Former Cleveland Indians star Manny Ramirez is on the Hall of Fame ballot, but his induction in 2017 may not be a sure thing.
It is Hall of Fame ballot season and another former Cleveland Indian is up for induction in 2017. Manny Ramirez will be on the ballot for the first time.
Ramirez may be most-remembered for his time with the Boston Red Sox, but his career has its beginnings in Cleveland. After getting his first big league action in 1993, Ramirez became a star in one of the most dominant lineups in MLB history.
Although the Indians offered him a massive contract after the 2000 season, Ramirez decided to go elsewhere, joining the Red Sox. That is where “Manny being Manny” became a regular thing, and where he helped lead his team to two World Series titles.
But two PED suspensions cast a dark shadow over his historic career, which may become an issue when it comes time to vote. Let’s take a look at that and more in a look back at the career of Ramirez, and gauge his chances of making it into the Hall of Fame.