William Weinbaum ESPN
Ken Griffey Jr. debuted 4/3/89. In our 2016 HoF interview, he said re: ability/work: "It's always more of the Roy Hobbs, The Natural, but to be so good for so long, you've got to work & you've got to work harder than anybody else, longer than anybody else. I tell my kids all the time, the only person that's going to believe in you is you. The name on the front of your jersey, that's who you're getting paid for, paid by, but that name on the back, that's who you've got to believe in. That name."