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Del Rice was the St. Louis Cardinals catcher for 11 years. His batting average was never too high but he ranked as a fine defensive catcher. In 1950 his .992 fielding pct was second best in the league and Rice's .987 career mark ranks with the best of catchers. In 1951 playing in 122 games, he hit .251, 9 homers and 47 RBI's. His best batting year was 1952, Rice caught 147 games, pounded 27 doubles, 11 home runs and drove in 65 runs. Del Rice was traded to the Milwaukee Braves in 1956 and was used as a backup catcher to Del Crandall during the next four seasons. Del Rice was a good contact hitter and fanned only 522 times in 3826 at bats spanning 17 years. Del Rice career: .237 BA, 1309 games, 177 doubles and 79 home runs.