Was Griffey the most loved baseball player for millennials? We'd argue he was. He brought a fun to the game that few could match. Junior got emotional as he was honored in Cooperstown Sunday.
Griffey, in his first year on the Baseball Writers’ Association of America ballot, was named on 437 of 440 ballots by voting members of the BBWAA, setting a new record with a percentage of 99.32. The previous mark of 98.84 percent was set by Tom Seaver in 1992.
Matt Adams Walks Off With Authority
It wasn’t on the level of the Bautista bat flip, but it was up there. In a 16 inning marathon game, Matt Adams wanted to go home and launched a homer to win in for the Cardinals. The celebration was worthy of the accomplishment.
Cjeka Sinks It From Distance
84-foot putt? No problem. Alex Cejka shows his unlimited range with the flat stick when he made this putt in the Canadian Open.
Upton Robs a HR
And that one is out of here….Not so fast! In a ball even the announcer thought was a home run, Upton had other plans when leapt over the wall to bring it back. A nice homage to the recently HOF inducted Ken Griffey, Jr.
McNamara With a Magical Strike
When you’re down 3-0, you have to take matters into your own hands. That’s exactly what this NYCFC player did as he lined up a shot from over 30 yards out. It wasn’t enough to overturn the deficit, but McNamara at least stole the highlight reel from their crosstown rivals.
Softball Gold Glove
This is how you lay out for a line drive. A wildly impressive catch from the right fielder to that halts an extra base hit. The look on her face after she grabbed it was priceless.
Looking ahead, looking back...
The great Johnny Bench notched his 300th homer of his career 38 years ago. Just one of the many highlights from this baseball legend.
The 2012 Summer Olympics kicked off in London. Start preparing yourself for the 2016 Summer games in Rio, as they start August 5th.
Since we’re on the topic, Darryl Strawberry hit his 300th HR on this day twenty years ago.