Monday, January 12, 2009

Henderson, Rice Elected to Hall

Jan. 12 (Bloomberg) -- Rickey Henderson, who has the most stolen bases in Major League Baseball history, was elected to the Hall of Fame in his first year on the ballot, while Jim Rice earned the honor during his last year of consideration from the sport’s writers.

Both earned enough votes to win a spot in the shrine in Cooperstown, New York, Rice was selected on his 15th and final time on the ballot.

Henderson, who also scored the most runs in major-league history, was named on 511, or 94.8 percent, of the 539 ballots cast by members of the Baseball Writers Association of America. Rice, who played his entire 16-year career with the Boston Red Sox, got 76.4 percent of the vote.

Congrats to these two former Red Sox players.

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