- Height: 6'0"
- Weight: 190 lbs
- Date of Birth: May 30, 1972
- Hometown: Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic
- High School: George Washington High School
- Position: Outfield
- Bats: Right
- Throws: Right
- Draft: 1st round, 13th overall, Cleveland Indians, 1991
Manny Ramirez was born on May 30, 1972, in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic. Although born in the D.R., Ramirez spent most of his youth in the Washington Heights neighborhood of New York City. He played high school baseball at George Washington High School and entered the MLB Draft in 1991, deciding to skip the college level. Ramirez was drafted 13th overall by the Cleveland Indians.
Ramirez made his major league debut with the Indians in 1993 and quickly established himself as not only a fantastic baseball player, but also as a player with an unusual and often unpredictable character. Even though his work ethic and personality are sometimes called into question, Ramirez’s production over his career cannot be questioned. Through 15 seasons in the MLB (eight with the Indians and seven with the Boston Red Sox) Ramirez has been an 11-time All-Star, eight-time Silver Slugger, and World Series Champion and MVP in 2004. His career totals through 2007 include a .313 batting average, 490 home runs, 2,209 hits, and 1,604 RBIs.
Career Highlights, Awards, and Accolades:
- 11 time All-Star player
- 8 time Silver Slugger
- World Series Champion and MVP in 2004