COOPERSTOWN, NY - JULY 26:  2009 inductees Rickey Henderson (L) and Jim Rice pose for a photograph with their plaques at Clark Sports Center during the Baseball Hall of Fame induction ceremony on July 26, 2009 in Cooperstown, New York. Henderson is the all-time leader in stolen bases (1,406) and runs (2,295), a ten time All-Star, was the 1990 American League most valuable player and won two World Series titles. Rice played his entire sixteen year career with the Boston Red Sox, was the 1978 American League most valuable player and was a eight time All-Star.  (Photo by Jim McIsaac/Getty Images)

Before Sunday afternoon, Jim Rice and Rickey Henderson were just Baseball Hall of Fame inductees. By about 2:30 PM, they were officially members of the Baseball Hall of Fame in Cooperstown as they were inducted on Sunday afternoon in front of 51 Hall of Famers, numerous friends and guests and a crowd of around 21,000.

Joe Gordon was the first to be inducted, then Rice followed by Henderson. After their speeches, Tony Kubek was presented with the Ford C. Frick Award for broadcast excellence and Nick Peters wrapped the ceremony after receiving the J.G. Spink Taylor Award for excellence in baseball writing.

Rice will have his number retired in a ceremony on Tuesday night, July 28th before his Boston Red Sox take on the Oakland A’s.

Here are some videos from the afternoon. First up is the video tribute to Rice:

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Rice’s plaque reading and speech video after the jump.

Rice’s plaque reading:

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Rice’s speech: