10. Manny Ramirez

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10. 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
  • MVP - 1995
  • MVP - 1998
  • MVP - 1999
  • MVP - 2000
  • MVP - 2001
  • MVP - 2002
  • MVP - 2003
  • MVP - 2004
  • MVP - 2005
  • MVP - 2006
  • MVP - 2008
  • Rookie of the Year - 1994
 
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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! - 50.9%
Maybe, but others deserve it first. - 2.5%
Probably not, but it wouldn't be the end of the world. - 5%
No opinion. - 1.9%
No way! - 39.8%

The Bullet Points

  • Country of Origin: Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic
  • Eligible In: Sunday, 01 January 2017
  • Position: Outfield
  • Played For: Boston Red Sox, Chicago White Sox, Cleveland Indians, Los Angeles Dodgers
  • Major Accolades and Awards: World Series Rings (2) (Boston Red Sox, 2004 & 2007)
    All-Star (12) (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)
    World Series MVP (1) (2004)
    Hank Aaron Award (2) (AL) (1999 & 2004)
    Highest Batting Average (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)
    Highest OPS+ (1) (AL) (1999)
    Most Home Runs (1) (AL) (2004)
    Most Runs Batted In (1) (AL) (1999)
    Most Intentional Walks (2) (AL) (2001 & 2003)
    Most Championship Win Probability Added (1) (AL) (2003)
    Most Assists by a Leftfielder (1) (AL) (2005)
    Most Assists by a Rightfielder (1) (AL) (1996)
    Most Double Plays Turned by a Rightfielder (1) (AL) (1996)
    Most Assists by an Outfielder (2) (AL) 1996 & 2005)
    Highest Fielding Percentage by a Leftfielder (1) (AL) (2007)
  • 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)
    2    Top Ten Finishes (bWAR for Position Players)
    9    Top Ten FInishes (Offensive bWAR)
    7    Top Ten Finishes (Batting Average)
    10  Top Ten Finishes (On Base Percentage)
    11  Top Finishes (Slugging Percentage)
    12  Top Ten Finishes (OPS)
    13  Top Ten Finoshes  (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)
    7    Top Ten Finished (Extra Base Hits)
    9    Top Ten Finishes (Win Probabilty Added)
    9    Top Ten Finished (Championship Win Probability Added)
  • Notable All Time Rankings: 12. Slugging Percentage: .585
    12. OPS: .996
    14. Intentional Walks: 216
    15. Home Runs: 555
    18. Extra Base Hits: 1,122
    20. Runs Batted In: 1,831
    29. OPS+: 154
    29. Win Probability Added: 56.1
    30: Total Bases: 4,826
    33. Offensive bWAR: 81.8
    34. Doubles: 547
    36. On Base Percentage: .411
    41. Walks: 1,329
    60. Runs Scored: 1,544
    64. Sacrifice Flies: 90
    68. Championship Win Probability Added: 46.9
    74. bWAR for Position Players: 69.2
    74. Times Hit By Pitch: 74
    89. Batting Average: .312
    90. Assists by a Leftfielder: 64
    91: Hits: 2,574
  • Vote Percentage Received for the Hall of Fame: 2017: 23.8%
    2018: 22.0%
    2019: 22.8%
    2020: 28.2%
    2021: 28.2%
    2022: 28.9%
  • Should be Inducted As A: Boston Red Sox

Should Manny Ramirez be in the Hall of Fame?

Definitely put him in! - 50.9%
Maybe, but others deserve it first. - 2.5%
Probably not, but it wouldn't be the end of the world. - 5%
No opinion. - 1.9%
No way! - 39.8%

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