Ken Griffey Jr. And Mike Piazza Finally Inducted Into The Baseball Hall Of Fame
Ken Griffey Jr. and Mike Piazza, two great players who began their careers with outstanding numbers from the start, finally inducted into the Baseball Hall of Fame.
”I stand up here humbled and overwhelmed,” Griffey said, staring out at his family and tens of thousands of fans according to the Associated Press. ”I can’t describe how it feels. Thirteen years with the Seattle Mariners, from the day I got drafted, Seattle, Washington, has been a big part of my life. ”I’m going to leave you with one thing. In 22 years I learned that one team will treat you the best, and that’s your first team. I’m damn proud to be a Seattle Mariner.”
Griffey certainly is proud to be a Mariner for life. He, in his own style, was one of the best baseball players ever in MLB history. Battling .284, 630 home runs, and 2,781 hits, it shows that he’s nothing more than a natural talent. The stories that players who played with him said were mesmerizing.
One of them was when Alex Rodriguez saw him eat junk food before a game, and still hit home runs as if he is a natural talent, which in retrospect he is. Some thought he was part of the steroid era, where players hit the long ball and broke records. But in reality, he was always gifted with incredible abilities on being a great baseball player.
For Mike Piazza, nothing can be said about his play as the best power hitter at the catcher position. Piazza finished his career battling .308, 427 home runs and 2,127 hits. All the New York Mets fans love what did for the franchise, just falling short of giving them a World Series. The teams were stacked in the National League, but wasn’t good enough against the New York Yankees.
Either way these two hall of famers now belong with the other greats. There legacy will always be remembered for the teams that needed them the most.