Sunday was a special day across Major League Baseball, as two legends were officially enshrined in the Baseball Hall of Fame in Cooperstown, New York.
Scott Rolen and Fred McGriff were this year’s inductees.
Both MLB legends touched the lives of so many around the game and left their mark on America’s favorite pastime.
McGriff had the pleasure of playing alongside greats such as Cecil Fielder, who was in attendance on Sunday for the induction ceremony.
Fielder got a chance to catch up with MLB Network’s Jon Morosi, and shared an interesting story about his time with McGriff during the early portion of their careers.
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Fielder revealed that he and McGriff were together during their time in the Instructional League.
McGriff was in the New York Yankees system while Fielder was in the Kansas City Royals system.
The two sluggers saw each other quite a bit during minor league spring training, and even became roommates.
Fielder commented on what a special day it was for him to see his friend finally be inducted into the Hall of Fame.
He lamented the fact that it took this long for McGriff to be enshrined in Cooperstown, stating that he should have been in a long time ago.
However, Fielder made a note to himself to not miss this day and to come out and support his good friend.
Fielder also commented on the fact that to this day, McGriff remains the same person he was when they first met, praising his friend for being an all-around good person.
He noted that the Hall-of-Famer was a popular player on every team he played for and was a revered teammate and friend.
Fielder reiterated that McGriff’s induction was something he couldn’t miss.NEXT: Cardinals Insider Refutes A Popular Trade Rumor