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Ken Griffey Jr., Mike Piazza elected to Hall of Fame; Mike Mussina, Curt Schilling see big gains in support

Ken Griffey Jr., Mike Piazza elected to Hall of Fame; Mike Mussina, Curt Schilling see big gains in support

Ken Griffey, Jr. and Mike Piazza were both voted into the Baseball Hall of Fame as a historic election was announced on Wednesday, but one of the big winners was former Orioles ace Mike Mussina.

In his first year on the ballot, Griffey received 99.3 percent of the vote -- he was named on 437 of the 440 ballots cast -- passing the 98.64 percent Tom Seaver received in 1992 for the highest percentage of votes in Hall of Fame voting history.

Hall of Fame voting is done by eligible members of the Baseball Writers' Association of America.

Griffey was also the first No. 1 overall pick to earn election to the Hall, while Piazza, regarded as the best...

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