MLB HALL OF FAME CEREMONY 2016 Watch Live Stream Online: Ken Griffey Jr., Mike Piazza Get Inducted Into Cooperstown
Ken Griffey Jr. and Mike Piazza are headed toward baseball's greatest honor as the 2016 Hall of Fame ceremony is set to take place on Sunday in Cooperstown, N.Y.
Griffey, 46, earned 99.32 percent of the votes to get enshrined, while Piazza, 47, gained 82.95 percent. The sluggers had notable careers and they'll now be remembered forever.
Among his many accolades, Griffey is a 13-time MLB All-Star, won the MVP Award in 1997, racked up 10 Gold Glove Awards, seven Silver Slugger Awards and was a three-time All-Star. The outfielder finished his career with a .286 batting average, 2,781 hits, 830 homers and 1,836 RBIs.
Griffey was the Home Run Derby champion on three occassions (1994, '98 and '99), was the MVP of the All-Star Game in 1992 and won NL Comeback Player of the Year in 2005. Griffey spent most of his career with the Mariners, kicking it off with a run from 1989-99 and closing it out with a stint from 2009-2010. He also played for the Reds (2000-08) and White Sox (2008)
The slugger also led the American League in homers four separate times in his Hall of Fame career. Griffey is already inducted in both the Mariners and Reds team Hall of Fames.
Piazza is highly regarded as the greatest hitting catcher of all-time. He finished his career with a .308 batting average, 427 homers and 1,335 RBIs. After winning Rookie of the Year honors in 1993, Piazza went on to make 12 All-Star Game appearances and won 12 Silver Slugger Awards.
The catcher, who is also inducted into the Mets Hall of Fame, began his career the Dodgers (1992-98) and then had a brief run with the Marlins (1998) before playing with the Mets (1998-2005), Padres (2006) and Athletics (2007).
One of the greatest moments in Piazza's career came on Sept. 21, 2001, when baseball returned to New York for the first time since the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks. With the Mets down a run in the eighth inning, Piazza smashed what proved to be a game-winning two-run homer to help those in attendance momentarily forget the tragedy that had occurred 10 days prior.
Now, Piazza and Griffey get set to take the next step toward baseball immoratlity.
MLB Hall of Fame Information & Details
Event: MLB Hall of Fame 2016 ceremony
Time: 1:30 p.m. ET
Venue: Baseball Hall of Fame, Cooperstown, N.Y.
Honorees: Ken Griffey Jr. and Mike Piazza
Watch Online: This event can be live streamed here.