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Hal Rice

Harold Housten Rice (Hoot)

Positions: Leftfielder and Pinch Hitter
Bats: Left, Throws: Right
Height: 6' 1", Weight: 195 lb.

Born: February 11, 1924 in Morganette, WV
School: Ball State University (Muncie, IN)
Signed
by the St. Louis Cardinals as an amateur free agent in 1941. (All Transactions)
Debut: September 25, 1948 (Age 24.227, 8,134th in MLB history)
Rookie Status: Exceeded rookie limits during 1950 season [*]
Teams (by GP): Cardinals/Pirates/Cubs 1948-1954

Last Game: September 19, 1954 (Age 30.220)
Died: December 22, 1997 in Bloomington, IN
Buried: Arlington National Cemetery, Arlington, VA
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Year Age Tm Lg G PA AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI SB CS BB SO BA OBP SLG OPS OPS+ TB GDP HBP SH SF IBB Pos Awards
1948 24 STL NL 8 33 31 3 10 1 2 0 3 0 2 4 .323 .364 .484 .848 122 15 0 0 0 /7O
1949 25 STL NL 40 49 46 3 9 2 1 1 9 0 3 7 .196 .245 .348 .593 55 16 0 0 0 7O
1950 26 STL NL 44 139 128 12 27 3 1 2 11 0 10 10 .211 .268 .297 .565 46 38 1 0 1 O7/9
1951 27 STL NL 69 260 236 20 60 12 1 4 38 0 1 24 22 .254 .323 .364 .687 85 86 8 0 0 O79
1952 28 STL NL 98 312 295 37 85 14 5 7 45 1 3 16 26 .288 .325 .441 .765 110 130 9 0 1 O7/98
1953 29 TOT NL 86 313 294 39 91 16 1 4 42 0 1 17 25 .310 .347 .412 .759 98 121 5 0 2 7/9
1953 29 STL NL 8 8 8 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 .250 .250 .250 .500 31 2 0 0 0
1953 29 PIT NL 78 305 286 39 89 16 1 4 42 0 1 17 22 .311 .350 .416 .766 99 119 5 0 2 O7/9
1954 30 TOT NL 79 177 153 15 25 4 1 1 14 0 2 22 39 .163 .267 .222 .489 30 34 3 0 1 1 79
1954 30 PIT NL 28 96 81 10 14 4 1 1 9 0 2 14 24 .173 .295 .284 .579 54 23 2 0 1 0 7/9
1954 30 CHC NL 51 81 72 5 11 0 0 0 5 0 0 8 15 .153 .235 .153 .387 4 11 1 0 0 1 9/7
7 Yrs 424 1283 1183 129 307 52 12 19 162 1 7 94 133 .260 .314 .372 .686 82 440 26 0 5 1
162 Game Avg. 162 490 452 49 117 20 5 7 62 0 36 51 .260 .314 .372 .686 82 168 10 0 2
STL (6 yrs) 267 801 744 75 193 32 10 14 106 1 4 55 72 .259 .310 .386 .696 87 287 18 0 2
PIT (2 yrs) 106 401 367 49 103 20 2 5 51 0 3 31 46 .281 .337 .387 .724 89 142 7 0 3 0
CHC (1 yr) 51 81 72 5 11 0 0 0 5 0 0 8 15 .153 .235 .153 .387 4 11 1 0 0 1

