March 30, 1982

A Boston Globe story credited Johnny Pesky with helping Jim Rice rediscover the form that terrorized American League pitchers from 1977-79.

In an exhibition game on this date, Rice was 3 for 3, lifting his Grapefruit League average to .476.

Pesky showed Rice a picture of his stance that showed him hitting from more of a crouch.

Rice batted .309 in 1982 with 24 homers and 97 RBIs.

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