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Sunday, August 28, 2022

Ken Ramos murdered his wife in 2016, then killed himself, years after pro baseball career

Ken Ramos and his wife Lisa Ramos had been having marital problems leading up to May 2016, the Pueblo (Co.) Police Department said. Neighbors witnessed some of those problems.

Also leading up to May 2016, about a month before, Ken Ramos purchased a gun, police said, the same gun police would find the afternoon of May 15, 2016, near his body and the body of his wife.

Ken Ramos, police concluded according to The Pueblo Chieftain, shot and killed his wife, hitting her twice. He then turned the gun on himself.

In its article on the murder-suicide, The Chieftain noted Ken Ramos' past as a baseball player, one who had even briefly made the major leagues. 

Ramos' baseball career spanned a decade. It started in 1989 as the Indians signed him as an undrafted free agent. He played his college ball at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln and Otero College in Colorado, his high school ball in Pueblo, at Pueblo East High School.

Ramos briefly made single-A Kinston in 1989 and AA Canton-Akron in 1990. He played all of 1993 at AAA Charlotte.

He moved to the Astros and AAA Tucson for 1994 and stayed there for three seasons. In 1997, while playing at AAA New Orleans, he got called up to Houston. He saw time in 14 games, 15 plate appearances. He didn't get a hit.

Ramos saw one more season in the minors, also at AAA, to end his career.

Ramos then returned to Pueblo and became a coach, coaching from 2000 to 2003 at Pueblo Central High School. In 2008, his Pueblo-area playing efforts earned him a spot in the local sports Hall of Fame.

Then came the afternoon of May 15, 2016. A neighbor told The Chieftain she heard a woman screaming. Police responded to a report of a shooting. 

Police found Lisa Ramos dead of two gunshot wounds, Ken Ramos dead of one. The gun police found and that Ken Ramos had purchased, had been discharged three times. 

Lisa Ramos was 47 years old.

1990 Minor League Tally 
Players/Coaches Featured:4,012
Made the Majors:1,335-33.3%-X
Never Made Majors:2,677-66.7%
5+ Seasons in the Majors:547
10+ Seasons in the Minors:331-X

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