Ken Griffey Jr. recalls why he started playing baseball

Before Ken Griffey Jr. takes his place among the all-time greats at the National Baseball Hall of Fame this weekend, he took a moment to reflect on the early part of his career.

Not his major-league career with the Seattle Mariners. Not his Reds debut in 2000.

You know, when he started playing the game – and why.

Griffey also revealed what he tells his kids to keep in mind when they are playing.