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Manny Ramirez Is Still A Deadly Hitter

Five months away from the game? No problem, Manny just hits a first-pitch homer.

1. This is the first pitch Manny Ramirez saw in the Dominican Republic Winter League. He’s 40 years old and hasn’t played competitive baseball since June, but he laces a drive over the right-field wall.

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After failing to catch on with the Oakland Athletics earlier this year, Ramirez is playing for the Cibao Eagles in his home country of the Dominican Republic. He last played professionally in the winter league 18 years ago, so his homecoming was a grand occasion for the fans (who went absolutely bonkers after his homer cleared the wall).

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