Manny hits his 1st Chinese league HR

Love him or hate him, Boston Red Sox fans never get sick of

watching Manny Ramirez hit home runs.

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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Mandy Cheng / AFP