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Jim RiceTrack this Player High Level: MLB Stat Years: 1971-1989 MLB Years: 1974-1989
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1st Round Draft Pick
Major Award Winner
World Series Champion
HR Derby

PositionsOF-1543, DH-530Position when DraftedOFPlayer Listed UnderMajor Leaguers
Proper NameJames Edward Rice
Height6-2Weight205BatsRightThrowsRight
Born DateMarch 8,1953 [65.043]PlaceAnderson,South Carolina
High SchoolT.L. Hanna (Anderson,SC)

DraftedSelected by the Boston Red Sox [Team Picks] in the 1st round (15th overall) of the 1971 Amateur Entry Draft [Signed]
Signing ScoutsMace Brown
MLB DebutAugust 19,1974 [21.164]
OrganizationsBOS [19] Awards14Awards Voting9-1205
TBC Player ID17100Retrosheet IDricej001MLBAM ID121140
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Player Notes:   Elected to Boston Red Sox Hall of Fame in 1995 ... The Boston Red Sox retired his #14 on July 28, 2009
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Career Talent RatingsBattingSpeed46Power83Contact42XBH70RBIs92Runs67Hitting84Durability66Team.540Ratings Explained

Batting Statistics

TopStats GlossaryBatting DetailsStatistical FeatsRemove Filters
YearTeamLeagueLvlOrgUnifPosAgeGABRH2B3BHRRBISBCSBBSOHBPSHSFIBBDPAVGOBPSLGOPSTBXBHPAbabipISOSecAwOBABB%SO%K-BBHR%AB/HRXBH%
1971WilliamsportNYPLA--186022334579552780165100000.256.305.408.7139119239.311.152.260.3246.6921.343.192.0944.6033.33
1972Winter HavenFSLA+-191304918014320131787705810800000.291.366.489.85524050549.344.198.330.38810.5619.671.863.1028.8834.97
1973BristolEastAA-2011942366134254279330459300000.317.382.586.96824856468.353.269.383.4309.6219.872.075.7715.6741.79
1973PawtucketILAAA-20103771420410003700000.378.425.7571.18228640.385.379.459.5187.5017.502.3310.009.2542.86
1973Minor Totals (2 teams)Minor         1294607314827431103304810000000.322.386.600.98627662508.356.278.389.4379.4519.692.086.1014.8441.89
1974PawtucketILAAA142111743069145214259320388400000.337.391.579.97024950468.374.242.335.4378.1217.952.215.3417.2034.48
1974Boston Red SoxALMLBbos14dh212467618211130041210302.269.307.373.68025475.298.104.164.3075.3316.003.001.3367.0022.22
1975Boston Red SoxALMLBbos14of-dh22144564921742942210210536122418719.309.350.491.84127755613.355.182.255.3755.8719.903.393.5925.6431.61
1976Boston Red SoxALMLBbos14of-dh231535817516425825858528123429218.282.315.482.79728058624.314.200.253.3604.4919.714.394.0123.2435.37
1977Boston Red SoxALMLBbos15dh2416064410420629153911454531208051021.320.376.593.96938283710.341.273.357.4147.4616.902.265.4916.5140.29
1978Boston Red SoxALMLBbos14of251636771212132515461397558126515715.315.370.600.97040686746.327.285.374.4257.7716.892.176.1714.7240.38
