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Ramirez at bat
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  • Free Manny Ramirez Shirts! @ WCBias | West Coast Bias Sports Blog | West Coast Sports News by West Coast Sports Fans, Covering Los Angeles Lakers, Dodgers and All Things West Coast 28 January 2010 0:24 UTC www.wcbias.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ The Sports Network reports the Los Angeles Dodgers reinstated OF Manny Ramirez from his suspension Thursday, July 2.
  • KFFL - Manny Ramirez, OF, Los Angeles Dodgers 28 January 2010 0:24 UTC www.kffl.com [Source type: News]

^ By Grab Networks Manny on their Mind By Grab Networks Los Angeles Dodgers Have High Expectations for 2007 The Los Angeles Dodgers and their fans have high expectations for 2007.
  • Manny Ramirez, Los Angeles Dodgers Reach a Deal Finally - Associated Content - associatedcontent.com 28 January 2010 0:24 UTC www.associatedcontent.com [Source type: General]

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Left fielder
Born: May 30, 1972 (1972-05-30) (age 37)
Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic
Bats: Right Throws: Right 
MLB debut
September 2, 1993 for the Cleveland Indians
Career statistics
(through 2009 season)
Batting average     .313
Home runs     546
Runs batted in     1,788
Hits     2,494
Teams
Career highlights and awards
.Manuel "Manny" Aristides Ramírez Onelcida (born May 30, 1972, in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic) is a Dominican-American Major League Baseball left fielder for the Los Angeles Dodgers.^ Manuel Arístides (Manny) Ramírez Onelcida [/ɹɑˈmiɹɛz/] (born May 30 , 1972 ) is an outfielder in Major League Baseball , currently playing for the Los Angeles Dodgers .
  • Manny Ramírez - Baseball Wiki 2 February 2010 16:016 UTC baseball.wikia.com [Source type: General]

^ Manuel Aristides "Manny" Ramrez Onelcida (born May 30 , 1972 in Santo Domingo , Dominican Republic ) is a left fielder for the Boston Red Sox of Major League Baseball .
  • Manny Being Manny - Ramirez Fan Page - Ramirez tests positive for steroids? 28 January 2010 0:24 UTC mannybeingmanny.com [Source type: General]

^ Major league left fielders .
  • Manny Ramírez - Baseball Wiki 2 February 2010 16:016 UTC baseball.wikia.com [Source type: General]

.A nine-time Silver Slugger, and one of 25 people to have hit over 500 career home runs, he is well recognized for his strong offensive abilities.^ I almost hit a home run."

^ Ortiz hit a home run his first time up.
  • NYT: David Ortiz, Manny Ramirez on 2003 steroid list - Over the Monster 28 January 2010 0:24 UTC www.overthemonster.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Quiz Time: 25 questions about Manny's quest for 500 home runs .
  • A dazzling Manny being Manny moment | Boston Red Sox | projo.com | The Providence Journal 22 September 2009 22:55 UTC www.projo.com [Source type: News]

.His 21 career grand slams are the most by any active player, and the second-most all-time, behind Lou Gehrig's 23. His 28 career postseason home runs are also the most by any player in MLB history.^ Maybe they forgot he leads everybody all-time in postseason home runs.
  • Boston Red Sox Jonathon Papelbon Hates Manny Ramirez | For the public, by The Public 28 January 2010 0:24 UTC joshqpublic.com [Source type: News]

^ His 28 career postseason home runs are also the most by any player in MLB history.
  • Manny Ramirez 28 January 2010 0:24 UTC daymix.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Only Lou Gehrig , with 23, has hit more grand slams than Ramírez.
  • Manny Ramírez - Baseball Wiki 2 February 2010 16:016 UTC baseball.wikia.com [Source type: General]

.For the past 11 years, Ramirez has been a fixture in the All-Star Game, and is a 12-time All-Star.^ NBA All-Star Game 2009 (6) .
  • Wild Speculation: Manny Ramirez - Chris Mottram - The Sporting Blog - Sporting News 28 January 2010 0:24 UTC www.sportingnews.com [Source type: General]

^ Does Manny Ramirez deserve to play in the All-Star Game?
  • Manny Ramirez 28 January 2010 0:24 UTC www.mahalo.com [Source type: General]

^ He was also named to the starting lineup of the All-Star Game for the first time.
  • JockBio: Manny Ramirez Biography 28 January 2010 0:24 UTC www.jockbio.com [Source type: General]

.Ramirez was allegedly among a group of 104 major league players who tested positive for performance-enhancing drugs during 2003 survey testing.^ David Ortiz and Manny Ramirez are among roughly 100 Major League Baseball players who tested positive for performance-enhancing drugs in 2003.
  • Manny Ram�rez News - The New York Times 28 January 2010 0:24 UTC topics.nytimes.com [Source type: News]

^ With players who tested positive for performance enhancing drugs.
  • Manny Ramirez on baseball brought to you by 670 The Score | 670 The Score 28 January 2010 0:24 UTC multimedia.670thescore.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ NY Times: Ortiz and Ramirez tested positive for performance-enhancing drugs in 2003 .
  • Projo Sox Blog: Search Results 28 January 2010 0:24 UTC news.beloblog.com [Source type: General]

[1] .In 2009, Ramirez was suspended 50 games for violating Major League Baseball's Performance Enhancing Drug policy for taking human chorionic gonadotropin (hCG), a women's fertility drug typically used by steroid users to restart their body's natural testosterone production as they come off a steroid cycle.^ The L.A. Times is reporting that Manny Ramirez, the team's superstar leftfielder, will be suspended 50 games for testing positive for performance-enhancing drugs.
  • Manny Ramirez - Los Angeles 28 January 2010 0:24 UTC www.laweekly.com [Source type: General]

^ Major League Baseball begins its 2009 campaign with 12 scheduled games.
  • Posts mentioning Manny Ramirez 28 January 2010 0:24 UTC ingamenow.com [Source type: General]

^ Post a new comment Posted by tribe4me May 07, 2009, 3:01PM From Baseball Prospectus: "The drug Ramirez was suspended for was HCG (human chorionic gonadotropin.
  • Manny Ramirez has Hall of Fame numbers, but will they count for much now? | Starting Blocks - cleveland.com - cleveland.com 28 January 2010 0:24 UTC www.cleveland.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

[2]

Contents

Career

High school

.Growing up in Washington Heights, New York City, New York, Ramirez attended George Washington High School, New York, graduating at the age of 19 years old.^ There, he played outfield at George Washington High School for 3 years.
  • The My Hero Project - Manny Ramirez 28 January 2010 0:24 UTC www.myhero.com [Source type: General]

^ Manny attended George Washington High School on 193rd Street.
  • JockBio: Manny Ramirez Biography 28 January 2010 0:24 UTC www.jockbio.com [Source type: General]

^ Manny attended George Washington High School in NYC, Manny spent four years at that high school but never graduated.
  • Manny Ram�rez@Everything2.com 28 January 2010 0:24 UTC www.everything2.com [Source type: General]

.He was a 3-time All-City selection in baseball and as a high school senior was named New York City Public School Player of the Year in 1991, while batting .615 with 14 home runs in 22 games.^ Malecopywriter in The new elementary school's name .
  • Boston.com Forums - Share your views on topics of interest to Boston and New England - Boston.com - Boston Globe 22 September 2009 22:55 UTC www.boston.com [Source type: General]

^ In 1991, his last year in school, Ramirez hit .643 and was named High School Player of the Year for all of New York City's public schools.
  • Manny Ramirez Biography - life, family, children, school, mother, son, born, drugs, contract - Newsmakers Cumulation 28 January 2010 0:24 UTC www.notablebiographies.com [Source type: General]

^ Ramirez treats home runs like New Year’s Eve.
  • MANNY RAMIREZ - Bats Blog - NYTimes.com 28 January 2010 0:24 UTC bats.blogs.nytimes.com [Source type: General]

He was inducted into the New York City Public School Athletic Hall of Fame in 1999.

Minor leagues

.The Cleveland Indians selected Ramirez with the 13th pick of the 1991 draft and assigned to the Rookie-level Burlington Indians for his professional debut.^ Drafted by the Cleveland Indians in the 1st round in 1991.
  • MLB 28 January 2010 0:24 UTC www.tsn.ca [Source type: General]

^ Drafted: 13th overall in 1991 by the Cleveland Indians .
  • Manny Ramírez - Baseball Wiki 2 February 2010 16:016 UTC baseball.wikia.com [Source type: General]

^ After High School, the Cleveland Indians drafted him as the 13th pick of the 1991 draft.
  • The My Hero Project - Manny Ramirez 28 January 2010 0:24 UTC www.myhero.com [Source type: General]

.He was named the Appalachian League MVP and was selected by Baseball America as short-season Player of the Year while slugging 19 homers and driving in 63 runs in 59 games, while leading the league in slugging and total bases.^ Major League Totals - 17 Season(s) .
  • Manny Ramirez Batting Statistics - The Baseball Cube 28 January 2010 0:24 UTC www.thebaseballcube.com [Source type: Academic]

^ He tore up the league, edging Dmitri Young for Top Prospect honors from Baseball America—which also named him Short-Season Player of the Year.
  • JockBio: Manny Ramirez Biography 28 January 2010 0:24 UTC www.jockbio.com [Source type: General]

^ Players have outlier seasons, it’s a part of baseball.
  • Manny Ramirez, David Ortiz Best Red Sox Hitters Of The Decade - Over the Monster 28 January 2010 0:24 UTC www.overthemonster.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

.With the Single-A Kinston Indians in 1992, Ramirez battled injuries but still hit .278 with 13 homers and 63 RBI in 81 games and was named as the No.3 Prospect and the "Most Exciting Player in the Carolina League" by Baseball America.^ He hit .290 with 19 homers and 63 RBIs.
  • Manny Ramirez : EveryJoe - Sports News – Tech Reviews – Entertainment – Life Tips for EveryJoe 28 January 2010 0:24 UTC www.everyjoe.com [Source type: General]

^ He saw 2 pitches a game and was still hitting 40+ homers a season.
  • Manny Ramirez, David Ortiz Best Red Sox Hitters Of The Decade - Over the Monster 28 January 2010 0:24 UTC www.overthemonster.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ With the Single-A Kinston Indians in 1992, Ramirez battled injuries but still hit .278 with 13 homers and 63 RBI in 81 games and was named as the No.3 Prospect and the “Most Exciting Player in the Carolina League” by Baseball America.
  • Manny Ramirez | News Blog 28 January 2010 0:24 UTC www.newsblogpk.com [Source type: General]

.In 1993, Ramirez was named "Minor League Player of the Year" by Baseball America while combining to hit .333 with 31 homers and 115 RBI in 129 games with the Double-A Canton-Akron Indians and Triple-A Charlotte Knights.^ In 1993, Ramirez was named “Minor League Player of the Year” by Baseball America while combining to hit .333 with 31 homers and 115 RBI in 129 games with the Double-A Canton-Akron Indians and Triple-A Charlotte Knights.
  • Manny Ramirez | News Blog 28 January 2010 0:24 UTC www.newsblogpk.com [Source type: General]

^ Manny Ramirez has more RBIs than any other player in Major League Baseball since 1993.
  • Manny Being Manny - Robert Littal Presents The Infamous BlackSportsOnline 22 September 2009 22:55 UTC blacksportsonline.com [Source type: General]

^ Ramirez has 11 hits and seven RBI in his last five games.
  • Owner's Edge MLB - Manny Ramirez - Notes 28 January 2010 0:24 UTC ownersedge.fanball.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

Cleveland Indians

.Ramirez made his major league debut on September 2, 1993 against the Minnesota Twins, going hitless in four at-bats as the designated hitter.^ His Major league debut was in 1993 with the Cleveland Indians.
  • The My Hero Project - Manny Ramirez 28 January 2010 0:24 UTC www.myhero.com [Source type: General]

^ Ramirez made his major league debut on September 2, 1993 against the Minnesota Twins, going hitless in four at-bats as the designated hitter.
  • Manny Ramirez | News Blog 28 January 2010 0:24 UTC www.newsblogpk.com [Source type: General]

^ Despite this, Ramirez won the American League batting title, hitting .349, and his .647 slugging percentage was second in the league behind Jim Thome’s .677.
  • Manny Ramirez | News Blog 28 January 2010 0:24 UTC www.newsblogpk.com [Source type: General]

.The following day against the New York Yankees he went 3 for 4 with 2 home runs and a double.^ New York Yankees (11) .
  • My Breakup Letter to Manny Ramirez | Covering All the Bases 28 January 2010 0:24 UTC sportsblog.experience.com [Source type: General]

^ New York Yankees (86) .
  • Wild Speculation: Manny Ramirez - Chris Mottram - The Sporting Blog - Sporting News 28 January 2010 0:24 UTC www.sportingnews.com [Source type: General]

^ The following day against the New York Yankees he went 3 for 4 with 2 home runs and a double.
  • Manny Ramirez | News Blog 28 January 2010 0:24 UTC www.newsblogpk.com [Source type: General]

.His first career homer was against Mélido Pérez.^ His first career homer was against Mélido Pérez.
  • Manny Ramirez | News Blog 28 January 2010 0:24 UTC www.newsblogpk.com [Source type: General]

^ On April 22 , Ramirez was the first of four Red Sox batters to homer in consecutive at bats in a game against the Yankees, tying a league record.
  • Manny Ramírez - Baseball Wiki 2 February 2010 16:016 UTC baseball.wikia.com [Source type: General]

^ His first ALCS homer, in Game 2, broke Bernie Williams ' career postseason home run record.
  • Manny Ramirez - SoSH | Boston Red Sox | Red Sox Rumors | Spring Training | Pawtucket Red Sox 28 January 2010 0:24 UTC www.sonsofsamhorn.net [Source type: General]

.In his first full season in the majors, Ramirez finished second in the Rookie of the Year voting after batting .269 with 17 homers and 60 RBI in 91 games.^ Ramirez finished the season with 37 home runs and 121 runs batted in.
  • Manny Ramirez | News Blog 28 January 2010 0:24 UTC www.newsblogpk.com [Source type: General]

^ In his first full season in the majors, Ramirez finished second in the Rookie of the Year voting after batting .269 with 17 homers and 60 RBI in 91 games.
  • Manny Ramirez | News Blog 28 January 2010 0:24 UTC www.newsblogpk.com [Source type: General]

^ ALCS Game 5, first inning, two outs, Ramirez on second.
  • Rays: Manny Ramirez: Clown or competitor? 28 January 2010 0:24 UTC www.sptimes.com [Source type: General]

.He was selected to his first All-Star Game in 1995 and won his first career Silver Slugger Award following the season.^ Inactive the first 14 games of the season.

