I selfishly hoped that Rickey would be the lone inductee, but if someone else had to join him I am glad that Rice did, though I am a little bummed that Andre Dawson, Bert Blyleven, and Tim Raines were denied.
But hey, it's Rickey's day. Congrats to the greatest player ever to wear the green and gold.
Other Oakland A's to play (or manage) their way to baseball's highest honor, in order of year that they received the call from the Hall:
Jim "Catfish" Hunter, 1987:
Reggie Jackson 1993:
Dennis Eckersely, 2004:
Dick Williams, 2008:
Once again, congratulations Rickey!