OCCUPATION: Left-fielder for the Boston Red Sox
NUMBER OF TIME COVERS: 0
PREVIOUS APPEARANCES ON THE TIME 100: 0
PRO: A hitting powerhouse and devotee of the game, the Dominican-born baseball player currently holds the all-time post-season home-run record and is tied with Pete Rose for longest League Championship Series hitting streak. Plus, fans can't get enough of his quirky "Manny Being Manny" personality.
CON: When "Manny Being Manny" means "Manny Not Showing Up For a Game," patience in the front office and in the stands begins to wear thin.
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