Ryne Sandberg was elected to the Hall of Fame today. He is the all-time leader in homers and fielding percentage for a second-baseman. He won nine Gold Gloves and was chosen for the All Star Game 10 times. If that's not enough for you, you can read about more of his accomplishments on-line.
Here's a break-down of all the players on the ballot. One needs 75 percent of all votes to get into the Hall, and 5 or more percent to avoid being dropped from future ballots. Players are eligible starting five years after retirement and are allowed to return to the ballot up to 15 times.
Also, Nathan and I got a seven-year-old orange tabby at the local shelter yesterday. We changed his name from Strinberg to Sandberg.