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Ken Griffey Jr. and Mike Piazza elected to Baseball Hall of Fame

There will be two new arrivals in the Hall of Fame this summer, as Ken Griffey Jr and Mike Piazza were elected in today's voting.

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Ken Griffey cruised to victory, as expected, being named on 437 of the 440 ballots submitted. Over his 22 years in the majors, he batted .284 with 630 home-runs, the latter good enough for sixth on the all-time list. He was a 13-time  All-Star and won the American League MVP award in 1997, with four other finishes in the top five. Mike Piazza got in at his fourth attempt, having received 69.9% of the vote last season. His career lasted 16 years, with a career batting average of .308 and 427 home-runs. He won Rookie of the Year in 1993, and was selected as an All-Star 12 times, finishing runner-up in the NL MVP voting twice, in 1996 and 1997.

Here are full details of the voting.


The BBWAA did change their academy this year, weeding out a significant number of inactive voters. The overall results, in terms of who was elected, didn't appear to be impacted much, but I do note a spike in numbers for both Barry Bonds and Roger Clements, from around 37% last year. Perhaps they might make it in, after all? Discuss...