Player Value--Batters

WAR Explained (v2.2): 8+ MVP, 5+ A-S, 2+ Starter, 0-2 Sub, < 0 Repl
Year Age Tm Lg G PA Rbat Rbaser Rdp Rfield Rpos RAA WAA Rrep RAR WAR waaWL% 162WL% oWAR dWAR oRAR Salary Pos Awards
1948 24 STL NL 8 33 1 0 0 0 -0 0 0.0 1 2 0.2 .505 .500 0.2 -0.0 2 /7O
1949 25 STL NL 40 49 -3 -0 0 -2 -0 -6 -0.6 2 -4 -0.4 .484 .496 -0.2 -0.2 -2 7O
1950 26 STL NL 44 139 -10 1 0 0 -2 -11 -1.1 5 -6 -0.6 .475 .493 -0.6 -0.2 -5 O7/9
1951 27 STL NL 69 260 -5 -0 -0 -2 -3 -10 -1.1 10 -1 -0.1 .484 .493 0.2 -0.5 1 O79
1952 28 STL NL 98 312 3 -1 -1 0 -4 -2 -0.3 12 10 0.9 .498 .499 1.0 -0.4 10 O7/98
1953 29 STL NL 8 8 -1 -0 0 0 0 -1 -0.1 0 -1 -0.1 .489 .499 -0.1 0.0 -1
1953 29 PIT NL 78 305 0 -1 0 6 -3 2 0.1 11 14 1.3 .503 .501 0.8 0.2 8 O7/9
1954 30 PIT NL 28 96 -5 -0 -0 1 -1 -5 -0.6 4 -2 -0.2 .481 .497 -0.3 0.0 -3 7/9
1954 30 CHC NL 51 81 -11 0 0 -4 -1 -16 -1.6 3 -12 -1.3 .468 .490 -0.9 -0.6 -8 9/7
7 Seasons 424 1283 -30 -1 -1 -2 -14 -48 -5.3 48 0 -0.4 .488 .496 0.1 -1.8 2
STL (6 yrs) 267 801 -15 -1 -1 -4 -9 -30 -3.2 30 1 -0.1 .488 .496 0.4 -1.4 5
PIT (2 yrs) 106 401 -5 -1 -0 7 -4 -3 -0.4 15 12 1.1 .497 .500 0.5 0.2 5
CHC (1 yr) 51 81 -11 0 0 -4 -1 -16 -1.6 3 -12 -1.3 .468 .490 -0.9 -0.6 -8

