Fred McGriff is heading to the Hall of Fame, and we still don’t know which hat he’ll be wearing on his plaque.
Nor does McGriff himself, apparently.
Shortly after the Contemporary Era Committee voted in the slugging first baseman, he was asked the question many players who wore multiple uniforms throughout their career are asked: which hat will you wear?
At the time, McGriff said he didn’t know. He played 636 games with the Braves, 578 with the Toronto Blue Jays and 577 with the Tampa Bay Devil Rays. Of those teams, he had the most success with the Braves, winning one World Series and making three All-Star teams with Atlanta.
But asked Thursday in an interview with “Dukes and Bell,” McGriff insisted he still wasn’t sure.
“I wish I could tell you,” McGriff said. “I got voted in on Sunday, Monday morning caught a flight to San Diego, Tuesday at noon I was flying back to Tampa. So, we haven’t had time to talk to the Hall of Fame folks and really break down and see what we’re going to do. That’s the old stay tuned to find out."
If McGriff went in as a Brave, he’d be the 11th player to go into the Hall with an Atlanta hat. Toronto has one Hall of Famer, and coincidentally it’s Roberto Alomar, who went to the Blue Jays in a trade that involved McGriff. If it’s with the Devil Rays, which, by the way, McGriff is a Tampa native, he would be the organization’s first.