Manny Ramirez Net Worth | Celebrity Net Worth
What is Manny Ramirez’s net worth?
Manny Ramirez is a retired professional baseball player who has a net worth of $90 million. Originally born in the Dominican Republic, Manny played 19 seasons in MLB. He played for teams such as the Cleveland Indians, Boston Red Sox, Los Angeles Dodgers, Chicago White Sox and Tampa Bay Rays. It then ended with one last season in the Chinese Professional Baseball League.
Over the course of his career, Ramirez has established a formidable reputation as a batsman who brought both skill and power to the plate. He scored over 500 career home runs, 21 Grand Slams and 29 post-season home runs. Manny also achieved a lifetime batting average of .312 and is widely regarded as one of the best right-handed hitters of his generation.
He was also selected as a 12-time All-Star, primarily with the Red Sox. During his time with the Red Sox, Ramirez also won the World Series twice. However, Manny’s career was not without controversy, and he was suspended in 2011 for violating MLB’s drug policy. After that he never played a second match in the league.
Manuel Aristides Ramírez Onelcida was born on 30 May 1972 in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic. He spent the first 13 years of his life in the Dominican Republic, during which he became passionate about baseball. By the time he was eight years old, he was given a Dodgers uniform. At the age of 13, he relocated with his family to Washington Heights in New York City. Despite living in NYC, Ramirez became a fan of the Toronto Blue Jays. This was because they had Dominican stars like George Bell and Tony Fernandez in their roster. Ramirez always attended Yankees games whenever the Blue Jays were in town.
Although Manny attended high school, he left at age 19 without actually graduating. His high school baseball team consisted entirely of Dominican players. The team won three straight division championships. During his high school years, Ramirez established a batting average of .650 and scored 14 home runs within 22 games.
In 1991, Manny was selected by the Cleveland Indians in the first round of the MLB Draft. He received a $250,000 signing bonus and began playing in the minor leagues. After impressing during this period, he made his league debut in 1993 against the Minnesota Twins. He immediately made a strong impact, scoring several home runs within his first season. By 1994, he had established a batting average of .300. He really rose to prominence in 1995, when he scored 31 home runs. He was then selected for his first All-Star Game.
Manny’s power and accuracy increased significantly over the next few years. This resulted in a fairly “hot streak” in 1999, and he scored seven runs in the month of April that year alone. Injuries interrupted his production in 2000, and Manny moved to the Red Sox. He proved to be a valuable acquisition for the team, and he led them to two World Series in 2004 and 2007. He moved to the Los Angeles Dodgers and Chicago White Sox before leaving MLB due to a positive drug test.
However, Manny eventually returned to baseball, signing a minor league contract with the Oakland Athletics in 2012. He then played in the Dominican Professional Baseball League, the Shikoku Island League Plus in Japan, the Chinese Professional Baseball League, and several other minor league teams. in the United States of America. In 2020, he signed a deal with the Sydney Blue Sox in the Australian Baseball League. He was primarily expected to act as a coach. In 2021, the Blue Sox released Ramirez.
Salary and career earnings
At the peak of his career, Ramirez earned over $20.5 million per year. In 2011, he signed a $2 million contract with the Tampa Bay Rays. In 1995, he was given a $10.15 million, four-year contract extension by the Indians. The Indians then offered him a seven-year, $119 million contract in 2000, but Ramirez’s agent declined the deal. This would have made him the highest paid player in baseball. He then signed a $160 million contract with the Red Sox, which included a $20-million option for 2009 and 2010.
Manny earned a little over $200 million in salary alone during his career.
In 2011, soon after signing with the Tampa Bay Rays, Manny Ramirez abruptly retired from MLB. Reports surfaced that suggested he had tested positive for the drugs. Manny was accused of taking a performance-enhancing substance during the spring training period that year. The initial sample was retested, and the result was the same. Ramirez then filed an appeal, and another sample was tested. It also came positive.
This prompted Manny to drop the appeal and tell MLB that he would be retiring. MLB then issued a statement informing the public that Manny had opted to retire rather than proceed with the appeals process. Had he not retired, he would have faced a 100-game suspension, which would have remained in place had he elected to return to MLB in the future.
Later in 2011, Ramírez tried to join the Cibao Eagles in the Dominican Winter League. Unfortunately for him, the Dominican Winter League is actually affiliated with MLB, meaning his 100-game ban kept him from joining. Manny immediately reversed his earlier decision, stating that he was prepared to serve his 100-game ban before requesting reinstatement with MLB. Eventually, a settlement was reached that only allowed him to serve a 50-game ban.
In 2011, it was reported that Ramirez sold his penthouse in Boston for $5.5 million. He’s been trying to land the property since 2009, when he listed it for $8.5 million. After cutting prices by $3 million, they finally found a buyer.
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