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Former Red Sox slugger Rice falls short of Hall election

Updated: January 8, 2008, 7:39 PM ET
Associated Press

BOSTON -- No. 14 is 0-for-14.

Now, Jim Rice has one chance left to be elected to the Hall of Fame by the Baseball Writers' Association of America.

Rice fell short by just 16 votes Tuesday in his 14th year on the ballot -- and perhaps his best opportunity for election by the writers. He received 392 votes (72.2 percent), up from 346 (63.5 percent) last year but 16 shy of the 75 percent needed.

The former Boston Red Sox slugger will appear on the writers' ballot ...

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