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Ken Griffey Jr. graces cover of 'MLB The Show 17'

Ken Griffey Jr. was the top pick in the 1987 MLB draft. Then he went on to have an illustrious 22-year career. Now, not only is he a Hall of Fame inductee, but he's also the cover athlete for the video game "MLB The Show 17," which hits stores on March 28, 2017.

"The Kid" will be the first retired player to grace the cover of The Show. Fans will have the opportunity to play with him in the game, as he'll be considered a "playable living legend."

Griffey was arguably one of the best outfielders of all time and did it with unprecedented swagger. He was also a power hitter, finishing his career with 630 home runs -- which now ranks sixth in MLB history.

Griffey spent the first 11 seasons of his career with the Seattle Mariners before being traded to the Cincinnati Reds in 2000. He wound up returning to the Mariners in 2009 and retired in 2010.

His resume speaks for itself: He was a 13-time All-Star, 10-time Gold Glove Award winner, four-time AL home run leader and was a unanimous AL MVP selection in 1997.

-- Josiah Turner