^ He was also named to the starting lineup of the All-Star Game for the first time.
  • JockBio: Manny Ramirez Biography 28 January 2010 0:24 UTC www.jockbio.com [Source type: General]

^ As of 2008, he has earned nine Silver Slugger Awards, and eleven All-Star Selections.
  • Manny Ramirez 28 January 2010 0:24 UTC www.mahalo.com [Source type: General]

.In December 1995, Ramirez agreed to a $10.15 million, four-year contract.^ December 15, 2008, 8:10 pm .
  • MANNY RAMIREZ - Bats Blog - NYTimes.com 28 January 2010 0:24 UTC bats.blogs.nytimes.com [Source type: General]

^ On December 12, 2000 , Manny signed an 8 year, $160 million dollar deal with the Boston Red Sox , hours after Alex Rodriguez signed his ridiculous 10 year, $252 million dollar contract with the Texas Rangers .
  • Manny Ram�rez@Everything2.com 28 January 2010 0:24 UTC www.everything2.com [Source type: General]

^ Ramirez, known for his dreadlocks, baggy pants and often oblivious demeanor, had signed a two-year $45 million contract with the Los Angeles Dodgers in March and will lose about a third of his salary this season.
  • Manny Ram�rez News - The New York Times 28 January 2010 0:24 UTC topics.nytimes.com [Source type: News]

[3]
.From 1993 to 2000, he had 236 home runs and 804 RBI in 967 games for the Cleveland Indians, including a career-high 45 home runs in 1998, and a career-high 165 RBI in 1999, when he hit .333 with 44 homers and scored a career-high 131 runs.^ Cleveland Indians 1993-2000 Los Angeles Dodgers 2008 .
  • Manny Ramirez - SoSH | Boston Red Sox | Red Sox Rumors | Spring Training | Pawtucket Red Sox 28 January 2010 0:24 UTC www.sonsofsamhorn.net [Source type: General]

^ 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).
  • Manny Ramírez - Baseball Wiki 2 February 2010 16:016 UTC baseball.wikia.com [Source type: General]

^ He finished the year with a .333 average and 44 home runs.
  • JockBio: Manny Ramirez Biography 28 January 2010 0:24 UTC www.jockbio.com [Source type: General]

.On September 30, 1999 Ramirez set the Indians' single-season record for RBIs at 164, beating Hal Trosky's 1936 record of 162.[4] He finished the season with 165 RBI in 1999 were the highest total by any player since Jimmie Foxx (1938).^ 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's than games played in a non-shortened season since Ted Williams in 1949 .
  • Manny Ramírez - Baseball Wiki 2 February 2010 16:016 UTC baseball.wikia.com [Source type: General]

^ His 165 RBI in 1999 were the highest total by any player since Jimmie Foxx (1938).
  • Manny Ramirez | News Blog 28 January 2010 0:24 UTC www.newsblogpk.com [Source type: General]

^ McGwire used steroids throughout his career, including his then record setting home run season of 1998.
  • Manny Ramirez - News, Video, Photos, and Rumors from BallHype 28 January 2010 0:24 UTC ballhype.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

.During his time in Cleveland, he played in two World Series: 1995 and 1997.^ He helped to lead the Indians to two World Series appearances in 1995 and 1997 .
  • Manny Ramirez 28 January 2010 0:24 UTC www.mahalo.com [Source type: General]

^ During his time in Cleveland, he played in two World Series: 1995 and 1997.
  • Manny Ramirez | News Blog 28 January 2010 0:24 UTC www.newsblogpk.com [Source type: General]

^ He won them two World series.

Boston Red Sox

2001-03

.In December 2000, Ramirez signed an eight-year, $160 million deal with the Boston Red Sox, with $20 million options for 2009 and 2010, pushing the total value of the contract to $200 million for 10 years.^ In December 2000, Ramirez signed an eight-year, $160 million deal with the Boston Red Sox, with $20 million options for 2009 and 2010, pushing the total value of the contract to $200 million for 10 years.Ramirez immediately delivered for the Red Sox, hitting .408 in April.
  • Manny Ramirez | News Blog 28 January 2010 0:24 UTC www.newsblogpk.com [Source type: General]

^ Then, in 2000, Manny Ramirez became eligible for free agency for the first time and signed an eight-year, $160 million contract with the Boston Red Sox.
  • Manny Ramirez Sports Photos, News, Bio & Ratings - AskMen.com 28 January 2010 0:24 UTC www.askmen.com [Source type: General]
  • Manny Ramirez Sports Photos, News, Bio & Ratings - AskMen.com Canada 28 January 2010 0:24 UTC ca.askmen.com [Source type: General]

^ Boston Red Sox outfielder .
  • Manny Ramirez - Dating, Gossip, News, Manny Ramirez Photos 28 January 2010 0:24 UTC www.whosdatedwho.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

.[5] Ramirez immediately delivered for the Red Sox, hitting .408 in April.^ Dodgers get Ramirez in trade from Red Sox .
  • Dodgers get Ramirez in trade from Red Sox | dodgers, manny ramirez, boston - Sports - The Orange County Register 28 January 2010 0:24 UTC www.ocregister.com [Source type: News]

^ Ramirez at Red Sox victory parade .
  • Manny Ramirez | News Blog 28 January 2010 0:24 UTC www.newsblogpk.com [Source type: General]

^ In 2004, he and Ramirez led the Boston Red Sox to their first World Series championship since 1918.
  • Ortiz, Ramirez Tested Positive in 2003: Report - CNBC 28 January 2010 0:24 UTC www.cnbc.com [Source type: General]

.His final season stats were a .306 batting average with 41 home runs and 125 RBI. On June 23, Ramirez hit two monstrous home runs against the Toronto Blue Jays at Fenway Park, with the second one hitting the very top of the light tower in left field.^ Henderson played left field while Ramirez plays left field.
  • MANNY RAMIREZ - Bats Blog - NYTimes.com 28 January 2010 0:24 UTC bats.blogs.nytimes.com [Source type: General]

^ He finished the season with the Dodgers hitting a .396 batting average, 17 home runs, and 53 RBI. .
  • Manny Ramirez | News Blog 28 January 2010 0:24 UTC www.newsblogpk.com [Source type: General]

^ Ramirez finished the season with 37 home runs and 121 runs batted in.
  • Manny Ramirez | News Blog 28 January 2010 0:24 UTC www.newsblogpk.com [Source type: General]

.The length of the home run was officially listed at 501 feet[6], just short of Ted Williams' record of 502 feet.^ The length of the home run was officially listed at 501 feet, just short of Ted Williams’ record of 502 feet.
  • Manny Ramirez | News Blog 28 January 2010 0:24 UTC www.newsblogpk.com [Source type: General]

^ McGwire used steroids throughout his career, including his then record setting home run season of 1998.
  • Manny Ramirez - News, Video, Photos, and Rumors from BallHype 28 January 2010 0:24 UTC ballhype.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ There was that time you crushed a ball at Fenway which was one 1 inch short of Ted Williams 502ft shot, the longest homerun ever at Fenway.
  • My Breakup Letter to Manny Ramirez | Covering All the Bases 28 January 2010 0:24 UTC sportsblog.experience.com [Source type: General]

[7]
.Manny only played in 120 games in 2002, due to a hamstring injury that put him on the DL for more than a month from mid-May to the end of June.^ Manny has only played on two teams that won less than 85 games.
  • Manny Ramirez [Archive] - SignOnSanDiego Forums 28 January 2010 0:24 UTC forum.signonsandiego.com [Source type: Original source]

^ Manny plays the game with alot of enthusiasm.
  • MetsBlog.com – Outfield: The Weak Market for Manny Ramirez 28 January 2010 0:24 UTC www.metsblog.com [Source type: General]

^ Manny only played in 120 games in 2002, due to a hamstring injury that put him on the DL for more than a month from mid-May to the end of June.
  • Manny Ramirez | News Blog 28 January 2010 0:24 UTC www.newsblogpk.com [Source type: General]

.Despite this, Ramirez won the American League batting title, hitting .349, and his .647 slugging percentage was second in the league behind Jim Thome's .677. Ramirez hit his 300th career home run on August 26 against the Angels' Ramon Ortiz.^ Ramirez finished the season with 37 home runs and 121 runs batted in.
  • Manny Ramirez | News Blog 28 January 2010 0:24 UTC www.newsblogpk.com [Source type: General]

^ He won an American League batting title in 2002, when he hit .349, and led the A.L. in home runs with 43 in 2004.
  • Dodgers get Ramirez in trade from Red Sox | dodgers, manny ramirez, boston - Sports - The Orange County Register 28 January 2010 0:24 UTC www.ocregister.com [Source type: News]

^ I almost hit a home run."

.It was the first of two home runs of the night for Ramirez, as he went 5-for-5 overall.^ Manny Ramirez hits first home-run in rehab game .
  • Manny Ramirez video and audio on brought to you by Boston.com 28 January 2010 0:24 UTC multimedia.boston.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ It was the first of two home runs of the night for Ramirez, as he went 5-for-5 overall.
  • Manny Ramirez | News Blog 28 January 2010 0:24 UTC www.newsblogpk.com [Source type: General]

^ It was his first home run of spring training.
  • Owner's Edge MLB - Manny Ramirez - Notes 28 January 2010 0:24 UTC ownersedge.fanball.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

.In the summer of 2003, Ramirez missed several games with pharyngitis.^ In the summer of 2003, Ramirez missed several games with pharyngitis.
  • Manny Ramirez | News Blog 28 January 2010 0:24 UTC www.newsblogpk.com [Source type: General]

^ Ramirez hit the cover off the ball again for the Dodgers in 2009 despite missing 50 games due to a PED suspension.
  • Manny Ramirez 28 January 2010 0:24 UTC www.rotoworld.com [Source type: News]
  • Manny Ramirez : USATODAY.com - Manny Ramirez Biography from USATODAY.com 28 January 2010 0:24 UTC fantasybaseball.usatoday.com [Source type: General]

^ In 2004, Bay’s predecessor, the Dominican-born Manny Ramirez, missed a game against the Indians to become a U.S. citizen in Miami.
  • LEEInks » Manny Ramirez 28 January 2010 0:24 UTC leeinks.weei.com [Source type: General]

.When it became public that he was spotted in a bar (in the same hotel where Ramirez lives) with a close friend, Yankees infielder Enrique Wilson when Ramirez was supposedly too ill to play in the Yankees series, Boston manager Grady Little benched him for one game.^ When it became public that he was spotted in a bar (in the same hotel where Ramirez lives) with a close friend, Yankees infielder Enrique Wilson when Ramirez was supposedly too ill to play in the Yankees series, Boston manager Grady Little benched him for one game.
  • Manny Ramirez | News Blog 28 January 2010 0:24 UTC www.newsblogpk.com [Source type: General]

^ "He wants to play for the Yankees so he can get at the Red Sox," a close friend of Ramirez's told The Post .
  • Manny Ramirez Will Sign With New York Yankees In The Offseason To Get Back At The Red Sox | MLB | Boston Red Sox | New York Yankees 28 January 2010 0:24 UTC www.faniq.com [Source type: General]

^ When it was learned that he had been seen in a hotel bar (Ramírez lived 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.
  • Manny Ramírez - Baseball Wiki 2 February 2010 16:016 UTC baseball.wikia.com [Source type: General]

.Despite his strong play in the 2003 postseason, the Red Sox lost to the Yankees in a seven game showdown in the ALCS.^ Preview of tonight's Red Sox-A's game .
  • Bill Reynolds -- Gone, Manny, gone | Boston Red Sox | projo.com | The Providence Journal 22 September 2009 22:55 UTC www.projo.com [Source type: News]

^ Now, the Yankees are chasing the Red Sox.
  • Manny Ramirez - SweetSpot Blog - ESPN 28 January 2010 0:24 UTC espn.go.com [Source type: General]

^ Red Sox equal New Yankees .
  • Manny Ramirez | Hitting Back :: A New York Sports Blog 28 January 2010 0:24 UTC www.hittingback.com [Source type: General]

.The new Red Sox ownership and management, trying to rid themselves of his massive contract, put Ramirez on irrevocable waivers, thus making him available to any team willing to assume the remainder of his contract.^ At one point they put him on irrevocable waivers!
  • MetsBlog.com – Outfield: The Talk about Manny Ramirez 28 January 2010 0:24 UTC www.metsblog.com [Source type: General]

^ The new Red Sox ownership and management, having to deal with the $20 million a year contract, put Ramirez on irrevocable waivers the following offseason, allowing any team to claim him and thus add him to its roster.
  • Manny Ramírez - Baseball Wiki 2 February 2010 16:016 UTC baseball.wikia.com [Source type: General]

^ Almost everyone on the Red Sox wanted him off the team.
  • MetsBlog.com – Outfield: The Weak Market for Manny Ramirez 28 January 2010 0:24 UTC www.metsblog.com [Source type: General]

.However, all 29 other teams passed on the opportunity to claim Ramirez.^ However, all 29 other teams passed on the opportunity to claim Ramirez.
  • Manny Ramirez | News Blog 28 January 2010 0:24 UTC www.newsblogpk.com [Source type: General]

^ Manuel, who will manage the NL All-Stars, says he wouldn't have a problem with Ramirez being elected to the team.
  • Manny Ramirez on Top Fans 28 January 2010 0:24 UTC topfans.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ The Giants have been hot and cold on Ramirez for nearly a month, but few other teams have shown an authentic interest.
  • Owner's Edge MLB - Manny Ramirez - Notes 28 January 2010 0:24 UTC ownersedge.fanball.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

2004 season

Ramirez at Red Sox victory parade
.In 2004, Ramirez led the American League in home runs (43), slugging percentage (.613) and OPS (1.009); he finished third in RBI (130), sixth in on base percentage (.397), eighth in walks (82), tenth in runs (108), and posted a .308 batting average.^ He finished the season with the Dodgers hitting a .396 batting average, 17 home runs, and 53 RBI. .
  • Manny Ramirez | News Blog 28 January 2010 0:24 UTC www.newsblogpk.com [Source type: General]

^ Manny led the AL in slugging and was second in on-base percentage.
  • JockBio: Manny Ramirez Biography 28 January 2010 0:24 UTC www.jockbio.com [Source type: General]

^ Ramirez finished the season with 37 home runs and 121 runs batted in.
  • Manny Ramirez | News Blog 28 January 2010 0:24 UTC www.newsblogpk.com [Source type: General]

.In addition, Ramirez 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. Together they hit back-to-back home runs six times, tying the major league single-season mark set by the Detroit Tigers' Hank Greenberg and Rudy York and later matched by the Chicago White Sox's Frank Thomas and Magglio Ordóñez.^ He finished the season with the Dodgers hitting a .396 batting average, 17 home runs, and 53 RBI. .
  • Manny Ramirez | News Blog 28 January 2010 0:24 UTC www.newsblogpk.com [Source type: General]

^ Ramirez finished the season with 37 home runs and 121 runs batted in.
  • Manny Ramirez | News Blog 28 January 2010 0:24 UTC www.newsblogpk.com [Source type: General]

^ I was able to take my Dad to Opening Day when Manny Ramirez hit his first home run (in his first at bat) as a Red Sox player.

