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Baseball Immortality Expected For Ken Griffey Jr. Today

Seattle Mariners' Ken Griffey Jr. watches his three-run home run along with Oakland Athletics catcher Kurt Suzuki during the fifth inning of a baseball game Tuesday, Sept. 29, 2009, in Seattle. (Elaine Thompson/AP)
Seattle Mariners' Ken Griffey Jr. watches his three-run home run along with Oakland Athletics catcher Kurt Suzuki during the fifth inning of a baseball game Tuesday, Sept. 29, 2009, in Seattle. (Elaine Thompson/AP)

No player has ever been elected to the Baseball Hall of Fame unanimously, but Ken Griffey Jr. is expected to come close today when the Baseball Hall of Fame announces its 2016 class.

The slugger, who played mainly for the Seattle Mariners and Cincinnati Reds, hit 650 home runs during his 22-year career. He’s on the ballot for the first time.

After Griffey, the results of the vote are less predictable. Here & Now’s Alex Ashlock sketches the field of contenders for host Robin Young.

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