Much of my childhood I was a huge baseball fan and beside cheering for Darren Dalton and the Phillies, I was a biggest fan of Seattle Mariners outfielder Ken Griffey Jr. who was one of the best to ever do it. If Griffey Jr. wasn’t hitting home runs, he was climbing the fence to rob another hitter of one. Ken Griffey Jr. was a world class talent on and off the diamond and his career is no truly one for the history books.
Tonight, Ken Griffey Jr. was elected to the MLB hall of fame with a record 99.3 percent of the votes. Ken Griffey Jr. is the 1st number one overall pick in the Baseball Hall of Fame. According to ESPN,
A star slugger during the steroids era who was never tainted by accusations of drug use, Griffey was on 437 of 440 votes in his first appearance on the Baseball Writers’ Association of America ballot. His 99.3 percentage topped the previous mark of 98.84, set when Tom Seaver appeared on 425 of 430 ballots in 1992.
There had been speculation Griffey could become the first unanimous selection.
“I can’t be upset. It’s just an honor to be elected and to have the highest percentage is definitely a shock,” Griffey said on a conference call.
Ken Griffey Jr. gets the call that he’s in the Baseball Hall of Fame. https://t.co/qECVFmSwPl
— SportsCenter (@SportsCenter) January 6, 2016
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