1979Boston Red SoxALMLBbos14of2615861911720139639130945797408416.325.381.596.97736984688.330.271.372.4218.2814.101.705.6715.8741.79
1980Boston Red SoxALMLBbos14of27124504811482262486833087413516.294.336.504.84025452542.313.210.280.3695.5416.052.904.4321.0035.14
1981Boston Red SoxALMLBbos14of28108451511281811762223476307314.284.333.441.77419936495.304.157.233.3496.8715.352.243.4326.5328.13
1982Boston Red SoxALMLBbos14of29145573861772452497015598703629.309.375.494.86928353638.337.185.279.3838.6215.361.783.7623.8829.94
1983Boston Red SoxALMLBbos14of30155626901913413912602521026051031.305.361.550.91134474689.310.245.324.3957.5514.801.965.6616.0538.74
1984Boston Red SoxALMLBbos14of3115965798184257281224044102106836.280.323.467.79030760708.293.187.260.3476.2114.412.323.9523.4632.61
1985Boston Red SoxALMLBbos14of321405468515920327103205175209535.291.349.487.83626650608.291.196.293.3648.3912.341.474.4420.2231.45
1986Boston Red SoxALMLBbos14of331576189820039220110016278409519.324.384.490.87430361693.340.166.265.3838.9511.261.262.8930.9030.50
1987Boston Red SoxALMLBbos14of34108404661121401362114577703322.277.357.408.76516527459.312.131.243.3399.8016.781.712.8331.0824.11
1988Boston Red SoxALMLBbos14dh35135485571281831572114889306218.264.330.406.73619736542.292.142.241.3318.8616.421.852.7732.3328.13
1989Boston Red SoxALMLBbos14dh3656209224910232810133910504.234.276.344.6207215228.267.110.177.2805.7017.113.001.3269.6730.61
MLB Totals - 16 Season(s)Filter2089822512492452373793821451583467014236459477315.298.352.502.85441298349058.318.204.288.0007.4015.712.124.2221.5334.01
Minor League Totals - 4 Season(s)Filter436160425649377267831020016034300000.307.370.534.9048561811764.351.227.339.0009.0719.442.144.4220.5636.71
AAA Totals - 2 Season(s)Filter127467761592342910320419100000.340.394.593.98727756508.375.253.345.0008.0717.912.225.7116.1035.22
AA Totals - 1 Season(s)Filter11942366134254279330459300000.317.382.586.96824856468.353.269.383.0009.6219.872.075.7715.6741.79
A+ Totals - 1 Season(s)Filter1304918014320131787705810800000.291.366.489.85524050549.344.198.330.00010.5619.671.863.1028.8834.97
A- Totals - 1 Season(s)Filter6022334579552780165100000.256.305.408.7139119239.311.152.260.0006.6921.343.192.0944.6033.33
Boston Red Sox Totals - 16 Season(s)Filter2089822512492452373793821451583467014236459477315.298.352.502.85441298349058.318.204.288.0007.4015.712.124.2221.5334.01
Average MLB - Per 162 games16263897190296301134352110507624.298.352.502.85432065702.318.204.288.0007.4015.712.124.2221.5334.01
Average Minor - Per 162 games16259695183291029115705912700000.307.370.534.90431867655.351.227.339.0009.0719.442.144.4220.5636.71

