There’s a new Kid in town and his name is George Kenneth Griffey Jr.
On Wednesday night, the 2016 Hall of Fame inductees were announced and Ken Griffey Jr. led the class with a nearly perfect score: 437 of 440 members of the Baseball Writers’ Association of America voted for Junior – 99.32%.
The previous high score was held by Tom Seaver, who earned 98.84% of the vote in 1992.
Griffey’s career was highlighted by 630 home runs, good for sixth all time. He was an All Star 13 times. He won ten Gold Gloves, seven Silver Sluggers, and one Most Valuable Player award.
Simply put, Ken Griffey Jr. was one of the greatest baseball players of all time. Now, he will be forever enshrined in the Baseball Hall of Fame after being almost unanimously selected.