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Encyclopedia > Manny Mota

Manny Mota (born Manuel Rafael Mota Geronimo on February 18, 1938 in Santo Domingo Dominican Republic) was a Major League Baseball Outfielder for the San Francisco Giants, Pittsburgh Pirates, Montreal Expos and most notably the Los Angeles Dodgers, best known for his pinch hitting. February 18 is the 49th day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar. ... 1938 was a common year starting on Saturday (link will take you to calendar). ... Santo Domingo from space, May 1992 Plaza Colón Santo Domingo, population 2,061,200 (2003), is the capital of the Dominican Republic. ... MLB logo Major League Baseball (MLB) is the highest level of play in professional baseball in the world. ... An outfielder moves in to catch a fly ball Outfielder is a collective term including left fielder, center fielder, and right fielder, the three positions in baseball farthest from the batter. ... The San Francisco Giants are a Major League Baseball team based in San Francisco, California. ... The Pittsburgh Pirates are a Major League Baseball team based in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. ... The Washington Nationals is a Major League Baseball (MLB) franchise based in Washington, D.C.. It relocated to Washington from Montréal, Québec, Canada after the 2004 season. ... Brooklyn Dodgers redirects here. ...


At the age of 19, Manny demonstrated his hitting abilities when he first played in the minor leagues and was signed by the Houston Colt 45' s. He was than traded from the Colt 45's, to the Pirates, for OF Howie Goss and cash in 1963 and he quickly established himself as one of the leagues premiere hitters. In the following years with the Pirates, Mr. Mota had over a .300 hitting average before leaving to play with the San Francisco Giants. 1963 was a common year starting on Tuesday (link will take you to calendar). ...


While with the Giants, Mota had the opportunity to play and to learn from Willie Mays and helped Mota further his hitting skills and, in 1969, Manny was the first player selected in the major league expansion draft by the Montreal Expos. Later that same year, Mota returned to the West Coast via a trade with the Los Angeles Dodgers. Once in L.A., Mota became the number one pinch hitter there and hit over .300 during the next five seasons. Willie Howard Mays, Jr. ... 1969 was a common year starting on Wednesday For other uses, see Number 1969. ... An Expansion Draft, in professional sports, occurs when a sports league decides to offer a new franchise or franchises. ...


In 1973,Mota was selected to the National League All-Star team after leading the league in batting average. From 1974 through 1979, Mota was continuously called upon for late inning heroics where he averaged 10 pinch hits for 6 straight seasons. It was also this time that the Dodgers appeared in the 1974,1977 and 1978 World Series. One year later in 1979, Mota established his place in the record books by becoming the all time leader in Pinch Hits off J.R. Richard 1973 was a common year starting on Monday. ... 1974 is a common year starting on Tuesday (click on link for calendar). ... This page refers to the year 1979. ... 1977 was a common year starting on Saturday (the link is to a full 1977 calendar). ... 1978 was a common year starting on Sunday (the link is to a full 1978 calendar). ... In baseball, the World Series is the championship series of Major League Baseball in North America, played in October after the end of the regular season between the pennant winner of the American League and the pennant winner of the National League. ... James Rodney Richard (born March 7, 1950 in Vienna, LA) was a Major League Baseball pitcher for the Houston Astros. ...


In 1981, Manny appeared in his fourth World Series, this time mostly as a coach but only to be activated later in the year for the stretch drive . Mota retired as a player from the Dodgers the following year. Mota left an career holding the all-time major league record for career pinch-hits with 150 since broken by John Vander Wal and Lenny Harris and an overall lifetime batting average of .304 and a .297 pinch-hitting average. His .315 batting average is the best (1,800 or more at-bats) in Los Angeles Dodgers history. Mota once again was a coach for the Dodgers to the World Series in 1988, making this a total of five World Series appearances. John (Henry) Vander Wal is an American Major League Baseball player, a left-handed hitter who played outfield and first base for eight different teams over 14 seasons. ... Leonard Anthony (Lenny) Harris (born October 28, 1964 in Miami, Florida) is a Major League Baseball outfielder with the Florida Marlins. ...


