he was always a "good guy." He played and was part of the Mariners when they were, in my opinion, the most entertaining ball team in the majors. I have always been a Yankee fan, but to watch the Mariners when Ken Griffy Jr was there is unforgettable.

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Re: Ken Griffey Jr.

Postby Spence » Wed Apr 03, 2019 9:30 pm

I've said this before, but I got to watch Junior grow up. At the ball park with his dad and in Legion ball. I think the guy in the article has it wrong, though, the thing that set him apart the most was how much fun he always had playing ball. His dad was like that too, only junior has more fun. Junior had the fastest hands I have ever seen swing a baseball bat. His home run prowess was a direct result of his hand speed. I agree that he was fun to watch. Save Pete Rose, for me, Junior was the most fun player to watch. Unlike Rose, Junior was also one of the most gifted players ever to swing a Louisville slugger.
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Re: Ken Griffey Jr.

Postby donovan » Thu Apr 04, 2019 6:53 am

I remember you seeing Griffey. I think you are right about his hand speed. The Mariners have had some incredible players. Ichiro and Griffey for Junior's last two years in Seattle; with Pinella...That's entertainment.
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Re: Ken Griffey Jr.

Postby Spence » Thu Apr 04, 2019 11:24 am

Lou Pinella is a show by himself. I always liked him as a manager. A great player manager.
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Re: Ken Griffey Jr.

Postby Dossenator » Sun Apr 21, 2019 11:10 pm

My all-time favorite player. I have a large Griffey jr card collection. Such a great swing.
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Re: Ken Griffey Jr.

Postby Spence » Mon Apr 22, 2019 10:12 pm

Dossenator wrote:My all-time favorite player. I have a large Griffey jr card collection. Such a great swing.


Not many better. That was the sweetest swing I have ever seen.
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