Superfan Glen Garnett is pushing to rename 1st Avenue South in Seattle after the best baseball player in the city’s history. His website, KenGriffeyJrWay.com outlines the campaign, and Garnett is trying to drum up support and convince businesses to change their addresses.
Garnett has never met Griffey, but has always been an admirer and believes that the player made a big impression on young fans. “When kids played baseball in their back yard or out on the diamond they’d think, ‘I wanna be Ken Griffey Jr.,’ because he was so polite. He was so unique. He was so powerful,” Garnett told Linda Thomas from KIRO Radio. “People wanted to be like him.”