.In the 2004 Major League Baseball All-Star Game, Ramirez hit a two-run home run off Roger Clemens in the top of the first inning, giving his teammates a 3–0 lead.^ Ramírez is one of only 45 major-league baseball players to ever hit this many home runs.
  • Manny Ramírez - Baseball Wiki 2 February 2010 16:016 UTC baseball.wikia.com [Source type: General]

^ McGwire hit a home run in the eighth inning to make it 6-0 from 5-0.
  • Full Count » Manny Ramirez 28 January 2010 0:24 UTC fullcount.weei.com [Source type: General]

^ File:Manny Ramirez Parade.jpg 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.
  • Manny Ramírez - Baseball Wiki 2 February 2010 16:016 UTC baseball.wikia.com [Source type: General]

.Ramirez, Derek Jeter (with a single), Ichiro Suzuki (with a double) and Iván Rodríguez (with a triple) became the first All-Star quartet to hit for the cycle during the same inning.^ He hit two doubles and a single.
  • Owner's Edge MLB - Manny Ramirez - Notes 28 January 2010 0:24 UTC ownersedge.fanball.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ He hit a double and two singles.
  • Owner's Edge MLB - Manny Ramirez - Notes 28 January 2010 0:24 UTC ownersedge.fanball.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Along with Derek Jeter (a single), Ichiro Suzuki (a double ) and Iván Rodríguez (a triple ), Ramírez made history as the American League team became the first All-Star team to hit for the cycle during the same inning.
  • Manny Ramírez - Baseball Wiki 2 February 2010 16:016 UTC baseball.wikia.com [Source type: General]

.His season was capped off by being named the MVP of the World Series as the Red Sox won their first title since 1918.^ His season was capped off by being named the MVP of the World Series as the Red Sox won their first title since 1918.
  • Manny Ramirez | News Blog 28 January 2010 0:24 UTC www.newsblogpk.com [Source type: General]

^ No more Red Sox in the World Series.
  • Could Manny Ramirez join the Cubs? 28 January 2010 0:24 UTC digg.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Red Sox 2007 World Series Roster .
  • Manny Ramirez - SoSH | Boston Red Sox | Red Sox Rumors | Spring Training | Pawtucket Red Sox 28 January 2010 0:24 UTC www.sonsofsamhorn.net [Source type: General]

2005–06

.On May 15, Ramirez hit his 400th home run off Gil Meche of the Seattle Mariners.^ I almost hit a home run."

^ May 15: Reached a major career milestone by hitting his 400th home run off Gil Meche of the Seattle Mariners .
  • Manny Ramírez - Baseball Wiki 2 February 2010 16:016 UTC baseball.wikia.com [Source type: General]

^ It’s hard to hit home runs.

.Ramirez is one of only 45 MLB players in the 400 home run club.^ Ramírez is one of only 45 players in the 400 home run club.
  • Manny Ramírez - ArmchairGM - Sports Wiki Database 2 February 2010 16:016 UTC armchairgm.wikia.com [Source type: General]

^ Ramírez is one of only 45 major-league baseball players to ever hit this many home runs.
  • Manny Ramírez - Baseball Wiki 2 February 2010 16:016 UTC baseball.wikia.com [Source type: General]

^ On June 10 , Ramirez became the 31st player in history to hit 450 home runs, with a solo shot off Francisco Cordero of the Texas Rangers.
  • Manny Ramírez - Baseball Wiki 2 February 2010 16:016 UTC baseball.wikia.com [Source type: General]

.On July 5, Ramirez hit his 20th career grand slam — and his third of the season — off Chris Young of the Texas Rangers.^ July 5: Hit his 20th career grand slam —and his third of the season— off Chris Young of the Texas Rangers .
  • Manny Ramírez - Baseball Wiki 2 February 2010 16:016 UTC baseball.wikia.com [Source type: General]

^ On June 10 , Ramirez became the 31st player in history to hit 450 home runs, with a solo shot off Francisco Cordero of the Texas Rangers.
  • Manny Ramírez - Baseball Wiki 2 February 2010 16:016 UTC baseball.wikia.com [Source type: General]

^ The remainder of the season was feast or famine for Ramirez: beginning in mid-July, he had a 28-game hitting streak , including 12 multi-hit games, 8 HR, and 28 RBI, but then missed 28 games from mid-August on with soreness in his right knee.
  • Manny Ramírez - Baseball Wiki 2 February 2010 16:016 UTC baseball.wikia.com [Source type: General]

.Off the field, this season was one of much conflict for Ramirez.^ Off the field, this season was one of much conflict for Ramirez.
  • Manny Ramirez | News Blog 28 January 2010 0:24 UTC www.newsblogpk.com [Source type: General]

^ But one of the pitfalls of 24-hour sports talk, team-owned cable stations and yes, the blogosphere of which I am very much a part is that we analyze the season day-by-day.

^ There was the one about Gretzky signing a deal to play for the Leafs in the mid-90s, and now it appears that a few “insiders” are predicting that the Blue Jays might actually pursue Manny Ramirez this off-season .
  • Macleans.ca: Tag - Manny Ramirez 28 January 2010 0:24 UTC www2.macleans.ca [Source type: General]

.Persistent trade rumors (generally involving the New York Mets) dogged him all season.^ Manny Ramirez is rumored to be going to the New York Mets in a 3-team trade involving the Boston, Baltimore, and New York Mets.
  • Manny Ramirez to Mets? - Madden NFL 2010 madden 10 28 January 2010 0:24 UTC www.maddenboard.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ New York Mets (24) .
  • Wild Speculation: Manny Ramirez - Chris Mottram - The Sporting Blog - Sporting News 28 January 2010 0:24 UTC www.sportingnews.com [Source type: General]

^ In addition to all the revenue they've generated, remember, the Dodgers haven't paid Manny a cent this season.
  • yoonewverse: How Latinos, Manny Ramirez, and the Dodgers all make sense (cents)? 28 January 2010 0:24 UTC blog.yoonew.com [Source type: General]

.After the Red Sox were eliminated in the first round of that year's playoffs by the eventual World Series champion Chicago White Sox, Ramirez once again expressed a wish to be traded.^ Ramirez missed the White House reception for the Red Sox 2007 World Series championship.
  • How funny was Manny Ramirez talking on a cell phone? 2 February 2010 16:016 UTC askville.amazon.com [Source type: General]
  • Manny Ramírez - Baseball Wiki 2 February 2010 16:016 UTC baseball.wikia.com [Source type: General]

^ 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.
  • Manny Ramírez - Baseball Wiki 2 February 2010 16:016 UTC baseball.wikia.com [Source type: General]

^ No more Red Sox in the World Series.
  • Could Manny Ramirez join the Cubs? 28 January 2010 0:24 UTC digg.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

.This included a threat to not show up for spring training if his latest demand was not met by Red Sox GM Theo Epstein.^ The Red Sox are fed up with his behavoir.
  • Brownie Points: Papi in the House; Manny being Manny? 22 September 2009 22:55 UTC browniepoints.mlblogs.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ During this offseason, the Cleveland Indians tried to hold up the Sox’ acquisition of center fielder Coco Crisp unless Delcarmen was included in the deal.
  • Manny Being Manny.... 22 September 2009 22:55 UTC www.mannyd17.com [Source type: General]

^ Tired of “Manny being Manny,” GM Theo Epstein traded his star outfielder to the L.A. Dodgers in a three-way deal that landed the Sox Pittsburgh slugger Jason Bay.
  • Manny Ramirez Sports Photos, News, Bio & Ratings - AskMen.com 28 January 2010 0:24 UTC www.askmen.com [Source type: General]

.Toward this end, in December 2005, Ramirez put his Ritz-Carlton condominium up for sale.^ Toward this end, in December 2005, Ramirez put his Ritz-Carlton condominium up for sale.
  • Manny Ramirez | News Blog 28 January 2010 0:24 UTC www.newsblogpk.com [Source type: General]

^ In December 2005 , Ramírez put up his Ritz-Carlton condominium up for sale.
  • Manny Ramírez - Baseball Wiki 2 February 2010 16:016 UTC baseball.wikia.com [Source type: General]

^ Ramirez indicates his family — wife Juliana and sons Manny Jr., 5, and Lucas, 2 — are comfortably settled in their 5,000-square-foot condo atop the Ritz-Carlton.
  • Manny Ramirez's softer side at odds with quirky image - USATODAY.com 28 January 2010 0:24 UTC www.usatoday.com [Source type: News]

.Trade rumors circulated with Ramirez possibly going to the Baltimore Orioles or Mets, but no deal was reached.^ Trade rumors circulated with Ramírez possibly going to the Baltimore Orioles or New York Mets , but no deal was reached.
  • Manny Ramírez - Baseball Wiki 2 February 2010 16:016 UTC baseball.wikia.com [Source type: General]

^ Manny Ramirez is rumored to be going to the New York Mets in a 3-team trade involving the Boston, Baltimore, and New York Mets.
  • Manny Ramirez to Mets? - Madden NFL 2010 madden 10 28 January 2010 0:24 UTC www.maddenboard.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Manny Ramirez trade rumors .
  • Manny Ramirez trade rumors | Hoboken411.com 28 January 2010 0:24 UTC hoboken411.com [Source type: General]

.By January 5, 2006, Ramirez changed his mind, stating to ESPN Deportes he was dropping the demand.^ It brings to mind Manny Ramirez disappearing into the Green Monster to make a phone call during a pitching change.
  • MANNY RAMIREZ - Bats Blog - NYTimes.com 28 January 2010 0:24 UTC bats.blogs.nytimes.com [Source type: General]

^ Peter Gammons of ESPN states that the Giants "may well be seriously considering constructing a three-year package" for Manny Ramirez.
  • Owner's Edge MLB - Manny Ramirez - Notes 28 January 2010 0:24 UTC ownersedge.fanball.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Andrew Marchand of ESPN Radio 1050 stated that there is belief around the league that Manny Ramirez will remain with the Dodgers.
  • Owner's Edge MLB - Manny Ramirez - Notes 28 January 2010 0:24 UTC ownersedge.fanball.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

.His agents, in turn, insisted their client was still open to a trade.^ Even if the Mets get a #2/3 pitcher via trade, they still have only 20 million, and Manny already got that kind of offer from the Dodgers and turned it down.
  • MetsBlog.com – Outfield: The Talk about Manny Ramirez 28 January 2010 0:24 UTC www.metsblog.com [Source type: General]

^ His agents have since then reported this as false, with Ramirez still being open to a trade.
  • Manny Ramírez - Baseball Wiki 2 February 2010 16:016 UTC baseball.wikia.com [Source type: General]

[8]
.On June 10, Ramirez became the 31st player in history to hit 450 home runs, with a solo shot off Francisco Cordero of the Texas Rangers.^ I almost hit a home run."

^ It’s hard to hit home runs.

^ A nine-time Silver Slugger, and one of twenty-four people to have hit over 500 career home runs, he is well recognized for his strong offensive abilities.
  • Manny Ramirez on Top Fans 28 January 2010 0:24 UTC topfans.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

.Three weeks later, on July 1, he collected his 2000th hit.^ Three weeks later, on July 1 , he collected his 2000th hit .
  • Manny Ramírez - Baseball Wiki 2 February 2010 16:016 UTC baseball.wikia.com [Source type: General]

^ Then came Ramirez's pinch-hitting appearance Sunday night, July 6, in the Bronx, when he looked at three called strikes against Mariano Rivera.
  • Video - Manny Ramirez bad fielding - Baseball 28 January 2010 0:24 UTC ballhype.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Ramirez tied his season-high for 2009 with three hits in a game, the last time coming July 12 at Milwaukee.
  • Owner's Edge MLB - Manny Ramirez - Notes 28 January 2010 0:24 UTC ownersedge.fanball.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

.The remainder of the season was feast or famine for Ramirez: beginning in mid-July, he had a 28-game hitting streak, including 12 multi-hit games, 8 HR, and 28 RBI, but then missed 28 games from mid-August on with soreness in his right knee.^ Missed 2 games (right knee injury).
  • MLB 28 January 2010 0:24 UTC www.tsn.ca [Source type: General]

^ Missed 7 games (right hamstring injury).
  • MLB 28 January 2010 0:24 UTC www.tsn.ca [Source type: General]

^ In July and August, he fashioned a career-best 27-game hitting streak.
  • JockBio: Manny Ramirez Biography 28 January 2010 0:24 UTC www.jockbio.com [Source type: General]

2007–08

Manny Ramirez warming up before a game in 2007.
.On April 22, Ramirez was the first of four Red Sox batters to homer in consecutive at bats in a game against the Yankees, tying a league record.^ On April 22 , Ramirez was the first of four Red Sox batters to homer in consecutive at bats in a game against the Yankees, tying a league record.
  • Manny Ramírez - Baseball Wiki 2 February 2010 16:016 UTC baseball.wikia.com [Source type: General]

^ Now, the Yankees are chasing the Red Sox.
  • Manny Ramirez - SweetSpot Blog - ESPN 28 January 2010 0:24 UTC espn.go.com [Source type: General]

^ But the Red Sox have the best record in the league thanks mainly to their bullpen.
  • Florida Marlins news, analysis, commentary - Fish Tank, a PalmBeachPost.com blog » Manny Ramirez 28 January 2010 0:24 UTC blogs.palmbeachpost.com [Source type: General]

.All of the home runs were against Chase Wright.^ All of the home runs were against Chase Wright .
  • Manny Ramírez - Baseball Wiki 2 February 2010 16:016 UTC baseball.wikia.com [Source type: General]

^ "I don't want to talk about that," he said of the home run he hit Monday in the Dodgers' 7-2 victory over the Arizona Diamondbacks at Chase Field.