Fielding Statistics

TopPositions by DayStats GlossaryAbout Fielding Data
YearTeam NameLgLevelOrgAgePosGGSInnPOAEDPTCTSCFPctRFgRFiSBCSSB%PBGPPos-ShareTm-Share
1974Boston Red SoxALMLBbos21DH16---------------2466.79.9
1974Boston Red SoxALMLBbos21OF3--4-1-54.8001.33------2412.51.9
1975Boston Red SoxALMLBbos22OF90--1626--1681681.0001.87------14462.556.3
1975Boston Red SoxALMLBbos22DH54---------------14437.533.8
1976Boston Red SoxALMLBbos23OF98--19987-214207.9672.11------15364.160.5
1976Boston Red SoxALMLBbos23DH54---------------15335.333.3
1977Boston Red SoxALMLBbos24DH116---------------16072.572.0
1977Boston Red SoxALMLBbos24OF44--834419187.9561.98------16027.527.3
1978Boston Red SoxALMLBbos25OF114--2451331261258.9892.26------16369.969.9
1978Boston Red SoxALMLBbos25DH49---------------16330.130.1
1979Boston Red SoxALMLBbos26OF125--241841253249.9841.99------15879.178.1
1979Boston Red SoxALMLBbos26DH33---------------15820.920.6
1980Boston Red SoxALMLBbos27OF109--2331032246243.9882.23------12487.968.1
1980Boston Red SoxALMLBbos27DH15---------------12412.19.4
1981Boston Red SoxALMLBbos28OF108--23793-249246.9882.28------108100.0100.0
1982Boston Red SoxALMLBbos29OF145--2731093292283.9691.95------145100.089.5
1983Boston Red SoxALMLBbos30OF151--3392165366360.9842.38------15597.493.2
1983Boston Red SoxALMLBbos30DH4---------------1552.62.5
1984Boston Red SoxALMLBbos31OF157--3361243352348.9892.22------15998.796.9
1984Boston Red SoxALMLBbos31DH2---------------1591.31.2
1985Boston Red SoxALMLBbos32OF130--236891253244.9641.88------14092.980.2
1985Boston Red SoxALMLBbos32DH7---------------1405.04.3
1986Boston Red SoxALMLBbos33OF156--330168-354346.9772.22------15799.496.9
1986Boston Red SoxALMLBbos33DH1---------------1570.60.6
1987Boston Red SoxALMLBbos34OF94--1551242171167.9771.78------10887.058.0
1987Boston Red SoxALMLBbos34DH12---------------10811.17.4
1988Boston Red SoxALMLBbos35DH112---------------13583.069.1
1988Boston Red SoxALMLBbos35OF19--30-1-3130.9681.58------13514.111.7
1989Boston Red SoxALMLBbos36DH55---------------5698.234.0
MLB Totals for OF - 15 season(s)-   OF1543--3103137661933063240.9802.10------15430.00.0
MLB Totals for DH - 14 season(s)-   DH530---------------5300.00.0

Fielding Statistics - Position Grid

TopPositions by DayStats GlossaryAbout Fielding Data
YearTeam NameLeagueLevelOrgAgePC1B2BSS3BLFCFRFOFDH
1974Boston Red SoxALMLBbos21---------316
1975Boston Red SoxALMLBbos22---------9054
1976Boston Red SoxALMLBbos23---------9854
1977Boston Red SoxALMLBbos24---------44116
1978Boston Red SoxALMLBbos25---------11449
1979Boston Red SoxALMLBbos26---------12533
1980Boston Red SoxALMLBbos27---------10915
1981Boston Red SoxALMLBbos28---------108-
1982Boston Red SoxALMLBbos29---------145-
1983Boston Red SoxALMLBbos30---------1514
1984Boston Red SoxALMLBbos31---------1572
1985Boston Red SoxALMLBbos32---------1307
1986Boston Red SoxALMLBbos33---------1561
1987Boston Red SoxALMLBbos34---------9412
1988Boston Red SoxALMLBbos35---------19112
1989Boston Red SoxALMLBbos36----------55

Other Batting Statistics

TopRegular Season BattingStats GlossaryAbout 'Other' Stats
YearTeamLeagueCategoryAgeGABRH2B3BHRRBISBCSBBSOHBPSHSFIBBDPAVGOBPSLGOPSTBXBHPAbabipISOSecABB%SO%K-BBHR%AB/HRXBH%
1986Boston Red SoxChamp. SeriesMLB33731851026001800000.161.188.387.57512332.143.226.2583.1325.008.006.2515.5060.00
1986Boston Red SoxWorld SeriesMLB33727691100006900000.333.455.444.89912233.500.111.33318.1827.271.500.000.0022.22
1988Boston Red SoxChamp. SeriesMLB35413020001002400000.154.267.154.4212015.222.000.15413.3326.672.000.000.000.00
MLB Playoffs - Championship Series Totals - 2 yrs11448710270031200000.159.213.318.53114347.167.159.2276.3825.534.004.2622.0042.86
MLB Playoffs - World Series Totals - 1 yrs727691100006900000.333.455.444.89912233.500.111.33318.1827.271.500.000.0022.22

