(NEWSER) – Ken Griffey Jr. resoundingly got into the baseball Hall of Fame on Wednesday, and controversy surrounds the pick. Not over Griffey's qualifications—630 home runs, 10 straight Gold Gloves, not a whiff of steroid scandal, and, yes, even a candy bar, made his selection a no-brainer. Instead, it's over the three sportswriters who voted against him. Griffey received 437 of 440 votes for a 99.3 percentage that surpassed Tom Seaver's as the highest ever.
The votes are cast by sportswriters, and so far the trio who voted against Griffey have yet to come forward. "These are civilized times, right?" writes Phil Rogers at MLB.com. "It would probably be the wrong thing to do a freedom of information request and find the names of the Junior Griffey Three."
Photo: Getty Images