Griffey, Piazza Are Newest Members of MLB Hall Of Fame

Sunday, July 24, 2016

The National Baseball Hall of Fame inducted two legends of its grand game Sunday afternoon in Cooperstown, N.Y., as Ken Griffey Jr. and Mike Piazza become the newest members of one of the most iconic groups in the world.

More than 50,000 fans and 50 Hall of Famers were on hand at Clark Sports Center to welcome Griffey and Piazza into the Hall of Fame.

Piazza, who went in as a Met after a 16-year career also spent with the Dodgers, Marlins, Padres and A's, hit a record 396 of his 427 home runs while playing behind the plate.

He was selected in the 62nd round of the 1988 Draft by the Dodgers and will be the lowest-drafted player ever enshrined in Cooperstown.

Griffey, the sweet-swinging outfielder who went in as a Mariner, finished his 22-year career with 630 homers and is the first No. 1 overall pick inducted into the Hall, receiving a record 99.32 percent of the vote.

----  Source: MLB.com


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