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7. Manny Ramirez
  1. General
  2. Awards
  3. Career Stats
  • Born: May 30, 1972 in Santo Domingo, Di D.R.
  • Weight: 225 lbs.
  • Height: 6'0"
  • Bats: R
  • Throws: R
  • Debut: September 02, 1993
  • Final Game: April 06, 2011
  • Silver Slugger - 1995
  • TSN All-Star - 1995
  • Hank Aaron Award - 1999
  • Silver Slugger - 1999
  • TSN All-Star - 1999
  • Silver Slugger - 2000
  • Silver Slugger - 2001
  • TSN All-Star - 2001
  • Silver Slugger - 2002
  • TSN All-Star - 2002
  • Silver Slugger - 2003
  • Hank Aaron Award - 2004
  • Silver Slugger - 2004
  • TSN All-Star - 2004
  • World Series MVP - 2004
  • Silver Slugger - 2005
  • TSN All-Star - 2005
  • Silver Slugger - 2006
  • TSN All-Star - 2006
 
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With all due respect to Ivan Rodriguez and Vladimir Guerrero, statistically speaking, Manny Ramirez is the top dog of the new possibilities for the 2017 Class. We will also say, he was the most entertaining. We are all aware of the eccentric “Manny being Manny moments, but ahead of all that was a man who was an incredible hitter who had a career slash line of .312/.411/.585/.996 that included one Batting Title, three On Base Percentage Titles, three Slugging Titles and three OPS Titles. Most importantly of all, Ramirez maintained his offensive production in the Post Season and was the Most Valuable Player for the Boston Red Sox in their World Series win in 2004. Arguably, Manny Ramirez is one of the most prolific offensive superstars to never win an MVP award, or even make a runner-up, though he was in the top ten in voting eight ties, and he has more than enough stats to be a Hall of Fame entry.

Still, we all know what the elephant in the room is here don’t we? “Manny being Manny” meant Manny injecting himself with Performance Enhancing Drugs, and unlike many suspected PED users, Ramirez WAS caught and served a suspension for it. If alleged PED use keeps superstars out, confirmed PED use will probably keep him out, regardless of what the stats say.

Should Manny Ramirez be in the Hall of Fame?

Definitely put him in! - 70.6%
Maybe, but others deserve it first. - 0%
Probably not, but it wouldn't be the end of the world. - 2.9%
No opinion. - 0%
No way! - 26.5%

The Bullet Points

  • Country of Origin: Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic
  • Eligible In: Sunday, 01 January 2017
  • Position: Outfield
  • Played For: Boston Red Sox, Los Angeles Dodgers, Cleveland Indians, Chicago White Sox
  • Major Accolades and Awards: World Series MVP (1) (2004)
    AL Hank Aaron Award (2) (1999 & 2004)
    12 Time All Star (1995, 1998, 1999, 2000, 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007 & 2008)
    Silver Slugger (9) (AL) (1995, 1999, 2000, 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005 & 2006)
    Batting Title (1) (AL) (2002)
    Highest On Base Percentage (3) (AL) (2002, 2003 & 2006)
    Highest Slugging Percentage (3) (AL) (1999, 2000 & 2004)
    Highest OPS (3) (AL) (1999, 2000 & 2004)
    Most Home Runs (1) (AL) (2004)
    Most Runs Batted In (1) (AL) (1999)
    World Series Rings (1) (Boston Red Sox, 2004)
  • Other Points of Note: Top Ten MVP Finishes
    (AL: 1998, 6th), (AL: 1999, 3rd), (AL: 2000, 6th), (AL: 2001, 9th), (AL: 2002, 9th), (AL: 2003, 6th), (AL: 2004, 3rd), (AL: 2005, 4th) & (NL: 2008, 4th)
    7 Top Ten Finishes (Batting Average)
    10 Top Ten Finishes (On Base Percentage)
    11 Top Finishes (Slugging Percentage)
    12 Top Ten Finishes (OPS)
    4 Top Ten Finishes (Runs Scored)
    2 Top Ten Finishes (Hits)
    9 Top Ten Finishes (Total Bases)
    3 Top Ten Finishes (Doubles)
    10 Top Ten Finishes (Home Runs)
    8 Top Ten Finishes (Runs Batted In)
    6 Top Ten Finishes (Walks)
    2 Top Ten Finishes (WAR for Position Players)
  • Notable All Time Rankings: 8.   Slugging Percentage: .585
    8.   OPS: .996
    15. Home Runs: 555
    18. Runs Batted In: 1,831
    26: Total Bases: 4,826
    31. Doubles: 547
    32. On Base Percentage: .411
    39. Walks: 1,329
    59. Runs Scored: 1,544
    72. WAR for Position Players: 69.2
    83. Batting Average: .312
    89: Hits: 2,574
  • Should be Inducted As A: Boston Red Sox

Should Manny Ramirez be in the Hall of Fame?

Definitely put him in! - 70.6%
Maybe, but others deserve it first. - 0%
Probably not, but it wouldn't be the end of the world. - 2.9%
No opinion. - 0%
No way! - 26.5%

Comments   

0 #2 Michael tabor 38 2017-08-24 03:05
Manny is a HOF regardless of Roids. (Only Bonds was better) in willing to bet there are already people in the HoF that cheated.
Um Jeff Bagwell??
I'm from Cleveland, and MAnny and thome were batting 6-8 in the lineup back in the 90s. Loaded!
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0 #1 Darryl Tahirali 2016-07-18 21:05
After Ramirez's retirement following his second drug-test failure, I didn't have a problem with him not getting in because his failures occurred after baseball codified its drug-testing and -penalty policies in the mid-2000s.

However, players are still using, still getting caught--and still getting big contracts from teams looking to put a "quality product on the field" even after the penalty phase. This is no longer an individual issue--it's institutional. This is part of the business of baseball.

It is then hypocritical for the Hall of Fame to appoint itself as the arbiter of moral behavior when its sport has no problem with cheating for business efficiency. That is a crooked and dishonest illusion.

Manny Ramirez was one of the best hitters of his time and of all-time. That is what we honor in the Hall of Fame.
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