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Manny Ramirez

Manny Ramirez Image File history File links Download high resolution version (1040x765, 212 KB) Summary Due to the failure to procure more F-16s the PAF had to procure second hand Australian Mirage IIIs instead; most of them were given the ROSE-I upgrade. ...

Position Left Field
Team Boston Red Sox
Years of Experience 12 years
Age 33
Height 6 ft 0 in (1.83 m)
Weight 200 lb (91 kg)
Bats Right
Throws Right
College N/A
2006 Salary $18,279,238
Place of Birth Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic
Selection 1st round amateur draft, 1991.
Drafted by Cleveland Indians
Major League Debut September 2, 1993

Manuel Arístides (Manny) Ramírez Onelcida [ra-MEE-res] (born May 30, 1972) is an outfielder in Major League Baseball who has played for the Boston Red Sox since 2001. Previously, Ramírez played with the Cleveland Indians (1993-2000). He bats and throws right-handed. Though originally from Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic, he grew up in the Washington Heights section of New York City. In 2004, Ramírez became an American Citizen. The position of the left fielder A left fielder, abbreviated LF, is an outfielder in the sport of baseball who plays defense in left field. ... Major league affiliations American League (1901-present) East Division (1969-present) Major league titles World Series titles (6) 2004 â€¢ 1918 â€¢ 1916 â€¢ 1915 1912 â€¢ 1903 AL Pennants (11) 2004 â€¢ 1986 â€¢ 1975 â€¢ 1967 1946 â€¢ 1918 â€¢ 1916 â€¢ 1915 1912 â€¢ 1904 â€¢ 1903 East Division titles (5) 1995 â€¢ 1990 â€¢ 1988 â€¢ 1986 1975 Wild card berths... Santo Domingo from space, May 1992 Plaza Colón Santo Domingo de Guzmán, population 2,061,200 (2003), estimated 2,253,437 in 2006, is the capital of the Dominican Republic. ... Major league affiliations American League (1901-present) Central Division (1994-present) East Division (1969-1993) Major league titles World Series titles (2) 1948 â€¢ 1920 AL Pennants (5) 1997 â€¢ 1995 â€¢ 1954 â€¢ 1948 1920 Central Division titles (6) [1] 2001 â€¢ 1999 â€¢ 1998 â€¢ 1997 1996 â€¢ 1995 Wild card berths (0) None [1] - In... September 2 is the 245th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar (246th in leap years). ... 1993 (MCMXCIII) was a common year starting on Friday of the Gregorian calendar and marked the Beginning of the International Decade to Combat Racism and Racial Discrimination (1993-2003). ... May 30 is the 150th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar (151st in leap years). ... 1972 (MCMLXXII) was a leap year starting on Saturday (the link is to a full 1972 calendar). ... An outfielder moves in to catch a fly ball Outfielder is a collective term including left fielder, center fielder, and right fielder, the three positions in baseball farthest from the batter. ... Major League Baseball (MLB) is the highest level of play in professional baseball in the world. ... Major league affiliations American League (1901-present) East Division (1969-present) Major league titles World Series titles (6) 2004 â€¢ 1918 â€¢ 1916 â€¢ 1915 1912 â€¢ 1903 AL Pennants (11) 2004 â€¢ 1986 â€¢ 1975 â€¢ 1967 1946 â€¢ 1918 â€¢ 1916 â€¢ 1915 1912 â€¢ 1904 â€¢ 1903 East Division titles (5) 1995 â€¢ 1990 â€¢ 1988 â€¢ 1986 1975 Wild card berths... This year in baseball: 1998 - 1999 - 2000 - 2001 - 2002 - 2003 - 2004 - 2005 Events January-March January 16 - Outfielders Dave Winfield and Kirby Puckett are elected to the Baseball Hall of Fame in their first year on the ballot. ... Major league affiliations American League (1901-present) Central Division (1994-present) East Division (1969-1993) Major league titles World Series titles (2) 1948 â€¢ 1920 AL Pennants (5) 1997 â€¢ 1995 â€¢ 1954 â€¢ 1948 1920 Central Division titles (6) [1] 2001 â€¢ 1999 â€¢ 1998 â€¢ 1997 1996 â€¢ 1995 Wild card berths (0) None [1] - In... A person who is right-handed is more dextrous with their right hand than with their left hand: they will write with their right hand, and probably also use this hand for tasks such as personal care, cooking, and so on. ... Santo Domingo, population 2,061,200 (2003), is the capital of the Dominican Republic. ... Washington Heights is a New York City neighborhood in Upper Manhattan. ... Nickname: The Big Apple, The Capital of the World Official website: City of New York Government Counties (Boroughs) Bronx (The Bronx) New York (Manhattan) Queens (Queens) Kings (Brooklyn) Richmond (Staten Island) Mayor Michael Bloomberg (R) Geographical characteristics Area Total 468. ... 2004 (MMIV) was a leap year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar. ...

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Career

Ramirez asks the first base umpire to give his opinion on his at bat.
Ramirez asks the first base umpire to give his opinion on his at bat.

Through the 2005 season, Ramírez is a career .314 hitter, with a .409 on base percentage and a .599 slugging percentage. He has totaled 435 home runs and 1414 RBI in 1687 games. Even though the 2005 season started off slowly for his standards, he had a strong second half of the year and ended with a .292 avg., 45 home runs, 144 RBIs and 112 runs. Image File history File linksMetadata Download high resolution version (662x700, 491 KB) Summary Photo by Googie Man Licensing I, the creator of this work, hereby grant the permission to copy, distribute and/or modify this document under the terms of the GNU Free Documentation License, Version 1. ... Image File history File linksMetadata Download high resolution version (662x700, 491 KB) Summary Photo by Googie Man Licensing I, the creator of this work, hereby grant the permission to copy, distribute and/or modify this document under the terms of the GNU Free Documentation License, Version 1. ... The following are the events of the year 2005 that happened world-wide throughout the sport of baseball. ... Batting average is a statistic in both baseball and cricket measuring the performance of baseball hitters and cricket batsmen, respectively. ... In baseball statistics, on base percentage (OBP) (sometimes referred to as on base average (OBA)) is a measure of how often a batter gets to first base for any reason other than a fielding error or a fielders choice. ... In baseball statistics, slugging average (SLG) is a measure of the power of a hitter. ... In baseball, a home run is a base hit in which the batter is able to circle all the bases, ending at home plate and scoring a run himself (along with a run scored by each runner who was already on base), with no errors by the defensive team on... In baseball statistics, a run batted in (RBI) is given to a batter for each run scored as the result of a batters plate appearance. ... In baseball statistics, games played (denoted by G) indicates the total number of games in which a player has participated (in any capacity). ...


Ramírez is generally considered one of the best all-around righthanded hitters in the American League, hitting right-handed and left-handed pitchers equally well. As a fielder he is considered average, with limited range but a good throwing arm. American League The American League (or formally the American League of Professional Baseball Clubs) is one of two leagues that make up Major League Baseball in the United States of America and Canada. ...


Ramírez has been known to be involved in several comical misadventures while playing the outfield. While playing for Cleveland in the sixth inning of Game 6 of the 1998 American League Championship Series, he turned his back on a line drive off the bat of the New York Yankees Derek Jeter and attempted a leaping catch at the top of the right field wall, only to have the ball hit him in the back of the feet. During the 2004 season, he was nominated for play of the year because of a spectacular catch he made in left field at Yankee Stadium to rob Miguel Cairo of a home-run. However, in Game One of that year's World Series, Ramírez made two errors in the same inning. In 2005, Ramírez improved his defense dramatically and made several spectacular plays (despite having his share of misadventures), ending the year with a Major League leading 17 outfield assists. This year in baseball 1995 - 1996 - 1997 - 1998 - 1999 - 2000 - 2001 - 2002 - 2003 - 2004 - 2005 Events January-March January 5 - Don Sutton, a 324-game winner is elected to the Baseball Hall of Fame on his fifth try. ... In Major League Baseball, the American League Championship Series (ALCS) determines who wins the American League pennant and advances to face the winner of the National League Championship Series in baseballs championship, the World Series. ... Derek Sanderson Jeter (born June 26, 1974) is a six-time All-Star shortstop for the New York Yankees and is the teams current captain. ... The following are the events of the year 2004 that happened world-wide throughout the sport of baseball. ... Yankee Stadium is the home stadium of the New York Yankees, a major league baseball team. ... Miguel Jesús Cairo [KI-row] (born May 4, 1974 in Anzoátegui State, Venezuela) is a Major League Baseball second baseman who plays for the New York Mets (since 2005). ... For other events named World Series, see World Series (disambiguation). ...


