Twitter is an American online news and social networking service on which users post and interact with messages known as "tweets". Tweets were restricted to 140 characters, but on November 7, 2017, this limit was doubled for all languages except Chinese and Korean. Registered users can post and retweet tweets, but unregistered users can only read them. Users access Twitter through its website interface, through Short Message Service or its mobile-device application software. Twitter, Inc. is based in San Francisco and has more than 25 offices around the world. Twitter was created in March 2006 by Jack Dorsey, Noah Glass, Biz Stone, Evan Williams and launched in July of that year; the service gained worldwide popularity. In 2012, more than 100 million users posted 340 million tweets a day, the service handled an average of 1.6 billion search queries per day. In 2013, it was one of the ten most-visited websites and has been described as "the SMS of the Internet"; as of 2018, Twitter had more than 321 million monthly active users.
Since 2015 Twitter has been a hotbed of debates and news covering politics of the United States. During the 2016 U. S. presidential election, Twitter was the largest source of breaking news on the day, with 40 million election-related tweets sent by 10:00 p.m. that day. It was a source of information on Brett Kavanaugh's Supreme Court nomination and the 2018 United States midterm elections. Twitter's origins lie in a "daylong brainstorming session" held by board members of the podcasting company Odeo. Jack Dorsey an undergraduate student at New York University, introduced the idea of an individual using an SMS service to communicate with a small group; the original project code name for the service was twttr, an idea that Williams ascribed to Noah Glass, inspired by Flickr and the five-character length of American SMS short codes. The decision was partly due to the fact that the domain twitter.com was in use, it was six months after the launch of twttr that the crew purchased the domain and changed the name of the service to Twitter.
The developers considered "10958" as a short code, but changed it to "40404" for "ease of use and memorability". Work on the project started on March 21, 2006, when Dorsey published the first Twitter message at 9:50 p.m. Pacific Standard Time: "just setting up my twttr". Dorsey has explained the origin of the "Twitter" title:...we came across the word'twitter', it was just perfect. The definition was'a short burst of inconsequential information,' and'chirps from birds', and that's what the product was. The first Twitter prototype, developed by Dorsey and contractor Florian Weber, was used as an internal service for Odeo employees and the full version was introduced publicly on July 15, 2006. In October 2006, Biz Stone, Evan Williams and other members of Odeo formed Obvious Corporation and acquired Odeo, together with its assets — including Odeo.com and Twitter.com — from the investors and shareholders. Williams fired Glass, silent about his part in Twitter's startup until 2011. Twitter spun off into its own company in April 2007.
Williams provided insight into the ambiguity that defined this early period in a 2013 interview: With Twitter, it wasn't clear what it was. They called it a social network, they called it microblogging, but it was hard to define, because it didn't replace anything. There was this path of discovery with something like that, where over time you figure out what it is. Twitter changed from what we thought it was in the beginning, which we described as status updates and a social utility, it is that, in part, but the insight we came to was Twitter was more of an information network than it is a social network. The tipping point for Twitter's popularity was the 2007 South by Southwest Interactive conference. During the event, Twitter usage increased from 20,000 tweets per day to 60,000. "The Twitter people cleverly placed two 60-inch plasma screens in the conference hallways streaming Twitter messages," remarked Newsweek's Steven Levy. "Hundreds of conference-goers kept tabs on each other via constant twitters.
Panelists and speakers mentioned the service, the bloggers in attendance touted it." Reaction at the conference was positive. Blogger Scott Beale said. Social software researcher danah boyd said. Twitter staff received the festival's Web Award prize with the remark "we'd like to thank you in 140 characters or less, and we just did!"The first unassisted off-Earth Twitter message was posted from the International Space Station by NASA astronaut T. J. Creamer on January 22, 2010. By late November 2010, an average of a dozen updates per day were posted on the astronauts' communal account, @NASA_Astronauts. NASA has hosted over 25 "tweetups", events that provide guests with VIP access to NASA facilities and speakers with the goal of leveraging participants' social networks to further the outreach goals of NASA. In August 2010, the company appointed Adam Bain from News Corp.'s Fox Audience Network as president of revenue. The company experienced rapid initial growth, it had 400,000 tweets posted per quarter in 2007.
This grew to 100 million tweets posted per quarter in 2008. In February 2010, Twitter users were sending 50 million tweets per day. By March 2010, the company recorded over 70,000 registered applications; as of June 2010, about 65 million tweets were posted each day, equaling about 750 tweets sent each second, according to Twitter. As of March 2011, about 140 million tweets posted daily; as noted on Compete.com, Twitter moved up to the third-highest-ranking social networking site
The Lowell Spinners are a Class A Short Season Minor League Baseball affiliate of the Boston Red Sox of Major League Baseball. Founded in 1996 after Clyde Smoll moved the Elmira Pioneers to Lowell, the Spinners play in the New York–Penn League, which has a Class A Short Season classification with 76 games a year, 38 of which are at home; the official mascots of the Spinners are Canaligator, Allie-Gator, Millie-Gator. They were introduced on January 19, 1996, July 8, 1999, Opening Day 2006, respectively. For the 1996 and 1997 seasons, the Spinners played at Stoklosa Alumni Field. Since 1998, they have played at Edward A. LeLacheur Park in Lowell. Lowell's heritage in organized baseball dates to 1877, when the city hosted a team in the League Alliance, it was a frequent member of the Class B New England League, but had not fielded a team in minor league baseball since 1947, when the nearby Lawrence franchise transferred to Lowell on July 15. After Smoll brought the Spinners to Lowell in 1996, Drew Weber was the team owner from 1997 until June 2016, when it was purchased by Dave Heller.
The Spinners set a minor-league record in the 2000 season, as they sold every home ticket for every home game. This began a streak of sold-out home games; the streak was broken on August 2010, at 413 games. On August 21, 2003, the Spinners sponsored. Kerouac was a Lowell native, played football for Lowell High School; the bobblehead was accepted by Cooperstown in 2005, the first time a literary icon was accepted there. The bobbleheads were so popular that many more were made than intended, raised $10,000 for the Jack Kerouac Scholarship Fund; the enshrinement made media headlines as far away as Los Angeles. The giveaway was repeated on August 2012 when the film adaptation of On the Road was released; the dolls had a bobble head as well as a "bobble arm." The bobbleheads were available online for ordering, as the game was sponsored by the UMass Lowell English Department, their departmental scholarships received the proceeds from the online orders. A third Kerouac bobblehead, featuring Kerouac in his Lowell High football uniform, was given out on July 25, 2013.
In 2005, the Spinners created the "Yankees Elimination Program." They offered to pay for the uniforms to all Little Leagues and youth softball teams in New England so that they would change all teams named "Yankees" into "Spinners". Over the next five years, 150 teams in New England made the switch; the Spinners invited the youth teams to play at LaLecheur Park, assisted in other fundraising initiative for those teams. In 2010, the program was limited to 75 teams on first-come, first-served basis, it was estimated that over $70,000 had been donated into youth baseball and softball programs through the initiative. Spinners VP and GM Tim Bawmann said,“The Yankees Elimination Promotion was built as a fun promotion in response to parents' stories of children losing interest in the game after facing taunts for playing in a Yankees uniform.”Spinners games are broadcast on Lowell talk station WCAP. For the 2007 season they were on WLLH, another Lowell AM radio station, which at the time was an ESPN Radio affiliate.
The games returned to WCAP the next season. On September 1, 2008, the Spinners reached the New York–Penn League playoffs for the first time capturing the Stedler Division title, they reached the playoffs again in 2009. In October 2014 the Red Sox agreed to extend their player development contract with the Spinners for two more years through the 2016 season. In November 2015, the contract was extended again through the 2018 season. In the 2016 season, the Spinners ended with a franchise-best record of 47 wins, tied their record for home wins. RF Tyler Hill won the NYPL batting title, he and third baseman Bobby Dalbec became the first Spinners players to win Player of the Month awards; the Spinners won the Stedler Division title, but were swept by the Hudson Valley Renegades in the semifinals 2-0. Boston Red Sox pitching prospect Jason Groome made his first start for the team in the playoffs after being promoted from the Gulf Coast League. Records since the team has played in Lowell. Source: A full list of Spinners players who played in the major leagues, with their debut dates, is maintained on the team website.
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IMG Academy is a preparatory boarding school and sport training destination in Bradenton, United States. The boarding school offers an integrated academic and athletic college preparatory experience across eight sports – baseball, football, lacrosse, soccer and track & field and cross country. IMG Academy offers camp programs on a year-round basis and serves as a training and competition venue for amateur and professional teams and families and as a host site for a variety of events. Nick Bollettieri founded the Nick Bollettieri Tennis Academy in 1978. Sports and entertainment company IMG purchased the academy in 1987. IMG acquired the youth division of the David Leadbetter Golf Academy in 1993 and added programs for soccer and baseball in 1994. Hockey and basketball programs were added in 2000 and 2001 and by 2002 the IMG campus had expanded to 190 acres. IMG Academy suspended its hockey program in 2003. Football was added in 2010, as well as lacrosse. Track & field and cross country were added in 2013.
IMG Academy sits on 450 acres of land, in 2011, IMG paid $7.5 million for an additional 110 acres adjacent to the current campus for future expansion. In 2014, IMG purchased an additional 24 acres; the land borders IMG's west campus, where the sports performance academy is undergoing a $198 million expansion. The IMG Pendleton School was founded in 1999 as a co-educational, college preparatory school for athletic students. In 2012, the school changed its name to "IMG Academy", it delivers both athletics. The Bollettieri tennis program offers year-round tennis camps ranging from one to five weeks in length and is led by director Rohan Goetzke; the campus has 35 outdoor hard courts, 5 indoor hard courts, 16 green clay courts. In 1987, thirty-two academy students or former students were in the Wimbledon draw and twenty-seven were in the U. S. Open; the famous students included Andre Agassi, Monica Seles, Jim Courier, Kei Nishikori, Anna Kournikova, Serena Williams, Maria Sharapova. IMG announced the John Madden Football Academy in March 2010 and held its first camp from June 4–6, 2010.
The football program offers a residency program and year-round camps ranging from three days to five weeks in length and was led by former NFL quarterback Chris Weinke. The academy fielded a high school football team for the first time in 2013. In 2013, MaxPreps called IMG Academy the "nation's top high school football facility." IMG Academy named Kevin Wright the head coach in spring 2015 after Weinke accepted a position as quarterbacks coach with the Los Angeles Rams. Wright guided the program to its first undefeated regular season in 2015. Earnest Byner, the running backs coach is featured in NFL Undiscovered, which featured overseas prospects who have little or no prior knowledge of the game since 2016. IMG Academy offers year-round soccer camps. IMG Academy was home to U. S. Soccer's full-time residency program for the United States' U-16 and U-17 men's national teams. Started in 1999 and closed in 2017, it was an integral in developing the United States' top youth soccer prospects; the original idea of the residency program was to give elite players the opportunity to train in a professional environment as most MLS clubs did not have a substantial youth academy system in place prior to 2009.
The Bradenton Academy has grown from an initial 20 players to 30 in 2002 and to 40 in 2003. The program is now split into a U-17 squad. A typical day for the student-athlete at Bradenton consists of academic classes in the morning followed by sports training in the afternoon. Students at the academy take accelerated courses and graduate high school a year early, making the players who do not turn pro some of the most recruited prospects in college soccer; the academy can trace its roots back to Project 2010 which highlighted ways U. S. Soccer could make the senior men's national team a legitimate threat to win the World Cup by the end of the decade. Two programs that were born from Project 2010 were the Bradenton academy; the academy was started in January 1999 with the backing of IMG and Nike, but will be closed in 2017 due to the proliferation of U. S. Development Academy programs. IMG Academy has an Academy baseball program and year-round camps, in addition to summer Wood Bat Leagues. IMG Academy's post graduate program played in their only appearance in the 2016 National Prep Championship in New Haven, Connecticut.