^ Manny Ramirez, batting leadoff for the Inland Empire 66ers, hit a home run on his first swing against Lake Elsinore pitcher Nick Schmidt.
  • Inside the Dodgers: Search Results 28 January 2010 0:24 UTC www.insidesocal.com [Source type: General]

[9] .On April 29, Ramirez became the fifth player to hit 50 career home runs against the New York Yankees.^ I almost hit a home run."

^ In the second game of his career, against the New York Yankees , Manny hit two home runs and a ground-rule double.
  • Manny Ramirez - SoSH | Boston Red Sox | Red Sox Rumors | Spring Training | Pawtucket Red Sox 28 January 2010 0:24 UTC www.sonsofsamhorn.net [Source type: General]

^ Ramirez ranked fifth best among current players in a Sporting News survey of the current 50 best players.
  • Florida Marlins news, analysis, commentary - Fish Tank, a PalmBeachPost.com blog » Manny Ramirez 28 January 2010 0:24 UTC blogs.palmbeachpost.com [Source type: General]

.Ramirez had a well below average year, finishing with a .296 batting average, 20 home runs, and 88 runs batted in.^ He finished the year with a .333 average and 44 home runs.
  • JockBio: Manny Ramirez Biography 28 January 2010 0:24 UTC www.jockbio.com [Source type: General]

^ Ramirez treats home runs like New Year’s Eve.
  • MANNY RAMIREZ - Bats Blog - NYTimes.com 28 January 2010 0:24 UTC bats.blogs.nytimes.com [Source type: General]

^ Ramirez had a well below average year, finishing with a .296 batting average, 20 home runs, and 88 runs batted in.
  • Manny Ramírez - Baseball Wiki 2 February 2010 16:016 UTC baseball.wikia.com [Source type: General]

.His season was cut short when he strained his left oblique in late August during a New York Yankees series, but he did return to the lineup for the final home stand of the season.^ His season was cut short when he strained his left oblique in late August during a New York Yankees series, but he did return to the lineup for the final home stand of the season.
  • Manny Ramírez - Baseball Wiki 2 February 2010 16:016 UTC baseball.wikia.com [Source type: General]

^ New York Yankees (86) .
  • Wild Speculation: Manny Ramirez - Chris Mottram - The Sporting Blog - Sporting News 28 January 2010 0:24 UTC www.sportingnews.com [Source type: General]

^ In 2007 Manny had a below-average regular season with a .296 average, 20 home runs and 88 RBI, the first time he was under 30 HR and 100 RBI since 1997 as he was hobbled toward the end of the season with an oblique strain.
  • Manny Ramirez - SoSH | Boston Red Sox | Red Sox Rumors | Spring Training | Pawtucket Red Sox 28 January 2010 0:24 UTC www.sonsofsamhorn.net [Source type: General]

.In 2007, he had the highest fielding percentage, .990, among left fielders in the American League,[10] tied for second in the Major League; he was ranked 6th highest in range factor of all AL left fielders, 1.72,[11] 16th in both leagues, but had the lowest zone rating of Major League left fielders with 100+ games: .713. [12] He made two errors during the 2007 season in left field,[13] and tied for 5th overall in the Majors in assists from left field.^ Fred Lewis started the majority of the Giants game in left field last season.
  • Owner's Edge MLB - Manny Ramirez - Notes 28 January 2010 0:24 UTC ownersedge.fanball.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ League Fielding Percentage The fielding percentage of the league at this position.'
  • Manny Ramirez Statistics and History - Baseball-Reference.com 28 January 2010 0:24 UTC www.baseball-reference.com [Source type: Academic]

^ Major league right fielders .
  • Manny Ramírez - Baseball Wiki 2 February 2010 16:016 UTC baseball.wikia.com [Source type: General]

[13]
.In the postseason, Ramirez hit a walk-off 3-run home run in Game 2 of the American League Division Series against the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim.^ That division is weak enough that Los Angeles will probably still prevail, and when Ramirez hits a home run in the postseason, all will be forgiven.
  • Ethan Skolnick's Season Ticket | Sun-Sentinel Blogs: Baseball: Manny Ramirez suspended? Stunning! 28 January 2010 0:24 UTC blogs.sun-sentinel.com [Source type: General]

^ In the postseason, Ramirez hit a walk-off 3-run home run in Game 2 of the American League Division Series against the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim .
  • Manny Ramírez - Baseball Wiki 2 February 2010 16:016 UTC baseball.wikia.com [Source type: General]

^ It’s hard to hit home runs.

.In the fourth inning of the series' final game, Ramirez combined with teammate David Ortiz to hit back-to-back home runs off pitcher Jered Weaver.^ McGwire hit a home run in the eighth inning to make it 6-0 from 5-0.
  • Full Count » Manny Ramirez 28 January 2010 0:24 UTC fullcount.weei.com [Source type: General]

^ In Game 3, he and Ortiz nailed back-to-back homers off of Jered Weaver.
  • JockBio: Manny Ramirez Biography 28 January 2010 0:24 UTC www.jockbio.com [Source type: General]

^ David Ortiz/Manny Ramirez/10 .
  • MANNY RAMIREZ CARDS 28 January 2010 0:24 UTC my.execpc.com [Source type: General]

.This home run tied him with Bernie Williams for first place all-time in postseason home runs.^ This home run tied him with Bernie Williams for first place all-time in postseason home runs.
  • Manny Ramírez - Baseball Wiki 2 February 2010 16:016 UTC baseball.wikia.com [Source type: General]

^ On October 13 , Ramirez hit his 23rd postseason home run, passing Bernie Williams for the most all-time.
  • Manny Ramírez - Baseball Wiki 2 February 2010 16:016 UTC baseball.wikia.com [Source type: General]

^ A nine-time Silver Slugger, and one of twenty-four people to have hit over 500 career home runs, he is well recognized for his strong offensive abilities.
  • Manny Ramirez on Top Fans 28 January 2010 0:24 UTC topfans.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

[14] .On October 13, Ramirez hit his 23rd postseason home run, passing Bernie Williams for the most all-time.^ Ortiz hit a home run his first time up.
  • NYT: David Ortiz, Manny Ramirez on 2003 steroid list - Over the Monster 28 January 2010 0:24 UTC www.overthemonster.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ I almost hit a home run."

^ This home run tied him with Bernie Williams for first place all-time in postseason home runs.
  • Manny Ramírez - Baseball Wiki 2 February 2010 16:016 UTC baseball.wikia.com [Source type: General]

.He helped the Red Sox to reach and win the 2007 World Series, where they swept the Colorado Rockies.^ Ramirez reflected on the Sox's 2007 World Series season.
  • Manny finds wisdom with touch of gray | redsox.com: News 28 January 2010 0:24 UTC boston.redsox.mlb.com [Source type: General]

^ Red Soxs World Series wins in 04 and 07 mean nothing now.
  • NYT: David Ortiz, Manny Ramirez on 2003 steroid list - Over the Monster 28 January 2010 0:24 UTC www.overthemonster.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ They intentionally threw a World Series.
  • NYT: David Ortiz, Manny Ramirez on 2003 steroid list - Over the Monster 28 January 2010 0:24 UTC www.overthemonster.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

In the 2007 postseason, Ramirez batted .348 with 4 home runs and 16 RBI.
.On May 31, 2008, Ramirez hit his 500th home run, against Baltimore Orioles pitcher Chad Bradford at Camden Yards in the 7th inning on the first pitch, becoming the 24th player in MLB history to do so.^ McGwire hit a home run in the eighth inning to make it 6-0 from 5-0.
  • Full Count » Manny Ramirez 28 January 2010 0:24 UTC fullcount.weei.com [Source type: General]

^ I almost hit a home run."

^ On May 31st, Ramirez hit his 500th home run , against Baltimore Orioles pitcher Chad Bradford at Camden Yards in the 7th inning on the first pitch, becoming the 24th player in MLB history to do so.
  • Manny Ramírez - Baseball Wiki 2 February 2010 16:016 UTC baseball.wikia.com [Source type: General]

.He joined two other Red Sox players, Jimmie Foxx and Ted Williams in this exclusive home run club.^ Only Jimmie Foxx and Ted Williams have more career home runs against them.
  • Manny Ramirez And Red Sox - The Windup - Portfolio.com 28 January 2010 0:24 UTC www.portfolio.com [Source type: News]

^ He joined two other Red Sox players, Jimmie Foxx and Ted Williams in this exclusive home run club.
  • Manny Ramírez - Baseball Wiki 2 February 2010 16:016 UTC baseball.wikia.com [Source type: General]

^ Boston Red Sox players .
  • Manny Ramírez - Baseball Wiki 2 February 2010 16:016 UTC baseball.wikia.com [Source type: General]

.On June 5, during a game at Fenway against the Tampa Bay Rays, an altercation between Manny Ramirez and Kevin Youkilis resulted from Ramirez objecting to what he believed was excessive - and chronic - complaining about the strike zone by Youkilis in the dugout, as well as the first baseman's penchant for throwing equipment after at-bats.^ Video results for: manny ramirez .
  • Manny ramirez - surchur 28 January 2010 0:24 UTC surchur.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Tampa Bay Rays (29) .
  • Wild Speculation: Manny Ramirez - Chris Mottram - The Sporting Blog - Sporting News 28 January 2010 0:24 UTC www.sportingnews.com [Source type: General]

^ Manny Ramirez Suspended 50 Games .
  • Manny Ramirez on Top Fans 28 January 2010 0:24 UTC topfans.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

.Before the fifth inning - and after the Red Sox-Rays punching session - Ramirez was caught on NESN cameras slapping Youkilis.^ Before the fifth inning - and after the Red Sox-Rays punching session - Ramirez was caught on NESN cameras slapping Youkilis.
  • Manny Ramírez - Baseball Wiki 2 February 2010 16:016 UTC baseball.wikia.com [Source type: General]

^ Dodgers get Ramirez in trade from Red Sox .
  • Dodgers get Ramirez in trade from Red Sox | dodgers, manny ramirez, boston - Sports - The Orange County Register 28 January 2010 0:24 UTC www.ocregister.com [Source type: News]

^ Ramirez helped the Indians reach the World Series in 1995 and 1997, and he helped the Red Sox win it in 2004 and 2007.
  • Manny Ramirez has Hall of Fame numbers, but will they count for much now? | Starting Blocks - cleveland.com - cleveland.com 28 January 2010 0:24 UTC www.cleveland.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

.Ramirez and Youkilis exchanged words and had to be separated by teammates, coaches, and training staff.^ The pair also exchanged words, and had to be separated by teammates, coaches, and training staff.
  • Manny Ramírez - Baseball Wiki 2 February 2010 16:016 UTC baseball.wikia.com [Source type: General]

^ Ramirez showed his aggression on June 5, when he was caught on camera backhanding and grabbing teammate Kevin Youkilis in the dugout.
  • Manny Ramirez And Red Sox - The Windup - Portfolio.com 28 January 2010 0:24 UTC www.portfolio.com [Source type: News]

.Youkilis headed out to the field still barking at Ramirez, while Ramirez was escorted into the tunnel leading to the clubhouse by bench coach Brad Mills and trainer Paul Lessard.^ Youkilis headed out to the field still barking at Ramirez, while Ramirez was escorted into the tunnel leading to the clubhouse by bench coach Brad Mills and trainer Paul Lessard.
  • Manny Ramírez - Baseball Wiki 2 February 2010 16:016 UTC baseball.wikia.com [Source type: General]

^ That of course is the -- the scoreboard that Manny Ramirez used to duck into -- was playing left field here wonder what it was doing in there.
  • Local Manny Ramirez audio and video from Boston's WBZ 28 January 2010 0:24 UTC multimedia.wbz.com [Source type: News]

^ Ramirez returned to the lineup July 3 in San Diego during the team’s nine-game trip heading into the All-Star break.
  • Manny Ramirez plays 1st game at Dodger Stadium since end of 50-game suspension 28 January 2010 0:24 UTC blog.taragana.com [Source type: General]

.According to three sources, Ramirez had provoked Youkilis telling him to "cut that [expletive] out."^ According to three sources, Ramirez had told Youkilis to "cut that [expletive] out."
  • Manny Ramírez - Baseball Wiki 2 February 2010 16:016 UTC baseball.wikia.com [Source type: General]

^ I live out in Boston, have watched Manny for years, and can tell you him quitting on the Sox and almost nothing to do with his inherent personality.
  • Manny Ramirez. The Giants or Dodgers. $60M? Watch out for Scott Boras | Talking Points 28 January 2010 0:24 UTC blogs.mercurynews.com [Source type: General]

^ Ramirez is holding out for a four-year deal, but would be wise to accept a three-year offer if proposed by the Giants.
  • Owner's Edge MLB - Manny Ramirez - Notes 28 January 2010 0:24 UTC ownersedge.fanball.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

[15] .Later in the season, during the series with the Houston Astros, Ramirez had a physical altercation with Red Sox traveling secretary Jack McCormick.^ Later in the season during the series with the Houston Astros , Ramirez had a physical altercation with Red Sox traveling secretary Jack McCormick.
  • Manny Ramírez - Baseball Wiki 2 February 2010 16:016 UTC baseball.wikia.com [Source type: General]

^ Manny Ramirez shoved Red Sox traveling secretary Jack McCormick to the ground in an argument over Ramirez’ ticket allotment.
  • BBTF's Newsblog Discussion :: Manny Ramirez apologizes after altercation with Sox’ traveling secretary 28 January 2010 0:24 UTC www.baseballthinkfactory.org [Source type: General]

^ Manny Ramirez apologizes after shoving Sox' traveling secretary .
  • Manny Ramírez - Baseball Wiki 2 February 2010 16:016 UTC baseball.wikia.com [Source type: General]

The two were arguing over Ramirez's large game-day request for 16 tickets to the game in Houston, when Ramirez reportedly pushed McCormick to the ground after saying "Just do your job." The two were quickly separated and Ramirez later apologized for his behavior.[16][17] The matter was dealt with internally and Ramirez was fined.
.On July 25, after sitting out one game against the Seattle Mariners with a sore knee, Ramirez was originally slated to start against the Yankees.^ Is it too sore to play a key game against the Yankees in late July?
  • Brownie Points: Papi in the House; Manny being Manny? 22 September 2009 22:55 UTC browniepoints.mlblogs.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ On July 25th , after sitting out one game against the Seattle Mariners with a sore knee, Ramirez was originally slated to start against the Yankees .
  • Manny Ramírez - Baseball Wiki 2 February 2010 16:016 UTC baseball.wikia.com [Source type: General]

^ The remainder of the season was feast or famine for Ramirez: beginning in mid-July, he had a 28-game hitting streak , including 12 multi-hit games, 8 HR, and 28 RBI, but then missed 28 games from mid-August on with soreness in his right knee.
  • Manny Ramírez - Baseball Wiki 2 February 2010 16:016 UTC baseball.wikia.com [Source type: General]

.Several minutes before the game, however, he informed manager Terry Francona, through a bench coach, that he would not be playing.^ And Francona is reportedly an easy manager to play for.
  • MetsBlog.com – Outfield: The Weak Market for Manny Ramirez 28 January 2010 0:24 UTC www.metsblog.com [Source type: General]

^ Several minutes prior to gametime, however, he informed manager Terry Francona , through a bench coach, that he would not be playing.
  • Manny Ramírez - Baseball Wiki 2 February 2010 16:016 UTC baseball.wikia.com [Source type: General]

^ Manager Joe Torre figured the fans would be in Ramirez's corner because they attend games to enjoy themselves and forget about their own problems.

