Reds’ Griffey Jr. documentary will air on Father’s Day
Sunday will be a day of special viewing for baseball fans who will have the opportunity to look back on the career and legacy of one of the game’s most iconic players: Ken Griffey Jr.
In “MLB Network Presents: Junior,” stars and all-time greats such as Hall of Famers Edgar Martinez and Reggie Jackson, LeBron James, Bo Jackson, Gary Payton and Macklemore will share how the legendary slugger’s impact went beyond the diamond to make him one of the world’s most famous athletes.
The 90-minute documentary will be narrated by Emmy and Golden Globe Award-winning actor Sterling K. Brown and follow Junior’s path from growing up in the clubhouses with his father – Reds Hall of Famer Ken Sr. – and starring at Cincinnati’s Moeller High School to his rise to fame with the Mariners and his homecoming with the Reds and the milestone home runs that followed.
Fittingly, the documentary will premiere on Father’s Day, this Sunday at 8 p.m. ET.
To celebrate the debut, MLB Network will feature a day full of Griffey-related programming, including his historic 500th homer on Father’s Day 2004 with the Reds and his return to Seattle in 2007 with Cincinnati.