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Monday, January 09, 2006

 
JIM RICE
HALL OF FAMER
Jim Rice is a Hall Of Famer. As some have said, it simply isn't fair to compare different eras. A good litmus test for a hall of famer is to take the Baseball Almanac and look at how many times the player's name shows up as a league leader; Some, such as Peter Gammons, have referred to this as the "black ink test". Well, Rice simply dominated his era. He was the most feared hitter in the American league over a decade.
Between 1975 and 1985, Rice led the league in the following categories; home runs, runs batted in, runs scored, slugging percentage and extra base hits. Rice ranks 50th all time in "black inkers" with 33; the average Hall Of Famer has 27. If you expand this to the "gray" test which ranks top ten performances Rice has a score of 176; the average Hall Of Famer has 144.
Career GAMES:2089
Average:.298
HR's:382
RBI:1451


It is a shame when players that weren't even mentioned in the same breath as you during your career beat you into the hall; Hopefully, we will hear tomorrow that Jim Ed Rice has been named to the Baseball Hall Of Fame.

(Facts compiled from multiple websites and writers, including Peter Gammons and Redsoxnation.net)

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