Legendary Red Sox slugger Jim Rice is on this year's Hall of Fame ballot for the fifteenth time this year, his final year of eligibility. If Rice isn't named on at least 75 percent of the ballots, he will be dropped from the ballot and have to rely on the reconstituted Veterans Committee to install him in Cooperstown someday. Rice missed election by only 16 votes last year and was named on nearly 72 percent of the ballots. No player who has ever received 70 percent of the vote in a prior year has ever failed to be elected.