Manny Ramirez

Relive Manny Ramirez's greatest moments on Red Sox legend's 48th birthday

Relive Manny Ramirez's greatest moments on Red Sox legend's 48th birthday

One of the most entertaining players ever to don a Boston Red Sox uniform was born 48 years ago today.

That would be Manny Ramirez, who celebrates his birthday on May 30. In honor of the special occasion, Major League Baseball tweeted an awesome video that includes some of Ramirez's greatest moments:

Watch below:

That cutoff of Johnny Damon's throw never gets old.

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Ramirez joined the Red Sox in 2001 after spending the first seven seasons of his career with the Cleveland Indians. From there, he became a key contributor to two World Series titles (2004 and 2007) and furthered his legacy as one of the best right-handed hitters of all time.

He isn't done yet, either. Ramirez announced just a couple of months ago he is hoping to find a roster spot in Taiwan's Chinese Professional Baseball League. More "Manny Being Manny"? That sounds great to us.

We wish a very happy birthday to one of the greatest (and most interesting) players in Red Sox history.

David Ortiz, Manny Ramirez meet up for nostalgia-filled workout session

David Ortiz, Manny Ramirez meet up for nostalgia-filled workout session

Boston's Bash Brothers are reunited once again.

Former Red Sox stars David Ortiz and Manny Ramirez met up at a batting cage Wednesday to take some swings -- and Big Papi has the awesome proof.

Here's the selfie Ortiz posted of he and Ramirez (who has added a few gray hairs...) on Instagram:

According to Ortiz's Instagram story, it appears his teenage son, D'Angelo, also got in on the session.

The Ortiz-Ramirez crew likely were somewhere in South Florida at a batting cage operated by Gradum Baseball, which posted a 36-minute live interview of the two former Sox sluggers Wednesday on Instagram.

Ortiz and Ramirez spent five-plus seasons as teammates in Boston, winning two World Series titles together in 2004 and 2007 and representing one of the most feared 3- and 4-hitter combos in baseball. The duo racked up 10 All-Star appearances between them and both already are members of the Red Sox Hall of Fame.

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Ortiz retired in 2016 and now works as a special assistant on the Red Sox' staff. (He appears to be in good health after being shot in the Dominican Republic last summer.) But the 47-year-old Ramirez still wants to play, recently expressing his desire to join Taiwan's Chinese Professional Baseball League in 2020.

What better way to train for a comeback than with an old friend and fellow living legend?

Who are the best left fielders in Red Sox history? Ranking the Top 5

Who are the best left fielders in Red Sox history? Ranking the Top 5

Sometimes settling on a Red Sox top five can be daunting. Cy Young or Roger Clemens? Nomar Garciaparra or Joe Cronin? Jon Lester or Lefty Grove? Other times it's so easy, it requires effectively no thought at all.

Left field is one of those positions.

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Tracing the lineage of greatness at the most loaded position in franchise history requires almost no effort at all, because for 50 years, it was effectively the domain of three men, all of them Hall of Famers, including maybe the greatest hitter that ever lived.

From 1939-89, left field was pretty much manned by Ted Williams, Carl Yastrzemski, and Jim Rice. Remember that order, because it's going to be important. They were followed shortly thereafter by Mike Greenwell and Manny Ramirez, though here the order is less important.

That's a powerhouse assemblage of talent at one of the most important run-producing spots in the lineup, and it's fitting that in a park fabled for its Green Monster, some of the franchise's brightest lights spent their careers in its shadow.

Click here for the Top 5 left fielders in Red Sox history.