Ken Griffey Jr’s kids growing up and following their own legacy
Hall of Fame center fielder Ken Griffey Jr. was a natural while on the field. After an illustrious 22-year career, we got to know Griffey Jr. as a parent to three kids on Off The Mound with Ryan Dempster.
Griffey Jr. is a proud parent to three children: Trey, Taryn and Tevin. Griffey Jr. always reminds his kids that he is a normal dad with an abnormal job.
“I want to be known as Trey, Taryn and Tevin’s dad and not so much as ‘Hey, that’s Ken Griffey Jr. and those are his kids,'” Griffey Jr. said. “I want them to have more success than I have had.”
When Griffey Jr. was on the Reds, former teammate Jason LaRue complimented his kids when they were in the locker room saying, “I wish we had more kids like yours in this locker room.”
“I tell my kids that it is not owed to you to be in this locker room. It is a privilege and it can be taken away. If somebody asks you to go do something, you go and do it,” Griffey Jr. said. “Those are the things that mean a lot to me is that ‘You’re my kid. You have the utmost respect for adults and when they need you for something and they ask you for something, you go and do it.”