Jim Rice Stats

Jim Rice was born on Sunday, March 8, 1953, in Anderson, South Carolina. Rice was 21 years old when he broke into the big leagues on August 19, 1974, with the Boston Red Sox. His biographical data, year-by-year hitting stats, fielding stats, pitching stats (where applicable), career totals, uniform numbers, salary data and miscellaneous items-of-interest are presented by Baseball Almanac on this comprehensive Jim Rice baseball stats page.

"He (Jim Rice) has the right attitude, but I suspect he's not going to get as much opportunity. He had six-hundred seventy-seven (677) times at-bat last year. That's amazing. They'll pitch to him a little differently this time." - Ted Williams
Jim Rice

Jim Rice Autograph on a 1981 Fleer (#222)
Jim Rice Autograph on a 1981 Fleer (#222)

Birth Name:
James Edward Rice
Nickname:
Jim - Jim Ed - The Boston Strongboy
Born On:
03-08-1953  (Pisces)
Place of Birth Data Born In:
Anderson, South Carolina
Year of Death Data Died On:
Still Living ( 500 Oldest Living )
Place of Death Data Died In:
Still Living
Cemetery:
n/a
High School:
Hanna High School (Anderson, SC)
College:
None Attended
Batting Stances Chart Bats:
Right
Throwing Arms Chart Throws:
Right
Player Height Chart Height:
6-02
Player Weight Chart Weight:
205
First Game:
08-19-1974 (Age 21)
Last Game:
08-03-1989
Draft:
1971 : 1st Round (15th)
Jim Rice

Jim Rice Pitching Stats

G GS GF W L PCT ERA CG SHO SV IP BFP H ER R HR BB IBB SO WP HB BK HLD
- - Did Not Pitch - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
G GS GF W L PCT ERA CG SHO SV IP BFP H ER R HR BB IBB SO WP HB BK HLD
Jim Rice

Jim Rice Hitting Stats

G AB R H 2B 3B HR GRSL RBI BB IBB SO SH SF HBP GIDP AVG OBP SLG
1974 21 Red Sox 24 67 6 18 2 1 1 0 13 4 0 12 0 3 1 2 .269 .307 .373
1975 22 Red Sox 144 564 92 174 29 4 22 0 102 36 7 122 1 8 4 19 .309 .350 .491
1976 23 Red Sox 153 581 75 164 25 8 25 0 85 28 2 123 2 9 4 18 .282 .315 .482
1977 24 Red Sox 160 644 104 206 29 15 39 1 114 53 10 120 0 5 8 21 .320 .376 .593
1978 25 Red Sox 163 677 121 213 25 15 46 0 139 58 7 126 1 5 5 15 .315 .370 .600
1979 26 Red Sox 158 619 117 201 39 6 39 0 130 57 4 97 0 8 4 16 .325 .381 .596
1980 27 Red Sox 124 504 81 148 22 6 24 0 86 30 5 87 1 3 4 16 .294 .336 .504
1981 28 Red Sox 108 451 51 128 18 1 17 1 62 34 3 76 0 7 3 14 .284 .333 .441
1982 29 Red Sox 145 573 86 177 24 5 24 0 97 55 6 98 0 3 7 29 .309 .375 .494
1983 30 Red Sox 155 626 90 191 34 1 39 1 126 52 10 102 0 5 6 31 .305 .361 .550
1984 31 Red Sox 159 657 98 184 25 7 28 1 122 44 8 102 0 6 1 36 .280 .323 .467
1985 32 Red Sox 140 546 85 159 20 3 27 0 103 51 5 75 0 9 2 35 .291 .349 .487
1986 33 Red Sox 157 618 98 200 39 2 20 2 110 62 5 78 0 9 4 19 .324 .384 .490
1987 34 Red Sox 108 404 66 112 14 0 13 1 62 45 3 77 0 3 7 22 .277 .357 .408
1988 35 Red Sox 135 485 57 128 18 3 15 1 72 48 2 89 0 6 3 18 .264 .330 .406
1989 36 Red Sox 56 209 22 49 10 2 3 0 28 13 0 39 0 5 1 4 .234 .276 .344
G AB R H 2B 3B HR GRSL RBI BB IBB SO SH SF HBP GIDP AVG OBP SLG
16 Years 2,089 8,225 1,249 2,452 373 79 382 8 1,451 670 77 1,423 5 94 64 315 .298 .352 .502
Jim Rice

