Could Ken Griffey Jr.’s iconic backward cap be headed to Cooperstown? The Hall of Fame isn’t ruling it out.
According to a tweet from baseball insider Jim Bowden, Hall of Fame president Jeff Idleson left open the possibility of a backward cap on Griffey’s Hall of Fame plaque.
Of the more-than 200 MLB players in the hall, every single one of them wears a front-facing cap on their plaque. So a backward hat for Griffey might be blasphemous to some traditionalists. It would certainly be out of the ordinary.
But Griffey is no ordinary Hall of Famer. He set a Hall of Fame record Wednesday by receiving 99.3 percent of votes.
It’s probably a longshot, especially considering Mariners fans would probably like to see their signature “S” adorning a hat in the hall (No current Hall of Fame player wears a Seattle cap).
But even they would have to admit, this is pretty cool:
Should Ken Griffey Jr.'s cap be backwards on his Hall-of-Fame plaque? #MLB— Sun-Times Sports (@suntimes_sports) January 7, 2016