Hanley on brink of 100

Even though Hanley Ramirez didn’t get a hit in the Marlins’ 11-3 win on Saturday night against the Nationals, the All-Star shortstop did drive in a run with a sacrifice fly.

Now with 99 on the season, Ramirez is on the brink of his first 100 RBI campaign.

In his first three seasons, Ramirez was primarily a leadoff hitter, and he established franchise records for runs scored in a season with 125, which he did in 2007-08. He’s hit third this year.

Previously, his RBI high was 81 in 2007.

Ramirez is having an MVP-caliber season, although the frontrunner for the award is St. Louis’ Albert Pujols.

Still, Ramirez is enjoying a remarkable season, and worthy of serious MVP consideration. Now he’s shown he can be a big-time run producer batting in the third spot.

The last Marlin to reach 100 RBIs was Miguel Cabrera, who posted 119 in 2007.

Here’s Florida’s all-time 100 RBI leaders:

121 Preston Wilson 2000

120 Gary Sheffield 1996

119 Miguel Cabrera 2007

116 Miguel Cabrera 2005

115 Carlos Delgado 2005

115 Moises Alou 1997

114 Miguel Cabrera 2006

112 Miguel Cabrera 2004

105 Mike Lowell 2003

105 Jeff Conine 1995

– Joe Frisaro

 

 

 

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