Ken Griffey Jr. inducted into Baseball Hall of Fame

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COOPERSTOWN, NY - JULY 24: Inductee Ken Griffey Jr. speaks during the 2016 Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony at the National Baseball Hall of Fame on Sunday July 24, 2016 in Cooperstown, New York. (Photo by Alex Trautwig/MLB Photos via Getty Images)

Inductee Ken Griffey Jr. speaks during the 2016 Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony at the National Baseball Hall of Fame on Sunday July 24, 2016 in Cooperstown, New York. (Photo by Alex Trautwig/MLB Photos via Getty Images)

COOPERSTOWN, N.Y. — 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.

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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