Manny Ramirez launched a fantastic 7th-inning home run yesterday while playing for the EDA Rhinos in Taiwan, a rocket to deadaway center. He now has 556 home runs in the big leagues — 555 in the MLB, and one in the Chinese Professional Baseball League.
Ramirez, 40, also happened to hit the 7,000th home run in CPBL history, according to Baseball America (citing Taiwanese media). The league was founded in 1989. Also, “the 12,000 fans in attendance set a regular-season record for Tainan Municipal Baseball Stadium.” Ramirez’s team was playing on the road, as Mark Dreyer of The Li-Ning Tower points out, but the fans — and the announcers! — loved it all the same.
Here’s a longer video of his at-bat:
And full highlights of Manny in that game: