Sox gift Ramirez new gold Medal

June, 8, 2012
6/08/12
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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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Bruce Levine | email

Chicago baseball beat reporter
Bruce Levine has covered sports in Chicago for over 28 years and hosts "Talkin' Baseball," heard Saturday mornings on ESPN 1000.

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TEAM LEADERS

BA LEADER
Alexei Ramirez
BA HR RBI R
.390 4 14 13
OTHER LEADERS
HRA. Ramirez 4
RBIA. Ramirez 14
RA. Eaton 15
OPSA. Ramirez 1.099
WC. Sale 3
ERAJ. Quintana 2.37
SOC. Sale 19