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Manny Ramirez

Manny Ramirez
MLB Player information
NameManny Ramirez
PositionLeft fielder / Right fielder
BatsRight
ThrowsRight
MLB debutSeptember 2, 1993 for the Cleveland Indians
Last MLB appearanceApril 6, 2011 for the Tampa Bay Rays
Career statistics
Batting average.312
Home runs555
Hits2574
Runs batted in1831
Teams
* Cleveland Indians (1993 2000) * Boston Red Sox (2001 2008) * Los Angeles Dodgers (2008 2010) * Chicago White Sox (2010) * Tampa Bay Rays (2011)
* 12× All-Star (1995, 1998, 1999, 2000, 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008) * 2× World Series champion (2004, 2007) * 9× Silver Slugger Award winner (1995, 1999, 2000, 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006) * 2004 World Series MVP * 2× AL Hank Aaron Award winner (1999, 2004)

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Manuel "Manny" Arístides Ramírez Onelcida (born May 30, 1972) is a retired Dominican-American professional baseball outfielder. He was recognized for great batting skill and power, a nine-time Silver Slugger and one of 25 players to hit 500 career home runs. Ramirez's 21 grand slams are third all-time, and his 28 post-season home runs are the most by any player in MLB history. He was a fixture in the All-Star Game with 12 appearances including eleven consecutive beginning 1998.

Ramirez was allegedly among a group of 104 major league players who tested positive for performance-enhancing drugs during 2003. In 2009 he was suspended 50 games for violating baseball's drug policy by taking human chorionic gonadotropin (hCG), a women's fertility drug. According to steroid dealer Victor Conte, hCG is often used to restart natural testosterone production after a steroid cycle.

In 2011 Ramirez was informed of another violation of the drug policy, and he retired from baseball on April 8, 2011, rather than continue with the process entailed by a positive test, which would have included a 100-game suspension.


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