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Johnny Bench Calls Out Ken Griffey Junior

Wednesday, after all but three voters agreed on what everyone has known for years…Ken Griffey Junior became a Hall of Famer.

Shortly after the announcement was made that second-generation slugger had made it to Cooperstown with a record 99.3% of the vote (after appearing on 437 of the 440 ballots), Cincinnati Reds hero Johnny Bench congratulated the newest member of baseball’s most prestigious fraternity.

While it’s not entirely clear what Bench is referring to, one has to assume it has everything to do with the nine years Senior Griffey spent alongside the Hall of Fame catcher and the two World Series rings they won as part of the “Big Red Machine” and Junior hanging out in the clubhouse.

Perhaps we’ll find out during Hall of Fame Weekend July 24.

Shawn Anderson

About Shawn Anderson

Shawn Anderson is that guy who, instead of sitting there talking about the game going on around him, is talking wise about the history of baseball. He believes baseball figures such as Tommy John, Harold Baines, Ron Guidry and Billy Martin deserve their own plaque somewhere if not in Cooperstown. You can follow him on Twitter at @HOVG.