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Birthday June 25
Major league debut: Pirates on May 26, 1998
3 time all-star at 3B (Cubs: 2005, 2008)
10 years with 25+ home runs in a season
7 years with 100+ RBI's in a season (5 times with Cubs: 2003, 2004, 2006, 2007, 2008)
#3 on Cubs all-time career list for slugging percentage .531 behind only Hack Wilson and Sammy Sosa
#5 on Cubs all-time career list for on base plus slugging percentage .887. Only behind Hack Wilson, Sammy Sosa, Ray Grimes and Derrek Lee
#6 on Cubs all-time career list for Hr's with 239. Only behind Sammy Sosa, Ernie Banks, Billy Williams, Ron Santo and Ryne Sandberg
2006: 38 Hr's 119 RBI's .291 batting average, 173 hits
Important dates for Aramis Ramirez in Chicago Cubs history
August 31, 1994:
Signed by Pirates
July 23, 2003:
Traded by Pirates along with Kenny Lofton to the Cubs for Matt Bruback, Jose Hernandez and Bobby Hill.
October 5, 2003:
Ramirez gives the Cubs a 4-0 lead in the sixth inning of the NLDS championship series against the Atlanta Braves. This was the game that sent the Cubs into the 2003 NLCS and the home run came off Mike Hampton in Wrigley Field.
October 8, 2003:
Ramirez hits a HR off Brad Penny of the Marlins as the Cubs tie the NLCS at 1-1 with a 12-3 victory over the Florida Marlins.
October 11, 2003:
Ramirez helps the Cubs take a 3-1 series lead in game 4 of the NLCS with a 1st inning grand slam against Dontrelle Willis and the Florida Marlins. The Cubs go on to win the game 8-3 to come within one game of a World Series.
July 30, 2004:
Ramirez hits 3 Hr's in a 10-7 victory over the Phillies at Wrigley Field. The final HR was a grand slam.
September 6, 2004:
Ramirez hits 2 HR's in a 9-1 victory over the Montreal Expos at Wrigley Field.
September 16, 2004:
Ramirez hits 3 Hr's and drives in all 5 runs in a Cubs 5-4 victory over the Cincinnatti Reds in Cincinnatti. The final HR was a 2 run shot off Ryan Wagner with the Cubs trailing the game 4-3.
June 3, 2006:
Ramirez's grand slam off Cardinals pitcher, Mark Mulder, helps the Cubs beat the St Louis Cardinals 8-5 in St. Louis.
September 18, 2006:
Ramirez drives in 7 runs with a HR and 2 singles to help the Cubs defeat the Philadelphia Phillies 11-6 in Philadelphia.
September 10, 2007:
Ramirez hits 2 HR"s and drives in 5 runs in a 12-3 victory over the St Louis Cardinals at Wrigley Field.
September 21, 2007:
Ramirez's (2) 3 run home runs are key contributions to a Cubs 13-8 over the Pittsburgh Pirates at Wrigley Field.