Video game legend Ken Griffey Jr. inducted into MLB Hall of Fame

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Posted January 6th, 2016 at 3:15 pm

Ken Griffey Jr. video game covers

He’ll be remembered as one of the best baseball players of all-time, but also as a video game icon. Ken Griffey Jr. was today inducted into the Hall of Fame becoming the 51st player to make it in on their first ballet. Though not unanimous as three voters inexplicably left him off, he goes in with over 99% of the vote, the highest percentage in history.

Between 1994 and 1999, Griffey was the face of four different Nintendo games: Ken Griffey Jr. Presents Major League Baseball (1994), Ken Griffey Jr.’s Winning Run (1996), Major League Baseball Featuring Ken Griffey Jr. (1998), and Ken Griffey Jr.’s Slugfest (1999). The first game did not have the MLBPA license which meant Griffey was the only real player included. Based on the Twitter poll from today it’s the final game that is being remembered as the favorite.

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  • g33

    Slugfest above all others

  • Smsixx

    The only thing sad about his career was what it could have been had he not suffered so many injuries during his years with the Reds…even despite that…his numbers still sit with legends.

    Unreal athlete…and no argument the best left handed swing I have ever seen.

    I’m a Tigers fan and was lucky to see him play at Tiger Stadium when I was a kid…saw him rob a homerun that day in right center field…will never forget it.

    Congrats to Griffey.

  • BravesFan24

    I remember playing MLB featuring Ken Griffey Jr for the Nintendo 64 quite a bit growing up. Ah, memories. Loved that game.

    As for Jr, well deserved. He was the most dominant player in baseball in the 1990s and had the prettiest swing ever. Congrats on a great career and earning a spot in the HOF.

  • Brian

    I couldn’t imagine growing up anywhere other than Seattle in the 90s. Great times. The Kid and Papi should have gone in together.

  • Zach

    Piazza in the Hall of Fame is the big news. Took 4th ballet to get him in. Unbelievable

    • Brian

      And what video game was Piazza featured in? I would have put him in first year as well. The last two ballots have been loaded with Maddux, Glavine, Thomas, Biggio, Johnson, and Martinez. I’m sure that that didn’t help his cause.

      • Where there is this one actually, but it was terrible and I don’t think anyone wants to remember it!

    • BravesFan24

      May have gone in on the 1st or 2nd ballot if not for the steroids accusations.

  • MoneyMayweather

    He’s really good

  • Daniel P

    Now all we need is for him to be in MLB The Show

    • Kid Fleetfoot

      We can create Junior for MLB The Show for our own use and his last name will be announced. Junior can be used as his first name. For my own use I created a rookie Junior Griffey for Seattle and… his father Ken Griffey SR as a 40 year old on Seattle so they could play together.
      I had a feelgood feeling when Junior was announced as HOF and his percentage.