Mike Piazza, Ken Griffey Jr. elected to Hall of Fame

Mets great Mike Piazza and Ken Griffey Jr. were elected to the Baseball Hall of Fame today. Griffey Jr. was elected to the baseball Hall

NEW YORK: Mike Piazza of the New York Mets celebrates after hitting a walk-off solo home run in the 11th inning against the San Francisco Giants on May 6, 2004, at Shea Stadium. The Mets won 2-1.

NEW YORK: Mike Piazza of the New York Mets celebrates after hitting a walk-off solo home run in the 11th inning against the San Francisco Giants on May 6, 2004, at Shea Stadium. The Mets won 2-1. (1/6/16)

NEW YORK - Mets great Mike Piazza and Ken Griffey Jr. were elected to the Baseball Hall of Fame today.

Griffey Jr. was elected to the baseball Hall of Fame with the highest voting percentage ever. He was on 437 of 440 votes in his first appearance on the Baseball Writers' Association of America ballot. His 99.3 percentage topped Tom Seaver's 98.84 in 1992.
            
Piazza, on the ballot for the fourth time, received 365 votes. Piazza played for the Mets from 1998 to 2005. 
            
AP wires contributed to this report.

advertisement | advertise on News 12

Trending Video

News 12 viewers take to Facebook to discuss 1 The Buzz: Attack in Brownsville
2 Brooklyn Sportscast, Feb. 16
A 26-year-old man was stabbed twice after a 3 Man critical after large street fight stabbing in Brownsville
Police say a 23-year-old man and a 25-year-old 4 Man, woman shot in Hendrix Street apartment building
National Be Humble Day encourages people to go 5 Word on the Street: Be Humble Day

advertisement | advertise on News 12

Features

Sorry to interrupt...

Your first 5 are free

Access to News12 is free for Optimum, Comcast®, Time Warner® and Service Electric℠ video customers.

Please enjoy 5 complimentary views to articles, photos, and videos during the next 30 days.

LOGIN SUBSCRIBE