"Very happy," said Ramirez through director of cultural development Lino Diaz. "It's not every day you can be right next to a Hall of Famer. I'm just very happy, I'm very humbled by it."
Ramirez is known as an aggressive hitter, and he came in with that mindset against Uehara.
"I wanted to look for a good pitch to hit, I was looking for something," said Ramirez, who has hit in 20 straight games dating back to last season. "When I was preparing, I saw he was a guy that likes to come in right away, and when I saw the pitch, I just swung at it."
Joe Popely is an associate reporter for MLB.com. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.