Mike Piazza, Ken Griffey Jr. elected to Hall of Fame

NEW YORK: Mike Piazza of the New York Mets celebrates after hitting a walk-off solo home run in the 11th inning against the San Francisco Giants on May 6, 2004, at Shea Stadium. The Mets won 2-1.

NEW YORK: Mike Piazza of the New York Mets celebrates after hitting a walk-off solo home run in the 11th inning against the San Francisco Giants on May 6, 2004, at Shea Stadium. The Mets won 2-1. (1/6/16)

NEW YORK - Mets great Mike Piazza and Ken Griffey Jr. were elected to the Baseball Hall of Fame today.

Griffey Jr. was elected to the baseball Hall of Fame with the highest voting percentage ever. He was on 437 of 440 votes in his first appearance on the Baseball Writers' Association of America ballot. His 99.3 percentage topped Tom Seaver's 98.84 in 1992.

Piazza, on the ballot for the fourth time, received 365 votes. Piazza played for the Mets from 1998 to 2005.

AP wires contributed to this report.

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