With Ken Griffey Jr. collecting 437 of 440 votes last night and now holding the highest record for % of votes (99.3%), it stirred up a conversation on Facebook about others either snuck in or ranked much higher than expected.
Let’s start with facts…
- Before Griffey Jr., Tom Seaver had held the top spot for % of votes received at 98.8%
- The top 5 % vote getters of all-time are Griffey Jr., Seaver, Nolan Ryan (98.8%), Cal Ripken (98.5%), and Ty Cobb (98.2%)
- Hank Aaron, ranks 8th all-time with 97.8%
- The most votes ever received came in 2014 as 555 were casted for Greg Maddux (97.2%)