Jim Rice Is Not a Baseball Legend

Posted: 13th February 2010 by Joe Regan in MLB
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The month was January 2009. It was a simpler time, when unemployment was only in the single digits, Michael Jackson was still alive, and baseball awards were still predicated on RBI totals and Wins.

We can thank the latter of all that for the mistake that occurred: Jim Rice, in his last Hall of Fame ballot, was elected into the Hall of Fame. He of magical, feared 128 OPS+ glory, like other feared players Ryan Klesko and Jimmy Wynn. The fear he created allowed him to post an eye-popping 132 adjusted weighted Runs Created (wRC+). It takes a real legend to fear his way to the same production as Bob Watson and Tim Salmon. Other men have already talked about the absurdity of Jim Rice's selection. For all intents and purposes, Rice is not the worst player in the Hall of Fame, as highl ...

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