He didn't get in unanimously, but Ken Griffey Jr. did set a record for highest vote percentage (99.3) as he was elected to the Baseball Hall of Fame on Wednesday.
Then came the congratulations, the memories and other reactions from athletes all over sports who were inspired by Griffey's sweet swing, huge home runs and how-did-he-do-that catches.
— Justin Verlander (@JustinVerlander) January 6, 2016
— Scottie Pippen (@ScottiePippen) January 6, 2016
— Car Go (@CarGoMedia5) January 6, 2016
— Gregory Polanco ☕️ (@El_Coffee) January 6, 2016
Just want to give a congrats and even a thank you to my favorite player growing up! Always play like a Kid! https://t.co/2iNLyfYpBg
— Jason Kipnis (@TheJK_Kid) January 6, 2016
Congrats my friend Ken Griffey Jr. on your selection @BaseballHall
— Cris Carter (@criscarter80) January 6, 2016
Congrats to ken Griffey Jr. on getting elected to the baseball Hall of Fame the reason I played baseball as a little kid growing up
— Cj Spiller (@CJSPILLER) January 6, 2016
what 3 people in the entire Milky Way galaxy doesn't think griffey belongs in the hall?? https://t.co/TuDcdG3v78
— Sam Dekker (@dekker) January 6, 2016
Congrats to Mike Piazza and Ken Griffey Jr. On their selection to the HOF.. Well deserved.. Welcome to the family
— Tom Glavine (@Tom_Glavine) January 6, 2016
As Tom Glavine mentioned, Mike Piazza got in, too, and he had more than a few fans.
— Johnny Bench (@Johnny_Bench5) January 6, 2016
— Tommy Lasorda (@TommyLasorda) January 6, 2016
— John Franco (@TEAMFRANCO45) January 6, 2016
— Jimmy Kimmel (@jimmykimmel) January 6, 2016
— cliff floyd (@CliffFloyd30) January 6, 2016
Griffey, Piazza HOF. I feel old.
— Chris Long (@JOEL9ONE) January 6, 2016