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Ken Griffey Jr., Mike Piazza Headed to Cooperstown, Baseball Hall of Fame in 2016

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Griffey Received Highest Vote Total in Hall of Fame History

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Mike Pizza, left, and Ken Griffey Jr., right, are headed to the baseball Hame of Fame in Cooperstown, N.Y., (PhotoL www.sportingnews.com)

Former Seattle Mariner Ken Griffey Jr. and former New York Met Mike Piazza have been chosen for Cooperstown on the baseball Hall of Fame ballot, with Griffey being named on all but three ballots. In fact, Griffey earned more than 99% of the vote in his first year on the Hall of Fame ballot, making his share the highest vote total in history.

The list of those falling short of the 75% required for induction includes Jeff Bagwell, Tim Raines, Trevor Hoffman, Roger Clemens, Barry Bonds, Curt Schilling, Mike Mussina and Edgar Martinez. Alan Trammell, in his final year on the ballot, also came up short.

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