Any baseball fan knows exactly what Ken Griffey Jr.’s swing looks like. So when the Seattle Mariners unveiled a new statue of Griffey outside Safeco Field in that classic pose, there was only one way for the real Griffey to pose with it.

Griffey was at Safeco Field on Thursday for the statue’s official dedication ceremony. From the photos, you can see the Mariners put loads and loads of details into this statue.

 

The Mariners even had an ice sculpture of Griffey’s in Safeco Field’s Diamond Club for the game.

The statue’s reception has been great, and Griffey himself loves it, too. From the Associated Press:

“One of the things I’m known for is my swing and I think it was pretty much going to be a given (that would be the pose),” Griffey said during the unveiling ceremony. “They pretty much nailed it. It was overwhelming to see something like that.” 

[For The Win; Photo Credit: Beyond the Box Score]

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