The Greatest Student Batter in New York City History?

Another West Side slugger: But there are not Manny like him.

The New York Times reports Manny Ramirez’s high-school batting average as .650. The main photo accompanying this Times article shows a determined teenager in 1991. Some of the other legendary batsmen in New York-school history include Hank Greenberg, Ed Kranepool, and one other…let me think, ah yes: Columbia Lou Gehrig. All get their due in our forthcoming book (“any day now!”), Right Off the Bat.


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Co-author of the book, "Right Off the Bat: Baseball, Cricket, Literature, and Life"
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