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Manny by the numbers

Posted on: April 8, 2011 7:10 pm
Edited on: April 18, 2011 11:55 am
By C. Trent Rosecrans

Manny Ramirez always gave people plenty to talk about, but aside from the miscues and funny stories, there are some very serious numbers in his career. Here's a look at some of the numbers he put up as a player:

• 555 career home runs are 14th overall in baseball history, between Reggie Jackson (563) and Mike Schmidt (548) and ahead of the likes of Mickey Mantle (536), Willie McCovery (521) and Ted Williams (521).

• 2,574 hits (82nd all-time) and 1,831 RBI (18th all-time)

Manny Ramirez

• Career slash line of .312/.411/.585 with an adjusted OPS of 154 (25th all-time). Hia .996 OPS is ninth all-time.

• 29 career postseason home runs are the most in history, ahead of Bernie Williams (22).

• 21 grand slams are second to Lou Gehrig (23).

• 78 career postseason RBI are second in history, behind Williams (80).

• 12-time All-Star

• 2004 World Series MVP

• 9 Top 10 MVP finsihes

• 9 Silver Sluggers

• 2002 American League batting title (.349)

• 2004 American League home run leader (43)

• 216 intentional bases on balls are 11th all-time

• 274 HRs with Red Sox, sixth-most in franchise history

• 236 HRs with Indians, third-most in franchise history

* 111 postseason games (fifth most), 493 postseason plate appearances (third most)

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Since: Feb 11, 2009
Posted on: April 9, 2011 8:15 am

Manny by the numbers

Now thinking about everything makes one think he really cheated his whole career.  There may have been some talent, but it seems that Manny did little work, in fact, he was lazy and steroids/HGH worked.  So, like many others (Bonds, McGwire, Sosa, A-Roid), we have to put astericks by his records.  Sad for baseball once again

Since: Jan 5, 2007
Posted on: April 8, 2011 10:03 pm

Manny by the numbers

"manny being manny" was, and still is an a** hole comment....manny is a jerk, who didnt run out ground balls, had a huge attitude/ego problem, and just plain didnt play hard anywhere near often enough.....i am a lifelong red sox fan and hold most players that have donned a red sox uniform if very high regard....with 2 exceptions....pure hatred for carl everett and manny ramirez...never liked either one of them.  Manny has no business being in the hall of fame because, like david ortiz, all he did was hit.  He was an overpaid lousy outfielder... put him in the "hitter's hall of fame" if they ever open one....

Since: Jun 3, 2010
Posted on: April 8, 2011 9:19 pm

Manny by the numbers

there's been plenty on other stories... we've got a whole bunch of them all over the site

Since: Dec 21, 2006
Posted on: April 8, 2011 8:42 pm

Manny by the numbers

Wow!! Look how fast Manny's star has faded. It's been over three hours and nobody in the cbssportsline community has even bothered to comment on his departure from the game. This saddens me as a member of the Red Sox Nation, who will be eternally grateful for Manny's and the rest of the teams efforts in 2004 and 2007. No matter how much of a headcase Manny is, was, and will continue to be, millions of fans will hold a special place in their hearts for Manny.
     There will be a big hole in the Baseball Hall of Fame where this era's Steroid Boys would be. No one will ever mistake Manny for a member of the Mensa Society, but having the pleasure of having watched most of his career, the game will surely miss him.
     I'm really not suprised at what happened to one of my favorite players today, after all it was just Manny being Manny.

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