Cleveland years

From 1993 to 2000 Ramírez collected 236 home runs and 804 RBI in 967 games for the Cleveland Indians, including a career-high 45 home runs in 1998, and a team-record career-high 165 RBI in 1999, when he hit .333 with 44 homers and scored 131 runs (also a career-high). He made the American League All-Star team four times, and hit 127 homers and 432 RBI in 415 games over last three seasons. His 165 RBI total in 1999 was the highest by any player since Jimmie Foxx in 1938; and made him the first player to have more RBI than games played in a season since Ted Williams in 1949. 1993 (MCMXCIII) was a common year starting on Friday of the Gregorian calendar and marked the Beginning of the International Decade to Combat Racism and Racial Discrimination (1993-2003). ... This article is about the year 2000. ... Major league affiliations American League (1901-present) Central Division (1994-present) East Division (1969-1993) Major league titles World Series titles (2) 1948 â€¢ 1920 AL Pennants (5) 1997 â€¢ 1995 â€¢ 1954 â€¢ 1948 1920 Central Division titles (6) [1] 2001 â€¢ 1999 â€¢ 1998 â€¢ 1997 1996 â€¢ 1995 Wild card berths (0) None [1] - In... This year in baseball 1995 - 1996 - 1997 - 1998 - 1999 - 2000 - 2001 - 2002 - 2003 - 2004 - 2005 Events January-March January 5 - Don Sutton, a 324-game winner is elected to the Baseball Hall of Fame on his fifth try. ... The following are the baseball events of the year 1999 throughout the world. ... In baseball, a run is scored when a player advances safely around all three bases and returns safely to home plate. ... The Major League Baseball All-Star Game is an annual exhibition baseball game between the best players from the National League and the American League. ... Jimmie Foxx on the cover of Time in 1929 James Emory Foxx (October 22, 1907 – July 21, 1967) was an American first baseman in Major League Baseball who was, up until Mark McGwires glory days in the late 1990s, the most prolific right-handed power hitter to ever play... The following are the baseball events of the year 1938 throughout the world. ... In baseball statistics, games played (denoted by G) indicates the total number of games in which a player has participated (in any capacity). ... Theodore Samuel Williams (August 30, 1918 – July 5, 2002), nicknamed The Kid, the Splendid Splinter, Teddy Ballgame and The Thumper, was an American left fielder in Major League Baseball who played 19 seasons, twice interrupted by military service as a Marine Corps pilot, with the Boston Red Sox. ... The following are the baseball events of the year 1949 throughout the world. ...


2003 season

In the summer of 2003, after missing several games with pharyngitis, Ramírez was criticized by the Boston sports media and many fans who said he should have played despite the ailment. When it was learned that he had been seen in a hotel bar (Ramírez lives in the hotel in question) with a close friend, Yankees infielder Enrique Wilson, the controversy grew, causing Boston manager Grady Little to bench Ramírez for one game. Despite his strong play in the 2003 post-season, Ramírez's Red Sox lost in heartbreaking fashion to Wilson's Yankees in a 7 game showdown in the ALCS. After the season, the Red Sox put him on irrevocable waivers, allowing any team to claim him and thus add him to its roster. However, all 29 other teams passed, due to the length and cost of his contract. The following are the events of the year 2003 that happened world-wide throughout the sport of baseball. ... Pharyngitis is a painful inflammation of the pharynx, and is colloquially referred to as a sore throat. ... Major league affiliations American League (1901-present) East Division (1969-present) Major league titles World Series titles (26) 2000 â€¢ 1999 â€¢ 1998 â€¢ 1996 1978 â€¢ 1977 â€¢ 1962 â€¢ 1961 1958 â€¢ 1956 â€¢ 1953 â€¢ 1952 1951 â€¢ 1950 â€¢ 1949 â€¢ 1947 1943 â€¢ 1941 â€¢ 1939 â€¢ 1938 1937 â€¢ 1936 â€¢ 1932 â€¢ 1928 1927 â€¢ 1923 AL Pennants (39) 2003 â€¢ 2001 â€¢ 2000... An infielder is a baseball player who plays on the infield, the dirt portion of a baseball diamond between first base and third base. ... Enrique Wilson Martes (born July 27, 1973 in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic) is a Major League Baseball infielder. ... In baseball, the head coach of a team is called the manager; this individual controls matters of team strategy on the field and team leadership. ... Grady Little outside Dodger Stadium. ... ALCS can be: A transaction processing monitor for the IBM System/370 and System/390 mainframes. ...


2004 season

In 2004, nevertheless, Ramírez silenced his critics. He displayed a good attitude and an enthusiasm for playing, two qualities his critics had charged that he lacked. Coupled with impressive play on the field, this absolved Ramírez in the eyes of many Boston fans and sportswriters. He led the American League in home runs (43), slugging average (.613) and OPS (1.009); finished 3rd in RBI (130), 6th in on base percentage (.397), 8th in base on balls (82), 10th in runs (108), and posted a .308 batting average. Sportswriting is a form of journalism who writes and reports on sports topics and events. ... In baseball statistics, slugging average (often abbreviated SLG or SA) is a measure of the power of a hitter. ... In baseball statistics, on-base plus slugging (denoted by OPS) incorporates on base percentage (OBP) and slugging percentage (SLG). ... In baseball statistics, on base percentage (OBP) (sometimes referred to as on base average (OBA)) is a measure of how often a batter gets to first base for any reason other than a fielding error or a fielders choice. ... In baseball statistics, a base on balls (BB), also called a walk, is credited to a batter and against a pitcher when a batter receives four pitches that the umpire calls balls. ... In baseball, a run is scored when a player advances safely around all three bases and returns safely to home plate. ... Batting average is a statistic in both baseball and cricket measuring the performance of baseball hitters and cricket batsmen, respectively. ...


In addition, Ramírez and David Ortiz became the first pair of American League teammates to hit 40 home runs, have 100 RBI, and bat .300 since the Yankees Babe Ruth and Lou Gehrig in 1931, and the first Red Sox duo with 40 homers since Tony Armas and Jim Rice (1984). Also along with Ortiz, Ramírez hit back-to-back home runs six times, tying the major league single season mark set by Hank Greenberg and Rudy York (Detroit Tigers) and Frank Thomas and Magglio Ordóñez (Chicago White Sox). David Ortiz (or-TEEZ, IPA: ) born David Américo Ortiz Arias (November 18, 1975 in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic), is a Major League Baseball first baseman/designated hitter who plays for the Boston Red Sox (since 2003). ... Major league affiliations American League (1901-present) East Division (1969-present) Major league titles World Series titles (26) 2000 â€¢ 1999 â€¢ 1998 â€¢ 1996 1978 â€¢ 1977 â€¢ 1962 â€¢ 1961 1958 â€¢ 1956 â€¢ 1953 â€¢ 1952 1951 â€¢ 1950 â€¢ 1949 â€¢ 1947 1943 â€¢ 1941 â€¢ 1939 â€¢ 1938 1937 â€¢ 1936 â€¢ 1932 â€¢ 1928 1927 â€¢ 1923 AL Pennants (39) 2003 â€¢ 2001 â€¢ 2000... For the band named Babe Ruth, see Babe Ruth (band). ... This person is a member of the Baseball Hall of Fame. ... See also: 1930 in sports, other events of 1931, 1932 in sports and the list of years in sports. // Auto Racing 24 hours of Le Mans: Earl Howe and Tim Birkin, driving an Alfa Romeo 8C. Louis Schneider wins the Indy 500. ... Tony Armas with the Athletics Tony Armas, born Antonio Rafael Armas Machado (July 2, 1953 in Puerto Píritu, Anzoátegui State, Venezuela), was a popular hitter and one of Major League Baseballs top sluggers of the 1980s. ... James Edward Jim Rice (born March 8, 1953 in Anderson, South Carolina) is a former baseball player with the American Leagues Boston Red Sox from 1974 to 1989. ... See also: 1983 in sports, other events of 1984, 1985 in sports and the list of years in sports. Auto Racing Stock car racing: NASCAR Championship - Terry Labonte Cale Yarborough won the Daytona 500 Richard Petty won the 200th (and final) race of his career on July 4. ... For the insurance mogul nicknamed Hank Greenberg, see Maurice R. Greenberg Henry Benjamin Hank Greenberg (January 1, 1911 - September 4, 1986), nicknamed Hammerin Hank, was an American player in Major League Baseball. ... Preston Rudolph York (August 17, 1913 - February 5, 1970) was a Major League Baseball first baseman who played for the Detroit Tigers (1934, 1937-45), Boston Red Sox (1946-47), Chicago White Sox (1947) and Philadelphia Athletics (1948). ... Major league affiliations American League (1901-present) Central Division (1998-present) East Division (1969-1997) Major league titles World Series titles (4) 1984 â€¢ 1968 â€¢ 1945 â€¢ 1935 AL Pennants (9) 1984 â€¢ 1968 â€¢ 1945 â€¢ 1940 1935 â€¢ 1934 â€¢ 1909 â€¢ 1908 1907 Central Division titles (0) None East Division Champs (3) 1987 â€¢ 1984 â€¢ 1972... Frank Edward Thomas (born May 27, 1968 in Columbus, Georgia) is an American Major League Baseball player, nicknamed The Big Hurt, who currently plays for the Oakland Athletics. ... Magglio Ordóñez [or-DOH-nyez] (born January 28, 1974 in Caracas, Venezuela) is a Major League Baseball right fielder and right-handed batter who has played for the Chicago White Sox (1997-2004) and the Detroit Tigers (2005-). He signed with the Detroit Tigers as a free agent on... Major league affiliations American League (1901-present) Central Division (1994-present) West Division (1969-1993) Major league titles World Series titles (3) 2005 â€¢ 1917 â€¢ 1906 AL Pennants (6) 2005 â€¢ 1959 â€¢ 1919 â€¢ 1917 1906 â€¢ 1901 Central Division titles (2) [1] 2005 â€¢ 2000 West Division titles (2) 1993 â€¢ 1983 Wild card berths...

