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Ken Griffey Jr. Makes Huge Investment in Seattle Sports

Jason Schandl
Ken Griffey Jr. has joined the ownership team for the Seattle Sounders FC.
Ken Griffey Jr. has joined the ownership team for the Seattle Sounders FC. / Otto Greule Jr/Getty Images

There's perhaps no player in sports as widely beloved as Ken Griffey Jr. And while the sports world as a whole seems to love Griffey, he has an especially big place in the hearts of sports fans in Seattle.

And it's clear Seattle is special to Griffey, too. He made that clear when he joined the ownership group for the Seattle Sounders FC of the MLS.

It's becoming a hot trend for athletes to make investments in pro sports teams, as we saw with Patrick Mahomes getting involved with the Kansas City Royals following his massive contract extension.

Soccer is growing in the United States, so it's easy to see why Griffey opted to go the MLS route. Seattle also has some of the most passionate sports fans in the country, which he has of course experience first hand.

Griffey also expressed plenty of excitement in getting involved with the Sounders:

We are joining a first-class organization, and we are so proud to give back to the city we love. To the Seattle Sounders community: we are inspired to become part of what you have created. Like you, we are excited to get behind our incredible team as the players prepare for this year’s playoff run.

Ken Griffey Jr.

Here's hoping this investment is another home run for the Hall-of-Famer.

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