On September 3rd, 1993 (24 years ago today), Manny Ramirez put together quite a game. He collected his first hit—a double—and belted two home runs. Baseball America had the young outfielder ranked as the 13th best prospect before the '93 season. Even at 21, Manny had some serious swag; he thought his first hit was a home run and kept running.
15 years later and in his last season in Boston, Manny joined the 500 homer club on May 31, 2008.
He ended his MLB career with 555 homers: 274 with Boston, 236 with Cleveland, 44 with the Dodgers, and 1 with the White Sox. He's not done playing baseball. Now 45, he hit his first Japanese homer earlier this spring.
Baseball is here! And more importantly, that means the over/under game is back. It seems as though everyone is an expert this time of year. Somehow we convince ourselves that we are better at predicting baseball outcomes than everyone else. Well, AFITB is putting that to the test for the third year in a row. Think you know more about baseball than us? You probably do. But go ahead and prove it anyway.
Baseball is simply the best.
Can the playoffs get even better? Yes, if you play this game with us.
Not much from a team perspective
Ranking the 10 playoff teams' pitching output based on WAR
Ranking the 10 playoff teams' positional output based on WAR
Barry's last game
Remembering José one year after his passing