Among the teams were Brewster Academy, DME Academy, Elev-8 Sports Institute, Fork Union Military Academy, Hargrave Military Academy, IMG Academy, Northfield Mount Hermon School, more. The head coach of IMG’s national high school team is Sean McAloon, the head coach at St. John’s College High School in Washington, D. C, its basketball alumni include Dallas Mavericks forward Dwight Powell and Orlando Magic forward Jonathan Isaac, the 6th overall pick of the 2017 NBA draft. In 2017, IMG Academy had its first two selections to the McDonald's All American Game, Trevon Duval was selected to the boys game and Rellah Boothe was selected to the girls game. In 2018, Anfernee Simons would enter directly from the academy to the 2018 NBA Draft, being the second player in the academy's history to do so and the third overall player to be drafted directly out of the high school. During the preparation for the 2017 NBA Draft, the IMG Academy hosted their first draft combine; the Professional Basketball Combine would be held as an alternative to measure their abilities and give them the chance to enter the NBA, if not allow them the chance to play in the NBA G League or o
Bradenton is a city in Manatee County, United States. The U. S. Census Bureau estimated the city's 2016 population to be 54,437. Bradenton is a principal city of the North Port–Sarasota–Bradenton metropolitan statistical area, which had a 2017 estimated population of 702,281, it is the county seat. Bradenton was established in 1842; the original town of Bradentown was incorporated in 1903. The city took the name of Dr. Joseph Braden, whose nearby fort-like house was a refuge for early settlers during Seminole Indian attacks; the current city of Bradenton was formed in 1943, when the Florida legislature merged the cities of Manatee and Bradentown. Historic properties in Bradenton include: Braden Castle Park Historic District, off Manatee Avenue and 27th St East Bradenton Bank and Trust Company Building, 1925, now the Professional Building, 1023 Manatee Avenue, Bradenton Carnegie Library, 1405 Fourth Avenue West Iron Block Building, 1896, 530 12th Street West Manatee County Courthouse, 1913, 1115 Manatee Avenue, West Old Manatee County Courthouse, 1860, 1404 Manatee Avenue, East Peninsular Telephone Company Building, 1925, 1009 4th Avenue, West According to the United States Census Bureau, Bradenton has a total area of 14.44 square miles, of which 12.11 square miles is land and 2.33 square miles is water.
Bradenton is located on US 41 between Sarasota. The area is surrounded by both fresh and saltwater. Along the Gulf of Mexico and into Tampa Bay are over 20 miles of Florida beaches, many of which are shaded by Australian pines. Bordered on the north by the Manatee River, Bradenton is located on the mainland and is separated from the outer barrier islands of Anna Maria Island and Longboat Key by the Intracoastal Waterway. Downtown Bradenton is located in the northwest area of the city. Home to many of Bradenton's offices and government buildings, the tallest is the Bradenton Financial Center, 12 stories high, with its blue-green windows; the next tallest is the brand new Manatee County Judicial Center with nine floors, located next to the historic courthouse. Other major downtown buildings include the Manatee County Government building and the headquarters of the School Board of Manatee County; the eastern side of Bradenton is growing at a rapid rate. Starting as the popular subdivision Lakewood Ranch, it is now becoming a populated part of town.
Most of the communities are newer than in West Bradenton. However the majority of foreclosures in Manatee County have taken place in that area because a much higher loss in value happened compared to the areas of West Bradenton, located nearer to the beaches; as of the census of 2000, there were 49,504 people, 21,379 households, 12,720 families residing in the city. The population density was 4,088.5 inhabitants per square mile. There were 24,887 housing units at an average density of 2,055.4 per square mile. The racial makeup of the city was 78.14% White, 15.11% African American, 0.79% Asian, 0.29% Native American, 0.05% Pacific Islander, 3.91% from other races, 1.71% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 11.26% of the population. There were 21,379 households out of which 23.0% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 43.5% were married couples living together, 12.1% had a female householder with no husband present, 40.5% were non-families. 34.1% of all households were made up of individuals and 17.8% had someone living alone, 65 years of age or older.
