Junior may have been a close-to-unanimous selection to Cooperstown this week, but his namesake video game was even more prolific.
Like Andy Dufresne, Ken Griffey Jr. crawled through a river of shit of the PED era and came out clean on the other side. He was duly rewarded Wednesday with a close to unanimous election to baseball’s Hall of Fame in spite of a decade of injury and failing to hit .260 or better eight of those final 10 years. From ‘01-’10, Junior only played fewer than half of the possible games and never sniffed the bunting in October, only advancing beyond a division series once (1995).
He does, however, enter Cooperstown as a 13-time All-Star, a 10-time Gold Glover and the 1997 AL MVP. Plus he got me started on wearing the hat backwards and coveting Upper Deck Series 1 cards. Hello turtleneck and…
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