Griffey still unanimous in latest HOF ballot update
Ken Griffey Jr. will be enshrined in Cooperstown on Wednesday, and "The Kid" with the sweet swing could make history in the process.
Griffey is on track to become the first player ever unanimously selected into the Baseball Hall of Fame. The 13-time All-Star and 10-time Gold Glove winner has so far been included on all 156 ballots revealed to the public, according to voting tracker Ryan Thibodaux.
In the 79-year history of Hall of Fame voting, former New York Mets pitcher Tom Seaver has come closest to receiving unanimous induction. The right-hander, who won three Cy Young awards, was included on 98.84 percent of the 430 ballots submitted in 1992.
According to Thibs' calculations, the other players on the ballot who have so far received at least the 75-percent vote share required to reach the Hall are Mike Piazza (86.5), Jeff Bagwell (79.5), and Tim Raines (78.2).
Griffey smashed 630 homers and drove in 1,836 runs during his 22-year career, slashing .284/.370/.538 and stealing 184 bases. He sits sixth on the all-time home run list, and 15th in RBIs.