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Griffey, Jr. and Piazza elected to Hall of Fame

Posted: Wed Jan 06, 2016 5:30 pm
by Coolbreeze2444
Ken Griffey Jr. (99 percent of vote), Mike Piazza head to Cooperstown
http://espn.go.com/mlb/story/_/id/14517514/ken-griffey-jr-mike-piazza-voted-cooperstown-baseball-hall-famers

Ken Griffey Jr. and Mike Piazza were elected to the Baseball Hall of Fame on Wednesday.

Griffey set a record in voting, earning 99.3 percent of the vote (437 of 440 ballots). No inductee has ever received 100 percent of the vote. Selected No. 1 overall by the Seattle Mariners in the 1987 draft, Griffey becomes the first No. 1 pick to be enshrined at Cooperstown.

Mike Piazza was selected in his fourth year on the ballot. While Griffey was a highly-touted prodigious talent that scouts salivated over, Piazza was a 62nd-round pick selected by the Los Angeles Dodgers in 1988 as a favor to Piazza's father who was friends with Tommy Lasorda.

Re: Griffey, Jr. and Piazza elected to Hall of Fame

Posted: Mon Jan 11, 2016 2:01 pm
by HavanaMatt
2 decent selections :clap: :clap:

Re: Griffey, Jr. and Piazza elected to Hall of Fame

Posted: Tue Jan 12, 2016 8:53 pm
by Air M'Ville Cap'n
Surprised to hear that Griffey was the first number one to go in.