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Adv Fielding w/ run summary
Year Tm Lg Age Pos G GS CG Inn Ch PO A E DP Fld% Rtot Rtot/yr RF/9 RF/G lgFld% lgRF9 lgRFG Awards
1948 STL NL 24 LF 8 8 7 16 16 0 0 0 1.000 2.00 .970 2.30
1948 STL NL 24 OF 8 8 7 16 16 0 0 0 1.000 2.00 .978 2.39
1949 STL NL 25 LF 10 4 2 9 8 1 0 0 1.000 0.90 .974 2.37
1949 STL NL 25 OF 10 4 2 9 8 1 0 0 1.000 0.90 .977 2.48
1950 STL NL 26 OF 37 32 28 289.1 72 67 3 2 0 .972 2.18 1.89 .978 2.34 2.31
1950 STL NL 26 LF 33 29 25 258.1 57 53 2 2 0 .965 1.92 1.67 .977 2.29 2.27
1950 STL NL 26 RF 4 3 3 31.0 11 11 0 0 0 1.000 3.19 2.75 .976 1.86 1.85
1951 STL NL 27 OF 63 62 45 520.2 128 116 6 6 0 .953 2.11 1.94 .981 2.42 2.41
1951 STL NL 27 LF 48 47 35 398.2 100 90 5 5 0 .950 2.14 1.98 .977 2.32 2.31
1951 STL NL 27 RF 16 15 10 122.0 27 25 1 1 0 .963 1.92 1.63 .981 2.03 2.03
1952 STL NL 28 OF 81 71 49 625.0 141 132 5 4 0 .972 1.97 1.69 .981 2.31 2.29
1952 STL NL 28 LF 76 65 46 570.0 120 115 1 4 0 .967 1.83 1.53 .979 2.02 2.00
1952 STL NL 28 RF 6 4 3 39.0 10 7 3 0 0 1.000 2.31 1.67 .980 2.08 2.05
1952 STL NL 28 CF 4 2 0 16.0 5 5 0 0 0 1.000 2.81 1.25 .984 2.76 2.72
1953 PIT NL 29 OF 70 68 64 598.0 186 167 14 5 2 .973 6 11 2.72 2.59 .980 2.37 2.32
1953 PIT NL 29 LF 68 66 63 588.0 177 160 12 5 3 .972 6 12 2.63 2.53 .976 2.15 2.10
1953 PIT NL 29 RF 2 2 1 10.0 3 2 1 0 0 1.000 -0 -24 2.70 1.50 .980 1.98 1.95
1954 TOT NL 30 OF 48 34 28 306.2 87 79 5 3 2 .966 -3 -13 2.47 1.75 .975 2.36 2.34
1954 TOT NL 30 LF 26 21 16 183.1 55 53 2 0 1 1.000 1 8 2.70 2.12 .971 2.18 2.17
1954 TOT NL 30 RF 24 13 12 123.1 30 24 3 3 1 .900 -4 -43 1.97 1.13 .970 1.96 1.95
1954 PIT NL 30 OF 24 22 17 192.2 58 55 3 0 2 1.000 1 8 2.71 2.42 .975 2.36 2.34
1954 PIT NL 30 LF 23 21 16 179.2 55 53 2 0 1 1.000 1 9 2.76 2.39 .971 2.18 2.17
1954 PIT NL 30 RF 3 1 1 13.0 4 3 1 0 1 1.000 -0 -9 2.77 1.33 .970 1.94 1.93
1954 CHC NL 30 OF 24 12 11 114.0 29 24 2 3 0 .897 -4 -47 2.05 1.08 .975 2.36 2.34
1954 CHC NL 30 RF 21 12 11 110.1 26 21 2 3 0 .885 -4 -47 1.88 1.10 .970 1.96 1.95
1954 CHC NL 30 LF 3 0 0 3.2 0 0 0 0 0 -0 -65 0.00 0.00 2.21 2.17
7 Seasons OF 317 279 223 2339.2 639 585 34 20 4 .969 2 1 2.28 1.95 .979 2.36 2.34
7 Seasons LF 269 240 194 1998.1 534 495 23 16 4 .970 7 4 2.22 1.93 .976 2.17 2.15
5 Seasons RF 52 37 29 325.1 81 69 8 4 1 .951 -5 -17 2.13 1.48 .976 1.99 1.98
1 Season CF 4 2 0 16.0 5 5 0 0 0 1.000 2.81 1.25 .984 2.76 2.72
7 Seasons TOT 317 279 223 2339.2 639 585 34 20 4 .969 2 1 2.28 1.95 .979 2.36 2.34
Lg Pos G GS CG Inn Ch PO A E DP Fld% Rtot Rtot/yr RF/9 RF/G lgFld% lgRF9 lgRFG Awards
Note: Complete player games played data.
Fielding stats are a combination of official records and RetroSheet records. Both are likely to have substantial errors and will not match perfectly.
View Complete Notes on Fielding Data
Leagues historically made no effort to balance team, league, and player fielding stats. Since 1990 or so, computers have made this feasible, but prior to that there are hundreds or thousands of discrepancies each year in games played (even whether a player played a position), putouts, assists, double plays and errors.
  • Pre-1938 SB & CS data for catchers is estimated from catcher assists, games started and opposition stolen bases.
  • From 1938 on SB, CS, Pickoff, & WP data for catchers and pitchers is taken from play-by-play accounts in the retrosheet files. There are several hundred games without pbp from 1938 to 1973 and for those we may not have any data.
  • CG & GS come from the retrosheet data and should be complete and pretty accurate from 1914 on.
  • Innings played (like SB and CS) come from the retrosheet play-by-play data and should be considered mostly complete from 1938 to 1973 and complete from then on.
  • Stats (PO,A,G, etc) for LF-CF-RF positions (since 1914) is taken from play-by-play or box score data as available.
  • Stats (PO,A,G,etc) for C,P,1B,2B,3B,SS,OF positions is taken from the official reported totals and may have been corrected at various times since their publication.
  • For detailed information on which games retrosheet is missing play-by-play from 1938 to 1973, please see their most wanted games list
  • For detailed information on the availability of data on this site by year, see our data coverage page

Appearances on Leader Boards, Awards, and Honors

Stats are Year-Value-Rank · Glossary

Assists as LF (s.1954) s c a p y
1953 NL  12 (2nd)

Errors Committed as LF (s.1954) s c a p y
1951 NL  5 (4th)
1952 NL  4 (5th)

Double Plays Turned as LF (s.1954) s c a p y
1953 NL  3 (2nd)
1954 NL  1 (2nd)

Total Zone Runs as LF (s.1954) s c a p y
1953 NL  6 (3rd)

Hall Of Fame Statistics

Player rank in (·)

Hall of Fame StandardsBatting - 3 (2613), Average HOFer ≈ 50
JAWS Left Field (1021st), -0.4 career WAR/-0.4 7yr-peak WAR/-0.4 JAWS
Average HOF LF (out of 19) = 65.1 career WAR/41.5 7yr-peak WAR/53.3 JAWS

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Name and misspellings: Harold Hal hank Hoot Housten Rice

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