Red Sox beat Twins 9-4

David Ortiz continued to torment his old club, belting two homers for the second straight day, as the Boston Red Sox topped the Minnesota Twins 9-4.

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Washed-up sea turtle on track for recovery

NEWPORT, Ore., June 27 (UPI) -- Officials at the Oregon Marine Mammal Stranding Network said a green sea turtle that washed ashore in Newport is on track to make a full recovery.

Two sea lions found shot in Oregon

PORTLAND, Ore., June 5 (UPI) -- Two sea lions were found fatally shot in Oregon over two days, bringing the number of dead sea lions found in the state to 20 in just two months, officials say.

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Henderson, Rice enter Hall of Fame

Henderson, Rice enter Hall of Fame

COOPERSTOWN, N.Y., July 26 (UPI) -- All-time stolen base leader Rickey Henderson and Boston Red Sox slugger Jim Rice entered the Baseball Hall of Fame Sunday in Cooperstown, N.Y.

'Goose' Gossage elected to Hall of Fame

NEW YORK, Jan. 8 (UPI) -- Rich "Goose" Gossage, an imposing figure during more than 22 years as a major league relief pitcher, has been elected to the Baseball Hall of Fame.

Gossage, Rice top Hall of Fame ballot

NEW YORK, Nov. 26 (UPI) -- Rich "Goose" Gossage, an overpowering closer for 22 seasons, tops the list of players considered for induction into the Baseball Hall of Fame in 2008.

Ripken, Gwynn elected to Hall of Fame

COOPERSTOWN, N.Y., Jan. 9 (UPI) -- Cal Ripken, Jr., and Tony Gwynn were elected to the Baseball Hall of Fame but the electors rejected slugger Mark McGwire's try for induction.

MLB: Sutter elected to Hall of Fame

COOPERSTOWN, N.Y., Jan. 10 (UPI) -- Relief specialist Bruce Sutter has been elected to the Baseball Hall of Fame.

MLB: New York Mets 7, Milwaukee 4

MILWAUKEE, May 6 (UPI) -- Mike Piazza moved up on the all-time home run list with two of them Friday night as the New York Mets defeated Milwaukee, 7-4.

Boggs, Sandberg elected to Hall of Fame

COOPERSTOWN, N.Y., Jan. 4 (UPI) -- Baseball greats Wade Boggs and Ryne Sandberg were elected to the National Baseball Hall of Fame Tuesday.

Red Sox finally re-sign Jason Varitek

BOSTON, Dec. 24 (UPI) -- The Boston Red Sox re-signed catcher Jason Varitek Friday to a deal reportedly worth $40 million over four years.

Red Sox ink Brian Daubach

BOSTON, Dec. 31 (UPI) -- After a year in Chicago, Brian Daubach is returning to Boston.
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Jim Rice
National Baseball Hall of Fame member Billy Williams speaks during induction ceremonies for new members Rickey Henderson and Jim Rice in Cooperstown, New York on July 26, 2009. (UPI Photo/Bill Greenblatt)

James Edward Rice (born March 8, 1953), nicknamed "Jim Ed", is a former Major League Baseball left fielder.

Jim Rice played his entire career for the Boston Red Sox from 1974 to 1989. An 8-time American League (AL) All-Star, he was named the AL's Most Valuable Player in 1978 after becoming the first major league player in 19 years to hit for 400 total bases, and went on to become the ninth player to lead the major leagues in total bases in consecutive seasons, and join Ty Cobb as one of two players to lead the AL in total bases three years in a row. He batted .300 seven times, collected 100 runs batted in (RBI) eight times and 200 hits four times, and had eleven seasons with 20 home runs, also leading the league in home runs three times, RBIs and slugging average twice each.

In the late 1970s he was part of one of the sport's great outfields along with Fred Lynn and Dwight Evans, who was his teammate for his entire career; Rice continued the tradition of his predecessors Ted Williams and Carl Yastrzemski as a power-hitting left fielder who played his entire career for the Red Sox. He ended his career with a .502 slugging average, and then ranked tenth in AL history with 382 home runs; his career marks in homers, hits (2,452), RBI (1,451) and total bases (4,129) remain Red Sox records for a right-handed hitter, with Evans eventually surpassing his Boston records for career runs scored, at bats and extra base hits by a right-handed hitter. When Rice retired, his 1,503 career games in left field ranked seventh in AL history. Rice was inducted into the Baseball Hall of Fame on July 26, 2009, as the 103rd member voted in by the BBWAA.

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