Fictional cartoon character Homer Simpson was “inducted” into the Baseball Hall of Fame today.

In honor of the 25th anniversary of The Simpsons iconic episode “Homer at the Bat,” the Hall of Fame is honoring the famous game between the Springfield nuclear power plant and the Shelbyville plant.

In the episode, major leaguers are hired by the evil Mr. Burns to play for Springfield in the championship game against the Shelbyville nuclear plant. However, they are all the victims of strange accidents. It is Homer who turns out to be the hero. He gets hit in the head with a pitch, giving Springfield a 44-43 win.

The special induction was announced back in February as a highlight of the HoF Classic festivities. The induction was attended by Wade Boggs, Ozzie Smith, and a number of people behind the original episode. Homer Simpson even got a chance to address his induction in an “official” statement:


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“It truly an honor for me to enter the Baseball Hall of Fame,” Homer said.

“My record for eating hot dogs will never be broken. I’ve been a fan for 40 years, which is how long some games take. And I can’t wait for the ceremony in Canton, Ohio.”

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