Manny vs Papi


 Former teammates, one of the best hitting duos in MLB history, face off in this 8-9 matchup.

Manny Ramirez:

  • Career stats: .314 average, 527 homeruns (one of 24 players with 500+ hrs), 1725 RBI. Second all-time in career grand slams.
  • 12-time All-Star, 9-time Silver Slugger, 2-time Hank Aaron Award winner
  • Has 2 World Series rings (both with the Red Sox in ’04 and ’07), World Series MVP in 2004, has 28 postseason homeruns (#1 All-time). His 74 postseason RBIs are second all-time
  • Was on the cover of Sega Genesis’ World Series Baseball ’96. As well as on the cover of MVP Baseball 2005.
  • Has earned over $160 million in his career. Plus he wore the number 99 when he was on the Dodgers. Speaking of the Dodgers, in 53 games in LA he hit a whopping .396 with 17 homeruns and 53 RBIs.

David Ortiz:

  • Career stats: .287 average, 289 homers, 969 RBI. Hold the Red Sox franchise record with 54 homers in ’06.
  • 5-time All-Star and 4-time Silver Slugger
  • Has two World Series rings (Red Sox- ’04 and ’07). In 2004 he hit .400 with 5 homeruns and 19 RBI, helping to lead the Sox to their first ring in 86 years.
  • Is known not only as “Big Papi” but also as “Mr. Clutch.” He has (according to Wiki) 19 career walk-off hits.
  • Legally became a United States citizen on June 11, 2008. He is a Packers fan. Has a sponsorship with Reebok. His top five movies of all-time include, in order: Scarface, Analyze This, Anaconda, Rambo III, and The Pink Panther.

Manny moves on. I didn’t realize how great his stats were. How can he possibly be a free agent still…..?

Heres the updated bracket:


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