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May 31 2008

Manny Ramírez Blasts 500th Career Home Run Against Orioles

Manny Ramírez became the 24th player in MLB history to reach 500 career home runs. He joins Red Sox greats Ted Williams and Jimmie Foxx. Today’s HR against the Orioles came 1 day after his 36th birthday.
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Ramirez got every bit of an 82-mph, first-pitch offering from former teammate Chad Bradford and sent it soaring high and far into the Baltimore night. The 410-foot blast — a solo job to right-center — came with two outs in the top of the seventh inning, and it boosted Boston’s lead to 5-3.

The Ramirez watch had been on for some time. By clubbing six homers in the season’s first 19 games, Ramirez was at 496 on April 19.

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