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Griffey Jr., Piazza to be Inducted into Baseball HOF

The newest members of the Baseball Hall of Fame are Ken Griffey Jr. and Mike Piazza. Griffey Jr. was named on all but three ballots, the highest percentage to date.

No surprise to anyone, Ken Griffey Jr. will be inducted into Cooperstown in 2016. The center fielder had the highest voting percentage to date at 99.3 percent, eclipsing Tom Seaver's mark of 98.8 in 1992.

Joining Griffey Jr. in Cooperstown in July will be catcher Mike Piazza, who received 83 percent of the vote. Players must be listed on 75 percent of the 440 ballots cast.

Falling 15 votes shy of the 330 required for election was first baseman Jeff Bagwell, who tallied 71.6 percent. Tim Raines was next at 69.8, and Trevor Hoffman topped out at 67.3 percent.

Here are some results of the voting (name, number of votes, percentage, years on ballot):

Ken Griffey Jr.

437 (99.3)

1

Mike Piazza

365 (83.0)

4

Jeff Bagwell

315 (71.6)

6

Tim Raines

307 (69.8)

9

Trevor Hoffman

296 (67.3)

1

Curt Schilling

230 (52.3)

4

Roger Clemens

199 (45.2)

4

Barry Bonds

195 (44.3)

4

Edgar Martinez

191 (43.4)

7

Mike Mussina

189 (43.0)

3

Alan Trammell

180 (40.9)

15

Lee Smith

150 (34.1)

14

Fred McGriff

92 (20.9)

9

Jeff Kent

73 (16.6)

3

Larry Walker

68 (15.5)

6

Mark McGwire

54 (12.3)

10

Gary Sheffield

51 (11.6)

2

Billy Wagner

46 (10.5)

1

Sammy Sosa

31 (7.0)

4

Jim Edmonds

11 (2.5)

1

Nomar Garciaparra

8 (1.8)

2

Mike Sweeney

3 (0.7)

1

David Eckstein

2 (0.5)

1

Jason Kendall

2 (0.5)

1

Garret Anderson

1 (0.2)

1

Brad Ausmus

0

1

Luis Castillo

0

1

Troy Glaus

0

1

Mark Gruzielanek

0

1

Mike Hampton

0

1

Mike Lowell

0

1

Randy Winn

0

1

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