Ken Griffey Jr.‘s still got it … The Kid stepped into the batter’s box during Team USA World Baseball Classic BP on Friday — and showed his sweet swing has not evaporated one bit with age!!!
The 53-year-old was coaxed into the cage by some of MLB’s biggest superstars down in Miami as they were prepping for their WBC game against Venezuela on Saturday … and he smashed bombs over the wall over and over again.
With his signature left-handed stroke, Griffey Jr. — who’s helping coach Team USA this year — peppered the right field seats … and check out some of the video of the scene, guys like Nolan Arenado were in awe!
In fact, almost the entire Team USA roster crowded around to get a glimpse of the legend’s swings — and each dude had a huge smile on his face with every pitch.
Of course, it probably shouldn’t be too surprising, Griffey didn’t retire that long ago — 2010 ain’t that far off — and he did hit 630 dingers in his 2,671 career games.
Then again, 53 isn’t exactly young for a baseball player!!
It’s become a bit of a theme around Major League Baseball, though, because just last week, Aaron Boone uncorked a tater to deep left field on his 50th birthday.
Aaron Boone had one goal for his 50th birthday today: hit a home run in batting practice.
Happy Birthday, @AaronBoone 🎂🎂🎂@Yankees | #Yankees | #RepBX pic.twitter.com/RxTN5AT5sj
— MLB Network Radio on SiriusXM (@MLBNetworkRadio) March 9, 2023
Eat your heart out, MLB youngsters!!!
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