Ken Griffey Jr. puts on backwards hat to conclude Hall of Fame induction speech

Once Ken Griffey Jr. earned the votes for his enshrinement at Cooperstown, baseball fans began to wonder (and hope) if his plaque might show him wearing backwards hat on his head, like he wore throughout his career.

But at the end of his Baseball Hall of Fame induction speech on Sunday, Griffey Jr. tipped a cap to that familiar style (check it out above). And his mouth and cheeks began to quiver a bit, probably like all the Mariners fans watching as the first Seattle Mariner got inducted.

As for why The Kid wore his hat backwards? He explained that earlier this year: