Price's career was spent backing up Bill Freehan in Detroit. In his most active season,
Price hit .234 with nine HR while catching 51 games.
FROM THE BASEBALL CHRONOLOGY
»September 19, 1968: Denny McLain's 31st win is overshadowed by Mickey Mantle's 535th homer. McLain allegedly calls C Jim Price out and tells him to inform Mantle he's throwing the slugger nothing but fastballs. The home run gives Mantle undisputed hold of 3rd place on the all-time home run list. Mantle tips his cap to Denny as he rounds 3B. Pepitone, the next batter, signals where he would like the ball, and McLain dusts him. The Tigers win the game, 6–2, the 12th straight complete game for the Tigers staff.
»July 9, 1970: Dalton Jones of the Tigers loses a grand slam against the Red Sox when he passes teammate Don Wert on the base paths. Jones pinch hits for Jim Price and belts a 2-2 pitch from Vincente Romo into the RF upper deck for a grand slam. However, he passes Wert between first and second and is called out, ending up with a 3-RBI single.
»September 1, 1970: The Red Sox take an 8–1 lead at Fenway, but Detroit rallies to win 10–9. The Sox take the lead on a Mike Andrews homer and a grand slam by Tony Conigliaro. The Tigers then use the long ball as well, collecting four homers, including a grand slam by Jim Price, to win. Patterson is the winner over Siebert.