Catcher, Baseball Player
1918 – 1992
Who was Len Rice?
Rice is one of many ballplayers who only appeared in the major leagues during World War II. He may be most well known for being a reserve catcher on the last Chicago Cubs team to win a National League pennant. That was his best season, as he got into 32 games and hit .232 with 7 runs batted in and 10 runs scored. He had played in just 10 games for the Reds the year before, going 0-for-4, then was drafted by the Cubs from the Reds in the 1944 rule V draft.
He died at the age of 73 in Sonora, California.