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Born: May 30, 1972; Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic Height: 6'0" Weight: 200
* Led league
Manny hit a two-run homer on April 25, providing the Sox all the offense they would need to win 2-0 and complete the three-game sweep in New York.
He went 4-for-5 with two homers and five RBI against Texas on July 10.
Ramirez hit grand slams on August 20 and September 10, giving him 17 for his career, fifth-most all-time.
He had two homers in the Red Sox' 10-7 win on August 31, as they opened a big series against Anaheim.
Manny led the American League in home runs (43), at-bats per homer (13.2), slugging percentage (.613), and OPS (1.010). He also ranked second in extra-base hits and at-bats per RBI, third in RBI, and fourth in total bases.
Ramirez joined David Ortiz to become the first pair of teammates in baseball history to each have 40 homers and 40 doubles in the same season.
Manny hit safely in all 14 of the Red Sox' postseason games. Dating back to 2003, he hit in 17 straight postseason games, tying the major league record.
He drove in at least two runs in each Division Series game, hitting .385 with two doubles, a homer, and seven RBI over the series.
In the ALCS, Manny hit .300 with a double and three runs scored. He was 2-for-3 with three walks in Game 4, and was 2-for-6 in Game 5.
Manny went 3-for-5 with two RBI in Game 1 of the World Series. In Game 3, he hit a home run in the first inning to give the Sox a 1-0 lead. Then in the bottom of the inning, he helped Pedro Martinez out of a bases-loaded, one-out jam by catching Jim Edmonds' fly ball and throwing Larry Walker out at home plate.
Ramirez batted .412 in the World Series and was named MVP. He became the first World Series MVP in Red Sox history, since the award was not given out before 1955.
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