Manny hits his 1st Chinese league HR
On Wednesday night, ManRam hit his first tater for the EDA Rhinos of the Chinese Professional Baseball League. He crushed a two-run homer off Kao Chien-san of the Uni-President Lions. It also happened to be the 7,000th homer in CPBL history.
The 40-year-old slugger finished 3 for 4 with a walk, increasing his batting average to .318.
Watch Ramirez crush an off-speed pitch over the center-field fence — as the announcer goes nuts.
A few more of these long blasts and it's possible baseball fans in China will stop confusing Ramirez with Cincinnati starting pitcher Johnny Cueto. Here's a sign from an earlier game where two fans mistake their new slugger with the Reds ace.
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