Jim Ed is IN HOF
I’ve been sparse again….but instead of offering comment on the important political events of the day, I just want to note that Jim Ed Rice is finally in the Baseball HOF:
Jim Rice was elected to baseball’s Hall of Fame today, in his final year on the writers’ ballot.
He earned 76.4 percent of the vote, more than the 75 percent standard needed for election.
Rickey Henderson also earned elected in this, his first year on the ballot.
Rice becomes the 18th Hall of Famer who spent a significant portion of his career with the Red Sox. The others include Babe Ruth, Tris Speaker, Cy Young, Jimmy Collins, Lefty Grove, Herb Pennock, Jimmie Foxx, Joe Cronin, Ted Williams, Red Ruffing, Harry Hooper, Rick Ferrell, Bobby Doerr, Carl Yastrzemski, Carlton Fisk, Dennis Eckersley and Wade Boggs. The only players in that group to spend their entire careers with the Red Sox are Rice, Williams, Doerr and Yastrzemski.