Sox gift Ramirez new gold Medal


CHICAGO -- Shortstop Alexei Ramirez was surprised by the Chicago White Sox organization, which presented him with a replacement gold medal from the 2004 summer Olympics.

Ramirez and his peers on the Cuban national earned the distinction by defeating Australia in the 2004 gold-medal game in Athens, Greece. Shortly after, the shortstop defected from Cuba to the Dominican Republic. The original gold medal was lost in 2007.

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