Ramirez at Red Sox victory parade
Ramirez at Red Sox victory parade

In the All-Star Game, facing Roger Clemens in the top of the first inning, Ramírez hit a two-run home run giving his teammates an immediate 3-0 lead. Along with Derek Jeter (a single), Ichiro Suzuki (a double) and Iván Rodríguez (a triple), Ramírez made history as the American League became the first All-Star team to hit for the cycle during the same inning. His season was capped off by being named the MVP of the World Series as he led the Red Sox to their first title since 1918. Image File history File links Download high resolution version (2048x1536, 1116 KB)Manny Ramirez at the Red Sox victory parade 10/30/2004. ... Image File history File links Download high resolution version (2048x1536, 1116 KB)Manny Ramirez at the Red Sox victory parade 10/30/2004. ... William Roger Clemens (born August 4, 1962 in Dayton, Ohio), nicknamed The Rocket, is among the preeminent Major League baseball pitchers of the 1980s, 1990s, and 2000s. ... Derek Sanderson Jeter (born June 26, 1974) is a six-time All-Star shortstop for the New York Yankees and is the teams current captain. ... Ichiro Suzuki born October 22, 1973 in Toyoyama, Nishikasugai, Aichi Prefecture, Japan) is the right fielder for the Seattle Mariners Major League Baseball team. ... In baseball, a double is the act of a batter safely reaching second base by striking the ball and getting to second before being made out, without the benefit of a fielders misplay (see error) or another runner being put out on a fielders choice. ... Iván Rodríguez Torres (born November 30, 1971 in Vega Baja, Puerto Rico), nicknamed Pudge, Pud-rod or I-Rod, is a professional baseball player. ... In baseball, a triple is the act of a batter safely reaching third base by striking the ball and getting to third before being made out, without the benefit of a fielders misplay (see error) or another runner being put out on a fielders choice. ... Eric Davis hit for the cycle in 1989 In baseball, a player hits for the cycle when he hits a single, a double, a triple and a home run in the same game, though not necessarily in that order. ... The World Series MVP Award is given to the player who most contributes to his teams success in the World Series. ... The 2004 World Series represented the 100th time two modern Major League Baseball teams met to decide the championship. ... The following are the baseball events of the year 1918 throughout the world. ...


2005 season

  • May 15: Reached a major career milestone by hitting his 400th home run off Gil Meche of the Seattle Mariners. Ramírez is one of only 39 other baseball players to ever hit this many home runs.
  • July 5: Hit his 20th career grand slam —and his third of the season— off Chris Young of the Texas Rangers. Only Lou Gehrig, with 23, has hit more grand slams than Ramírez.
  • July 31: Although he is one of the most productive batters in major league history, Ramírez has been on the trading block every year as the Red Sox have tried to unload the remainder of his $160 million, eight-year contract, often at Ramírez's behest. As the trade deadline approached, the Red Sox discussed a three-team trade with the Tampa Bay Devil Rays and New York Mets, but a deal was not reached before the trading deadline. Ramírez even sat on the bench for several games because of the supposed mental toll the situation was putting on him. Some fans dismissed his actions as just "Manny being Manny", while others were genuinely annoyed and even proceeded to boo him after his trade request was announced by the media. The trade deadline behind him, Ramírez began his new life with the Red Sox with a go-ahead, pinch-hit single in the eighth inning, thrilling the Fenway Park crowd that thought he might be traded and giving Boston a 4-3 victory over the Minnesota Twins.