Jim Rice Fielding Stats

POS G GS OUTS TC TC/G CH PO A E DP PB CASB CACS FLD% RF
1974 Red Sox LF 3 2 60 5 1.7 4 4 0 1 0 n/a n/a n/a .800 1.80
1975 Red Sox LF 90 90 2,316 167 1.9 167 161 6 0 0 n/a n/a n/a 1.000 1.95
1976 Red Sox LF 98 97 2,568 214 2.2 207 199 8 7 0 n/a n/a n/a .967 2.18
1977 Red Sox LF 19 17 495 45 2.4 44 42 2 1 0 n/a n/a n/a .978 2.40
1977 Red Sox RF 27 27 675 45 1.7 42 40 2 3 1 n/a n/a n/a .933 1.68
1978 Red Sox CF 1 1 18 1 1.0 1 1 0 0 0 n/a n/a n/a 1.000 1.50
1978 Red Sox LF 101 99 2,679 228 2.3 225 212 13 3 1 n/a n/a n/a .987 2.27
1978 Red Sox RF 15 14 387 32 2.1 32 32 0 0 0 n/a n/a n/a 1.000 2.23
1979 Red Sox LF 124 124 66 251 2.0 248 240 8 3 1 n/a n/a n/a .988 101.45
1979 Red Sox RF 1 1 24 4 4.0 3 3 0 1 0 n/a n/a n/a .750 3.38
1980 Red Sox LF 109 108 2,901 245 2.2 242 232 10 3 2 n/a n/a n/a .988 2.25
1980 Red Sox RF 1 1 27 1 1.0 1 1 0 0 0 n/a n/a n/a 1.000 1.00
1981 Red Sox LF 108 108 315 249 2.3 246 237 9 3 0 n/a n/a n/a .988 21.09
1982 Red Sox LF 145 145 3,774 290 2.0 281 271 10 9 3 n/a n/a n/a .969 2.01
1983 Red Sox LF 151 151 3,978 365 2.4 359 339 20 6 4 n/a n/a n/a .984 2.44
1984 Red Sox LF 157 157 432 349 2.2 345 334 11 4 3 n/a n/a n/a .989 21.56
1985 Red Sox LF 130 130 3,399 253 1.9 244 236 8 9 1 n/a n/a n/a .964 1.94
1986 Red Sox LF 156 156 408 357 2.3 349 334 15 8 0 n/a n/a n/a .978 23.10
1987 Red Sox LF 94 94 2,439 171 1.8 167 155 12 4 2 n/a n/a n/a .977 1.85
1988 Red Sox LF 19 18 450 32 1.7 31 31 0 1 0 n/a n/a n/a .969 1.86
POS G GS OUTS TC TC/G CH PO A E DP PB CASB CACS FLD% RF
LF Totals 1,504 1,496 26,280 3,221 2.1 3,159 3,027 132 62 17 n/a n/a n/a .981 3.25
RF Totals 44 43 1,113 82 1.9 78 76 2 4 1 n/a n/a n/a .951 1.89
CF Totals 1 1 18 1 1.0 1 1 0 0 0 n/a n/a n/a 1.000 1.50
15 Years 1,549 1,540 27,411 3,304 2.1 3,238 3,104 134 66 18 n/a n/a n/a .980 3.19
Jim Rice

