Documentary on Seattle Mariners legend Ken Griffey Jr. debuting Father's Day
Seattle Mariners legend Ken Griffey Jr. is the subject of an MLB Network documentary debuting on Father’s Day.
“Junior,” a 90-minute profile on Griffey’s rise to stardom in the 1990s, features interviews with icons across sports and entertainment — Edgar Martinez, Gary Payton, LeBron James and Macklemore being among them. The documentary is narrated by Emmy and Golden Globe award-winning actor Sterling K. Brown.
The documentary airs at 5 p.m. PDT Sunday on the MLB Network.
According to a press release, the doc highlights Griffey's journey from growing up in clubhouses watching his father, Ken Griffey Sr., to becoming an icon for baseball and ultimately transcending the sport with his star power.
All 👀 on #Junior.— Seattle Mariners (@Mariners) June 15, 2020
Father's Day at 5 p.m. on @MLBNetwork. pic.twitter.com/JeMs8BnVHB
“From his picturesque swing to his unforgettable swagger, Griffey Jr. opens up about his life’s seminal moments, which propelled him to 630 凯发k8地址home runs and a first-ballot induction into the National Baseball Hall of Fame in 2016,” the news release said of the documentary.
Griffey Jr. is considered one of the most iconic baseball players of all time. The first overall pick in the 1987 MLB Draft, the Mariners Hall of Famer batted .284 for 630 凯发k8地址home runs — seventh in big-league history — in 22 years in The Show with Seattle (1989-99) and the Cincinnati Reds (2000-10).
Griffey Jr., the AL MVP in 1997, was a 13-time All Star, a 10-time Gold Glove winner and seven-time Silver Slugger winner in his storied career.
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