Sam Rice

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Birthdate 2/20/1890
Death Date 10/13/1974
Debut Year 1915
Year of Induction 1963
Teams Indians, Senators
Positions Outfield, Right Field

Sam Rice retired with 2,987 hits completely unaware of his proximity to the 3,000-hit milestone; he was inducted into the Hall in 1963.

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Sam Rice autographed Hall of Fame plaque

Sam Rice autographed Hall of Fame plaque

In the collection is this gold Hall of Fame plaque autographed by outfielder Sam Rice. With 2,987 hits, Rice has the most of any player not in the 3,000-hit club. “The truth of the matter is I did not even know how many hits I had. A couple of years after I quit, (Senators owner) Clark Griffit
Signature of Sam Rice attached to a photo

Signature of Sam Rice attached to a photo

Listed at 5’9″ and 150 pounds, Sam Rice still packed quite a punch. Six times he surpassed the 200-hit plateau in a season. Rice spent 20 years in the big leagues, all but one with the Washington Senators. By the time he retired, Rice tallied 2,987 hits and a .322 lifetime average. Shown

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