Monday, May 4, 2015
#407 - Bobby Ramos
What a card: This is the last card of Bobby Ramos issued during his career. He had played his last major league game by the time this card came out and was released by the Expos in March of 1985.
My observation on the front: Almost nothing beats a smiling player hanging out at the batting cage.
More opinion from me: 44? Hank's number? Reggie's number? Ramos hit four home runs during his career.
Something you might know: Ramos' first cards featured his name as "Roberto Ramos". That's his name on his 1981 Fleer and 1982 Topps cards.
Something you might not know: Ramos was the Tampa Bay Rays' bullpen coach for six years, including the 2008 season when Tampa Bay went to the World Series. He has spent a great deal of time during his post-playing career helping Latin American players get adjusted to U.S. culture. He taught former major leaguer and native Venezuelan Melvin Mora how to use a washing machine.
My observation the back: Now, the last National League player to hit over 50 home runs in one season is Ryan Howard with 58 in 2006.
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