Common Name: Manny Ramírez
Born: May 30, 1972 in Santo Domingo,
Primary Team: Boston Red Sox
Full Name: Manuel Aristides Ramírez Onelcida
Major League Debut: September 2, 1993
Nick Names: Man Ram
Primary Position: Left Field
Primary Uniform: 24
Teams Played For: Cleveland Indians (7), Boston Red Sox (7+) Los Angeles Dodgers (Current)
Post Season Awards:
- 9-time Silver Slugger Award (1995, 1999-2006)
- 11-time All-Star (1995, 1998-2007)
- 3-time AL leader in slugging percentage (1999-2000, 2004)
- Led AL in batting average in 2002
- Led AL in home runs in 2004
- Led AL in runs batted in 1999
- Hank Aaron Award Winner (1999 & 2004)
- Longest LCS hitting streak (15 game LCS\tied with Pete Rose)
- 28 game hitting streak in 2006
Recruited to join the Majors out of high school, Manny Ramirez has proved to be one of the best hitters in league history. A nine-time Silver Slugger, Ramirez is a favorite for Red Sox fans (and baseball enthusiasts worldwide) who love him for his stunning offensive prowess, as well as for his outgoing, entertaining personality. Often described as “Manny Being Manny”, his passion for the game of baseball and fans, make him one of the MLB’s most popular players.
He has the most career grand slams of any active player (20), trailing only the all-time category leader Lou Gehrig (23), and more post-season home runs (24) than any other player in major league history.
Ramirez is annually among the league leaders in key batting measures: batting average, home runs and runs batted in and, since the late 90’s, has been a fixture in the Midsummer Classic.
One of baseball’s most feared postseason performers, he hit .350 through the 2004 playoffs with 2 homeruns, including .412 in the World Series to help the Red Sox end an 86-year losing streak and become becoming the World Series MVP in the process.
He joined the 500 Home Run Club on May 30, 2008 when he hit his 500th long ball against Baltimore Orioles pitcher Chad Bradford.
Ramirez and his wife, Juliana, make their off-season home in Fort Lauderdale, Florida.
Home Run Milestone
500th Home Run: http://mlb.mlb.com/video/play.jsp?content_id=2811215&c_id=mlb