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Ken Griffey Jr., Mike Piazza elected to Hall of Fame
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Ken Griffey Jr., Mike Piazza elected to Hall of Fame
Wednesday January 6th, 2016

Ken Griffey Jr. was elected into the Hall of Fame on Wednesday and broke Tom Seaver's voting percentage record by receiving 99.32% of the vote.

Griffey Jr. received 437 of 440 votes. Seaver previously held the record by receiving 425 of 430 votes for a 98.84% finish.

Cal Ripken Jr. previously held the record for highest percentage by a position player as he received 537 of 545 votes for 98.53% in his 2007 election.

Pitchers Randy Johnson (97.27%) and Greg Maddux (97.20%) have received the highest percentage of votes in the last five years. 

Below is a list of the top 10 vote receivers 

Ken Griffey Jr., Class of 2015 –  99.32% (437 of 440 votes)

Tom Seaver, Class of 1992 – 98.84% (425 of 430 votes)

Nolan Ryan, Class of 1999 – 98.79% (491 of 497 votes)

Cal Ripken Jr., Class of 2007 – 98.53% (537 of 545 votes)

Ty Cobb, Class of 1936 – 98.23% (222 of 226 votes)

George Brett, Class of 1999 – 98.19% (488 of 497 votes)

Hank Aaron, Class of 1982 – 97.83% (406 of 415 votes)

Tony Gwynn, Class of 2007 – 97.60% (532 of 545 votes)

Randy Johnson, Class of 2015 – 97.27% (534 of 549 votes)

Greg Maddux, Class of 2014 – 97.20% (555 of 571 votes)

- Christopher Chavez

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