Sam Rice: A Biography of the Washington Senators Hall of Famer

Sam Rice: A Biography of the Washington Senators Hall of Famer

by Jeff Carroll
     
 

In the history of sports, few comeback stories compare to that of Edgar Charles Rice better known as "Sam." Away from home, trying out for a low-level minor league team, Sam Rice received a telegram on an April morning that would turn his world upside down: his wife, mother, both of his children and two younger siblings had been killed by a tornado. A few days

Overview

In the history of sports, few comeback stories compare to that of Edgar Charles Rice better known as "Sam." Away from home, trying out for a low-level minor league team, Sam Rice received a telegram on an April morning that would turn his world upside down: his wife, mother, both of his children and two younger siblings had been killed by a tornado. A few days later, his father died from injuries suffered in the tornado, as well. By the time he reached the major leagues three years later with the Washington Senators, Rice apparently had buried his past deep inside. He never spoke of the tragedy publicly while embarking on a career in which he would amass 2,987 base hits, 13 hits short of one of baseball's most hallowed milestones. In this moving biography, Jeff Carroll explores the great achievement and tragedy of a Hall of Fame outfielder and Washington Senators favorite.

Editorial Reviews

Sports Collectors Digest
tells the long-overdue Rice story

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780786431199
Publisher:
McFarland & Company, Incorporated Publishers
Publication date:
10/08/2007
Pages:
252
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.60(d)

Meet the Author

Sports journalist Jeff Carroll lives in Munster, Indiana.

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