A member of the Orlando City season ticket family was selected to the National Baseball Hall of Fame on Wednesday.
Former Major League slugger Ken Griffey Jr., an season ticket holder for 2015, was one of just two players players -- Mike Piazza being the other -- voted into the Hall of Fame by the Baseball Writers' Association of America, making him the first 1st overall draft pick to be inducted.
Griffey received 99.3 percent of the vote, setting the record for the highest total in history. Of the 440 eligible ballots, he was left off of just three of them.
Although we can't quite confirm just how many games Griffey went to in 2015, the 13-time MLB All-Star retired in 2010 and currently lives in Central Florida, where he made a bit of club history when he was announced as the club's 10,000th season ticket holder back in January.
"I'm very excited to be a season ticket member for Orlando City," said Griffey Jr. in a club release at the time. "I've played professional baseball in many cities where soccer is a big success, and the buzz here for Orlando City is unlike anything I've ever seen. My family and I are anticipating the arrival of Major League Soccer in Central Florida."
A 22-year MLB vet, most of Griffey's best days came with the Seattle Mariners, where he spent 11 seasons his first time around (he ended his career with two more years in Seattle from 2009-2010), being named to 10 All-Star Games and winning one MVP award in 1997 with the Mariners.
Overall, he was one of the best players of his generation. In the field, he was among the stop outfielders in his prime, winning 10 Gold Glove awards. At the plate, he not only had one of the sweetest swings ever to grace this planet, but compiled 630 homeruns, over 1,800 RBIs, had a career .284 batting average, and career OPS of .907 playing with the Mariners, Cincinnati Reds, and Chicago White Sox.
Griffey never played for any teams in Florida, but if you're looking for a neat Florida tie: on June 9, 2008, he hit his 600th career homerun in Miami against the then Florida Marlins. As a big baseball fan, I've always hated that I never got to watch him play during him prime, but I still do have the memory of watching that moment live on TV, and that'll always be cool memory to have.