Amador “Amos” Ramon, born June 19th, 1983 in Corpus Christi, Texas, enters his first full season as Winnipeg Goldeyes’ hitting coach, and his sixth overall within the organization.
Ramon enjoyed a 10-year professional playing career in which he batted .285 with a .354 on-base percentage over 565 games. Known for his versatility, Ramon played second base, third base, shortstop, and all three outfield positions as a professional. Ramon even logged significant time on the mound early in his career, compiling a 3.77 ERA in 164.2 innings from 2006-09.
Having already won back-to-back championships with the Frontier League’s Windy City ThunderBolts in 2007 and 2008, Ramon played a monumental role in the Goldeyes ending their 18-year championship drought in 2012. After hitting .281 during the regular season, Ramon earned playoff MVP honours with a .476 average, two home runs, and nine RBI as the Goldeyes became the first team in American Association history to sweep through the postseason. Ramon hit what proved to be the game-winning, two-out, two-run home run in the seventh inning of Game One of the Division Series at Fargo-Moorhead. In Game Two of the Championship Series versus Wichita, Ramon again delivered a memorable longball. This time a two-out, three-run shot in the bottom of the sixth to give the Goldeyes the lead and ultimately pull them within one win of the title.
Following his retirement from professional baseball in 2014, Ramon–who now makes his home in Winnipeg–became heavily involved coaching amateur and professional players within the province. He currently serves as Head Coach for Team Manitoba’s 17U squads for the Canada Games and Canada Cup, as well as the 18U varsity club at Home Run Sports Training Centre in Winnipeg. In 2015, Ramon helped launch Fusian Experience restaurant on Academy Road in Winnipeg.
Ramon played collegiately at Alvin Community College (Alvin, Texas) before transferring to Louisiana Tech University (Ruston, Louisiana) where he served as a two-way player.
After joining the Goldeyes’ coaching staff in August of 2021, Ramon briefly came out of retirement at the end of the season to help support a short-handed roster. Despite having not played in seven years, Ramon more than held his own in his return to the diamond, striking out just five times in 34 plate appearances.
Amos Ramon’s Professional Baseball Experience
2006 Winnipeg Goldeyes, Northern League, Ind.
2007 Windy City ThunderBolts, Frontier League, Ind.
2008 Windy City ThunderBolts, Frontier League, Ind.
2009 Kalamazoo Kings, Frontier League, Ind.
2010 Lake County Fielders, Northern League, Ind.
2011 Winnipeg Goldeyes, American Association, Ind.
2012 Winnipeg Goldeyes, American Association, Ind.
2013 Winnipeg Goldeyes, American Association, Ind.
2014 Lancaster Barnstormers, Atlantic League, Ind.; Sioux City Explorers, American Association, Ind.
2021 Winnipeg Goldeyes, American Association, Ind.
2021 Winnipeg Goldeyes, American Association, Ind. (Hitting Coach, Interim)