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Monday, January 12, 2009

At 2:02PM, EST, The Baseball Hall Of Fame Made This Joyous Announcement To Those Of Us In Red Sox Nation

Jim Rice, LF, from 1974 to 1989, has been elected to The Big Baseball Shrine in Cooperstown, NY, by The Writers. We of Red Sox Nation, from wherever we are, are overjoyed at this moment:

This announcement was made on the MLB Network at 2:02PM-ET, by Jeff Adelson of The National Baseball Hall Of Fame, from Studio 3 of The MLB Network;

Jim Rice was in the World Series in 1986, hitting with power;

It was Jim's Last Time on The Ballot;

His last WS Game was Game 7 of the 1986 World Series. The Site of that Game 7, is being demolished to make room for the $iti Field Parking Lot, as we speak;

Also, congrats are in order for a Guy, who I razzed from both the Fenway Centerfield Bleachers and from Mezzanine of Shea Stadium, by the name of Rickey Henderson, who was the One of The Best Leadoff Hitters and Base Stealers in The Game;

Joe Gordon, elected by the Oltimers Committee, Played from 1941 into the '50s, starting with the Yankees in 1941 and ending with the Cleveland Indians. For a 2nd Baseman, he had the A L Record for Homers;

Tony Kubek, A L rookie Of The Year in 1957, was elected to receive the Ford C Frick Award, sending him into the Broadcasters' Wing of The Hall of Fame. He really deserved it;

In the Case of Rice, a Tear came out of my eye;




Blogger Peter N said...

A tear came out of my OTHER eye. Michael, I'm not kidding...tears of joy from both eyes. Wow. Retire number 14, too. Post haste.

6:22 AM  
Blogger Michael Leggett said...

Indeed, Peter! I got all choked up about it.

11:29 AM  

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