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Report: Hall of Fame considering backward cap on Griffey plaque

Ken Griffey Jr. of the Seattle Mariners hits one of his 10 home runs in the second round of the Home-Run Derby during the 70th Baseball All-Star Week 12 July, 1999, at Fenway Park in Boston. The All-Star will be played 13 July between the American and National Leagues. (ELECTRONIC IMAGE) AFP PHOTO/Stephen JAFFE (Photo credit should read STEPHEN JAFFE/AFP/Getty Images)

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.

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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:

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