Ken Griffey Jr.

The way he'd wear his cap backwards
His grin, and that swing
That beautiful, effortless swing

A 13-time all-Star
10-time gold glove winner
and one of the most prolific
home run hitters of all time

If it weren't for injuries
he might've been the greatest.

Griff played the game with intense joy
and in my eyes, the right way

He made me fall in love with the game

In 2010, he retired
with the respect of everyone

He was, and continues to be,
one of my all-time heroes.