Friday, November 23, 2012

A Necessity for Every Bostonian: Rice 11/23/12

Hey baseball fans!

Happy Thanksgiving! Hope you all had a great day! In honor of this historic holiday, let me tell you about one of the best players who played during his career near Plymouth Rock, Massachusetts.

Jim Rice played his entire career with the Boston Red Sox from 1974-1989. He was known as a power hitter, hitting 382 homers and 1,451 RBIs. His batting average was never bad though, hitting .298 lifetime. He was an eight-time All-Star and won the MVP Award in 1978.

Even though he had great stats, he never won a World Series, because he was playing in the middle of the Red Sox's Curse of the Bambino. He did get to a couple of Fall Classics though, helping his team win the American League pennant in '75 and '86. However, like I said before, the Red Sox lost both those Series to the Reds and Mets, respectively.

Despite his lack of World Series rings, he was elected into the Hall of Fame in 2009 by the BBWAA (the Baseball Writers Association of America). He is clearly one of the greatest Red Sox of all time.


Hope you all liked this post. Shout out to one of my teachers, Mr. Monson, and my friend, Jamie. They are both huge Red Sox fans. Thanks for reading!

2 comments:

  1. For years and years, I insisted he was Hall Of Fame material. And I was so glad he made it.

    The knocks against him over the years, I always felt were truly ridiculous

    1) He didn't field well: Nonsense, he played that green monster well and had a great arm

    2) Right handed hitter at Fenway Park: Oh, and what about all those line drives he hit to left that would have been doubles or triples in any other ballpark? They became just long singles!

    3)He hit into double plays: Yeah, of course, he hit the ball hard. So do did Cal, Hank, Carl, Dave and Eddie, and they are all in the Hall!

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    1. I completeley agree. He should have gotten in the HoF earlier.

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