Gil Meche (b. ... Major league affiliations American League (1977-present) West Division (1977-present) Major league titles World Series titles (0) None AL Pennants (0) None West Division titles (3) [1] 2001 â€¢ 1997 â€¢ 1995 Wild card berths (1) 2000 Best Finish: Beat New York Yankees in Division Series in 1995 Season. ... In baseball, a home run is a base hit in which the batter is able to circle all the bases, ending at home plate and scoring a run himself (along with a run scored by each runner who was already on base), with no errors by the defensive team on... There are several different people named Chris Young in professional sports: Chris Young, safety for the Denver Broncos Chris Young, starting pitcher for the San Diego Padres Chris Young, centerfield prospect for the Arizona Diamondbacks Chris Young is also a musician who wrote How Are Things for You? along with... Major league affiliations American League (1961-present) West Division (1972-present) East Division (1969-1971) Major league titles World Series titles (0) None AL Pennants (0) None West Division titles (3) [1] 1999 â€¢ 1998 â€¢ 1996 Wild card berths (0) None [1] - In 1994, a players strike wiped out the last... This person is a member of the Baseball Hall of Fame. ... Major league affiliations American League (1998-present) East Division (1998-present) Major league titles World Series titles (0) None AL Pennants (0) None Division titles (0) None Wild card berths (0) None Major league nicknames Tampa Bay Devil Rays (1998-present) Major league home ballparks Tropicana Field (1998-present) Current... Major league affiliations National League (1962-present) East Division (1969-present) Major league titles World Series titles (2) 1986 â€¢ 1969 NL Pennants (4) 2000 â€¢ 1986 â€¢ 1973 â€¢ 1969 East Division titles (4) 1988 â€¢ 1986 â€¢ 1973 â€¢ 1969 Wild card berths (2) 2000 â€¢ 1999 Major league nicknames New York Mets (1962-present) Major... // Baseball In Baseball, a Pinch hitter is a common term for a substitute batter. ... In baseball, a single is the act of a batter safely reaching first base by striking the ball and getting to first before being made out, without the benefit of a fielders misplay (see error) or another runner being put out on a fielders choice. ... Fenway Park is the home ballpark for the Boston Red Sox baseball club. ... Major league affiliations American League (1901-present) Central Division (1994-present) West Division (1969-1993) Major league titles World Series titles (3) 1991 â€¢ 1987 â€¢ 1924 AL Pennants (6) 1991 â€¢ 1987 â€¢ 1965 â€¢ 1933 1925 â€¢ 1924 Central Division titles (3) 2004 â€¢ 2003 â€¢ 2002 West Division titles (4) 1991 â€¢ 1987 â€¢ 1970 â€¢ 1969 Wild...