Thirty years after joining the Dodgers, Mota remains an active part of both the coaching staff and his community. In the off-season, Mota and his wife Margarita reside in the Dominican Republic in which they run the Manny Mota International Foundation. Established over 30 years ago, this humanitarian organization provides needed resources and other assistance to disadvantaged youth and their families in both the Dominican Republic and the United States.


Carrer Stats

 Year Ag Tm Lg G AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI SB CS BB SO BA OBP SLG TB 

+--------------+---+----+----+----+---+--+---+----+---+--+---+---+-----+-----+-----+----+

 1962 24 SFG NL 47 74 9 13 1 0 0 9 3 2 7 8 .176 .253 .189 14 1963 25 PIT NL 59 126 20 34 2 3 0 7 0 2 7 18 .270 .313 .333 42 1964 26 PIT NL 115 271 43 75 8 3 5 32 4 1 10 31 .277 .309 .384 104 1965 27 PIT NL 121 294 47 82 7 6 4 29 2 2 22 32 .279 .330 .384 113 1966 28 PIT NL 116 322 54 107 16 7 5 46 7 7 25 28 .332 .383 .472 152 1967 29 PIT NL 120 349 53 112 14 8 4 56 3 2 14 46 .321 .343 .441 154 
 1968 30 PIT NL 111 331 35 93 10 2 1 33 4 2 20 19 .281 .320 .332 110 1969 31 MON NL 31 89 6 28 1 1 0 0 1 3 6 11 .315 .358 .348 31 LAD NL 85 294 35 95 6 4 3 30 5 4 26 25 .323 .377 .401 118 TOT NL 116 383 41 123 7 5 3 30 6 7 32 36 .321 .372 .389 149 1970 32 LAD NL 124 417 63 127 12 6 3 37 11 6 47 37 .305 .377 .384 160 
 1971 33 LAD NL 91 269 24 84 13 5 0 34 4 3 20 20 .312 .361 .398 107 
 1972 34 LAD NL 118 371 57 120 16 5 5 48 4 4 27 15 .323 .375 .434 161 1973 35 LAD NL 89 293 33 92 11 2 0 23 1 3 25 12 .314 .368 .365 107 
 1974 36 LAD NL 66 57 5 16 2 0 0 16 0 0 5 4 .281 .328 .316 18 1975 37 LAD NL 52 49 3 13 1 0 0 10 0 0 5 1 .265 .357 .286 14 1976 38 LAD NL 50 52 1 15 3 0 0 13 0 0 7 5 .288 .367 .346 18 
 1977 39 LAD NL 49 38 5 15 1 0 1 4 1 1 10 0 .395 .521 .500 19 
 1978 40 LAD NL 37 33 2 10 1 0 0 6 0 0 3 4 .303 .361 .333 11 
 1979 41 LAD NL 47 42 1 15 0 0 0 3 0 0 3 4 .357 .400 .357 15 
 1980 42 LAD NL 7 7 0 3 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 .429 .429 .429 3 
 1982 44 LAD NL 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000 0 

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 20 Seasons 1536 3779 496 1149 125 52 31 438 50 42 289 320 .304 .355 .389 1471 95 

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Manny Mota - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (550 words)
Manuel Rafael Mota Geronimo, or more commonly known as Manny Mota (born on February 18, 1938 in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic) was a Major League Baseball Outfielder for the San Francisco Giants, Pittsburgh Pirates, Montreal Expos and most notably the Los Angeles Dodgers, best known for his pinch hitting.
While with the Giants, Mota had the opportunity to play and to learn from Willie Mays and helped Mota further his hitting skills and, in 1969, Manny was the first player selected in the major league expansion draft by the Montreal Expos.
Mota left a career holding the all-time major league record for career pinch-hits (150), which has since been broken by John Vander Wal and Lenny Harris, and an overall lifetime batting average of.304 and a.297 pinch-hitting average.
Biography-Manny Mota (469 words)
Manuel Rafael Mota was born in 1938 in the Dominican Republic.
Mota was drafted by the Pittsburgh Pirates in 1963 and quickly established himself as one of the leagues premiere hitters.
Mota further his hitting skills and, in 1969, Manny was the first player selected in the major league expansion draft by the Montreal Expos.
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