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American Prodigy: The Kid
What ever happened to Ken Griffey Jr., our love for him, and our love for baseball? Seattle musician and friend of Griffey, Kid Sensation (Xola Malik), as well as producer Alex Ward, rehash the life and career of one of sports most misunderstood superstars, and examine America’s relationship with baseball, music, race, celebrity and success.
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Ratings & Reviews
4.7 stars from 990 ratings
Love it!
This was great. As a fan of baseball I truly appreciate the work they did with Jr’s story. It took me back and gave a lot of context that I did not know at the time. A must listen for every baseball fan.
RoYbarra via Apple Podcasts · Mexico · 05/13/21
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I think it’d be interesting to cover Arvydas Sabonis or Brandon Roy.
Lance Armstrong 4 via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 05/12/21
The Kid
Really have enjoyed these 5 episodes of American Prodigy: The Kid. This podcast has taken me back to my childhood and revisiting the pure admiration I had for The Kid. I tried to emulate his swing, wore my hat backwards in the cages and I always wanted his jersey (which I never got). This podcast...Read full review »
GolferInFlorida via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 05/12/21
Recent Episodes
In June of 2010, hours before the Mariners hosted the Twins, a 40-year-old Ken Griffey Jr. got into his car and drove out of Seattle. He told no one that he was leaving, and told no one where he was going. Instead of a farewell tour, Junior retired from baseball driving for two straight days from...
Published 05/11/21
If Ken Griffey Jr. was the charismatic new face of MLB who brought tons of new fans to the sport, why has baseball's popularity continued to decline over the last two decades? And, why has the number of Black ballplayers declined, too? Was The Kid baseball's last black superstar? For a sport...
Published 05/04/21
In 1999, Griffey was in the prime of his career with the Mariners. Yet, instead of playing out his last season, he turned down an extension, requested a trade, and was shipped to the Cincinnati Reds. Was Ken giving up on Seattle? Or was he truly looking to have a homecoming both on and off the...
Published 04/27/21
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