• Playing The Rice Card

    Posted by on December 22nd, 2011 · Comments (7)

    Here’s two guys who should:

    Rk Player WAR/pos PA From To Age G R H 2B 3B HR RBI SB BA OBP SLG
    1 Bernie Williams 47.3 9053 1991 2006 22-37 2076 1366 2336 449 55 287 1257 147 .297 .381 .477
    2 Dale Murphy 44.2 9040 1976 1993 20-37 2180 1197 2111 350 39 398 1266 161 .265 .346 .469
    3 Jim Rice 41.5 9058 1974 1989 21-36 2089 1249 2452 373 79 382 1451 58 .298 .352 .502
    Provided by Baseball-Reference.com: View Play Index Tool Used
    Generated 12/21/2011.

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    Cooperstown, take note.

    Comments on Playing The Rice Card

    1. Garcia
      December 22nd, 2011 | 12:38 pm

      Wow! The numbers speak for themselves.

    2. Evan3457
      December 22nd, 2011 | 12:46 pm

      The numbers are not what they seem; Bernie played in an ERA in which there was much more scoring than Rice’s era or Murphy’s. Bernie’s close, but I don’t think he’s a Hall of Famer.

      But then, I don’t think Murphy is, either, and Rice is very marginal.

    3. zhrime
      December 22nd, 2011 | 12:59 pm

      I adore Bernie, but it’s not the Hall of Least Common Denominator…

    4. MJ Recanati
      December 22nd, 2011 | 3:49 pm

      @ Evan3457:
      Agreed.

    5. Raf
      December 22nd, 2011 | 6:36 pm

      Good work on the title, I LOL’ed

    6. OldYanksFan
      December 23rd, 2011 | 12:59 am

      Rice had a .789 on the Road and .920 in Boston. He was a product of Fenway Park.

    7. Evan3457
      December 23rd, 2011 | 5:09 pm

      OldYanksFan wrote:

      Rice had a .789 on the Road and .920 in Boston. He was a product of Fenway Park.

      Part of what I was thinking when I said he was very marginal.

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