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Griffey, Piazza Head To Baseball Hall Of Fame

Baseball Hall of Fame

Baseball greats Ken Griffey, Jr. and Mike Piazza will be entered into the National Baseball Hall of Fame in Cooperstown on Sunday.

Retiring from professional baseball in 2010, the 13-time All Star Griffey rose to stardom during his initial eleven seasons with the Seattle Mariners, beginning in 1989. Griffey, with 630 career home runs, received 99 percent of voting on his Hall of Fame induction ballot, beating a previous record set by Tom Seaver by  one percent.

Piazza, a catcher with 427 career home runs, is revered for his years with the Los Angeles Dodgers, where he began in 1992, and  the New York Mets. He retired from the Oakland Atheletics in 2007. Piazza, a 12-time All Star, received 83 percent of the vote on the fourth ballot for his induction.

Lucas Willard is a reporter and host at WAMC Northeast Public Radio, which he joined in 2011.
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