Ken Griffey Jr. Smashed Home Runs Taking Batting Practice With Team USA

Written by Tony Ghaul

Retired Baseball Hall of Famer Ken Griffey Jr. stepped into the batting cage on Friday and took some swings with Team USA on Friday.

Griffey is a coach for Team USA at the World Baseball Classic. It was part of a friendly batting practice battle between Griffey and former MLB All-Star catcher Brian McCann, also a Team USA coach.

The Whole USA Team gathered around to watch Ken Griffey Jr. take batting practice. Nobody wanted to miss this the Hall of Famer take his swings.

Griffey ended his session with a home run, punctuated with a bat flip as he was showered with cheers from the Team USA players.

The 53 year-old Griffey still one of smoothest swings of anyone who’s ever played the game. The 13-time All-Star who retired in 2010.

Griffey slugged 630 home runs in his 22-year Major League career. He hit three home runs in the inaugural World Baseball Classic in 2006 as a member of Team USA.

MLB Hall-of-Famer Ken Griffey Jr. Photo courtsey of Jed Jacobsohn/Allsport/Getty Images

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