Jim Rice

Jim Rice
Birthdate 3/8/1953
Death Date
Debut Year 1974
Year of Induction 2009
Teams Red Sox
Positions Designated Hitter, Left Field

Jim Rice batted .300+ seven times, had 100+ RBI eight times, had 200+ hits four times, and finished with 20+ homers eleven times.

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In his final minor league season, Jim Rice hit .337 with 25 homers & 93 RBI in 117 games

In his final minor league season, Jim Rice hit .337 with 25 homers & 93 RBI in 117 games

Jim Rice starting playing professional baseball as an 18-year old in the New York-Penn League. His four seasons in the bushes were all productive. In 1974 at Triple-A Pawtucket, Rice was unstoppable. In 117 games he hit .337 with 25 homers and 93 RBI. His outstanding play
Under the terms of this contract, Rice earned one cent per ball sold

Under the terms of this contract, Rice earned one cent per ball sold

For years in souvenir stands at MLB stadiums offered baseballs with stamped signatures of the home team. In the collection is a contract signed by Jim Rice agreeing to have his autograph appear on those balls. The terms of the contract? Rice received one cent per ball sold. Not exactly ideal terms
In 1983 Rice led the league in homers, RBI, and total bases

In 1983 Rice led the league in homers, RBI, and total bases

Jim Rice enjoyed quite a productive season in 1983. His 39 homers, and 344 total bases led the American League. He finished as the AL’s co-leader in RBI with Cecil Cooper at 126. The Boston slugger’s performance netted him the first of two consecutive Silver Slugger Awards. Shown here is
Jim Rice made 8 All Star teams from 1977-1986

Jim Rice made 8 All Star teams from 1977-1986

Jim Rice sustained excellence for much of his career. From 1977-1986 he hit .305 and averaged 30 homers and 109 RBI. During that span he made 8 All Star teams. Despite his great production, Rice had to wait for his plaque in Cooperstown. The baseball writers elected him in his 15th and final year on
Back of Red Sox check endorsed by Jim Rice

Back of Red Sox check endorsed by Jim Rice

This image is of the back of the Boston payroll check. Rice has endorsed it signing his legal name “James”. Eleven times he hit 20 or more homers and eight times he posted seasons of 100 or more runs batted in. The year the check was issued, Rice slammed 24 homers to go with his 97 runs

2 responses to “Jim Rice”

  1. paul paquin says:

    jim rice should of been in the hall of fame on the 2nd ballot ! his dominance was known for at least 11 years !

  2. Jeremy Newell says:

    Real baller!!!

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