Yesterday, the voting results were revealed for who would be elected into the Baseball Hall Of Fame in Cooperstown, New York this July. The BBWAA (Baseball Writers Association Of America) elected Ken Griffey Jr. and Mike Piazza into the Hall Of Fame. In Griffey Jr.’s first time on the ballot, he got 99.3% of the vote (left off three ballots), which is the most any player has ever received. Piazza received 83% of the vote.
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First off, all of our staff wanted to congratulate Griffey Jr. and Piazza on being elected into the Hall Of Fame. In honor of those two great players, we wanted to take a look back at how they fared against not only the Washington Nationals, but the Montreal Expos as well.
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One of the disclaimers before we get into how both players fared is that when Griffey Jr. was with the Mariners, he did not get a chance to play against the Montreal Expos. While Interleague play was in effect beginning in 1997, Seatttle did not play against a NL East team from 1997-1999. That is not the case for Piazza, who played against Montreal/Washington in his days with the Dodgers, Marlins, Mets, and Padres.
So, without further adieu, let’s look at how both of these players fared against Montreal/Washington DC:
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