Manny Ramirez was born on May 30, 1972, in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic
. He had been interested in baseball from an early stage of his life. In 1983, his family shifted to New York
, where he entered the George Washington High School. In his school, Manny was more concentrated on baseball instead of studies.
In 1991, Manny Ramirez was signed up by Cleveland as their 13th overall. He gave a brilliant performance at the junior level which led him to play in the big leagues within 3 years. In 1994, Manny played for the first time in a major league. He scored two home runs in his second match of the league and soon became well-known.
l 2000, Manny played wonderfully and scored numerous averages, powers and home runs. Then he became entitled for playing under free agency and was selected by Boston Red Sox for eight years against a contract amount of $160 million.
But the pressure didn't bend him. In 2004, he won the Fall Classic's and then grabbed the World Series championship for his club, a feat that hadn't been done in 86 years.
Manny didn't always enjoy a happy relationship with the Boston Red Sox. He was often accused for not having the required focus on the field. In fact, there were often conflicts between him and the club management which reached the peak in 2008 when he fought against his teammates and attacked the club's staff. Thus, his club traded him with the Los Angeles Dodgers.
Even then, Manny hadn't changed. In August 2008, he walked late into the field during the 9th inning with his dress unfastened.
Why is he famous?
Manny Ramirez is famous as a baseball player who brought the World Series trophy to the Boston Red Sox in 2004. He has scored more than 500 home runs in the major leagues. However, he is noted for his odd actions on and off field.
Here is one of his famous quotes:
"I get paid to play baseball -- even if I like it or not, I still gotta go and perform."
- Manny Ramirez
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