Welcome to the Baseball Hall of Fame, Homer Simpson.
Yes, you read that correctly. Homer Jay Simpson, the cartoon character from “The Simpsons” TV show, has become an inducted member of baseball’s most hallowed halls, plaque and all.
OK, not really. The induction ceremony, which took place Saturday morning in Cooperstown, New York, was part of an event to kick off a Simpsons-themed exhibit that will open inside the shrine celebrating the 25th anniversary of the “Simpsons” episode “Homer at the Bat.” It featured major leaguers Ken Griffey Jr., Wade Boggs, Steve Sax, Jose Canseco, Ozzie Smith, Rogers Clemens, Don Mattingly and Darryl Strawberry, whom Homer notably replaces in the episode’s final scene.
“I get asked as much about being on ‘The Simpsons’ as I do about baseball,” Sax told the Associated Press this week. “They don’t want to know how it was to hit against Nolan Ryan. They want to know about being on that show.”
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