Jim Rice is a former MLB left fielder and designated hitter. He was a top prospect, choosing to forgo college getting drafted out of highschool.
Rice played his entire 16-year baseball career for the Boston Red Sox. Rice was an eight-time AL All-Star and was named the AL MVP in 1978 after becoming the first major league player in 19 years to hit for 400 total bases. He went on to become the ninth player to lead the major leagues in total bases in consecutive seasons. He joined Ty Cobb as one of two players to lead the AL in total bases three years in a row. He batted .300 seven times, collected 100 RBI eight times and 200 hits four times, and had 11 seasons with 20 home runs. He also led the league in home runs three times, RBIs and slugging percentage twice each. He ended his career with a .502 slugging percentage, and then ranked tenth in AL history with 382 home runs. When Rice retired, his 1,503 career games in left field ranked seventh in AL history.
He was inducted into the Baseball Hall of Fame on July 26, 2009, as the 103rd member voted in by the BBWAA.