We congratulate Goose Gossage on his election to the Baseball Hall of Fame. He earned 84 percent of the vote. Jim Rice, alas, didn't make it.
Rice garnered 72.2 percent, not quite enough to make it, but awfully close. He was followed by, in order, Andre Dawson, Bert Blyleven, Lee Smith, Jack Morris, Tommy John, Tim Raines, Mark McGwire, Alan Trammell, Dave Concepcion and Don Mattingly. Congrats to Goose, who finally got better in 2007. Excellent improvement there.