Very few people in the MLB have a swing like Ken Griffey Jr, without have had used performance enhancing drugs to achieve it. Sorry Bonds, Sosa and McGwire. The Kid’s talent came natural and before he called it quits earlier this year, after giving it his all for 22 seasons, Griffey accumulated a total of 630 home runs. A number high enough to place him alongside legends like Willie Mays, Babe Ruth and Hank Aaron in the 600 Club. Babe and Aaron both went on to surpass 700, a mark we were hoping to see Griffey pass. Even the all-time leader Hank Aaron was pushing for it.
In honor of Griffey’s history and all he’s done to keep us entertained over the years, Nike’s put together this new colorway of their Trainer 1.2. Borrowing the color scheme from the Seattle Mariners, the sneaker sports a medium grey upper with accents of teal and dark blue. To commemorate the “Swingman” and his home run record, the number 600 has been embroidered on the heel of the sneakers in white, with a dark blue baseball cap hanging off the side of the last zero.
NikeStore had the sneakers in stock but with the rate of Griffey’s popularity, they sold like crazy and there’s currently only an 8.5 left. If we learn they become available elsewhere, we’ll be sure to let you know.