If you weren’t already aware, Ken Griffey Jr. has been voted into the National Baseball Hall of Fame.
Many players and fans are calling for his Hall of Fame plaque to feature him wearing his hat backwards like he did during his career.
During an interview on Mike & Mike, Griffey was asked whether or not he would like to have his plaque feature his backwards hat.
“I don’t know if I want to do that,” he said, “just because of the tradition of baseball.”
But after saying that, he then explained why he started wearing his hat backwards in the first place. It turns out, he didn’t do it for style reasons, rather, he did it because he used to wear his father’s hats, and they never fit him right.
“My dad had a ‘fro, and I didn’t,” he said. “So I wore his hat and it always hit me in the face, so I just turned it around and it just stuck. It wasn’t like I was trying to be a tough guy or change the way that baseball is played. It was just that my dad wore a size 7 1/2, and I had a 6 1/4. It was just too big.”