Chucho Ramos

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Chucho Ramos
Chucho Ramos.jpg
Born: (1918-04-12)April 12, 1918
Maturín, Venezuela
Died: September 2, 1977(1977-09-02) (aged 59)
Caracas, Venezuela
Batted: Right Threw: Left
MLB debut
May 7, 1944 for the Cincinnati Reds
Last MLB appearance
May 30, 1944 for the Cincinnati Reds
Career statistics
Batting average .500
Home runs 0
Career highlights and awards
This name uses Spanish naming customs: the first or paternal family name is Ramos and the second or maternal family name is García.

Jesús Manuel Ramos García (April 12, 1918 – September 2, 1977) was an outfielder/first baseman in Major League Baseball who played briefly during the 1944 season. Listed at 5' 10.5", 167 lb., Ramos batted right-handed and threw left-handed. Born in Maturín, Venezuela, he played under the name Chucho Ramos.


Ramos became the third player to go straight into the major leagues with no minor league experience, following Ted Lyons (1923) and Alex Carrasquel (1939).[citation needed] He also was the second Venezuelan player to appear in a major league game, behind fellow countryman Carrasquel.

Ramos was heralded as an outstanding defensive player, but back problems shortened his career. He made his majors debut on May 7, 1944 in the National League with the Cincinnati Reds, and went 3-for-4 off Max Lanier of the St. Louis Cardinals. In his brief stint with Cincinnati, Ramos went 5-for-10 for a .500 batting average in four games, including a double and one run.

Resuming his career, Ramos played during 12 seasons (1946–1955) for the Magallanes team of the Venezuelan Baseball League, hitting .271 with 12 home runs and 162 RBI.

Ramos died of respiratory failure in Caracas, Venezuela, at age of 59.

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