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The 2012 MLB All Star festivities in Kansas City kick off tonight with the Home Run Derby.  In this edition of Eastbay Memory Lane we go back to 2001 and take a look at three time derby champion Ken Griffey Jr and his sixth signature model from Nike Baseball, the Zoom G6.  Griffey won the Home Run Derby in 1994, 1998 and 1999.  By 2001 Griffey was back in his hometown of Cincinnati playing for the Reds and although he had suffered a string of injuries, was still one of the most popular players in the Major League Baseball.

Here we see the Zoom G6 Metal in slick black , silver and patent leather colorways, as well as two lower tier TPU cleated versions.  Also available from this page were the nicely designed Zoom Prowess cleats.  Be sure to hit Eastbay for all Griffey models from Nike currently available.