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24 Things That Prove Ken Griffey Jr. Was The Coolest Baseball Player Ever

Everyone loved The Kid. Here are some things that might make you love him even more.

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1. He once played a game in a backwards hat, platinum cleats, and a fake tattoo of his own logo on his arm

2. He played the role of a villain in a baseball movie

Griffey's Mariners (the bad guys) were battling the Twins (the good guys) for the final playoff spot in 'Little Big League'. Griffey played a superstar centerfielder (himself) who could catch or hit anything.
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Griffey's Mariners (the bad guys) were battling the Twins (the good guys) for the final playoff spot in 'Little Big League'. Griffey played a superstar centerfielder (himself) who could catch or hit anything.

3. And looked incredibly cool in this badass scene

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4. He had the most popular rookie card ever

5. He single-handedly almost got human cloning legalized

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6. He made catches like this

7. And broke his wrist making this classic web gem

8. He had his very own Super Nintendo game

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9. And he was the only person cool enough to be allowed to use their real name

10. He made an appearance on The Simpsons

11. In 1996 he ran for President of The United States

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12. He also had his own Nintendo 64 game

Call me, call me, call me Junior!
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Call me, call me, call me Junior!

13. And had his own cheat code that allowed him to hit a home run evey time he came to bat

L-L-R-R-R-L-L !!!
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L-L-R-R-R-L-L !!!

14. His swing looked like this

15. He was in an episode of The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air

16. And he turned down Hilary!

17. He has his own rap song

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18. He made wearing your hat backwards cool

19. He once competed in a celebrity slam dunk contest

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20. Everyone immitated his batting stance at some point in their life

21. Michael Jordan took up baseball just so he could get The Kid's autograph

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22. He saved baseball and landed the cover of GQ

23. He hit A LOT of home runs. 630 to be exact.

24. He could run from first to home in about 1.4 seconds

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