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Ken Griffey Jr. should go into Cooperstown with his hat backward
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We didn’t need a Hall of Fame vote to tell us that Ken Griffey Jr. is an icon. He was an icon before the results became official Wednesday, before 437 of the 440 Hall of Fame voters checked his name and put him in the express-lane to Cooperstown. First ballot, a record 99.3 percent, remembered […]

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The top 5 moments of Ken Griffey Jr.'s Hall of Fame career
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Ken Griffey Jr. will take his rightful place in the National Baseball Hall of Fame this summer after being elected Wednesday on his first ballot with support from 99.3% of the voters, the highest percentage of votes ever received.  There are many moments that make a Hall of Fame career. As one of the most universally […]

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Mike Piazza's nod may help other PED suspects make Hall of Fame
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Mike Piazza has been inducted into the Baseball Hall of Fame. In his fourth year of eligibility, Piazza received 83 percent of the votes.  Despite being one of the best catchers of his era, and possibly the best offensive catcher of all-time, it took Piazza four tries to get into the Hall of Fame before […]

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Manny, Pudge and Vlad among new names on 2017 Hall of Fame ballot
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The National Baseball Hall of Fame has seen an influx of major talent appear on the ballot in the past three years. Ken Griffey Jr. was a lock the moment he became eligible, as were Randy Johnson, Pedro Martinez and Greg Maddux.  While Griffey, and Mike Piazza, deserve praise for being the most recent inductees […]

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Watch Ken Griffey Jr. and Mike Piazza's reaction to Hall election
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Your browser does not support iframes. Thanks to over 48 percent of the 440 Hall of Fame ballots cast being made public before Wednesday’s announcement, there was no doubt that Ken Griffey Jr. (99.3 percent of the final vote) would be elected in his first year of eligibility. There was also little doubt that Mike […]

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PHOTO: SI's iconic cover foreshadows 2016 HOF class
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So much for the so-called Sports Illustrated jinx. The magazine famous for cursing players who appear on its front cover helped change the narrative Wednesday by sharing this picture from 1994 shortly after Ken Griffey Jr. and Mike Piazza were elected to the National Baseball Hall of Fame. The cover came on the heels of […]

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PHOTO: MLB creates '99.3' emoji to honor Griffey's HOF record
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Twenty-four may be the most recognizable number attached to Ken Griffey Jr., as he sported it on the back of his jersey during an illustrious 22-year career, but a new number may very well be associated with "The Kid" for the remainder of time. Griffey was officially elected into the Hall of Fame, along with […]

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Griffey left off just 3 of 440 ballots
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Ken Griffey Jr. doesn’t feel any ill will towards the three voters who chose not to include him on their Hall of Fame ballots. The 13-time All-Star was officially elected into Cooperstown alongside Mike Piazza on Wednesday, setting the all-time record by receiving 99.3 percent of the 440 votes submitted by the Baseball Writers' Association […]

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MLB reaches agreement to stream games in China
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Major League Baseball continues to grow globally under commissioner Rob Manfred. After wrapping up a landmark goodwill tour in Cuba last month, the league reached a three-year agreement that will see major-league games streamed in China for the first time, Forbes reports. Beginning this season, Internet-based eco-sports company Le Sports will be the exclusive media […]

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Griffey is 3rd member of 'The Simpsons' softball team to reach Hall
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Ken Griffey Jr. has come a long way since serving as the lunchroom cashier at the Springfield Nuclear Power Plant in The Simpsons episode “Homer at the Bat.” Griffey joined former fictional softball teammates Wade Boggs and Ozzie Smith in real-life Cooperstown on Wednesday, after receiving 437 of 440 possible votes. Charles Montgomery Burns can […]

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Tim Kurkjian, ESPN MLB Insider
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ESPN MLB Insider Tim Kurkjian shares his thoughts on Ken Griffey Jr. being elected to the National Baseball Hall of Fame and how his talent was notice…

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The Freddie Coleman Show
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Ken Griffey Jr, Mike Piazza chosen for the Baseball Hall of Fame, Buccaneers fire coach Lovie Smith, Tim Kurkjian, Jeff Idelson/Baseball Hall of Fame …

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