Ramirez was signed as a free agent by GM Dan Duquette on Dec. 19, 2000, homered in his first at-bat at Fenway, and quickly became one of the most popular players in Red Sox history. One of the most powerful righthanded hitters in baseball, Manny is a 12-time All-Star and has put up staggering offensive numbers over his eight years in Boston. In 2004, Manny led the AL in home runs with 43, drove in 130 runs, and went on to win the World Series MVP, when he hit safely in every game. But along with the monster power numbers come the the inevitable Manny moments.
Manny was traded to the Dodgers in 2008 and will return to Fenway this season as a member of the Tampa Bay Rays.
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