In 1975, Rice and fellow "Gold Dust Twin" Fred Lynn exploded onto the Boston scene. Rice finished '75 with 22 homers, 102 RBIs, and a .309 average, but did not play in the postseason due to a wrist injury. In '78, Rice won the AL MVP after batting .315 with 46 homers, and 139 RBIs. Rice is the only player in major league history to have over 200 hits with at least 39 homers for three consecutive seasons. From 1975 to 1986, Rice led the AL in a number of categories including games played, at-bats, hits, home runs, RBIs, and runs scored. He made it into the Hall of Fame on his 15th and final try in 2009. He currently works as an analyst for NESN and act as an instructor for the Red Sox.
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