Manny Ramirez started to develop into a pretty good player when he was a member of the Cleveland Indians early in his career. He had a couple of All-Star appearances, Silver Slugger awards, and some MVP votes while there. He is best known, however, for his play with the Boston Red Sox. He became a postseason legend and a two time World Series Champion there. He is a player whose numbers suggest that he should be in the Hall of Fame but we will see if the voters ever put him in for other reasons.
He was traded by Boston to the Los Angeles Dodgers in 2008 where he would play for parts of three seasons. Los Angeles traded him to the White Sox in 2010 which a lot of people probably forget about. He didn’t play for the White Sox long but it did feel weird having him play for them at all. Seeing him in that uniform was something to behold for sure. It is always fun when players of his stature dawn the White Sox colors, even if they are way past their prime.
He only had 66 games played with the Dodgers in 2010 before his trade to the south side. He then played for the White Sox for 24 games. He had 69 at-bats in 88 plate appearances with the Sox. He was a shell of his Red Sox self as far as his power numbers as well. He had one home run and two RBIs in those 24 games for Chicago. He did slash .261/.420/.319 over those 24 games which are not bad numbers at all. It was strange, yet fun, having one of the best right-handed hitters of the 21st-century play for them.