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When Griffey, Piazza crossed paths in Baltimore 23 years ago

When Griffey, Piazza crossed paths in Baltimore 23 years ago

It was 23 years ago when baseball’s newest Hall of Fame electees crossed paths in Baltimore.

Ken Griffey Jr. was already an established star. Mike Piazza was a 24-year-old on his way to the National League Rookie of the Year award.

There they were in the 1993 Home Run Derby, when baseball’s best sluggers came to year-old Oriole Park at Camden Yards, testing both Eutaw Street and the confines of the left field seats.

Griffey made the headlines, clearing Eutaw Street with one ball that struck the first level of the B&O Warehouse in right field. Piazza — who would hit 35 homers for the Dodgers that year — was shut out, the only one of the eight...

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