A tremendously powerful offensive player and a solid glove. The only other players to lead their league in total bases three consecutive years are:
Ty Cobb,Honus Wagner,Rogers Hornsby Johnny Mize and Hank Aaron.
Good company to say the least. A "Deans list" of all-time offensive players.
Rice became the first AL player to accomplish the feat in 70 years when he did it in 1979.
25 years in the Big Show, 94.8% of the vote, all-time leader in stolen bases and runs scored, drew more than 100 walks in a season 7 times. The greatest leadoff hitter of all time?
We also forget he also hit for power with 4 seasons with more than 20 home runs.