Sandberg gets in by six votes

Updated: February 8, 2005, 11:00 AM ET
Associated Press

NEW YORK -- Wade Boggsand Ryne Sandberg were caught off guard. One thought the telephone call was a hoax. The other didn't expect to learn his fate until later in the day.

Their good news: They made it into the Hall of Fame.

The hot-hitting third baseman was overwhelmingly elected his first year of eligibility Tuesday, and the slick-fielding second baseman made it on his third try with just six votes to spare.

A five-time American League batting champion for the Boston ...

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