Jim Rice Miscellaneous Stats

SB CS SB% PH PR DH AB/HR AB/K AB/RBI K/BB K/9 BB/9
1974 Red Sox 0 0 .000 9 0 16 67.0 5.6 5.2 - - -
1975 Red Sox 10 5 .667 1 0 54 25.6 4.6 5.5 - - -
1976 Red Sox 8 5 .615 3 1 54 23.2 4.7 6.8 - - -
1977 Red Sox 5 4 .556 0 0 116 16.5 5.4 5.6 - - -
1978 Red Sox 7 5 .583 0 0 49 14.7 5.4 4.9 - - -
1979 Red Sox 9 4 .692 1 0 33 15.9 6.4 4.8 - - -
1980 Red Sox 8 3 .727 0 0 15 21.0 5.8 5.9 - - -
1981 Red Sox 2 2 .500 0 0 0 26.5 5.9 7.3 - - -
1982 Red Sox 0 1 .000 0 0 0 23.9 5.8 5.9 - - -
1983 Red Sox 0 2 .000 0 0 4 16.1 6.1 5.0 - - -
1984 Red Sox 4 0 1.000 0 0 2 23.5 6.4 5.4 - - -
1985 Red Sox 2 0 1.000 3 0 7 20.2 7.3 5.3 - - -
1986 Red Sox 0 1 .000 0 0 1 30.9 7.9 5.6 - - -
1987 Red Sox 1 1 .500 2 0 12 31.1 5.2 6.5 - - -
1988 Red Sox 1 1 .500 6 0 112 32.3 5.4 6.7 - - -
1989 Red Sox 1 0 1.000 3 0 55 69.7 5.4 7.5 - - -
SB CS SB% PH PR DH AB/HR AB/K AB/RBI K/BB K/9 BB/9
16 Years 58 34 .630 28 1 530 21.5 5.8 5.7 - - -
Jim Rice

Jim Rice Miscellaneous Items of Interest

1974 Boston Red Sox 14 $15,000.00 - -
1975 Boston Red Sox 14 $27,000.00 - -
1976 Boston Red Sox 14 $60,000.00 - -
1977 Boston Red Sox 14 $150,000.00 Stats -
1978 Boston Red Sox 14 $125,000.00 Stats -
1979 Boston Red Sox 14 $639,227.00 Stats -
1980 Boston Red Sox 14 $639,227.00 Stats -
1981 Boston Red Sox 14 $779,227.00 - -
1982 Boston Red Sox 14 $779,227.00 - -
1983 Boston Red Sox 14 $779,227.00 Stats -
1984 Boston Red Sox 14 $779,227.00 Stats -
1985 Boston Red Sox 14 $779,227.00 Stats -
1986 Boston Red Sox 14 $1,984,423.00 Stats Stats
1987 Boston Red Sox 14 $2,110,000.00 - -
1988 Boston Red Sox 14 $2,214,865.00 - -
1989 Boston Red Sox 14 $2,354,748.00 - -


Did you know that Jim Rice is the last American League (AL) player to finish a season with 400-or-more total bases? The four time (1977, 1978, 1979, 1983) total bases leader finished the 1978 season with 406 total bases, the last 400+ total base season in the AL, previously accomplished by Joe DiMaggio (1937), Lou Gehrig (1927, 1930, 1931, 1934, 1936), Hal Trosky (1936), Jimmie Foxx (1932, 1933) and Babe Ruth (1921, 1927).

Jim Rice Hall of Fame Plaque
Jim Rice | National Baseball Hall of Fame Plaque | Class of 2009 ( HOF )
"There's no hitter who scared me, but Jim Rice came the closest. He had tremendous power, but yet he was an excellent hitter who could hit to the opposite field or go up the middle. Most power hitters have holes. Jim Rice had no big holes." Goose Gossage , a hall of famer himself, summed up (San Francisco Chronicle, 01/13/2009, Source ) Jim Rice's ability at the plate quite nicely - abilities that included four two-hundred hit seasons in Boston , breaking the record (since broken by Wade Boggs / 7x) of three set by Johnny Pesky , who (at the time) was the only Red Sox player with more than one ( Doc Cramer , Joe Vosmik , Billy Werber , Tris Speaker ).

If you find this type of "free" data useful please consider making a donation to Baseball Almanac : a privately run / non-commercial site in need of financial assistance.

