02/12/2009 05:12 am ET | Updated May 25, 2011

Ricky Henderson Elected To Baseball Hall Of Fame

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While Henderson, one of baseball's best leadoff hitters, rumbled into the Hall with 94.8 percent of the vote, Jim Rice squeezed through a closing door. In his 15th, and final, year of eligibility, he notched 76.4 percent of the vote; he was on 412 of the 539 ballots cast, meaning he got seven more votes than the required 405.