Manny takes first pitch to right-center, becomes 24th player to 500 homers
BALTIMORE -- Manny Ramirez connected for career homer No. 500 on Saturday night, hitting a drive off Baltimore Orioles right-hander Chad Bradford to become the 24th major leaguer to reach the milestone.
Ramirez drove the first pitch into the seats in right-center in the seventh inning. The Red Sox star watched the flight of the ball, then took off around the bases.
"As soon as I hit it, I knew it was gone," Ramirez said. "So I was happy to move on."
Ramirez was slow reaching ...
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