Nicknamed The Kid, as a reference to his father and his infectious and youthful smile and persona, many baseball fans credit Griffey as having the :sweetest swing in baseball. Perhaps his most famous moment was when he and his father, Ken Griffey Sr., became the first ever father-son duo to hit back-to-back homeruns in a game. The event occurred on September 14, 1990, when the Seattle Mariners played the Anaheim Angels.
Griffey has been named to thirteen All-Star games with eleven of those honors being in consecutive years (1990-2000). He was a two-time American League MVP (1992, 1997), and was voted MVP of the entire Majors in 1997. Griffey won the American League Gold Glove award in ten consecutive seasons (1990-1999). From 1991-1999 he was awarded with the Silver Slugger award a total of seven times.
The vast majority of Griffey's awards were won during the years that he played with the Seattle Mariners, and he is considered one of, if not the best, to don a Mariners uniform. Late in his career, Griffey spent time playing for the Chicago White Sox, Toronto Blue Jays, and the Cincinnati Reds.
Ken Griffey Jr.'s was inducted into the Baseball Hall of Fame in 2016 with a record breaking 99.3% vote percentage (437/440). There was some controversy involved when as many expected Griffey to be the first inductee to be unanimously voted for by all 440 members of the committee. Griffey currently ranks 6th on the all-time homerun list with 630 career homeruns.