13 Jan 2009

Henderson and Rice elected to Baseball Hall of Fame

9:44 am on 13 January 2009

Stolen base king Rickey Henderson and former Boston Red Sox slugger Jim Rice have been elected to the Baseball Hall of Fame.

Henderson, who amassed 3,055 hits in 25 seasons spent mainly with the Oakland Athletics, was elected in his first year of eligibility in voting by the Baseball Writers' Association of America.

Rice, who notched 382 home runs and drove in 1,451 RBI in 16 seasons with the Red Sox, was elected in his 15th and last year of eligibility.