Jobs in Baseball

TopAbout Jobs
YearTeamLgLevelCategoryOrgAgeJobGWLPctGBLRankManager/HCPlayoffs
1995Boston Red SoxALMLBMLBbos42Hitting Coach1448658.597--1Kevin KennedyLost in 1st Round (Indians)
1996Boston Red SoxALMLBMLBbos43Hitting Coach1628577.5257.03Kevin Kennedy
1997Boston Red SoxALMLBMLBbos44Hitting Coach1627884.48120.04Jimy Williams
1998Boston Red SoxALMLBMLBbos45Hitting Coach1629270.56822.02Jimy WilliamsLost in 1st Round (Indians)
1999Boston Red SoxALMLBMLBbos46Hitting Coach1629468.5804.01Jimy WilliamsLost ALCS (Yankees)
2000Boston Red SoxALMLBMLBbos47Hitting Coach1628577.5252.52Jimy Williams
2002Boston Red SoxALMLBMLBbos49Broadcaster1629369.57410.52Grady Little-
2003Boston Red SoxALMLBMLBbos50Broadcaster1629567.5866.02Grady LittleLost ALCS (Yankees)
2004Boston Red SoxALMLBMLBbos51Broadcaster1629864.6053.02Terry FranconaWon World Series (Cardinals)
2005Boston Red SoxALMLBMLBbos52Broadcaster1629567.586--1Terry FranconaLost ALDS (Red Sox)
2006Boston Red SoxALMLBMLBbos53Broadcaster1628676.53111.03Terry Francona
2007Boston Red SoxALMLBMLBbos54Broadcaster1629666.593--1Terry FranconaWon World Series (Colorado)
2008Boston Red SoxALMLBMLBbos55Broadcaster1629567.5862.02Terry FranconaLost in ALCS (Tampa Bay)
2009Boston Red SoxALMLBMLBbos56Broadcaster1629567.5868.02Terry FranconaLost in ALDS (LA Angels)
2010Boston Red SoxALMLBMLBbos57Instructor1628973.5497.02Terry Francona
* The team record above is related to the full season for that team. It is possible that the job was only held for part of the season.
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* Highlighted rows indicate league champions

Awards [14]

TopAwards SectionAbout Awards
YearAwards (Notes)# Awards
1977AL Player of the Month (July) ... American League Player of the Week (July 4-July 10) ... Edgar Martinez Award (Outstanding MLB DH)3
1978AL Player of the Month (August) ... AL Player of the Month (May) ... American League Most Valuable Player ... American League Player of the Week (August 7-August 13) ... American League Player of the Week (May 1-May 7) ... American League Player of the Week (August 28-September 3)6
1979American League Player of the Week (June 4-June 10)1
1980AL Player of the Month (September)1
1983AL Silver Slugger Award (OF)1
1984AL Silver Slugger Award (OF) ... American League Player of the Week (June 4-June 10)2

Roster Transactions

Top Change of Organization Injuries/DL Contracts
Tranx DatePosOrganizationAssignment40mStatusTypeTransaction DescriptionAgeRoster for Current Team
1989-11-13Released by Red Sox. 
* Transactions data can be divided into 2 eras. 2012-2018 includes all MLB/Minor roster movement whereas 1903-2012 contains only MLB change of organization with some DL-related data since 2000s.

Salaries

TopAbout Salary DataPayroll SectionAll $ are USD
YearTeam NamePayrollAgeSalaryServMLB RkTm RkCentileAboveLeague AvgLeague MinCareer*Contracts
1985Boston Red SoxTeam Payroll32779,227-90586++370,78060,000779,227
1986Boston Red SoxTeam Payroll331,984,423-41100++386,34760,0002,763,650
1987Boston Red SoxTeam Payroll342,110,000-21100++344,90660,0004,873,650
1988Boston Red SoxTeam Payroll352,214,865-41100++392,10762,5007,088,515
1989Boston Red SoxTeam Payroll362,354,748-71100++429,80262,5009,443,263
* Career earnings are a simple calculation of available yearly salaries listed here. They include only base salary and draft signing bonus. Minor league salaries are excluded. The value is not meant to reflect a player's actual career earnings.
* League minimum salaries are displayed in red