Baseball — Tampa Bay Devil Rays

Alexei Ramirez

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Alexei Ramirez

BIOGRAPHY Alexei Fernando Ramírez Rodriguez (born September 22, 1981) is a Cuban professional baseball shortstop for the Diablos Rojos del México of the Mexican Baseball League. He has played for the Chicago White Sox, San Diego Padres and Tampa Bay Rays in MLB and Pinar del Rio of the Cuban National Series. His nickname, given to him by former White Sox manager Ozzie Guillén, is "The Cuban Missile" due to his tall, slim physique and combination of speed, power, and strong throwing arm.Early careerIn seven years of baseball in the Cuban National Series, Ramírez spent most of his time playing...

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Rich Butler

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Rich Butler

BIOGRAPHY Richard Dwight Butler (born May 1, 1973) is a former outfielder for the Major League Baseball Toronto Blue Jays and Tampa Bay Devil Rays. He is the brother of another former Blue Jay, Rob Butler.CareerButler was signed as a non-drafted free agent by the Toronto Blue Jays on September 24, 1990. After seven years in Minor League Baseball, he was called up to play for the major league club on September 6, 1997. He played seven games that season with the Blue Jays.In the Major League Baseball expansion draft of 1997, Butler was selected 10th overall by the Tampa...

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Terry Shumpert

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Terry Shumpert

Biography Terrance Darnell Shumpert (born August 16, 1966) is a former Major League Baseball utility player. He is an alumnus of the University of Kentucky. Collegiate career As a three-year starter in the middle infield for coach Keith Madison's club, Shumpert earned All-America honors at second base in 1987. He was named first-team All-SEC in 1986 and 1987 and was a member of the SEC All-Tournament Team in 1987. As a sophomore in 1986, Shumpert hit .364 with 19 doubles, two triples, 10 homers and 37 RBI, stealing 28 bases. Had a dynamic junior season in 1987, hitting .376 with...

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