Felo Ramírez

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Rafael Ramirez Arias

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An instantly recognizable voice in the Caribbean, Cuban-born Felo Ramirez called his first game in 1945. Ramirez has broadcast more than 40 Caribbean World Series. For many years he worked alongside Buck Canel on Cavalcade of Sports. He had started out his career as a boxing broadcaster, and continued to cover the sport in parallel with baseball.

In 1993, Ramirez joined the Florida Marlins as their Spanish language announcer. He was awarded the Ford Frick Award in 2001. He has also been honored in the Caribbean Baseball Hall of Fame, Cuban Baseball Hall of Fame and Latin American Baseball Hall of Fame.

He passed away in August of 2017 at the age of 94, having worked his last game in April of that year but had to be hospitalized after a fall and never returned to the booth. The Marlins dedicated a plaque in his honor on the plaza of Marlins Park in 2018, next to the one for late pitcher Jose Fernandez.

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