Jim Rice fell 54 votes shy of election to the Hall of Fame. Rice, the most dominant hitter of his era, has but three years left on the ballot. How the man is not in the Hall is a total mystery to me. He was one of the most (if not the most) feared hitters of his time. He had a career OPS+ (OPS normalized to league average) of 128. His career OPS is 110 points higher than the league average. Top 5 in MVP voting six times (won it in 1978). Top 10 in BA six times; top 10 in SLG eight times. I just don't see how he's not in.
And don't even get me started on Bert Blyleven.