Hall of a Career for Jim Rice


Jul 28, 2009

Hall of a Career for Jim Rice The Jim Rice Summer of Love Tour continues. After being inducted into the Hall of Fame on Sunday, the Red Sox will retire his No. 14 on Tuesday.

That’s not the only number with a story to tell this week.

16: The number of hits standing between Rice and a .300 career average.  Rice finished his career with 2,542 hits in 8,225 at-bats. Still, a .298 batting clip with 382 home runs and 1,451 RBIs is nothing to scoff at. 

7: Players who have their numbers retired by the Red Sox (including Rice). The Yankees have the most in baseball history with 15. Combine the Sox with the Bruins (10) and Patriots (7), and the sum of the three clubs' retired numbers barely beats that of the Celtics (22).

15, 46, 139:  Triples, home runs and RBIs, respectively for Rice in 1978. He is the only player to lead the majors in all three categories in a single season.

20.6: Miles traveled around the bases by David Ortiz in 302 home run trots.  He will complete the baseball marathon after 83 more long balls.   

75.3: Stolen bases per season that Jacoby Ellsbury needs to average over the next 17-plus years to reach Rickey Henderson's career stolen base record. Henderson swiped 1,406 bags in 3,081 games.  Ellsbury has 103 in 269 contests.

: Days, the earliest Michael Vick can return to the NFL (Week 3 of the preseason) since he was suspended by the NFL on Aug. 24, 2007. 

:  Different coaches P.J. Axelsson played under as a member of the Bruins in 11 seasons. 

: Place out of six teams, where the Boston College Eagles football team is predicted to finish in the ACC. BC was picked to finish fourth last season and advanced to the conference championship game.

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