Mar. 10, 2013; Phoenix, AZ, USA: Former outfielder Ken Griffey Jr throws out the first pitch prior to the game between USA against Canada during the World Baseball Classic at Chase Field. Mandatory Credit: Mark J. Rebilas-USA TODAY Sports

Reds to induct Ken Griffey, Jr. into Hall of Fame

Outfielders Ken Griffey, Jr. and Dave Parker, second baseman Ron Oester and 19th century first baseman Jake Beckley will be the next four players inducted into the Cincinnati Reds Hall of Fame.

“The Class of 2014 showcases the great baseball heritage we have in Cincinnati with three of the four inductees being products of youth and high school baseball in the Queen City,” said Rick Walls, executive director of the Reds Hall of Fame & Museum, when the 2014 class was announced. “And the addition of 19th century star and National Baseball Hall of Famer Jake Beckley makes for arguably our strongest induction class ever.”

Griffey, Jr. was the top vote-getter selected by fans, alumni and media. Parker, Oester and Beckley were selected by the Veterans Committee, comprised of Reds Hall of Fame members and executives, baseball historians and members of the media.

The Cincinnati Reds Hall of Fame & Museum will honor the storied careers of the four players during 2014 Hall of Fame Induction Weekend, August 8-10, in Cincinnati. The Induction ceremony for the class of 2014 will take place on Saturday, Aug. 9 prior to the Reds vs. Miami Marlins game at 7:10 p.m.

Joining the 2014 Hall of Fame Induction Class at the Gala will be Reds Hall of Famers, Reds alumni and players and coaches from the 2014 Reds. In 2012, over 1,400 fans attended the event.

Griffey, Jr. was also inducted into the Seattle Mariners Hall of Fame in 2013.

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