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MLB | Two elected to Hall of Fame

Mon, 12 Jan 2009 08:04:29 -0800

The MLB Network reports former MLB OF Rickey Henderson and OF Jim Rice were elected to the Major League Baseball Hall of Fame Monday, Jan. 12.

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MLB | Gwynn thinks Rice, Dawson should be in Hall of Fame

Tue, 02 Dec 2008 06:16:30 -0800's Barry M. Bloom reports Hall of Fame OF Tony Gwynn said OF Jim Rice and OF Andre Dawson should be in the Hall of Fame. "I'm a big fan of the Hall of Fame," Gwynn said. "I felt guilty. Here I am the first year on the ballot and I got in, and these guys have been on the ballot for a while and they hadn't. And that kind of bothers me."

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Red Sox | Youkilis finishes third in AL MVP voting

Tue, 18 Nov 2008 17:34:27 -0800's Ian Browne reports Boston Red Sox 1B Kevin Youkilis finished in third place in AL MVP voting. With teammate 2B Dustin Pedroia taking top honors, it marked the first time since 1986 that the club had two players finish in the top three in voting. In 1986, SP Roger Clemens came in first, while OF/DH Jim Rice finished in third place.

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MLB | Rice just misses Hall of Fame

Tue, 08 Jan 2008 11:38:41 -0800 reports former MLB OF Jim Rice did not receive enough votes to receive admission into the Hall of Fame. Rice 72.2 percent of the ballots - 16 votes shy of the necessary number for entrance. Rice has one more year of eligibility left on the ballot.

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MLB | Rice won't lobby for Hall spot

Thu, 03 Jan 2008 23:50:19 -0800

The Associated Press reports former Boston Red Sox OF Jim Rice won't actively campaign for a spot in the Major League Baseball Hall of Fame. "I never thought I'd play one day in the big leagues, I wound up playing 15 years. That was something I was gifted with. I could have been more selfish, but when I played it was a team thing," Rice said.

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Red Sox | Rice left out of Hall of Fame

Tue, 09 Jan 2007 11:10:23 -0800

ESPNews reports former Boston Red Sox DH Jim Rice was not elected to the Hall of Fame in 2007. He received 63.5 percent of the votes. A player must receive 75 percent of the votes to be inducted.

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MLB | McGwire, Gwynn, Ripken Jr. headline Hall of Fame ballot

Mon, 27 Nov 2006 08:15:59 -0800

The Associated Press reports former St. Louis Cardinals 1B Mark McGwire, former San Diego Padres OF Tony Gwynn and former Baltimore Orioles SS Cal Ripken Jr. were among 17 first-time candidates listed on the 2007 baseball writers' Hall of Fame ballot. Also getting nominated for the first time were OF Jose Canseco, SP Bret Saberhagen and 3B Ken Caminiti. OF Jim Rice, who was just 53 votes short of being elected last year, heads the 15 holdovers from previous years. The vote totals will be announced Jan. 9, 2007.

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MLB | Just One Name Called to Hall of Fame in 2006

Tue, 10 Jan 2006 19:33:44 -0800

Updating a previous item,'s Mike Bauman reports only one player, former CL Bruce Sutter, was elected off the 2006 ballot into the National Baseball Hall of Fame. Those who received substantial votes, but still fell short of the 75 percent mark required, include OF Jim Rice, CL Rich Gossage, OF Andre Dawson and SP Bert Blyleven.

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MLB | More Hall Tidbits

Tue, 04 Jan 2005 11:19:16 -0800

The Associated Press reports CL Bruce Sutter, appearing on the Hall of Fame ballot for the 12th time, received 344 votes (66.7 percent), up from 301 last year but 43 shy of what was needed this time. He was followed by OF Jim Rice (307), CL Rich Gossage (285) and OF Andre Dawson (270). OF Willie McGee, also on the ballot for the first time, received 26 votes, exactly at the 5 percent cutoff to avoid being dropped in future years. OF Darryl Strawberry, another first-time eligible, got six votes and OF Pete Rose, ineligible for the ballot because of his lifetime ban from baseball, received nine write-in votes, six fewer than last year and his lowest total. Rose, who admitted last year that he bet on the Cincinnati Reds while managing them in the late 1980s, has been written in on 239 of 6,687 ballots (3.6 percent) over 14 years.

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