Ken Griffey Jr. made a living making our jaws drop. It’s hard to believe that it’s been 5 years since we last saw that beautiful swing in action. But today he set a couple more records. The number of Ken Griffey Jr Hall of Fame votes is astonishing. With 99.3% of the vote, all but 3 people voted him in. That’s an all time record. The Kid also became the first player ever in the Hall of Fame that was drafted #1. Unbelievable.
But there might be one more record to be broken in July. Will he go into the hall with a backwards hat?
History for The Kid. No one has ever had a higher percentage of votes on a Hall of Fame ballot. pic.twitter.com/IXQiZrmZkJ
— ESPN (@espn) January 6, 2016
— MLB (@MLB) January 6, 2016
Watch the Ken Griffey Jr Hall of Fame phone call
Ken Griffey Jr. gets the call that he’s in the Baseball Hall of Fame. https://t.co/qECVFmSwPl
— SportsCenter (@SportsCenter) January 6, 2016