Last-Modified: August 21, 2018 10:52 AM EST

Baseball Almanac@BaseballAlmanac05 Dec
UPDATED: In 2018, Mike Soroka (@Mike_Soroka28) made Canadian baseball history. In 2019, "Rock" won the Tip O'Neill… twitter.com/i/web/status/1…
Baseball Almanac@BaseballAlmanac04 Dec
TRIVIA: Headlines in The Sporting News, dated December 4th, were clear, the string was broken, Brooks Robinson had… twitter.com/i/web/status/1…
Baseball Almanac@BaseballAlmanac04 Dec
Happy Birthday Carlos Gomez (@RealCarlosGomez). DYK his first cycle was hit in reverse order (HR, 3B, 2B, 1B)? DYK… twitter.com/i/web/status/1…
Baseball Almanac@BaseballAlmanac04 Dec
Thanks for sharing that with your followers. Today, I added a trivia item and rookie card, just because you were lo… twitter.com/i/web/status/1…
Baseball Almanac@BaseballAlmanac03 Dec
TRIVIA: Murdered in 2015 (story on #BaseballAlmanac), this #MLB player was born OTD1964, and recorded the first hit… twitter.com/i/web/status/1…
Baseball Almanac@BaseballAlmanac03 Dec
1️⃣ Roy Campanella 2️⃣ Clay Dalrymple 3️⃣ Yogi Berra What list is this? Born OTD1936, Clay Dalrymple might have so… twitter.com/i/web/status/1…
Baseball Almanac@BaseballAlmanac03 Dec
RIP 😢: John Strohmayer [baseball-almanac.com/players/player…]. Pitched for #Expos & #Mets from 1970-74, making history in… twitter.com/i/web/status/1…
Baseball Almanac@BaseballAlmanac03 Dec
@ArneChristensen Which still isn't good enough to make the Top 500 single season leaders for complete games. Not a… twitter.com/i/web/status/1…
Baseball Almanac@BaseballAlmanac03 Dec
@SportsCollector @Hostess_Snacks Great story - truly appreciate you taking the time to share that with us. Went dow… twitter.com/i/web/status/1…
Baseball Almanac@BaseballAlmanac02 Dec
Removed the Thanksgiving leftovers, then wondered, who were the best #MLB players "related" to the holiday? After H… twitter.com/i/web/status/1…
Baseball Almanac@BaseballAlmanac02 Dec
Happy Birthday Peter Moylan (@PeterMoylan), an #Australian born twirler with the #Braves, #Dodgers & #Royals. In 20… twitter.com/i/web/status/1…
Baseball Almanac@BaseballAlmanac02 Dec
DYK Hostess (@Hostess_Snacks) once put 3-card panels on the back of their Twinkies boxes? Here is that inaugural ch… twitter.com/i/web/status/1…
Baseball Almanac@BaseballAlmanac02 Dec
Are #MLB careers getting longer or shorter? This chart has the answer, average and median years played, in a decade… twitter.com/i/web/status/1…
Baseball Almanac@BaseballAlmanac02 Dec
3️⃣0️⃣0️⃣ pound #MLB players? Yep, here they are. Today, we updated Walter's (#RIP) #BaseballAlmanac page (… twitter.com/i/web/status/1…
Baseball Almanac@BaseballAlmanac02 Dec
@EduardusUrsus "President Temple favored the substitution of another man to take the pitcher's place at the bat whe… twitter.com/i/web/status/1…
Baseball Almanac@BaseballAlmanac01 Dec
Born OTD1911: Walt Alston became a #HOF Manager in 1983, having won 7 NL Pennants & 4 #WorldSeries rings, but DYK h… twitter.com/i/web/status/1…
Baseball Almanac@BaseballAlmanac01 Dec
DYK the designated hitter was first proposed in December 1928, by NATIONAL LEAGUE President John Heydler? Mentioned… twitter.com/i/web/status/1…
Baseball Almanac@BaseballAlmanac01 Dec
OTD1964: The Houston Colt .45s officially changed their team name to the Houston Astros. Franchise history, rosters… twitter.com/i/web/status/1…
Baseball Almanac@BaseballAlmanac01 Dec
@krbach @mcall I did typo that entry, and was off by a little, but not by much! 😉
Baseball Almanac@BaseballAlmanac28 Nov
ICYMI: The Houston Astros opened an official team-specific Hall of Fame in 2019. More #MLB teams should recognize t… twitter.com/i/web/status/1…
Desktop Version