Next weekend, former Boston Red Sox outfielder Jim Rice will be inducted into the Baseball Hall of Fame. The above video from ESPN is about what Rice calls one of the greatest accomplishments of his baseball career:
Twenty-seven years ago, the Red Sox slugger climbed out of the dugout and into the stands at Fenway Park to help get an injured boy the urgent medical care he needed. Rice’s quick actions saved the 4-year-old boy’s life, his family and doctors believe, and belied the surly persona that kept Rice waiting for the call from Cooperstown for 15 years.
Turns out the boy hit by the foul ball was alumnus Jonathan Keane ’00.