Now that the Hall of Fame voting results are over, and Ken Griffey Jr broke the record for highest percentage of votes, we can move on to the many other questions.
The Hall of Fame induction ceremony in Cooperstown will happen July 22-25. Now everyone wants to know one more thing about Griffey’s induction. Does he go into the hall with his signature backwards hat? Here are a couple mock ups of what that might look like:
Love It or Shove It: Ken Griffey Jr’s hat on his Hall of Fame plaque should be backwards. RT: love it LIKE: shove it pic.twitter.com/7ApUgA15yx
— Mike & Mike (@MikeAndMike) January 7, 2016
— ShtBallPlayrsDo (@ShtBallPlayrsDo) January 6, 2016
Griffey was asked on the Mike & Mike show about whether he wanted to go in with a backwards hat or not. Here’s what he had to say:
I don’t know if I want to do that…just because of the tradition of baseball.
Pretty respectable answer from a respectable guy, but I’m not sure if I buy it. It’s definitely the right thing to say. After saying that, I think people would be less resistant to it actually happening. I mean come on, when you think picture of Ken Griffey Jr, you think backwards hat. Speaking of that, how did this backward hat craze come about? Well, he answered that on the Mike & Mike show too:
My dad had a ‘fro, and I didn’t…So I wore his hat and it always hit me in the face, so I just turned it around and it just stuck. It wasn’t like I was trying to be a tough guy or change the way that baseball is played. It was just that my dad wore a size 7 1/2, and I had a 6 1/4. It was just too big.
Ken Griffey Sr. told the story about Junior’s days in the clubhouse as a kid with Fox Sports
Well that makes sense I guess. Another Griffey fact I didn’t know, but I’m glad it stuck. What do you think? Backwards hat in the Hall?