Ken Griffey Jr. inducted into Baseball Hall of Fame

FILE - This is an Oct. 3, 2009, file photo showing Seattle Mariners' Ken Griffey Jr. hitting a solo home run on a pitch from Texas Rangers' Tommy Hunter during the fourth inning of a baseball game in Seattle. Ken Griffey Jr. seems assured of election to the Baseball hall of Fame on the first try Wednesday, Jan. 6, 2016, possibly with a record vote of close to 100 percent. Mike Piazza, Jeff Bagwell and Tim Raines also were strong candidates to gain the 75 percent needed for baseball's highest honor. (AP Photo/John Froschauer, File)

COOPERSTOWN, N.Y. (AP) – Ken Griffey Jr. has been inducted into the Baseball Hall of Fame.

Griffey, the first No. 1 draft pick to be selected for enshrinement, played 22 big-league seasons with the Mariners, Reds and White Sox and was selected on a record 99.32 percent of ballots cast, an affirmation of sorts for his clean performance during baseball’s so-called Steroids Era.

National Baseball Hall of Fame electees Ken Griffey Jr., left, and Mike Piazza smile during an awards ceremony at Doubleday Field on Saturday, July 23, 2016, in Cooperstown, N.Y. The two are to be inducted  into the Hall of Fame on Sunday. (AP Photo/Heather Ainsworth)
National Baseball Hall of Fame electees Ken Griffey Jr., left, and Mike Piazza smile during an awards ceremony at Doubleday Field on Saturday, July 23, 2016, in Cooperstown, N.Y. The two are to be inducted into the Hall of Fame on Sunday. (AP Photo/Heather Ainsworth)

A 13-time All-Star selection and 10-time Gold Glove Award winner, Griffey hit 630 home runs, sixth all-time, and drove in 1,836 runs.

Griffey also was the American League MVP in 1997, drove in at least 100 runs in eight seasons, and won seven Silver Slugger Awards.

In the 1995 ALDS, he became just the second player in major league history to hit five home runs in a postseason series.

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