Ken Griffey Jr Kids Trey, Tevin And Taryn Are Inspired By Their Parents

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As children of legendary baseball player Ken Griffey Jr kids- Trey, Tevin, and Taryn are inspired by their parents irrespective of their career paths.

Ken Griffey Jr kids are proud of him because of his achievements in his career. On the other hand, Ken uploads pictures on Instagram expressing his love as a proud parent.

Trey and Taryn are former athletes, while Tevin is still on a path to becoming a professional player.

Former MLB Player Ken Griffey Jr
Former MLB Player Ken Griffey Jr (Source: Instagram)

The former Major League Baseball (MLB) outfielder Ken Griffey Jr is among the most prolific and successful retired baseball players.

Throughout his career, Ken played with four different MLB teams- Seattle Mariners, Cincinnati Reds, Chicago White Sox, and Seattle Mariners.

While playing with Mariners, Ken gained widespread fame, winning the Gold Glove award ten times in a row.

His other notable accomplishment includes the 1992 All-Star Game MVP, the 1997 AL MVP, and seven Silver Slugger Award. 

At Mariners, he played with his father, Ken Griffey Sr, and they became the first father-son duo to play on the same team at the same time.

The thirteen-time All-Star player played baseball in the MLB for 22 seasons (1989-2010). His batting average was .284, with 2,781 hits and 630 home runs in his career span. 

Ken Griffey Jr Kids

The former MLB player shares three kids- Trey Griffey, Tevin Kendall, and Taryn Kennedy with his wife, Melissa Griffey.

Born on January 19, 1994, Trey Griffey is the oldest among his siblings. Trey played high school football at Dr. Phillips High School and college football at the University of Arizona.

Then, after graduation, he signed with the Indianapolis Colts as an undrafted free agent.

He later signed for Miami Dolphins and Pittsburgh Steelers but did not get to play in the NFL.

In the 2016 MLB Draft, the Seattle Mariners selected him in the 24th round, but he did not sign with the team.

Ken Griffey Jr With His Wife Melissa And Kids Trey, Trevin & Taryn
Ken Griffey Jr With His Wife Melissa And Kids Trey, Trevin & Taryn (Source: Instagram)

Likewise, Ken’s daughter, Taryn Kennedy Griffey (born: October 21, 1995), played collegiate basketball at the University of Arizona.

She currently works as a medical education associate at Stryker in Memphis, Tennessee.

Moreover, their youngest son, Tevin Griffey ( born: May 5, 2002), plays as a defensive back for Florida A&M University. Previously, he attended Dr. Philips High School.

Hall Of Fame Inductions

Despite a stellar career, Ken Griffey Jr retired from baseball in 2010. He declared his retirement by releasing a statement through the Seattle Mariners organization. 

After his retirement, Ken joined the Mariner’s front office as a special consultant. He participated with the team at spring training and the regular season.

Ken Griffey Jr
Ken Griffey Jr (Source: Instagram)

On August 10, 2013, Seattle Mariners induced Ken into their Hall of Fame. Likewise, the Cincinnati Reds also enshrined him in their Hall of Fame on August 9, 2014.

Later, in January 2016, the Baseball Hall of Fame elected Ken as he received a 99.32 percent vote.

In 2018 the Seattle Times named him the most important athlete in Seattle sports history.

Moreover, Ken became the first former player to acquire a partnership interest with the Mariners, joining the team’s ownership group in 2021.

Utsana Thapa
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