.During this series against the Yankees Ramirez was directed to an area hospital for an MRI on both knees, the results showed no damage.^ In a famous incident in August of 2003, Ramirez called in sick during a big series against the Yankees, only to be accused by someone at the Ritz-Carlton of having a post-game cocktail with the Yankees’ Enrique Wilson, another Santo Domingo native.
  • The Sporting Scene: Waiting for Manny : The New Yorker 28 January 2010 0:24 UTC www.newyorker.com [Source type: General]

^ On April 22 , Ramirez was the first of four Red Sox batters to homer in consecutive at bats in a game against the Yankees, tying a league record.
  • Manny Ramírez - Baseball Wiki 2 February 2010 16:016 UTC baseball.wikia.com [Source type: General]

^ It’s hard to go against the defending World Series champions here, although you know the New York Yankees will compete until the end.
  • Manny Ramirez | Tag Archive | At The Dish 28 January 2010 0:24 UTC baseball.gearlive.com [Source type: General]

[18] .When back in action, Ramirez frequently did not run out ground balls.^ If he can get on base, anyway he can..bunt, beat out ground balls, slapping a hit the other way, etc, the guys behind him are going to drive him in and he has the ability to score a lot of runs.
  • Manny Ramirez Suspended; Dodgers Left(field) with Juan Pierre - Beyond the Box Score 28 January 2010 0:24 UTC www.beyondtheboxscore.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ August 24 , 2005 - Ramirez, up with one out and the bases loaded, hit a ground ball, but doesn't run down the first base line, resulting in an inning-ending double play.
  • Manny Ramírez - Baseball Wiki 2 February 2010 16:016 UTC baseball.wikia.com [Source type: General]

^ From: new ed hardy designs Manny Ramirez 500 Home Run Ticket Mint 53108 Manny Ramirez 500 Home Run Ticket Mint 53108.At least manny had a pretty park to hit it out of!
  • Manny ramirez - surchur 28 January 2010 0:24 UTC surchur.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

.Assuming that this was due to his displeasure about his contract situation, many Red Sox fans and reporters, including Dan Shaughnessy of the Boston Globe, called for Ramirez to be traded.^ Dodgers get Ramirez in trade from Red Sox .
  • Dodgers get Ramirez in trade from Red Sox | dodgers, manny ramirez, boston - Sports - The Orange County Register 28 January 2010 0:24 UTC www.ocregister.com [Source type: News]

^ Boston Red Sox players .
  • Manny Ramírez - Baseball Wiki 2 February 2010 16:016 UTC baseball.wikia.com [Source type: General]

^ Boston Red Sox/150 .
  • MANNY RAMIREZ CARDS 28 January 2010 0:24 UTC my.execpc.com [Source type: General]

Los Angeles Dodgers

A "Mannywood" banner in Downtown Los Angeles.
Manny Ramirez at Dodger Stadium when the Dodgers clinched the NL West, September 25, 2008
.On July 31, 2008, Manny was traded to the Los Angeles Dodgers in a three-way deal, in which he was almost traded to the Florida Marlins.^ On July 31 , 2008 , Manny was traded to the Los Angeles Dodgers in a three-way deal involving the Dodgers, Boston Red Sox , and Pittsburgh Pirates .
  • Manny Ramírez - Baseball Wiki 2 February 2010 16:016 UTC baseball.wikia.com [Source type: General]

^ On July 31, Manny was shipped to Los Angeles in a deal that brought Jason Bay to Boston.
  • JockBio: Manny Ramirez Biography 28 January 2010 0:24 UTC www.jockbio.com [Source type: General]

^ Manny traded to Dodgers, Bay headed to Boston ", 2008-07-31.
  • Manny Ramírez - Baseball Wiki 2 February 2010 16:016 UTC baseball.wikia.com [Source type: General]

.The Boston Red Sox acquired outfielder Jason Bay and minor league infielder Josh Wilson,[19] and the Pittsburgh Pirates got infielder Andy LaRoche, and pitching prospect Bryan Morris from the Dodgers, and outfielder Brandon Moss and pitcher Craig Hansen from the Red Sox.^ Red Sox: Major league matters .
  • Boston.com Forums - Share your views on topics of interest to Boston and New England - Boston.com - Boston Globe 22 September 2009 22:55 UTC www.boston.com [Source type: General]

^ The Pirates needed prospects and the Red Sox needed to get rid of Ramirez.

^ The Red Sox acquired Jason Bay in the trade.
  • Manny Ramirez - SoSH | Boston Red Sox | Red Sox Rumors | Spring Training | Pawtucket Red Sox 28 January 2010 0:24 UTC www.sonsofsamhorn.net [Source type: General]

[20]
.Ramirez has always worn uniform number 24, but the Dodgers have retired that number in honor of Hall-of-Fame manager Walter Alston.^ I find it odd both that they absolutely cannot retire someone’s number if they are not in the Hall of Fame, and equally odd that they would be compelled to retire someone’s number if they fit the conditions.
  • Manny Ramirez: Declining, maybe, but far from done. | umpbump.com 28 January 2010 0:24 UTC umpbump.com [Source type: General]

^ As always, we vote not just on players currently eligible for Hall of Fame voting under baseball’s arcane eligibility rules, but for any and all [...
  • Manny Ramirez: Declining, maybe, but far from done. | umpbump.com 28 January 2010 0:24 UTC umpbump.com [Source type: General]

^ When asked if this would impact Ramirez’s Hall of Fame chances, Eckersley, a 2004 Hall inductee, couldn’t provide a succinct answer.
  • MANNY RAMIREZ - Bats Blog - NYTimes.com 28 January 2010 0:24 UTC bats.blogs.nytimes.com [Source type: General]

.Ramirez countered the Dodgers' suggestion of 28 by suggesting 34, but no Dodger has worn that number since Fernando Valenzuela.^ The Dodgers may counter with an offer to retain Ramirez, but they were reluctant to offer him more than two years so it's yet to be seen if they will reconsider.
  • Owner's Edge MLB - Manny Ramirez - Notes 28 January 2010 0:24 UTC ownersedge.fanball.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ But that was over the course of the whole season, it doesn't take into account the spike in everything the Dodgers produce besides tickets since the Ramirez trade.
  • yoonewverse: How Latinos, Manny Ramirez, and the Dodgers all make sense (cents)? 28 January 2010 0:24 UTC blog.yoonew.com [Source type: General]

^ In the last two decades, there hasn't been one player since Fernando Valenzuela to grip the Dodgers base and generate as much excitement like Manny has.
  • yoonewverse: How Latinos, Manny Ramirez, and the Dodgers all make sense (cents)? 28 January 2010 0:24 UTC blog.yoonew.com [Source type: General]

.Ramirez finally accepted number 99, but the next day asked for 28, the Dodgers' original suggestion.^ Eric Stephen The real question is: What number will Manny Ramirez wear with the Dodgers?

^ Ramirez's suspension began Thursday, a day after the Dodgers broke the modern major league record for a home winning streak, opening the season 13-0.
  • Manny Ramirez Suspended For 50 Games For Drug Violation 28 January 2010 0:24 UTC www.huffingtonpost.com [Source type: General]

^ Find your favorite Manny Ramirez Jersey and get it shipped fast with 3-Day shipping on any size order for one low price - $4.99 .
  • Manny Ramirez Jersey, Manny Ramirez Los Angeles Dodgers Baseball Jerseys, Shirt 28 January 2010 0:24 UTC www.footballfanatics.com [Source type: General]

.However, the Dodgers' marketing department had already begun producing merchandise with number 99, so Ramirez stuck with that number.^ The Dodger person squinted out towards number 99, and finally answered.

^ Eric Stephen The real question is: What number will Manny Ramirez wear with the Dodgers?

^ The Dodgers slugger was owned in 100% of leagues hosted on CBS Sports's Web site, and 99% of the leagues hosted on Yahoo (no player in the Yahoo universe has a 100% ownership number).
  • Manny Ramirez Suspension: Fantasy Baseball's Aftershocks - WSJ.com 28 January 2010 0:24 UTC online.wsj.com [Source type: News]

.Ramirez was named the National League Player of the Month for August 2008. He hit .415 (44-for-106) with seven doubles, nine home runs, 25 RBI and 21 runs scored during the month.^ He is 7-for-22 with three home runs, nine RBIs and seven runs scored in seven games since returning from his suspension.
  • KFFL - Manny Ramirez, OF, Los Angeles Dodgers 28 January 2010 0:24 UTC www.kffl.com [Source type: News]

^ It’s hard to hit home runs.

^ I almost hit a home run."

He finished the season with the Dodgers hitting a .396 batting average, 17 home runs, and 53 RBI.[21]
.Ramirez finished the season with 37 home runs and 121 runs batted in.^ On June 10 , Ramirez became the 31st player in history to hit 450 home runs, with a solo shot off Francisco Cordero of the Texas Rangers.
  • Manny Ramírez - Baseball Wiki 2 February 2010 16:016 UTC baseball.wikia.com [Source type: General]

^ "Mannywood" was the place to be in April, as Manny Ramirez batted .372 with five home runs, 15 RBI and a 1154 OPS, but his season, if not his place in baseball history, came crashing to Earth once he became the most significant player to violate MLB's drug policy in May.

^ Manny Ramirez of the Boston Red Sox hit his 500th career home run on Saturday.

.Among all major leaguers, he finished 3rd in batting average, 2nd in slugging percentage, and 3rd in OPS. WIth Ramirez in the line-up, the Dodgers won the National League West, then swept the Chicago Cubs in a division series before losing the National League Championship Series to the eventual World Series winner Philadelphia Phillies in five games.^ Defending World Series champs now up 2-1 over Dodgers .
  • Manny Ramirez – News Stories About Manny Ramirez - Page 1 | Newser 28 January 2010 0:24 UTC www.newser.com [Source type: News]

^ Debt that they won the the world championship.
  • http://audio.weei.com/baseball/los-angeles-dodgers/manny-ramirez.htm 28 January 2010 0:24 UTC audio.weei.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Game 5 of the World Series will not be played toni...
  • yoonewverse: How Latinos, Manny Ramirez, and the Dodgers all make sense (cents)? 28 January 2010 0:24 UTC blog.yoonew.com [Source type: General]
  • yoonewverse: Manny Ramirez: "Gas is up and so am I!" 28 January 2010 0:24 UTC blog.yoonew.com [Source type: General]
  • yoonewverse: Curt Schilling loves him some Manny Ramirez. 28 January 2010 0:24 UTC blog.yoonew.com [Source type: General]

During the playoffs, Manny hit .520 with 4 home runs, 2 doubles, 11 walks and 10 RBI.
.Ramirez was fourth in the voting for the 2008 NL MVP award, with 138 points, behind Albert Pujols, Ryan Howard, and Ryan Braun.^ He was an All-Star starter for the fourth time, and might have challenged for the MVP award had he not fractured his left index finger in May and missed 39 games.
  • JockBio: Manny Ramirez Biography 28 January 2010 0:24 UTC www.jockbio.com [Source type: General]

^ Albert Pujols wants Manny Ramirez to join him in St. Louis - Sports Pros(e) .
  • Albert Pujols wants Manny Ramirez to join him in St. Louis - Sports Pros(e) 28 January 2010 0:24 UTC blogs.suntimes.com [Source type: General]

^ Albert Pujols wants Manny Ramirez to join him in St. Louis .
  • Albert Pujols wants Manny Ramirez to join him in St. Louis - Sports Pros(e) 28 January 2010 0:24 UTC blogs.suntimes.com [Source type: General]

[2]
.After the Dodgers lost in the playoffs, Manny was asked about his future.^ It's the attitude of Manny that I'm asking about.
  • Manny Ramirez [Archive] - SignOnSanDiego Forums 28 January 2010 0:24 UTC forum.signonsandiego.com [Source type: Original source]

^ Manny Ramirez, who endured a 50-game suspension for drug use this season, is in a batting slump as the Dodgers get ready for the playoffs.
  • Ramirez, Manny - Blogrunner 28 January 2010 0:24 UTC www.blogrunner.com [Source type: News]

^ Manny hasn't missed a beat since returning from his 50-game suspension, and looks like he'll be carrying the Dodgers deep into the playoffs again in 2009.
  • Owner's Edge MLB - Manny Ramirez - Notes 28 January 2010 0:24 UTC ownersedge.fanball.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

."Gas is up, and so am I", was his reply, indicating that he expected to be valued highly in the free agent market.^ His expected value just doesn't stack up to Ramirez by a long shot.

^ You cannot buy happiness on the free-agent market and if Ramirez really wants to be a Dodger, he'll sign on the dotted line.
  • Buster Olney on Manny Ramirez: The market is a changin' | Blue Notes - A Dodgers Blog | Los Angeles Times 28 January 2010 0:24 UTC sportsblogs.latimes.com [Source type: General]

^ This is a discussion about the lack of effort the Mets have put into filling up the holes on this team with the quality of Free Agents available.
  • MetsBlog.com – Outfield: The Talk about Manny Ramirez 28 January 2010 0:24 UTC www.metsblog.com [Source type: General]

After long and contentious negotiations that dragged into the start of spring training, Ramirez signed a two-year $45 million contract with Los Angeles on March 4.[22]

2009

.On May 7, 2009, Ramirez was suspended 50 games for violating Major League Baseball's Performance Enhancing Drug policy.^ Manny Ramirez Suspended 50 Games .
  • Manny Ramirez on Top Fans 28 January 2010 0:24 UTC topfans.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ I'm sorry, but Major League Baseball's 50-game suspension of Manny Ramirez for testing positive for drugs banned by the league doesn't cut it.
  • Ramirez, Manny - Blogrunner 28 January 2010 0:24 UTC www.blogrunner.com [Source type: News]

^ Ramirez will be serving a 50-game suspension for performance enhancing drugs, and while we can confirm now that .
  • Manny Ramirez on Top Fans 28 January 2010 0:24 UTC topfans.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

[23] .In the announcement provided by Major League Baseball, Ramirez was suspended for an unspecified violation of section 8.G.2 of the joint drug agreement.^ Manny Ramirez has been suspended by Major League Baseball for violation of the league's drug policy.
  • Manny Ramirez on Top Fans 28 January 2010 0:24 UTC topfans.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Of course, it's also Major League Baseball's call.
  • Manny Ramirez - SweetSpot Blog - ESPN 28 January 2010 0:24 UTC espn.go.com [Source type: General]

^ He missed 50 games while suspended for violating baseball’s drug policy.

