Ken Griffey Jr.’s Son Enters His Father’s World with Pride at All-Star Celebrity Softball Game, Leaving MLB Legend Beaming

Published 07/09/2023, 12:49 AM EDT

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The name Griffey carries a certain weight in the sports world. Ken Griffey Sr. and Ken Griffey Jr. have impacted the MLB world as a legendary father-son duo. In a twist of fate, a younger Griffey family member chose to carry on that legacy in football. But he recently stepped into his father’s world on the MLB stage, proudly wearing a Seattle Mariners jersey. And Ken Griffey Jr. couldn’t be more proud.

Although Trey Griffey was never selected in an NFL draft, he has always received endless support from his dad. Since the Mariners have proudly boasted the Griffey name for two generations, the latest one finally got to join in too.

Ken Griffey Jr. proudly cheers on his son at All-Star Celebrity Softball Game


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MLB’s All-Star Celebrity Softball Game is a highly anticipated event every year, bringing hordes of fans to watch their favorite stars in baseball action. This year, the lineup saw faces new and old, like Adam Devine, JoJo Siwa, Skylar Astin, and Joel McHale, to name a few. From the sports industry, one notable name was, of course, Ken Griffey Jr.’s son, Trey.

Although the stars performed admirably, the athletes were expected to stand out on the diamond. Racking up runs one after the other, Trey Griffey added to the melee by hitting a ball past Zach LaVine, adding two runs. And proudly cheering on from the sidelines for him was his dad, Ken Griffey Jr., taking pictures and videos with a camera pointed at him.


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 The All-Star game has returned to Seattle after 22 long years, so there was no way the Griffeys would miss it. And as it would happen, Trey Griffey’s team won.

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It was a battle of the pitchers, but the hitters were on fire too. Team Felix won 21-19 against Team Finch. Boone secured the game’s MVP title by delivering multiple home runs and showcasing exceptional defensive plays throughout the match. Another player that performed exceptionally well was Ryan Howard, former NL MVP, whose home runs stole the day. Moreover, the 29-year-old Trey performed stunningly, proudly wearing his Seattle Mariners jersey at T-Mobile Park.


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Despite Team Finch’s valiant efforts, their struggle to maintain the lead resulted in a defeat. Nevertheless, it was an exhilarating game overall!

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Arunima Bhanot


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Arunima Bhanot is an MLB writer at EssentiallySports. Her tryst with MLB was accidental, but what followed was nothing short of a pursuit of excellence. Arunima's articles have been recognized as Editor's Picks on multiple occasions, highlighting her exceptional attention to detail and insightful coverage.
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Deepanshi Bajaj