At a press conference following the Hall announcement, Rice stayed composed and thoughtful while taking questions for 15 minutes. He told jokes -- "Yes, I would be making $27 million today," he said -- and became emotional only once, when he talked about how much Yastrzemski meant to him. Rice gave Yaz credit for teaching him how to play the left field wall at Fenway, and for stepping aside and playing first base to allow Rice to take over in left.
"Yaz only played with one outfielder's glove," Rice said, his eyes moistening. "And I have it at my house."
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