Lambert M. SurhoneISBN: 978-6-1324-9962-2;
Alexei Fernando Ramirez (born September 22, 1981 in Pinar del Rio, Cuba) is a Major League Baseball second baseman and shortstop for the Chicago White Sox. His nickname, given to him by White Sox manager Ozzie Guillen, is "The Cuban Missile" due to his tall, slim physique and combination of speed and power.In seven years of baseball in the Cuban National Series, Ramirez spent most of his time playing shortstop and outfield for Pinar del Rio. He had a batting average of .335 in Cuba, and led the league in 2007 with 20 home runs while posting a .338 average. Ramirez played center field for Cuba at the 2006 World Baseball Classic, collecting 6 hits in 16 at-bats and impressing US scouts in the process. He hits and throws right-handed.
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