Aramis Ramirez elected to Dominican Sports Hall of Fame


Longtime Cubs third baseman Aramis Ramirez has been elected to the Dominican Sports Hall of Fame.

Ramirez, 42, played 18 seasons in the big leagues, including nine with the Cubs following a trade from Pittsburgh. He was one of the best offensive third basemen of his era, hitting 386 home runs with 1,417 RBIs to go along with a career .283/.341/.492 slash line.

Ramirez was a formidable middle-of-the-order presence on the North Side from 2003-11, hitting .294/.356/.531 with 239 home runs. He averaged 28 home runs and 96 RBIs from 2004-11, making two All-Star teams (2005, 2008) during that stretch while receiving down-ballot MVP votes four times.

Following the 2011 season, Ramirez left the Cubs in free agency, joining the Brewers on a three-year deal with a fourth-year mutual option. He brought his steady production to Milwaukee (.284/.342/.473, 65 home runs, 262 RBIs), making his third and final All-Star team in 2014.

Ramirez retired after 2015, but not before his career came full circle. The Brewers dealt him back to the contending Pirates ahead of the trade deadline, and he finished his career with his original club.

The Hall of Fame ceremony will be held virtually due to COVID-19.

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