Sam Rice

Hall of Fame

Right Field

1915—1934

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Player LeveL
Star
All-time rank
Right Field RANK
#41

Player Detail

Edgar Charles
GIVEN NAME
Rice
SURNAME
February 20, 1890, in Morocco, IN
BORN
October 13, 1974, in Rossmoor, MD, USA
DIED
1915—1934
Playing Career
Played from 25-44
PLAYING AGE
Washington Senators
Cleveland Indians
Teams Played For
Right Field
PRIMARY POSITION
Washington Senators
PRIMARY TEAM
1924
World Series titles
Man O' War
NICKNAME
2
UNIFORM NUMBER
#3 IN LINEUP
BATTING ORDER
5-9 / 150
HEIGHT / WEIGHT
Left / Right
BATTED / THREW
August 7, 1915
Major League Debut
September 18, 1934
FINAL GAME

WHO IS Sam Rice?

Mysterious outfielder who made a miraculous catch in 1924 World Series. Retired only 13 hits shy of 3,000.

60

HITTING

20

POWER

70

RUNNING

70

FIELDING

50

THROWING
20 = NOT MLB CALIBER
30 = WELL BELOW AVG
40 = Below Average
50 = MLB AVERAGE
60 = ABOVE AVG
70 = EXCELLENT
80 = RARE, ELITE
After making a controversial catch that propelled him into the seats at Griffith Stadium in Game Three of the 1925 World Series, Sam wrote a latter that explained the play, with instructions to open it after his death. When the letter was opened, Rice had written “At no time did I lose possession of the ball.”

Career Stats

GAMES HITS HR RBI AVG
2404
2987
34
1077
.322

Teammate Team

CATCHER:
First Base:
Second Base:
Shortstop:
Third Base:
Left Field:
Center Field:
Right Field:
Pitcher:
pitcher:
manager:

BEST SEASON

1930 Senators

40 Years Old

.349
AVG
1
HR
73
RBI
121
RUNS
.407
OBP
207
HITS
35
2B
13
3B
.457
SLG
55
BB
13
SB
4.8
WAR
Only position player to have his best season after he turned 40.

SLASH LINE

AVG OBP SLG
.322
.374
.427

FOR THE TRADITIONALISTS.

VERSUS HIS PEERS

OPS LG OPS COMP
.801
.795
100.7

PLAYER OPS COMPARED TO AVERAGE PLAYER AT HIS POSITION IN HIS LEAGUE AND ERA. OPS = ON-BASE + SLUGGING.

Hall of Fame Worthy?

JAWS JAWS BY HOFER
41.7
58.5

PLAYER JAWS COMPARED TO HOF PLAYER AT HIS POSITION. JAWS = AVERAGE OF CAREER WAR & WAR7.

Sam Rice Per Season

PER 600 PLATE APPEARANCES COMPARED TO Contemporaries AT HIS POSITION

AB H R 2B 3B HR RBI BB SO SB TB TRB AVG OBP SLG OPS
Rice
543
175
89
29
11
2
63
41
16
21
232
220
.322
.374
.427
801
AVG RF
528
156
82
28
9
8
84
55
44
13
226
215
.296
.366
.429
.795

Sam Rice Rankings

AT Right Field BY THESE SOURCES

BASEBALL EGG HALL OF STATS BASEBALL SCHOLAR JAWS BILL JAMES
41
36
68
30
32
Updated THRU 2021
Updated THRU 2021
UPDATED THRU 2021
Updated THRU 2021
UPDATED THRU 2020

AT Right Field BY VALUE

CAREER LONG PEAK PRIME SHORT PEAK
23
58
64
77
CAREER WAR
WAR7
WAR 5 CONSECUTIVE
WAR3

Sam Rice PLAYER VALUE

WAR COMPARED TO AVERAGE HALL OF FAMER AT HIS POSITION

CAREER WAR7 WAR5C WAR3 WAR PER SN
53.4
30.0
20.3
14.2
3.59
73.7
43.4
30.3
21.5
5.03
BLUE = Sam Rice
GRAY = AVERAGE HALL OF FAME RF

WIN SHARES COMPARED TO AVERAGE HALL OF FAMER AT HIS POSITION

CAREER WIN SHARES 7 WIN SHARES 5C WIN SHARES 3 WS PER SN
325.9
165.4
115.4
72.4
21.9
389.8
205.2
143.3
96.9
26.7
BLUE = Sam Rice
GRAY = AVERAGE HALL OF FAME RF

— Explanation of Advanced Statistics —

Wins Above Replacement is a non-standardized sabermetric statistic developed to sum up a player’s total contributions to his team. A player’s WAR value is claimed to be the number of additional wins his team has achieved above the number of expected team wins if that player were substituted with a replacement-level player:

A player’s best seven seasons according to his Wins Above Replacement (WAR). Also called LONG PEAK.

A player’s best five consecutive seasons according to his Wins Above Replacement (WAR). Also called PLAYER PRIME.

A player’s best three seasons according to his Wins Above Replacement (WAR). Also called SHORT PEAK.

A player’s Wins Above Replacement (WAR) per season (calculated for 162 games).

Advanced statistical method devised by Bill James. A Win Share represents one-third of a team win, by definition, and takes into account defense, offense, baserunning, park effects, and level of competition, era, and many other factors.

A player’s best seven seasons according to his Win Shares. A measure of LONG PEAK.

A player’s best five consecutive seasons according to his Win Shares. A measure of a player’s PRIME.

A player’s best three seasons according to his Win Shares. A measure of a player’s SHORT PEAK.

A player’s Win Shares per season (calculated for 162 games).

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