Originally Posted by russ99
How about Jim Rice? The year he had in '78 was ridiculous, but he didn't hit major milestones like 3,000 hits or 400 HRs. Seems to me a "Hall of Very Good" member, boosted because he played in Boston his entire career.
I recall a thread comparing Rice and Baines, and there were a lot of similaries.
Jim Rice benefited a lot from ESPN churning out articles about him year in and year out. I also think Curt Schilling is getting a boost for playing with the Red Sox in 2004. I guess we will see what his final numbers are.