Jim Rice

Red Sox Studio Analyst

Jim Rice is in his 19th year as a pre- and post-game analyst on NESN. In 2009, he became the 32nd member of the Red Sox to be elected into the National Baseball Hall of Fame. Rice played 16 seasons in the major leagues, all with Boston. The eight-time American League All-Star finished his career with a .298 batting average, 382 home runs, and 1,451 RBI. Rice was voted the AL MVP in 1978 and helped lead the Red Sox to two AL pennants (1975 and 1986). He ranks third behind just Ted Williams and Carl Yastrzemski on the Red Sox all-time leaders list in hits and total bases and is fourth in home runs and RBIs. Since retiring after the 1989 season, Rice has remained active in the Red Sox organization, serving as a minor-league hitting instructor between 1992 and 1994 before joining the parent club as hitting coach between 1995 and 2000. He currently serves as a special organizational instructor for the team.

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