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The Artist Formerly known as Jackbass
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Jim Rice Finally gets in :a_goodjob:
 

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He's a classic borderline case.
Legitimate arguments can be made both for and against
 

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During his tenure and hey day he was one of the most feared hitters in MLB.
3 consecutive seasons of 35+ Homers and 200+ hits(pre steroid). He unfortunately had a carreer cut short due to vision problems and injury. I am glad he got it.
 

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Bottom of the 9th and two outs and Jim Rice comes through.
About time - good for him.
15th and final year of writer eligibility. The Boston Red Sox outfielder drew 76.4% of the 539 baseball writers voting this year, beating the 75% mandate by seven votes
What were they thinking?

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Rickey Henderson pulled into Cooperstown comfortably at 94.8%
No one has scored 100% during Baseball Writers' Association of America elections, with Tom Seaver's 98.84% and Nolan Ryan's 98.79% standing 1-2 ahead of Ty Cobb, Hank Aaron, Willie Mays and Babe Ruth, who all received well over 90%. Henderson certainly has company.
Some of the percentages are amazing considering the quality and star magnitude of the player.
For instance, Jackie Robinson garnered only 77.5% of ballots cast for his 1962 induction, according to figures on the Baseball Almanac website.



Lefty Grove, who won 300 games, nine ERA crowns and seven strikeout titles, was left off by 24.6% of those voting in the 1947 election.
Other totals way short of unanimous for superstars include:
Joe DiMaggio 88.4%
Walter Johnson 83.6%
Tris Speaker 82.1%
Jimmie Foxx 79.2%
Rogers Hornsby 78.11%
Cy Young 76.1%

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On another separate note.
McGwire's tally backslid this year to 118, down from the 128 votes he received each of the previous two years.
 

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The McGwire vote is not very positive for Clemens. If Roger had just admitted his mistake and manned up about it he would not be in the mess he is in today. It is very unfortunate. Clemens story has been a train wreck since the report came out. He certainly had a great career. I was a huge fan of his growing up.
 
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