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Born in Maturín, Monagas State, Venezuela, Ramos made his debut on May 7, 1944 with the Cincinnati Reds in the National League. He was heralded as an outstanding defensive first baseman and outfielder with a light bat, but back problems shortened his career. In his brief stint with Cincinnati, Ramos went 5-for-10 for a .500 batting average, hitting one double and scoring one run.
Notably, Ramos was one of the rare non-pitchers who threw left-handed but batted right-handed. Other such players include future Baseball Hall of Famer Rickey Henderson, and Eddie Gaedel, the midget who batted once for the St. Louis Browns on August 19, 1951.
Chucho Ramos died in Caracas, Venezuela, at age of 59.
Other non-pitcher MLB RH batters/LH fielders
- Jeff Abbott
- Doug Ault
- Bobby Balcena
- Rube Bressler
- Mark Carreon
- Hal Chase
- Johnny Cooney
- Brian R. Hunter
- Cleon Jones
- Jason Lane
- Brian Lesher
- Dave McCarty
- Jimmy Ryan
See also Article about Eddie Gaedel
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