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Aramis Ramírez Nin
- Bats Right, Throws Right
- Height 6' 1", Weight 219 lb.
- Debut May 26, 1998
- Final Game October 3, 2015
- Born June 25, 1978 in Santo Domingo, Distrito Nacional, D.R.
On May 28, 2006, the Chicago Cubs lost a game 13-12 in extra innings when an easy pop fly to third base comically bounced off Aramis Ramirez's head and into foul territory. That error led to the winning run, a disheartening loss for the team given that they had come back from 4 down in the ninth inning to send the game into extra innings. Making it even worse, it gave the Cubs 21 losses in 25 games.
Ramírez hit his 31st homer against the Pittsburgh Pirates in April 2014; no ex-Pirate had victimized the team as often, with Moises Alou the previous record holder (27), followed by Gus Bell (24) and Barry Bonds (22).
Entering the 2015 season with the Milwaukee Brewers, he announced that it would likely be his last one; it was his 18th major league season at the age of 37. He hit .247 with 11 homers and 42 RBIs in 81 games before being traded back to his original team, the Pittsburgh Pirates, on July 23rd. He hit .245 in 46 games for the Pirates and retired at the end of the season. His final game came in the National League Wild Card Game when he went 0 for 1 in Pittsburgh's loss to the Cubs.
- 1997 MVP Carolina League Lynchburg Hillcats
- 3-time NL All-Star (2005, 2008 & 2014)
- NL Silver Slugger Award Winner (2011)
- NL Doubles Leader (2012)
- 20-Home Run Seasons: 10 (2001, 2003-2008 & 2010-2012)
- 30-Home Run Seasons: 4 (2001 & 2004-2006)
- 100 RBI Seasons: 7 (2001, 2003, 2004, 2006-2008 & 2012)
- Tom Singer: "Aramis retires after 18-season career", mlb.com, November 5, 2015.