The average household size was 2.24 and the average family size was 2.85. In the city, the population was spread out with 21.6% under the age of 18, 7.7% from 18 to 24, 25.3% from 25 to 44, 19.9% from 45 to 64, 25.4% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 42 years. For every 100 females, there were 90.3 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 85.9 males. The median income for a household in the city was $34,902, the median income for a family was $42,366. Males had a median income of $28,262 versus $23,292 for females; the per capita income for the city was $20,133. About 9.7% of families and 13.6% of the population were below the poverty line, including 22.3% of those under age 18 and 8.2% of those age 65 or over. Tropicana Products is marketers of orange juice. Founded in 1947 by Anthony T. Rossi, an Italian immigrant, it had over 8,000 employees in 2004, marketed its products throughout the United States, it has been owned by PepsiCo, Inc. since 1998. Tropicana's juice trains have been running to northern markets via CSX and predecessor railroads since 1971.
In 2003, Tropicana's corporate headquarters were relocated to Chicago when PepsiCo consolidated their beverage business after the acquisition of Gatorade, but their juice production facilities remain in Bradenton. Champs Sports, a nationwide sports-apparel chain, is headquartered in Bradenton, as is department store chain Bealls. Bradenton was affected by the United States housing market correction, as reported by CNN, projecting a 24.8% loss in median home values by the third quarter of 2008. Real estate has shown a recovery since 2012, as home prices inventory subsides. Bradenton is served by Sarasota-Bradenton International Airport in nearby Sarasota and is connected to St. Petersburg by the Sunshine Skyway Bridge; the Sunshine Skyway is a 5.5-mile cross-bay bridge that rises 250 feet above the bay at its highest point. Remnants of the old Skyway bridge have been converted into a fishing pier extending into Tampa Bay from both sides of the bay. Manatee County Area Transit buses serve Bradenton along with the c
Jason Michael Kipnis is an American professional baseball second baseman and center fielder for the Cleveland Indians of Major League Baseball. He attended Glenbrook North High School in the suburbs of Chicago, where he earned three letters playing baseball for the Glenbrook North Spartans, he transferred to Arizona State University after two years. In college, Kipnis was an All-American and the 2009 Pacific-10 Conference Player of the Year for the Sun Devils; the Indians selected Kipnis in the second round of the 2009 Major League Baseball draft. In 2010, he was named the Indians' Minor League Player of the Year, a Baseball America Minor League All Star. Prior to the 2011 season, Baseball Prospectus ranked him as the top Indians prospect and the 28th-highest prospect in baseball. At mid-season, Baseball America rated him as baseball's 31st-best prospect, he was called up from the minor leagues on July 22, 2011. In 2012, he became the starting second baseman for the Indians. Jason Michael Kipnis was born on April 1987, in Northbrook, Illinois, a suburb of Chicago.
He was the fourth child born to Mark Kipnis. He has two older brothers and Todd, his older sister Amanda played softball at the University of Maryland. When he was a child, his father played an important role in his baseball life, he played American Legion Baseball. Though Kipnis played baseball and soccer while growing up, he said there was never any question that his goal was to become a professional baseball player. Kipnis attended Glenbrook North High School in Northbrook, graduating in 2005, he earned three letters in baseball for the Glenbrook North Spartans and was selected as team captain twice. He played center field and pitcher; as an all-conference junior, Kipnis batted.455 with a school-record 11 home runs. As a senior, Kipnis batted.521 with 32 stolen bases in 32 attempts. He was named all-conference in both his senior seasons; as a freshman at Glenbrook North, Kipnis played soccer, setting the school's single-season goal scoring record with 41. He played football there in 2003 and 2004.
An All-Conference wide receiver, Kipnis set single-season school records for receptions and touchdowns. He established school records for career receptions and receiving yards; as a senior in 2004, Kipnis had 49 pass receptions for 10 touchdowns. His 2004 totals remain Glenbrook North single-season records for receptions, receiving yards, receiving touchdowns. Kipnis still holds the school's career record with 1,247 receiving yards. In December 2004, the Pioneer Press sports staff selected Kipnis as a member of its "2004 North Stars", the all-star football team for the Central Suburban League's North Division. In announcing its selection, the Pioneer Press noted: "Quite one of the top receivers in the state, a player who piled up impressive numbers despite the fact the Spartans averaged 15 passing attempts per game." After graduating from high school in 2005, Kipnis attended the University of Kentucky and Arizona State University. At the University of Kentucky, Kipnis redshirted during the 2006 baseball season.
