Jim Rice stays cool
To hit major league pitching you have to have quick reflexes and make decisions in fractions of a second. Sometimes that trait is carried forward when unfortunate circumstances present themselves and for Hall of Fame player Jim Rice, his reaction time may have saved a child.
The situation is well documented in this video if a few years ago, but the picture itself is all you need to see as Rice cradles a four-year-old struck by a foul ball. While others sat momentarily stunned Rice quickly grabbed the child and rushed him to the clubhouse for medical attention.
This represented – at least from my view – one of the most poignant memories from Fenway Park and certainly one for the actions of a great ball player.