I tried to come up with a good not-so-obvious Manny Ramirez note following his retirement the other day, but couldn’t come up with anything original so I just decided to let it pass without a mention. Then today I was looking something up on Baseball-Reference and noticed that Ramirez is the Indians all-time leader in games played in right field (898 games).
I was actually shocked to see his name atop that list. He had a nice run here, but that’s a fairly small number of games for a team that’s been around 110 years. Manny’s 898 games in right field is the fewest games by the leader at any position for the Indians aside from DH. And by the end of the season, it’s possible that Travis Hafner (currently at 809 games) will surpass Ramirez.