Monday, May 31, 2010

Reasons to vote for Junior - #11 For all that he gave us

Many people have contributed to the game of baseball in a variety of ways, but no one more so then Ken Griffey Jr. who has done so much for the game and its fans. For all he has given the game of baseball a great reason to vote for Junior is to give him something back. Here is a list of a few things that Junior has given us.

• He gave us Jackie Robinson Day! He was the first to ask Bud Selig, MLB Commissioner, if he could wear the then retired #42 to honor Jackie Robinson. "It was just my way of saying thank you," Ken Griffey Jr. committing on Jackie Robinson Day.

• A candy bar in his rookie season, unfortunately he never tried it as he is allergic to chocolate
• One of the best ball video games ever- Ken Griffey Jr.'s Winning Run on SNES

Ken Griffey Jr.'s Slugfest & Major League Baseball Featuring Ken Griffey Jr. were also great video games

• A signature sneaker line with Nike, which led to the second most recognizable iconic Nike logo

• He has worked with and provided for a variety of charities (Boys & Girls Club of America-a board of governor, Make-A-Wish Foundation, etc.). He is well-known around baseball and in communities for his work with charitable organizations.

• Contributed to regular season home run races, including the "The Race of 1998" (PED free)

• An athlete that plays the game for fun, not money or fame. He plays the game like a kid!

• A presidential campaign in 1996, complete with TV spots

• He gave us Safeco Field- "The House That Griffey Built"

• He was on the cover of Sport Illustrated (8 times) and Wheaties box (7 times)

• He was featured on The Simpsons TV series in "Homer at the Bat" episode

Junior drinking Mr. Burns brain and nerve toxic to then suffer from "Gigantism"

• He gave us a career full of quality baseball, not off field antics and tabloid material.

Even though some of these are not a strong basis to reasonably vote Junior into the 2010 MLB All-Star Game, there are some that show you what he really has given the game of baseball and its fans (Safeco Field, Jackie Robinson Day, etc.). Please help in giving baseball fans one more thing to remember about Junior's exciting baseball career, a spot on the American League roster for the 2010 ASG.

Vote for Junior


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