Sox gift Ramirez new gold Medal

June, 8, 2012
6/08/12
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Levine By Bruce Levine
ESPNChicago.com
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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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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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WINS LEADER
Chris Sale
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OTHER LEADERS
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HRJ. Abreu 31
RBIJ. Abreu 83
RJ. Abreu 56
OPSJ. Abreu .992
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