2005 Offseason

The 2005 Major League Baseball offseason has been one of much conflict for Ramírez. After the Red Sox lost in disappointing fashion to the eventual World Series Champion Chicago White Sox, Ramírez expressed once again his desire to be traded and threatened to hold out of Spring Training if he was not. Close friend and teammate David Ortiz warned of the consequences if Ramírez was kept unhappy by the team. In December 2005, Ramírez put up his Ritz-Carlton condominium up for sale. In addition, Johnny Damon cited Ramírez's unhappiness as a factor in Damon signing with the archrival New York Yankees. [1] Trade rumors circulated with Ramírez possibly going to the Baltimore Orioles or New York Mets, but no deal was reached. As of January 5th, Ramírez stated to ESPN Deportes that he was dropping his trade demands and remain in Boston for the rest of his contract. His agents have since then reported this as false, with Ramirez still being open to a trade. [2] Major league affiliations American League (1901-present) Central Division (1994-present) West Division (1969-1993) Major league titles World Series titles (3) 2005 â€¢ 1917 â€¢ 1906 AL Pennants (6) 2005 â€¢ 1959 â€¢ 1919 â€¢ 1917 1906 â€¢ 1901 Central Division titles (2) [1] 2005 â€¢ 2000 West Division titles (2) 1993 â€¢ 1983 Wild card berths... David Ortiz (or-TEEZ, IPA: ) born David Américo Ortiz Arias (November 18, 1975 in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic), is a Major League Baseball first baseman/designated hitter who plays for the Boston Red Sox (since 2003). ... Ritz-Carlton is an upscale, luxury brand of hotels and resorts with locations in major U.S. and international cities, as well as popular resort destinations such as Montego Bay, Jamaica, San Juan, Puerto Rico, and Bali, Indonesia and Qatar. ... Johnny Damon (born John David Damon on November 5, 1973 in Fort Riley, Kansas) is a Major League Baseball outfielder who plays center field for the New York Yankees. ... Major league affiliations American League (1901-present) East Division (1969-present) Major league titles World Series titles (26) 2000 â€¢ 1999 â€¢ 1998 â€¢ 1996 1978 â€¢ 1977 â€¢ 1962 â€¢ 1961 1958 â€¢ 1956 â€¢ 1953 â€¢ 1952 1951 â€¢ 1950 â€¢ 1949 â€¢ 1947 1943 â€¢ 1941 â€¢ 1939 â€¢ 1938 1937 â€¢ 1936 â€¢ 1932 â€¢ 1928 1927 â€¢ 1923 AL Pennants (39) 2003 â€¢ 2001 â€¢ 2000... Major league affiliations American League (1901-present) East Division (1969-present) Major league titles World Series titles (3) 1983 â€¢ 1970 â€¢ 1966 AL Pennants (7) 1983 â€¢ 1979 â€¢ 1971 â€¢ 1970 1969 â€¢ 1966 â€¢ 1944 East Division titles (8) 1997 â€¢ 1983 â€¢ 1979 â€¢ 1974 1973 â€¢ 1971 â€¢ 1970 â€¢ 1969 Wild card berths (1) 1996 Major league... Major league affiliations National League (1962-present) East Division (1969-present) Major league titles World Series titles (2) 1986 â€¢ 1969 NL Pennants (4) 2000 â€¢ 1986 â€¢ 1973 â€¢ 1969 East Division titles (4) 1988 â€¢ 1986 â€¢ 1973 â€¢ 1969 Wild card berths (2) 2000 â€¢ 1999 Major league nicknames New York Mets (1962-present) Major... ESPN Deportes is an cable television network dedicated to broadcasting sports-related programming 24 hours a day. ...


"Manny Being Manny"

Though his talent is undeniable, Ramirez has developed a reputation for mental lapses while playing in the field or running the bases. Viewed by some as innocent and harmless, many Boston fans view Ramirez with an increasing lack of confidence in his sometimes apparent disinterest in playing up to his full capability. Boston Globe columnist Dan Shaughnessy has dubbed this "Manny Being Manny", a term that has entered everyday usage among Red Sox fans to refer to any baseball mistakes or odd behavior by Ramirez. This phrase was coined when Manny went into the "Green Monster" in between innings. The Boston Globe is the most widely-circulated daily newspaper in Boston, Massachusetts and in the greater New England region. ... Dan Shaughnessy is a sports columnist and reporter for The Boston Globe and an alleged self-plagiarizing author. ...


Highlights

  • 9-time All-Star (1995, 1998-2005)
  • World Series MVP Award (2004)
  • 2-time Hank Aaron Award (1999, 2004)
  • 8-time Silver Slugger Award (1995, 1999-2005)
  • Won American League batting crown (2002, .349)
  • Led AL in home runs (2004)
  • Led AL in RBI (1999)
  • 3-time led AL in slugging percentage (1999-2000, 2004)
  • 3-time led AL in OPS (1999-2000, 2004)
  • Twice led AL in on base percentage (2002-03)
  • Twice led AL in intentional walks (2001, 2003)
  • 8-time Top 10 AL in total bases (1996-99, 2001,2003-05)
  • 7-time Top 10 AL MVP (1998-2004)
  • 8-time Top 10 AL in home runs (1998-2005)
  • 7-time Top 10 AL in RBI (1995, 1998, 1999-2001, 2004, 2005)
  • 4-time Top 10 AL hitters (1997, 1999-2000, 2003)
  • 5-time Top 10 AL in times on base (1997, 1999, 2003-05)
  • Member of Major League Baseball's Latino Legends Team