In the spring of 2007, Kipnis batted.337 for the Wildcats with a.450 on-base percentage as an outfielder while stealing 11 bases in 12 attempts in 34 games. In February of that year, Kipnis was awarded Southeastern Conference Freshman of the Week honors. In the summer before his sophomore year, Kipnis played for the Covington Lumberjacks of the Valley Baseball League, a National Collegiate Athletic Association-sanctioned collegiate summer baseball league in the Shenandoah Valley region of Virginia, he batted.318 with 24 stolen bases. After two years at the University of Kentucky, Kipnis transferred to Arizona State University, he double-majored in psychology and sociology. In an interview, Kipnis stated that the University of Kentucky wasn't the right fit for him and that ASU's college baseball reputation would make it a better fit. In 2008, Kipnis batted.371 with 73 runs batted in. He finished second in the league with 24 stolen bases in 28 attempts. Kipnis played center field, but played all outfield positions and second base.
In 2008, Kipnis became the second Arizona State player to win the American Baseball Coaches Association Pacific-10 Conference Newcomer of the Year. Kipnis was named second-team All-America by the ABCA and named third-team All-American outfielder by Baseball America. In May 2008, he won the Pacific-10 Player of the Week award. In June, the San Diego Padres drafted Kipnis during the fourth round of the 2008 Major League Baseball draft. However, Kipnis opted to remain in college at Arizona State, becoming the seventh-highest player in the draft who chose not to sign, he decided not to sign with the Padres because he felt he hadn't matured and accomplished everything in college. Regarding Kipnis' success, Arizona State coach Pat Murphy observed: "I love that kid. He's tough as nails, hard on himself." Moreover, Paul DePodesta, San Diego Padres front office assistant and former Los Angeles Dodgers general manager, described him as "a pesky player, a tough out, hitting the ball to all fields and running the bases aggressively... plays hard and is strong."
In the summer of 2008, Kipnis played for the Cotuit Kettleers in the Cape Cod League, a collegiate summer baseball league located on Cape Cod in Massachusetts. In 2009, Kipnis was t
José Ramírez (infielder)
José Enrique Ramírez is a Dominican professional baseball third baseman for the Cleveland Indians of Major League Baseball. He signed with Indians as an amateur free agent on November 26, 2009, made his MLB debut on September 1, 2013. A right-handed thrower and switch hitter, Ramírez weighs 175 pounds. Ramírez was selected for both the MLB All-Star Game and Silver Slugger Award for the first time in 2017, he became the 19th player in history to hit at least 56 doubles in one season, while leading the major leagues in 2017. Ramírez is under contract with the Indians until 2021. Born in Baní, Ramírez played in the Dominican Prospect League. In 2009, at the age of 17, Ramírez and other unsigned prospects traveled to the Cleveland Indians' Dominican facility in Boca Chica, where an Indians scout noticed Ramírez, he signed with the Indians. Ramírez sat out the 2010 season and made his professional debut in 2011 with the Arizona Indians of the Rookie-level Arizona League, he batted.325 in 48 games played.
He played for the Toros del Este of the Dominican Winter League. In 2012, he played for the Mahoning Valley Scrappers of the Class A-Short Season New York-Penn League and Lake County Captains of the Class A Midwest League; the next year, he started the season with the Akron Aeros of the Class AA Eastern League. Ramírez made his MLB debut after being called up earlier that day, he came into the game as a pinch runner during the ninth inning and scored on a game-winning grand slam by Mike Aviles. He recorded his first Major League hit on September 9 against the Kansas City Royals, when he lined a single to left field off of Royals starter Ervin Santana during the third inning. September 9 was his first multi-hit game, as he singled during the seventh inning off of Royals reliever Wade Davis. Ramírez was on the Indians roster during their September stretch run in which the team closed the Wild Card gap; this became their first playoff berth since 2007. Ramírez began the 2014 season in the minor leagues and had great success in his limited time, with a batting line of.319/.363/.484 in 105 plate appearances.