.Shortly after his suspension was announced, Ramirez stated that he had seen a physician who unknowingly prescribed medication that is banned under the MLB drug policy.^ Unfortunately, the medication was banned under our drug policy,” Ramirez said.
  • MANNY RAMIREZ - Bats Blog - NYTimes.com 28 January 2010 0:24 UTC bats.blogs.nytimes.com [Source type: General]

^ Unfortunately, the medication was banned under our drug policy.
  • Manny Ramirez - SweetSpot Blog - ESPN 28 January 2010 0:24 UTC espn.go.com [Source type: General]

^ "Unfortunately, the medication was banned under our drug policy.
  • Manny Ramirez Suspended For 50 Games For Drug Violation 28 January 2010 0:24 UTC www.huffingtonpost.com [Source type: General]

.After consulting with the MLBPA Players' Association, Ramirez waived his right to challenge the suspension.^ Ramirez issued a statement through the Major League Baseball Players Association claiming that a medication that was prescribed by his doctor was to blame.
  • MANNY RAMIREZ - Bats Blog - NYTimes.com 28 January 2010 0:24 UTC bats.blogs.nytimes.com [Source type: General]

^ The union said merely that he waived his right to contest the suspension.
  • Manny Ramirez Suspended For 50 Games For Drug Violation 28 January 2010 0:24 UTC www.huffingtonpost.com [Source type: General]

^ MLB had concluded the spring test was positive, but the person said the players' association would have challenged the result because of "testing issues."
  • Manny Ramirez Suspended For 50 Games For Drug Violation 28 January 2010 0:24 UTC www.huffingtonpost.com [Source type: General]

[24] .According to an ESPN report, the drug used by Ramirez is human chorionic gonadotropin (hCG), a women's fertility drug typically used by steroid users to restart their body's natural testosterone production as they come off a steroid cycle.^ A person familiar with the details of the suspension said Ramirez used the female fertility drug HCG, or human chorionic gonadotropin.
  • Manny Ramirez Suspended For 50 Games For Drug Violation 28 January 2010 0:24 UTC www.huffingtonpost.com [Source type: General]

^ Ramirez did not test positive for steroids, but he did test positive for human chorionic gonadotropin, a female fertility drug that is often used to rebalance the amount of testosterone in the body after steroid use.

^ Comment From Jesse Jesse: ] I heard the substance he got caught using is a female drug used to help jumpstart the body's testosterone production after coming off a steroid cycle.
  • Viewer - Manny Ramirez Fails Drug Test 28 January 2010 0:24 UTC www.coveritlive.com [Source type: General]

.It is similar to Clomid, the drug Barry Bonds, Jason Giambi and others used as clients of BALCO.^ Barry Bonds, Jason Grimsley and David Segui (who was born in the U.S., but his father is Cuban) were the other three names.

^ Gammons looked at how the issue of performance-enhancing drugs will affect the legacies of McGwire, Roger Clemens, Barry Bonds and others.
  • Full Count » Manny Ramirez 28 January 2010 0:24 UTC fullcount.weei.com [Source type: General]

^ Read more Tags: Barry Bonds , Manny Ramirez , PEDs , performance-enchanging drugs , Roger Clemens Comments (15) Email this Digg Yahoo!
  • Manny Ramirez | Round Two | STLtoday 28 January 2010 0:24 UTC www.stltoday.com [Source type: General]

[25]
.During his suspension, Ramirez was allowed to workout at the Dodgers' facilities and he trained with Dodger coach Manny Mota.^ Manny Ramirez will remain with Dodgers .
  • Ramirez, Manny - Blogrunner 28 January 2010 0:24 UTC www.blogrunner.com [Source type: News]

^ Dodgers get: Manny Ramirez and $7 million from Boston.

^ But Manny Ramirez is not bigger than the Dodgers.
  • Why Manny Ramirez Hates Fans - Page 1 - The Daily Beast 28 January 2010 0:24 UTC www.thedailybeast.com [Source type: General]
  • Why Manny Ramirez Hates Fans - Page 1 - The Daily Beast 28 January 2010 0:24 UTC www1.thedailybeast.com [Source type: General]
  • Why Manny Ramirez Hates Fans - Page 1 - The Daily Beast 28 January 2010 0:24 UTC www1.thedailybeast.com [Source type: General]

[26] .To get back into shape he was allowed a short rehab stint in the minor leagues.^ He said he had not yet talked to Torre about a rehab stint in the minor leagues to ready himself for his return, but that "I'll probably need it, go out and play for a week or whatever."
  • Manny Ramirez: What he didn't do | Dodger Thoughts | Los Angeles Times 28 January 2010 0:24 UTC latimesblogs.latimes.com [Source type: General]

^ The suspended slugger played what is expected to be his final minor league rehab game Monday night for Class-A Inland Empire, going 1 for 3 with two strikeouts.
  • Manny Ramirez on Top Fans 28 January 2010 0:24 UTC topfans.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Manny's minor league stint over Tue, 30 Jun 2009 10:06:38 -0700 .
  • KFFL - Manny Ramirez, OF, Los Angeles Dodgers 28 January 2010 0:24 UTC www.kffl.com [Source type: News]

[27] .Ranirez played two games with the AAA Albuquerque Isotopes, where his appearance led to record crowds for the Isotopes.^ He made two shaky plays in the outfield and was 0 for 4, dropping his average to .200 over the last seven games.

^ On the other hand, Missouri won despite playing poorly for two-thirds of the game.
  • Manny Ramirez | Round Two | STLtoday 28 January 2010 0:24 UTC www.stltoday.com [Source type: General]

^ He likes loading the bases to allow the easy double play ball to give him the only two outs he can get in a game.
  • Brownie Points: Papi in the House; Manny being Manny? 22 September 2009 22:55 UTC browniepoints.mlblogs.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

.[28] He played several games with the Single-A Inland Empire 66ers, homering in his first at-bat with the 66ers.^ The 37-year-old outfielder is batting .348, which is best on the team, with six homers and 20 RBI through 27 games for the Dodgers this season.
  • Manny Ramirez suspended 50 games for positive drug test | Staten Island Sports Top Stories - - SILive.com 28 January 2010 0:24 UTC www.silive.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Besides this, Palmeiro was basically a DH, having played only 28 games in the field as compared to 145 by Ramirez.
  • Manny Ramírez - Baseball Wiki 2 February 2010 16:016 UTC baseball.wikia.com [Source type: General]

^ On Sunday, he had his first four hit game of the season and turned in a .615 batting average, two homers, and 5 RBIs in his 13 at-bats with the team.
  • Manny Ramirez | The REAL. BIG. Blog 28 January 2010 0:24 UTC blog.fathead.com [Source type: General]

.[29] Ramirez returned from his suspension and reclaimed his starting role with the Dodgers on July 3 against the San Diego Padres.^ San Diego Padres Slogans 2010 .
  • Manny Ramirez Suspended; Dodgers Left(field) with Juan Pierre - Beyond the Box Score 28 January 2010 0:24 UTC www.beyondtheboxscore.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Barring any postponements, he will be able to return to the Dodgers for the July 3 game at San Diego.
  • Manny Ramirez Suspended For 50 Games For Drug Violation 28 January 2010 0:24 UTC www.huffingtonpost.com [Source type: General]

^ The Dodgers had a record of 29-21 while Ramirez was ...
  • Manny ramirez - surchur 28 January 2010 0:24 UTC surchur.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

[30]
.On July 21, Ramirez hit his 537th career home run, passing Mickey Mantle for 15th place on the all-time home run list.^ I almost hit a home run."

^ Ramirez passes Mantle on home run list Tue, 21 Jul 2009 05:33:44 -0700 .
  • KFFL - Manny Ramirez, OF, Los Angeles Dodgers 28 January 2010 0:24 UTC www.kffl.com [Source type: News]

^ On October 13 , Ramirez hit his 23rd postseason home run, passing Bernie Williams for the most all-time.
  • Manny Ramírez - Baseball Wiki 2 February 2010 16:016 UTC baseball.wikia.com [Source type: General]

[31]
.On July 30, The New York Times reported that Ramirez tested positive for performance-enhancing drugs during Major League Baseball's 2003 survey testing.^ Busted for violating Major League Baseball's drug policy?
  • Drugs in baseball: Anybody but Manny Ramirez | Sport | guardian.co.uk 28 January 2010 0:24 UTC www.guardian.co.uk [Source type: News]

^ QUESTION: News came out Thursday that the names of Manny Ramirez and David Ortiz were on the list of 104 Major League Baseball players who tested positive in a 2003 test for performance-enhancing drugs.
  • Manny Ramirez | Round Two | STLtoday 28 January 2010 0:24 UTC www.stltoday.com [Source type: General]

^ Dodgers outfielder Manny Ramirez has reportedly tested positive for performance-enhancing drugs.
  • Manny Ramirez suspended 50 games for positive drug test | Staten Island Sports Top Stories - - SILive.com 28 January 2010 0:24 UTC www.silive.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

[1] .Ramirez, a member of the Boston Red Sox at the time, was among 104 major league players to test positive.^ Boston Red Sox (41) .
  • Wild Speculation: Manny Ramirez - Chris Mottram - The Sporting Blog - Sporting News 28 January 2010 0:24 UTC www.sportingnews.com [Source type: General]

^ Red Sox: Major league matters .
  • Boston.com Forums - Share your views on topics of interest to Boston and New England - Boston.com - Boston Globe 22 September 2009 22:55 UTC www.boston.com [Source type: General]

^ Dodgers get Ramirez in trade from Red Sox .
  • Dodgers get Ramirez in trade from Red Sox | dodgers, manny ramirez, boston - Sports - The Orange County Register 28 January 2010 0:24 UTC www.ocregister.com [Source type: News]

[1]

Personal life

.Originally from Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic, in 1985, Ramirez joined his parents who relocated from the Dominican Republic to Washington Heights, a predominantly Dominican neighborhood in New York City.^ Born: May 30,1972 Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic .
  • Manny Ramírez - Baseball Wiki 2 February 2010 16:016 UTC baseball.wikia.com [Source type: General]

^ Born: May 30, 1972 Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic .
  • Manny Ramirez - Los Angeles Dodgers - MLB - Fathead Official Site 28 January 2010 0:24 UTC www.fathead.com [Source type: General]

^ Though originally from Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic , he grew up in the Washington Heights section of New York City .
  • Manny Ramírez - Baseball Wiki 2 February 2010 16:016 UTC baseball.wikia.com [Source type: General]

He played outfield for George Washington High School from 1989–1991.[32]
.In 2004, Ramirez missed a Red Sox game to become an American citizen.^ I’ll be at tonight’s Red Sox game.

^ Dodgers get Ramirez in trade from Red Sox .
  • Dodgers get Ramirez in trade from Red Sox | dodgers, manny ramirez, boston - Sports - The Orange County Register 28 January 2010 0:24 UTC www.ocregister.com [Source type: News]

^ Record After Game 3 vs Red Sox ALCS 2004: 4-13 .
  • Manny Ramirez | Hitting Back :: A New York Sports Blog 28 January 2010 0:24 UTC www.hittingback.com [Source type: General]

[33] .He entered the next game running onto the field to a standing ovation while carrying a small American flag held in his hand.^ On one hand, the winner of the game gets home field advantage in the World Series for their division.
  • Manny Ramirez | The REAL. BIG. Blog 28 January 2010 0:24 UTC blog.fathead.com [Source type: General]

^ In the postseason, Ramirez hit a walk-off 3-run home run in Game 2 of the American League Division Series against the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim .
  • Manny Ramírez - Baseball Wiki 2 February 2010 16:016 UTC baseball.wikia.com [Source type: General]

^ The Phils get the nod in power hitting and fielding; the Rays are better at small ball - hitting for average, base swipes, hit and run, and hitting in the clutch.
  • Manny Ramirez | Tag Archive | At The Dish 28 January 2010 0:24 UTC baseball.gearlive.com [Source type: General]

.He planted the flag in the left outfield corner of the field, in the shadow of the Green Monster, where it remained for the entire game.^ In the field, Manny had become the master of the Green Monster, gunning down 17 runners trying to take an extra base.
  • JockBio: Manny Ramirez Biography 28 January 2010 0:24 UTC www.jockbio.com [Source type: General]

^ Remember when he went into the Green Monster in Boston during a pitching change and didn't come back until after the game was starting?
  • Viewer - Manny Ramirez Fails Drug Test 28 January 2010 0:24 UTC www.coveritlive.com [Source type: General]

^ I'm not going to get all green-fields-of-the-mind and say that the games are better on radio.
  • Manny Ramirez - SweetSpot Blog - ESPN 28 January 2010 0:24 UTC espn.go.com [Source type: General]

.Ramirez has three sons: Manuelito "Manny" Ramirez (b.^ In a three-way deal; the Boston Red Sox traded Manny Ramirez to the Los Angeles Dodgers and Brandon Moss and Craig Hansen to the Pittsburgh Pirates.
  • MLB 28 January 2010 0:24 UTC www.tsn.ca [Source type: General]

^ Offensively, any team with David Ortiz and Manny Ramirez as your three and four hitters are going to be dangerous.
  • Manny Ramirez | Tag Archive | At The Dish 28 January 2010 0:24 UTC baseball.gearlive.com [Source type: General]

^ But the Red Sox traded three players (including Manny Ramirez) and $7 million for Jason Bay.

1995) from a previous relationship; Manny Ramirez, Jr. (b. 2003), and Lucas Ramirez (b. February 2006) with his current wife Juliana. In the off-season, the family lives in Weston, Florida.

