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Posted: September 05, 2017

’Manny’ Ramírez

Manny Ramierez
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Manny Ramierez

Manuel Arístides "Manny" Ramírez Onelcida (born May 30, 1972) is a Dominican-American professional baseball outfielder and designated hitter.  Ramirez is recognized for great batting skill and power, a nine-time Silver Slugger and one of 25 players to hit 500 career home runs. He finished out his career with 555 homers. His 21 grand slams are third all-time, 29 post-season home runs the most in big league history. He appeared in 12 All-Star Games, a streak of 11 consecutive beginning in 1998 including every season that he played with the Boston Red Sox. He was named the World Series MVP in 2004 and has two championships, both with the Red Sox. He retired from the Tampa Bay Rays after he tested positive for performance-enhancing drugs in 2011, ESPN reported. It could have been his second suspension if he had stayed with the MLB. After he retired, he did try to come back to baseball in the U.S. He worked as a minor-league instructor in the Cubs system in 2014. He also signed with a Japanese team in 2017.

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