He was called up on May 1, as Indians second baseman Jason Kipnis was headed to the disabled list. Ramírez played well but was sent back to the minors on May 20, after Kipnis was reinstated from the disabled list. However, Ramírez did not stay in the minors again for long. Ramírez began to get regular playing time at shortstop on July 31, after the Indians traded shortstop Asdrúbal Cabrera, he made the most of his opportunity and had a huge night on August 9. On that day, Ramírez hit his first home run, it came against Yankees starter Brandon McCarthy. In the audience were five of Ramírez's family members, including his parents, his good day did not end with the home run. When asked about the home run, Ramírez said that he was just "praying to God that it would get over the wall"; the ball cleared the wall by only a few feet. Ramírez finished the 2014 season by hitting.262 in 237 at-bats. He compiled 62 hits and had 10 steals, good for a tie for fourth most on the team. In 2015, Ramírez made his first Opening Day roster.
He started on Opening Day. He started the Indians home opener on April 10. Ramírez went 1-for-4 in the team's first game at newly renovated Progressive Field. Ramírez, the Indians, struggled during the first half of the 2015 season; the team fell to last place in the AL Central during June, Ramírez would be sent down to AAA Columbus during that span. After being called back up for the second time on August 3, Ramírez would play much better, hitting.250 over the second half of the season. He closed out the 2015 season by hitting.280 in October with 21 hits. He had a power surge in September, hitting four home runs while setting his career high for home runs in a single month. 2016 was Ramírez's breakout season, as he had hit to the tune of a.312/.355/.423 line as of July 8, 2016. Ramírez had become the first player during 2016 to hit in every spot in the lineup, when he batted fourth on June 28. Ramírez had played four positions this year: second base, third base and left field; when asked about Ramírez's play, Indians hitting coach Ty Van Burkleo noted that Ramírez "has done a great job all year."
He concluded that with the Indians missing Michael Brantley, Ramírez has stepped up in the heart of their batting order and "been a real shot in the arm" for the organization. As of July 14, Ramírez was third in the American League with a.377 batting average with runners in scoring position. He backed that up on June 19, when he hit a walk-off single in the 10th inning against the Chicago White Sox, which gave the Indians a 3-2 win; that win was the third of 14 straight wins for the Indians, now a franchise record. Their 14 straight wins from June 17 to July 1 is not only a franchise record but the longest win streak in baseball since 2013. During the streak, Ramírez batted.298 while compiling 17 hits and 9 RBI. On September 17, his 24th birthday, Ramírez hit a walk-off single in the bottom of the 10th inning to give the Indians a 1-0 victory over the Detroit Tigers. In the fifth game of the 2016 World Series, Ramirez hit a home run, giving Cleveland a 1-0 lead against the Chicago Cubs. On March 28, 2017, Ramírez signed a five-year contract extension worth $26 million.
In June, he collected nine consecuti
Gulf Coast League Red Sox
The Gulf Coast League Red Sox are the rookie level Minor League Baseball affiliate of the Boston Red Sox. The team is located in Fort Myers and plays its home games at the jetBlue Park in the Fenway South complex; the team played its first four seasons in Winter Haven, moved to City of Palms Park in Fort Myers in 1993, moved to its current facility in 2012. Gulf Coast League team rosters are thirty players, cannot have more than twelve players over 20 years old, no more than four players over 21. No player can have more than two years of prior service, excluding Rookie leagues outside the United States and Canada; the team is composed of players who are in their first year of professional baseball, either as draftees or non-drafted free agents from the United States, the Dominican Republic and Venezuela, among other countries. Injured players from the Boston Red Sox and their minor league system play for the GCL Red Sox as their first step on a rehabilitation assignment; the team has finished first in its GCL division 12 times, most in 2018.
The team has won the GCL championship three times: 2006, 2014, 2015. The best record of any GCL Red Sox team was recorded in 2015 when the club was 41–17, a.707 winning percentage. Source: The Baseball Cube – Gulf Coast Red Sox The Baseball Cube – List of alumni Baseball Reference – Gulf Coast League Encyclopedia and History Minor League Baseball information