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June 3, 1989
Boston slugger Jim Rice, 36, will have surgery to remove a large bone chip behind his right elbow and will be lost to the Reds Sox for up to six weeks.
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July 27, 2009 | Associated Press
. -- Jim Rice's icy glare melted into a wide smile. Brash, flamboyant Rickey Henderson was humbled by it all. The former left fielders were inducted into the Baseball Hall of Fame on Sunday along with the late Joe Gordon, and Henderson, baseball's all-time leading base stealer, was briefly overcome before evoking some hearty laughs. "My journey as a player is complete," Henderson said. "I am now in the class of the greatest players of all time, and at this moment I am very humbled."
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January 13, 2009 | Associated Press
Rickey Henderson dashed into the Hall of Fame on his first try. Jim Rice made it with a final swing. Henderson, who played 25 seasons, received 94.8% of the vote from the Baseball Writers' Assn. of America in balloting announced Monday, well above the 75% needed. Rice got 76.4% in his 15th and final year on the ballot. "The only thing I can say is I'm glad it's over with," Rice said. "I'm in there and they can't take it away."
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July 26, 2009 | Kevin Baxter
The addition of Rickey Henderson and Jim Rice to the Hall of Fame today could mark the end of an era. Both players broke into the majors in the 1970s, when more than a quarter of big leaguers were African American. By 2007, that number had dropped to 8.2%, leading some to wonder whether today's ceremony could mark the last time two African Americans share the podium at a Hall of Fame induction ceremony.
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September 22, 1986
Jim Rice apparently has no doubt that Boston will be playing in the World Series this year. According to Marty Noble of Newsday, Rice offered this reply to a question in a recent radio interview: "I don't think the Angels will be tough at all. With Roger Clemens, Oil Can Boyd and Bruce Hurst, we can wrap it up in three games." Wrote Noble: "That would be quite an accomplishment in a best-of-seven series."
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July 27, 2009 | Associated Press
. -- Jim Rice's icy glare melted into a wide smile. Brash, flamboyant Rickey Henderson was humbled by it all. The former left fielders were inducted into the Baseball Hall of Fame on Sunday along with the late Joe Gordon, and Henderson, baseball's all-time leading base stealer, was briefly overcome before evoking some hearty laughs. "My journey as a player is complete," Henderson said. "I am now in the class of the greatest players of all time, and at this moment I am very humbled."
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July 28, 2004
Most total votes over the last 10 years but not elected to Baseball Hall of Fame (1995 through 2004 election of Dennis Eckersley and Paul Molitor): 1. Jim Rice...2,180 votes (named on 10 ballots) 2. Bruce Sutter...1,914 votes (on 10 ballots) 3. Steve Garvey...1,614 votes (on 10 ballots) 4. Tommy John...1,154 votes (on 10 ballots) 5. Jim Kaat...1,030 votes (on five ballots) 6. Rich Gossage...1,012 votes (on six ballots) 7. Bert Blyleven...809 votes (on seven ballots) 8. Andre Dawson...
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November 14, 1989
Jim Rice was placed on waviers Monday, ending 15 seasons with the Boston Red Sox that produced 382 homers, 1,451 RBIs and 2,452 hits. Rice will become an unrestricted free agent Thursday if he clears waivers. The Red Sox last month refused to exercise a $2.4-million option in his contract for 1990. Rice batted .234 last season with three homers and 28 runs batted in. He had midseason surgery to remove bone chips in his elbow and saw limited action after that.
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March 28, 1985 | From Times Wire Services
Jim Rice had three doubles and two runs batted in Wednesday to pace a 15-hit attack and lead the Boston Red Sox to an 8-7 exhibition victory over the Chicago White Sox at Winter Haven, Fla. Eric Show pitched six shutout innings and Mario Ramirez drove in three runs, leading the San Diego Padres to a 7-1 victory over the Seattle Mariners at Yuma, Ariz.
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January 13, 2009 | Associated Press
Rickey Henderson dashed into the Hall of Fame on his first try. Jim Rice made it with a final swing. Henderson, who played 25 seasons, received 94.8% of the vote from the Baseball Writers' Assn. of America in balloting announced Monday, well above the 75% needed. Rice got 76.4% in his 15th and final year on the ballot. "The only thing I can say is I'm glad it's over with," Rice said. "I'm in there and they can't take it away."
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July 28, 2004
Most total votes over the last 10 years but not elected to Baseball Hall of Fame (1995 through 2004 election of Dennis Eckersley and Paul Molitor): 1. Jim Rice...2,180 votes (named on 10 ballots) 2. Bruce Sutter...1,914 votes (on 10 ballots) 3. Steve Garvey...1,614 votes (on 10 ballots) 4. Tommy John...1,154 votes (on 10 ballots) 5. Jim Kaat...1,030 votes (on five ballots) 6. Rich Gossage...1,012 votes (on six ballots) 7. Bert Blyleven...809 votes (on seven ballots) 8. Andre Dawson...
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January 17, 1992 | From Staff and Wire Reports
Jim Rice has signed with the Boston Red Sox as a minor league hitting instructor.
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November 14, 1989
Jim Rice was placed on waviers Monday, ending 15 seasons with the Boston Red Sox that produced 382 homers, 1,451 RBIs and 2,452 hits. Rice will become an unrestricted free agent Thursday if he clears waivers. The Red Sox last month refused to exercise a $2.4-million option in his contract for 1990. Rice batted .234 last season with three homers and 28 runs batted in. He had midseason surgery to remove bone chips in his elbow and saw limited action after that.
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October 1, 1989 | ALAN GREENBERG, The Hartford Courant
In sports, as in most of life, endings are rarely as nice as beginnings. Once, the strapping young pitcher and menacing young hitter couldn't wait to get out on the field and show their stuff. Now, they sit in shadows of self-doubt as others are called forth. Once, they were main cogs, well-oiled from frequent use. Now, they are rusty spare parts, relics of a bygone era. So it is that Bob Stanley and Jim Rice depart the Boston Red Sox's scene, their huge 1989 salaries ($1.
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September 26, 1989 | Associated Press
Jim Rice, who has 382 career home runs, was told by the Boston Red Sox on Monday his option for the 1990 season will not be picked up. In another development, Boston reliever Bob Stanley, the club's all-time leader in saves, announced his retirement. Rice, a 15-year veteran, would have been paid $2.4 million if the club brought him back next season. Stanley, who will turn 35 on Nov.
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July 21, 1988 | Associated Press
Joe Morgan, the new manager of the Red Sox, and Jim Rice were involved in an eighth-inning shoving match Wednesday night when Rice was lifted for pinch-hitter Spike Owen with a runner on first base, none out and Boston ahead, 5-4. "We had a difference of opinion I believe on how the inning should be run," Morgan said after the Red Sox rallied for a 9-7 victory in 10 innings. "There was a little shoving. I happen to be running this ballclub and that's the way it's going to be.
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