The World Series MVP Award is given to the player who most contributes to his teams success in the World Series. ... The Hank Aaron Award is an annual award in Major League Baseball awarded to the top hitter in each league. ... Silver Slugger Award In Major League Baseball, the Louisville Silver Slugger award is given annually to the best offensive player at each position in each league. ... In baseball statistics, total bases refers to the number of bases a player has gained with hits, i. ... In baseball statistics, the term times on base, also abbreviated as TOB, is the cumulative total number of times a batter has been awarded for reaching base as a result of hits, walks and hit by pitches. ... The Latino Legends Team was an all-time all-star baseball team selected in 2005 to honor the history of Latin American players in Major League Baseball. ...

Miscellaneous statistics and facts

  • Career rankings among active players and on the All-Time lists
    • .314 batting average - 7th and 76th
    • 442 home runs - 8th and 33rd
    • 1430 RBI - 8th and 58th
    • .409 on base percentage - 9th and 40th
    • .599 slugging average - 4th and 9th
    • 861 extra base hits - 11th and 60th
    • 1.008 OPS - 4th and 10th
    • 138 intentional walks - 11th and 48th
    • 20 grand slams - 1st and 2nd

Trivia

  • Ramírez appealed to fans by joining the 2004 Red Sox tradition of growing a unique hairstyle, maintaining a solid set of dreadlocks throughout the season.
  • He was featured on the cover of the Electronic Arts Sports electronic game MVP Baseball 2005 [3].
  • In 2004, a television advertisement for Boston's Olympia Sports chain of sporting goods stores correctly predicted Ramírez' World Series MVP award. During the 2005 season, the ad aired with a "Last Season" title card and "It Couldn't Happen Again... Or Could It?" at the end.
  • Has been given the nickname "Man Ram" by sports media personalities

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Personality

  • Many stories exist that portray Ramirez as a carefree, sometimes childish, and often naive individual whose concentration is directed solely on playing baseball. For example, one story took place in his early years with the Cleveland Indians in June of 1994. As teammates were gathered in the Indians clubhouse watching news of the O.J. Simpson Bronco chase, Ramirez asked what was going on. A player responded that "they are chasing O.J" to which Ramirez responded in disbelief "What did Chad do?" (in reference to their current teammate Chad Ogea who was likely in the same clubhouse just several feet away).
  • Other examples of "Manny being Manny" include his stepping up to plate with bottled water in his back pocket, and his playing in the outfield wearing a pair of sunglasses with an MP3 player attched.

See also

This is a list of Boston Red Sox players awards winners and single-season leaderboards. ... The following chart lists the Major League Baseball players who have earned the greatest total salary over their career (through the end of 2005 and not including bonuses). ... This is an alphabetical list of 410 baseball players from the Dominican Republic who have played in Major League Baseball between 1956 and 2005. ... List of AL Silver Slugger Winners at Designated Hitter Silver Slugger AL: DH | C | 1B | 2B | SS | 3B | OF NL: P | C | 1B | 2B | SS | 3B | OF Categories: Baseball Trophies and Awards ... List of AL Silver Slugger Winners at Outfield Silver Slugger AL: DH | C | 1B | 2B | SS | 3B | OF NL: P | C | 1B | 2B | SS | 3B | OF Categories: | | ... // Introduction MLB Showdown (colloq. ... In the sport of baseball, a home run is the act of hitting the ball in such a manner, whether out of the park or in (see inside the park home run), that allows the batter to safely reach home and score. ... ...

Quotes

  • When asked about a slump, "It hurts, it really hurts. I mean, i feel like I am hurting the team myself. When I don't do good, the team doesn't do good. As one of the best players on the team, I feel that I should be doing better."
  • On winning the World Series, thus breaking the Curse of the Bambino, "I don't believe in no curses. You make your own destination (sic)."
  • When asked about what he does outside of baseball, "I know this might sound funny, but I play baseball. Me and [Jason] Varitek play a bit in the training field. Can't get our minds off it."
  • When asked about trade rumors, "It's just Manny bein' Manny man."

The Curse of the Bambino (1920 – 2004) was an urban myth or scapegoat cited as a reason for the failure of the Boston Red Sox baseball team to win the World Series for 86 years after they sold Babe Ruth, sometimes called The Bambino, to the New York Yankees. ...

External links

Preceded by:
Josh Beckett
World Series MVP
2004
Succeeded by:
Jermaine Dye

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