Manny Ramirez

Manny Ramirez
Birthdate 05/30/1972
Death Date
Debut Year 1993
Year of Induction
Teams Dodgers, Indians, Rays, Red Sox, White Sox
Positions Designated Hitter, Left Field, Right Field

Manny Ramirez was a nine-time Silver Slugger, and 12-time All Star who holds the Major League record with 29 postseason homers.

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Manny Ramirez put up Hall of Fame numbers

Manny Ramirez put up Hall of Fame numbers

The Indians used their 1st round draft choice to pluck Ramirez as the 13th player overall. In his eight seasons there he made four All Star teams and earned three Silver Slugger Awards. Cleveland allowed Ramirez to flee via free agency after he hit .351 with 32 homers and 122 RBI. It was in Boston t
Steroid use kept Manny Ramirez out of Cooperstown

Steroid use kept Manny Ramirez out of Cooperstown

Based on statistics alone, Manny Ramirez is a slam-dunk for Cooperstown. His mix of power and average make him an elite hitter in the game’s history. Ramirez tested positive for performance enhancing drugs in spring training of 2009 he was suspended for 50 games. The episode dealt his Hall of

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Judgment of Steroid Era comes every year at Hall of Fame

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(Editors’ note: Mike Piazza was inducted into the Hall of Fame on July 24, 2016.) Can the game’s story be complete without a plaque of the baseball’s all-time home run leader? Doesn’t the man with the most Cy Young Awards deserve induction? How about the catcher with the most career homers? All have been on the ballot, yet none is enshrined. The allegations pointed toward Barry Bonds and Roger Clemens are well-documented. The case for Mike Piazza remains less clear. Certainly his numbers are certainly Cooperstown-worthy. Amassed in any other era, his 427 homers and .308 lifetime average would be enough to garner the catcher a bronze plaque. Piazza’s six seasons with at least 100 runs batted in, 12 all-star appearances, and ten Silver Slugger awards certainly seem Cooperstown-worthy. In today’s Hall of Fame voting process, however, numbers aren’t enough. That’s where hypocrisy begins to creep in. During the steroid era, the Baseball Writers concerned themselves only with on-field performance. Seven times they voted prickly Barry Bonds the MVP; seven times they cast enough votes for Roger Clemens to receive the Cy Young Award. No one cared then that the players’ statistics might have been aided by performance enhancing drugs. When those same two players were on the Hall of Fame […]

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