Year Inducted: 2008
Nominated By: David "DJ" Latino
Sports Competed In: Baseball
Athlete, Coach or Contributor: Athlete, Coach
Before/During High School:
Played for seven seasons (1973-79) as a pitcher/outfielder in the Old Timers league and one season of Babe Ruth baseball (1980)...Ramos played three years of B Legion ball from 1981-83 and two seasons (1984-85) with the Pueblo Elks while attending Pueblo East H.S.
Attended Pueblo East H.S., graduating in 1985...Played four seasons for the Eagles from 1981-85.
● Hit .431 senior year.
● First-Team South Central League.
● Helped lead Pueblo Elks to the Andenucio Tournament Title in 1984 - Last Pueblo team to accomplish this feat.
Started his collegiate baseball career at Otero Junior College (OJC) where he played for one year (1985) before transferring the University of Nebraska University and playing on the Cornhuskers baseball team for three years (1986-1989)... During the summer months while in college, Ramos played for two years (1986-87) with the Pueblo Collegians and one season (1988) with the Wichita Broncos.
● Hit .484 in 1986. (2nd in the nation).
● Led team in batting average, hits, home runs (17), doubles and only struck out twice all season.
● Led the Cornhuskers for three seasons in batting average: .393 - 1987; .372 - 1988; .356 - 1989.
● Left Nebraska University with the highest career average in School History .370.
● Led the Nation in 1988 in runs scored - 100.
● Tied for second on the team in - triples, and most runs scored.
● Tallied the third most in runs scored, most stolen bases, hits and walks.
Played 10 years professionally, six at the AAA level winning two championships...Played numerous games against the Colorado Springs Sky Sox...Ken was part of the following professional baseball organizations:
1989-94 (Cleveland Indians Organization):
● Signed contract with Cleveland Indians in 1989.
● Won two minor league batting titles in Cleveland system hitting .345 in 1990 and .339 in 1992.).
● Named Cleveland’s minor league "Player-of-the-Year" in 1992 ahead of Manny Ramirez and Jim Thome.
● Earned a spot on Cleveland’s 40 man roster after 1992 season.
1994 (Chicago White Sox Organization - 10 days):
1994-98 (Houston Astros Organization):
● Reached childhood dream of getting to the major leagues in 1997 with the Houston Astros playing against the Colorado Rockies at Coors Field.
1998 (Minnesota Twins Organization - Six weeks):
1998 (Montreal Expos Organization - One month):
● Retired in 1999 after spring training invite with Montreal Expos.
● Recorded a professional career batting average of .307.
Ken used his baseball knowledge from playing to serve as the head coach of Pueblo Central H.S., for four years (2000-2003)... During his tenure as the Wildcats coach, Ramos posted a record of 76 wins against 21 losses, won four district championships and made the final four of the state baseball tournament twice and final six once.
Lives in Pueblo with his wife, Lisa Ramos.