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

By SI Wire
January 06, 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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