Personality

Manny Ramirez asks the first base umpire if he went around on a swing.
.Many stories depict Ramirez as a carefree individual whose concentration is dedicated solely to playing baseball.^ Ramirez, unlike many superstars, has traditionally been affectionate, even playful, with reporters—hugging, tickling, piggybacking.
  • The Sporting Scene: Waiting for Manny : The New Yorker 28 January 2010 0:24 UTC www.newyorker.com [Source type: General]

^ Tavarez became a dedicated student; Ramirez played hooky.
  • The Sporting Scene: Waiting for Manny : The New Yorker 28 January 2010 0:24 UTC www.newyorker.com [Source type: General]

^ Story continues below No matter which way baseball turns, the legitimacy of many of its recent home run and pitching records is being questioned.
  • Manny Ramirez Suspended For 50 Games For Drug Violation 28 January 2010 0:24 UTC www.huffingtonpost.com [Source type: General]

.One story took place in his early years with the Cleveland Indians in June 1994. As teammates were gathered in the Indians clubhouse watching news of the O.J. Simpson Bronco chase, Ramirez asked what was going on.^ Man, I need to go watch tape of Manny’s bloody sock Game 6, Papi’s steal of 2nd in Game 4, and Manny’s “$14 million grand slam” against the Indians.
  • NYT: David Ortiz, Manny Ramirez on 2003 steroid list - Over the Monster 28 January 2010 0:24 UTC www.overthemonster.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ And while we are giving up a great prospect to get a great player, the question I think you have to ask yourself is: would you rather watch a .500 team for 5 years, or go all in for a World Series contender?

^ Manny Ramirez wasn't up to starting Comment July 23 Los Angeles Times   " Manny Ramirez took one look at the lineup posted on the wall and shouted across the clubhouse.

.A player responded, "they are chasing O.J.", to which Ramirez responded in disbelief, "What did Chad do?"^ If ever there were two players who were kindred spirits, they are Manny Ramirez and Rickey Henderson.
  • MANNY RAMIREZ - Bats Blog - NYTimes.com 28 January 2010 0:24 UTC bats.blogs.nytimes.com [Source type: General]

^ But if younger players who don’t use see a Manny Ramirez and an Alex Rodriguez using and see all the success they have, what’s to stop them from using?

^ Did the Sox show interest in these players, and if so, what were they being asked for?
  • Brownie Points: Papi in the House; Manny being Manny? 22 September 2009 22:55 UTC browniepoints.mlblogs.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

(in reference to their current teammate Chad Ogea).[34]
.Ramirez has been described as a prima donna[35] and has periodically displayed a lack of enthusiasm and/or concentration, with mental lapses in both the outfield or running the bases.^ I’ll be seeing some live pitching, and today I run the bases,” Ramirez said.
  • MANNY RAMIREZ - Bats Blog - NYTimes.com 28 January 2010 0:24 UTC bats.blogs.nytimes.com [Source type: General]

^ He displayed a good attitude and an enthusiasm for playing, two qualities his critics had charged that he lacked.
  • Manny Ramírez - Baseball Wiki 2 February 2010 16:016 UTC baseball.wikia.com [Source type: General]

^ By Susan Aiken on February 1, 2009 10:31 AM Manny Ramirez is a snotty prima donna.
  • Albert Pujols wants Manny Ramirez to join him in St. Louis - Sports Pros(e) 28 January 2010 0:24 UTC blogs.suntimes.com [Source type: General]

.These incidents are typically described as "Manny Moments" or "Manny Being Manny."^ He's been in the league a long time, and these incidents are the first I've heard of Manny behaving this way.
  • BBTF's Newsblog Discussion :: Manny Ramirez apologizes after altercation with Sox’ traveling secretary 28 January 2010 0:24 UTC www.baseballthinkfactory.org [Source type: General]

^ Manny used the typical vagaries most players do when describing their steroid incidents, saying it was "in the past" and that he wanted to "move on."
  • Owner's Edge MLB - Manny Ramirez - Notes 28 January 2010 0:24 UTC ownersedge.fanball.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ The Red Sox jokingly called his obtuse behavior “Manny being Manny.” Even so, incidents at summer of 2003 wore on called his decision-making into question.
  • JockBio: Manny Ramirez Biography 28 January 2010 0:24 UTC www.jockbio.com [Source type: General]

.The first known documented usage[36] of the phrase "Manny Being Manny" is attributed to then-Indians manager Mike Hargrove, quoted in a 1995 Newsday article.^ Article Photos Videos LOS ANGELES -- The so-called ``Manny being Manny'' phenomenon finally got Manny Ramirez traded out of Boston on Thursday.
  • Dodgers get Ramirez in trade from Red Sox | dodgers, manny ramirez, boston - Sports - The Orange County Register 28 January 2010 0:24 UTC www.ocregister.com [Source type: News]

^ QUOTE If Manny is worth $25m per year, then I'm a Wall Street hedge fund manager.
  • Which teams will make a run at Manny? - MLB - Baseball - Rumors - FanNation 28 January 2010 0:24 UTC www.fannation.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ The Indians faced the Orioles in the ALCS. After Baltimore won the opener Manny got his team going in Game 2 with a first-inning bomb off Jimmy Key.
  • JockBio: Manny Ramirez Biography 28 January 2010 0:24 UTC www.jockbio.com [Source type: General]

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Off the field

.
  • In 2007, Ramirez requested and received permission from the Red Sox to arrive late to spring training for family reasons.^ Dodgers get Ramirez in trade from Red Sox .
    • Dodgers get Ramirez in trade from Red Sox | dodgers, manny ramirez, boston - Sports - The Orange County Register 28 January 2010 0:24 UTC www.ocregister.com [Source type: News]

    ^ Lately, though, Ramirez has been a thorn in the side of Red Sox management.
    • Dodgers get Ramirez in trade from Red Sox | dodgers, manny ramirez, boston - Sports - The Orange County Register 28 January 2010 0:24 UTC www.ocregister.com [Source type: News]

    ^ Ramirez helped the Indians reach the World Series in 1995 and 1997, and he helped the Red Sox win it in 2004 and 2007.
    • Manny Ramirez has Hall of Fame numbers, but will they count for much now? | Starting Blocks - cleveland.com - cleveland.com 28 January 2010 0:24 UTC www.cleveland.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    .It was later revealed that during his absence Ramirez was scheduled to appear at the Atlantic City Classic car auction.^ It was later revealed that during his absence Ramirez was scheduled to appear at the Atlantic City Classic car Auction .
    • Manny Ramírez - Baseball Wiki 2 February 2010 16:016 UTC baseball.wikia.com [Source type: General]

    ^ Later in the season during the series with the Houston Astros , Ramirez had a physical altercation with Red Sox traveling secretary Jack McCormick.
    • Manny Ramírez - Baseball Wiki 2 February 2010 16:016 UTC baseball.wikia.com [Source type: General]

    ^ A remodeled car that Ramirez had put up for bidding at the auction did not generate a high enough bid to be sold.
    • Manny Ramírez - Baseball Wiki 2 February 2010 16:016 UTC baseball.wikia.com [Source type: General]

    [38] It is unclear whether the appearance was scheduled before or after the family situation. .Ramirez chose not to attend the auction.^ Ramirez chose not to attend the auction.
    • Manny Ramírez - Baseball Wiki 2 February 2010 16:016 UTC baseball.wikia.com [Source type: General]

    [39] .A remodeled car that Ramirez had put up for bidding at the auction did not generate a high enough bid to be sold.^ A remodeled car that Ramirez had put up for bidding at the auction did not generate a high enough bid to be sold.
    • Manny Ramírez - Baseball Wiki 2 February 2010 16:016 UTC baseball.wikia.com [Source type: General]

    ^ It was later revealed that during his absence Ramirez was scheduled to appear at the Atlantic City Classic car Auction .
    • Manny Ramírez - Baseball Wiki 2 February 2010 16:016 UTC baseball.wikia.com [Source type: General]

    ^ Bidding on the car began—fierce at first, and then tapering off to a final offer of a hundred and fifty thousand dollars, considerably short of Ramirez’s goal.
    • The Sporting Scene: Waiting for Manny : The New Yorker 28 January 2010 0:24 UTC www.newyorker.com [Source type: General]

    [40]
  • .
  • Ramirez missed the White House reception for the Red Sox 2007 World Series championship.^ Ramirez missed the White House reception for the Red Sox 2007 World Series championship.
    • Manny Ramírez - Baseball Wiki 2 February 2010 16:016 UTC baseball.wikia.com [Source type: General]

    ^ After the season, the Red Sox were invited to the White House.
    • JockBio: Manny Ramirez Biography 28 January 2010 0:24 UTC www.jockbio.com [Source type: General]

    ^ Red Sox vs. White Sox .
    • SawxBlog: An Open Letter to Manny Ramirez 28 January 2010 0:24 UTC www.sawxblog.com [Source type: General]

    .President George W. Bush quipped: "I'm sorry [Ortiz'] running mate, Manny Ramirez, isn't here.^ Manny Ramirez, David Ortiz Best Red Sox Hitters Of The Decade .
    • Manny Ramirez, David Ortiz Best Red Sox Hitters Of The Decade - Over the Monster 28 January 2010 0:24 UTC www.overthemonster.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    ^ Tags: Alex Rodriguez , Bob Arum , David Ortiz , Floyd Mayweather , Gene Orza , Manny Pacquiao , Manny Ramirez , Tiger Woods Post a Comment .

    ^ Kind of like every other option that isn’t Manny Ramirez?
    • MetsBlog.com – Outfield: The Weak Market for Manny Ramirez 28 January 2010 0:24 UTC www.metsblog.com [Source type: General]

    .I guess his grandmother died again.^ I guess his grandmother died again.
    • Manny Ramírez - Baseball Wiki 2 February 2010 16:016 UTC baseball.wikia.com [Source type: General]

    ^ During the congratulation ceremony, President Bush acknowledged Manny’s penchant for blaming absences on family emergencies when he joked, “I guess his grandmother died again.” .
    • JockBio: Manny Ramirez Biography 28 January 2010 0:24 UTC www.jockbio.com [Source type: General]

    Just kidding. .Tell Manny I didn't mean it."^ Tell Manny I didn't mean it."
    • Manny Ramírez - Baseball Wiki 2 February 2010 16:016 UTC baseball.wikia.com [Source type: General]

    ^ Meaning; you are telling us what you know about Manny, and not what you think we should think.

    ^ You mean to tell me the same front office who brought in Carl flippin Pavano is going to bring in Manny AND Thome?
    • Manny Ramirez wants to finish his career with the Cleveland Indians - and Jim Thome | Starting Blocks - cleveland.com - cleveland.com 28 January 2010 0:24 UTC www.cleveland.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    [41]

Career statistical highlights

  • Led League
    • American League batting crown (2002, .349)[42]
    • Led AL in home runs (2004, 43)[42]
    • Led AL in RBI (1999, 165)[42]
    • 3-time led AL in slugging percentage (1999–2000, 2004)[42]
    • 3-time led AL in OPS (1999–2000, 2004)[42]
    • 3-time led AL in on base percentage (2002–03, 2006)[42]
    • Twice led AL in intentional walks (2001, 2003)[42]
  • League Top-Ten
    • 8-time Top 10 AL in total bases (1996–99, 2001,2003–05)[42]
    • 8-time Top 10 AL MVP (1998–2005)[42]
    • 9-time Top 10 AL in home runs (1998–2006)[42]
    • 8-time Top 10 AL in RBI (1995, 1998, 1999–2001, 2004, 2005)[42]
    • 5-time Top 10 AL hitters (1997, 1999–2000, 2003, 2006)
    • 6-time Top 10 AL in times on base (1997, 1999, 2003–05)[42]
  • Honors
  • Postseason
    • 2-Time World Series Champion (Boston, 2004, 2007)
    • Tied with Pete Rose for longest LCS hitting streak (15) [45]
  • Other
  • Career rankings among active players and on the All-Time lists (as of the end of the 2009 season)
    • 546 home runs - 4th and 15th
    • 21 grand slams - 1st and 2nd (to Lou Gehrig)
    • 1788 RBI - 4th and 23rd
    • .313 batting average - 7th and 78th (tie)
    • .410 on base percentage - 7th and 36th
    • .591 slugging average - 3rd and 8th
    • 1.001 OPS - 4th and 10th
    • 1025 extra base hits - 4th (tie) and 24th (tie)
    • 212 intentional walks - 3rd and 10th[48]
    • 28 postseason home runs - 1st
    • 74 postseason RBI - 1st

Sponsorship and endorsement deals

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  • He was featured on the cover of the Sega Genesis video game World Series Baseball '96
  • He was featured on the cover of the EA Sports video game MVP Baseball 2005.^ He was featured on the cover of the Electronic Arts Sports electronic game MVP Baseball 2005 [2] .
    • Manny Ramírez - Baseball Wiki 2 February 2010 16:016 UTC baseball.wikia.com [Source type: General]

    ^ Photos of Game 1 of the 2007 World Series.
    • SawxBlog: An Open Letter to Manny Ramirez 28 January 2010 0:24 UTC www.sawxblog.com [Source type: General]

    ^ World Series MVP 2004 .
    • Manny Ramírez - Baseball Wiki 2 February 2010 16:016 UTC baseball.wikia.com [Source type: General]

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See also

References

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  2. ^ http://topics.nytimes.com/topics/reference/timestopics/people/r/manny_ramirez/index.html?inline=nyt-per New York Times, July 30, 2009
  3. ^ Chass, Murray (December 8, 1995). "Yankees Take a Gamble By Yielding on McDowell". The New York Times. http://www.nytimes.com/1995/12/08/sports/baseball-yankees-take-a-gamble-by-yielding-on-mcdowell.html. Retrieved January 13, 2010.  
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  7. ^ "Ted Williams, Fenway Park, June 9, 1946", HitTracker Online. Accessed July 31, 2008. "On June 9, 1946, Ted Williams hit a Fred Hutchinson pitch further than anyone has ever seen one hit at Fenway Park. The ball flew off his bat to right field, and flew, and flew, finally landing on the straw hat of a startled fan in the 37th row of the right field bleachers, which was painted red some years later to commemorate the event."
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  21. ^ [1]
  22. ^ Dodgers, Manny sign two-year deal
  23. ^ Bill Shaikin and Dylan Hernandez, Manny Ramirez will be suspended 50 games for positive drug test, Los Angeles Times, May 7, 2009.
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  25. ^ "Sources: Ramirez used fertility drug". espn.com. ESPN. http://sports.espn.go.com/mlb/news/story?id=4148907. Retrieved 2009-05-07.  
  26. ^ Manny finding his rhythm in workouts
  27. ^ Manny to begin Minors stint on Tuesday
  28. ^ http://topesblog.mlblogs.com/archives/2009/06/hot_ticket.html
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  30. ^ Though hitless, Manny injects spark into LA
  31. ^ Manny passes Mantle on home run list
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  36. ^ Mike Hume (2008-10-15). "A BRIEF HISTORY OF THE PHRASE "MANNY BEING MANNY"". ESPN The Magazine. ESPN. http://sports.espn.go.com/espnmag/story?id=3644816. Retrieved 2008-10-18. "...according to the Lexis Nexis search engine...The very first usage of the phrase in print was attributed to then-Indians manager Mike Hargrove in a 1995 Newsday story."  
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Quotes

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From Wikiquote

.Manuel "Manny" Aristides Ramírez Onelcida (born May 30, 1972) is a Dominican-born American Major League Baseball player he was playing for the dodgers but declined their offer for a one year contract for the Los Angeles Dodgers.^ Manny Ramirez , steroids , baseball , mlb , roids , Los Angeles Dodgers , Dodgers , manny , ramirez Comments .
  • Manny Ramirez's Press Conference Doodles 28 January 2010 0:24 UTC www.holytaco.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ DiamondView: 2009 Los Angeles Dodgers .
  • MLB Rumors: Manny Ramirez To The New York Yankees?  Seriously? - FakeTeams 28 January 2010 0:24 UTC www.faketeams.com [Source type: General]
  • Manny Ramirez Suspended; Dodgers Left(field) with Juan Pierre - Beyond the Box Score 28 January 2010 0:24 UTC www.beyondtheboxscore.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ The next on the list is Los Angeles Dodgers outfielder Manny Ramirez.
  • Manny Ramirez Articles, Posts, Blogs, Videos - Technorati 28 January 2010 0:24 UTC technorati.com [Source type: General]
  • Nike Air Trainer 1 PE – Manny Ramirez | Sneaker Files 28 January 2010 0:24 UTC www.sneakerfiles.com [Source type: General]

He was named the Most Valuable Player of the 2004 World Series after helping the Boston Red Sox win their first World Series championship (defeating the St. Louis Cardinals) in 86 years.

