On Sunday, Ken Griffey Jr. (along with Mike Piazza, who also made a great speech) was enshrined into the Baseball Hall of Fame in Cooperstown after a legendary career. Griffey was so legendary in fact, that he broke Tom Seaver’s voting record by receiving 99.3 percent of the vote on his first ballot. And yes, he rocked the backwards baseball cap look for which he is so famous.
But there was something else cool about Griffey’s induction that was impossible to recognize from a distance: his suit. The Kid had the words “Hall of Fame Class of 2016” stitched onto his jacket in small lettering, and he showed off the one-of-a-kind suit on his Instagram page before the speech.
PINSTRIPES FROM A DISTANCE BUT SECRET MESSAGES UP CLOSE. Ken Griffey Jr. is a human microfilm. No one tell any James Bond villains.
Griffey Jr. enters the Hall of Fame after a 21-year career in which he hit .284 with 630 home runs, 1,836 RBI, and more than 2,700 hits. Junior also was a 13-time All-Star, 10-time Gold Glove-winning outfielder, and won the American League MVP in 1997 with the Seattle Mariners. Gold Glove-winning outfielder, and won the American League MVP in 1997 with the Seattle Mariners.