Contents

Attributed

  • As soon as I hit it, I knew it was gone. I was happy to move on. It was great. .I've been trying so hard the past three weeks just to get it done.^ Or just in the past week?
    • Surviving Grady | A Blog of Unhealthy Red Sox Obsession 22 September 2009 22:55 UTC www.survivinggrady.com [Source type: General]

    ^ I've been trying so hard the past three weeks just to get it done.
    • Manny Ramirez - Wikiquote 28 January 2010 0:24 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]
    • Manny Ramirez - Wikiquote 28 January 2010 0:24 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

    ^ This was the first time I've been to a game with my Dad since the early 90's and it was just awesome, especially with everything that happened with my Mom a few weeks ago.
    • SawxBlog: An Open Letter to Manny Ramirez 28 January 2010 0:24 UTC www.sawxblog.com [Source type: General]
    • SawxBlog: Manny Ramirez & Cars, Curt Schilling and Whining 28 January 2010 0:24 UTC www.sawxblog.com [Source type: General]

    It finally came, and I'm happy. I'm proud of myself and all the things that I accomplished. .So now I can go and have fun.^ So now I can go and have fun.
    • Manny Ramirez - Wikiquote 28 January 2010 0:24 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]
    • Manny Ramirez - Wikiquote 28 January 2010 0:24 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

    ^ I'm just happy that everything is done so now I can go be myself and have fun.
    • Manny Ramirez - Wikiquote 28 January 2010 0:24 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]
    • Manny Ramirez - Wikiquote 28 January 2010 0:24 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

    ^ I'm just happy everything's done for now, and I can go be myself and have fun."
    • Manny Ramirez Hits 500th Career Home Run | Sports Odds 28 January 2010 0:24 UTC sports-odds.com [Source type: News]

    .
    • In Ian Browne, "Manny cements his place in history"[1]
  • Especially every time you'd get out of the hotel, everybody would say, 'Hey, when are you going to hit it?'^ Manny cements his place in history ", MLB.com , June 1 , 2008 .
    • Manny Ramirez - Wikiquote 28 January 2010 0:24 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]
    • Manny Ramirez - Wikiquote 28 January 2010 0:24 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

    ^ In Ian Browne, "Manny cements his place in history" [1] Especially every time you'd get out of the hotel, everybody would say, 'Hey, when are you going to hit it?'
    • Manny Ramirez - Wikiquote 28 January 2010 0:24 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]
    • Manny Ramirez - Wikiquote 28 January 2010 0:24 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

    ^ Hey look, it's Manny Ramirez everybody!
    • MANNY RAMIREZ IS NOT SO GOOD AT FIELDING | With Leather 28 January 2010 0:24 UTC withleather.uproxx.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    .I'm just happy that everything is done so now I can go be myself and have fun.^ I'm just happy that everything is done so now I can go be myself and have fun.
    • Manny Ramirez - Wikiquote 28 January 2010 0:24 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]
    • Manny Ramirez - Wikiquote 28 January 2010 0:24 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

    ^ I'm just happy everything's done for now, and I can go be myself and have fun."
    • Manny Ramirez Hits 500th Career Home Run | Sports Odds 28 January 2010 0:24 UTC sports-odds.com [Source type: News]

    ^ But now everything is going great.
    • MetsBlog.com – Outfield: The Talk about Manny Ramirez 28 January 2010 0:24 UTC www.metsblog.com [Source type: General]

    .
    • In Ian Browne, "Manny cements his place in history"[1]
  • That's why they call it Red Sox Nation.^ Manny cements his place in history ", MLB.com , June 1 , 2008 .
    • Manny Ramirez - Wikiquote 28 January 2010 0:24 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]
    • Manny Ramirez - Wikiquote 28 January 2010 0:24 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

    ^ If we lose Manny, the Red Sox will move on and get over it.
    • SawxBlog: An Open Letter to Manny Ramirez 28 January 2010 0:24 UTC www.sawxblog.com [Source type: General]

    ^ In Ian Browne, "Manny cements his place in history" [1] That's why they call it Red Sox Nation.
    • Manny Ramirez - Wikiquote 28 January 2010 0:24 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]
    • Manny Ramirez - Wikiquote 28 January 2010 0:24 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

    .They follow us everywhere.^ They follow us everywhere.
    • Manny Ramirez - Wikiquote 28 January 2010 0:24 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]
    • Manny Ramirez - Wikiquote 28 January 2010 0:24 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

    .Everywhere we go, we get big support.^ Everywhere we go, we get big support.
    • Manny Ramirez - Wikiquote 28 January 2010 0:24 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]
    • Manny Ramirez - Wikiquote 28 January 2010 0:24 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

    ^ Everywhere I go, people support me.
    • Manny Ramirez returns in New Mexico - Los Angeles Times 28 January 2010 0:24 UTC articles.latimes.com [Source type: News]

    • In Ian Browne, "Manny cements his place in history"[1]

Quotes about Manny Ramirez

  • I cried. I was so happy. .I can't wait to see him and give him a big hug.^ I can't wait to see him and give him a big hug.
    • Manny Ramirez - Wikiquote 28 January 2010 0:24 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]
    • Manny Ramirez - Wikiquote 28 January 2010 0:24 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

    ^ I’d hate to see him hurt the chemistry of a team that’s choked big time the past two Septembers.
    • MetsBlog.com – Outfield: The Weak Market for Manny Ramirez 28 January 2010 0:24 UTC www.metsblog.com [Source type: General]

    ^ It would be interesting to see how MLB handled the situation if Ramirez was voted in by the fans, but actually seeing him take the field wouldn’t give me much of a thrill.
    • Manny Ramirez | Bootlegger Sports- Sports Humor Blog 28 January 2010 0:24 UTC bootleggersports.com [Source type: General]

    It was so exciting. .It was like a weight lifted off our shoulders.^ There are examples of people who either got smaller, like Jeff Bagwell because he had the arthritic shoulder and couldn’t lift a weight in five years, or some other guys who maybe just naturally got bigger.
    • Full Count » Manny Ramirez 28 January 2010 0:24 UTC fullcount.weei.com [Source type: General]

    ^ So some moves have been back firing recently, but I like most of our moves this off season.
    • Manny Ramirez. The Giants or Dodgers. $60M? Watch out for Scott Boras | Talking Points 28 January 2010 0:24 UTC blogs.mercurynews.com [Source type: General]

    .He had all those expectations.^ He had all those expectations.
    • Manny Ramirez - Wikiquote 28 January 2010 0:24 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]
    • Manny Ramirez - Wikiquote 28 January 2010 0:24 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

    ^ We knew it would happen, but there was all those expectations from everybody.
    • Manny Ramirez - Wikiquote 28 January 2010 0:24 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]
    • Manny Ramirez - Wikiquote 28 January 2010 0:24 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

    It's amazing. I'm shocked. He's very confident. .We knew it would happen, but there was all those expectations from everybody.^ Because if there was remotely another team involved at this point, surely Beezlebub would be steering Manny there with all due speed.
    • Manny Ramirez | Sportsfrog.com 28 January 2010 0:24 UTC www.sportsfrog.com [Source type: General]

    ^ If it added trainers from all teams there would be a lot more names on that list including half of the red soxs teams as well.
    • NYT: David Ortiz, Manny Ramirez on 2003 steroid list - Over the Monster 28 January 2010 0:24 UTC www.overthemonster.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    ^ I am 100% positive that this would breach a pre-existing contractual agreement that the Player’s Union has in line with MLB. There is no way the PU would allow this to happen.
    • MetsBlog.com – Outfield: The Weak Market for Manny Ramirez 28 January 2010 0:24 UTC www.metsblog.com [Source type: General]

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    • Juliana Ramirez, Manny Ramirez's wife, quoted in "Manny cements his place in history"[1]
  • You really feel very happy for him.^ So, can you really feel bad for him these days?
    • Manny Ramirez | Hitting Back :: A New York Sports Blog 28 January 2010 0:24 UTC www.hittingback.com [Source type: General]

    ^ This is what you get for signing Manny Ramirez.
    • Manny hits the showers early - Circling the Bases - Baseball - NBC Sports 28 January 2010 0:24 UTC bases.nbcsports.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    ^ Are you really personally offended by Manny?
    • SawxBlog: An Open Letter to Manny Ramirez 28 January 2010 0:24 UTC www.sawxblog.com [Source type: General]

    .He acted like a little kid.^ I feel like a little kid on x-mas .
    • NYT: David Ortiz, Manny Ramirez on 2003 steroid list - Over the Monster 28 January 2010 0:24 UTC www.overthemonster.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    .He just hit it, and you could feel the relief he felt.^ He just hit it, and you could feel the relief he felt.
    • Manny Ramirez - Wikiquote 28 January 2010 0:24 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]
    • Manny Ramirez - Wikiquote 28 January 2010 0:24 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

    ^ Since it's appearance in the early 90's, it's been growing rapidly in the US. Choose a sportsbook today and you could be making tons of cash just like others!
    • Babes Love Baseball: Playtime With Manny Ramirez 28 January 2010 0:24 UTC www.babeslovebaseball.com [Source type: General]
    • Babes Love Baseball: Possible Careers for Manny Ramirez 28 January 2010 0:24 UTC www.babeslovebaseball.com [Source type: General]

    ^ You could disown him easily enough, claim that maybe he just started cheating at the sight of Joe Torre in his own Dodger dugout.

    .From now on, I'm telling you, he might get into the place he was early in the season, where he becomes very, very dangerous.^ From now on, I'm telling you, he might get into the place he was early in the season, where he becomes very, very dangerous.
    • Manny Ramirez - Wikiquote 28 January 2010 0:24 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]
    • Manny Ramirez - Wikiquote 28 January 2010 0:24 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

    ^ Now what does that tell you?
    • Manny Ramirez | The REAL. BIG. Blog 28 January 2010 0:24 UTC blog.fathead.com [Source type: General]

    ^ Outside, fans lined up early to make their way into the stadium, many wearing Dodgers shirt, Ramirez jerseys and even a few of those deadlocked wigs that have now become commonplace at Chavez Ravine.
    • Who's your Padre?: Manny Ramirez at PETCO Park ... 28 January 2010 0:24 UTC coreybrock.mlblogs.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    • Alex Cora, infielder, quoted in "Manny cements his place in history"[1]

References

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Manny Ramírez
LA Dodgers
Born: May 30, 1972 (1972-05-30) (age 38)
Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic
Bats: Right Throws: Right 
MLB debut
September 2, 1993 for the Cleveland Indians
Career statistics
(through June 6, 2008)
Batting average    .313
Home runs    505
Runs batted in    1,651
Teams
Career highlights and awards
  • 9x Silver Slugger Award winner (1995, 1999, 2000, 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006)
  • 11x All-Star selection (1995, 1998, 1999, 2000, 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007)
  • 2x World Series champion (2004, 2007)
  • Led AL in batting average in 2002
  • Led AL in home runs in 2004
  • Led AL in runs batted in in 1999
  • Manuel Aristides "Manny" Ramírez Onelcida (born May 30, 1972 in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic) is an American Major League Baseball player. The Boston Red Sox recently traded Ramirez to the Los Angeles Dodgers for Jason Bay on July 31, 2008. He is a nine-time Silver Slugger and one of twenty-four people to have hit over 500 career home runs. He is well recognized for his strong offensive abilities. Ramirez has the most career grand slams of any active baseball player, and has led the American League is three key batting measures: batting average, home runs and runs batted in. For the past ten years, Ramírez has been a fixture in the Midsummer Classic, and is an eleven-time All-Star. In 2004, he was named the Most Valuable Player of the World Series after helping the Red Sox win their first World Series championship in over 85 years.

    Statistics

    Statistics of Ramirez as of June 6, 2008:

    yearteamGABRH2B3BHRRBISBBBSOBAOBPSLG
    1993 CLE2253591025028.170.200.302
    1994 CLE912905178220176044272.269.357.521
    1995 CLE1374848514926131107675112.308.402.558
    1996 CLE1525509417045333112885104.309.399.582
    1997 CLE150561991844002688279115.328.415.538
    1998 CLE15057110816835245145576121.294.377.599
    1999 CLE14752213117434344165296131.333.442.663
    2000 CLE1184399215434238122186117.351.457.697
    2001 BOS1425299316233241125081147.306.405.609
    2002 BOS120436841523103310707385.349.450.647
    2003 BOS1545691171853613710439794.325.427.587
    2004 BOS15256810817544043130282124.308.397.613
    2005 BOS15255411216230145144180119.292.388.594
    2006 BOS13044979144271351020100102.321.439.619
    2007 BOS13348384143331208807192.296.388.493
    2008 BOS592263968141144712652.301.380.544
    Total 16 years2,0097,2841,3812,277485185031,649351,1511,595.313.409.591

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