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Manny Mota Autographs, Memorabilia & Collectibles

MANNY MOTA
Born: February 18, 1938 in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic
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Manny Mota
This article was written by Rory Costello and is presented in part, courtesy of the Society for American Baseball Research

Manny Mota never seemed to age. “He’s scary,” said Steve Garvey, his teammate with the Los Angeles Dodgers. “I wish just one spring he would show up with one gray hair.”[1] That was in June 1979, a couple of months before the Dominican set the career record for pinch hits. Mota wound up with 150 of them, a mark that stood until Lenny Harris surpassed it in 2001. Manny was a superb contact hitter with a .304 lifetime average. Writers and announcers loved to come up with analogies about how he could deliver at any time under any conditions. The pithiest might have been from Jim Murray of the Los Angeles Times: “He could get wood on a bullet.”[2]

The outfielder also played 20 seasons in the Dominican Winter League, tied for the most in the league’s history -- it would have been more except for political turmoil in his homeland. He is the all-time leader there in batting average at .333. He was also a successful manager at home. If Tom Lasorda hadn’t been so entrenched with the Dodgers, and if Manny weren’t such a loyal organization man, it would have been interesting to see what this quiet, humble, and remarkably gracious man could have done as a big-league skipper.

Manuel Rafael Mota Gerónimo was the sixth of eight children in a blended family. His mother, Fredesvinda Gerónimo, had four children with her first husband, a man named Pena. Manny’s half-brothers and half-sisters were named Darío, Odilia, Luisa, and Adriana. Fredesvinda then had four children with Andrés Mota: another boy named Andrés, then two more girls after Manny named Bárbara and Josefina.



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  • MANNY MOTA - AUTOGRAPHED SIGNED PHOTOGRAPH - HFSID 164290
    MANNY MOTA - AUTOGRAPHED SIGNED PHOTOGRAPH - HFSID 164290
    The professional baseball player signed this color 3½x4¾ photograph of him standing near the first base line Photograph signed: "Manuel Mota". Color, 3½x4¾. Dominican baseball player Manny Mota (b. 1938) hit .332 in 1966, his first of seven .

    Price: $140.00

  • MANNY MOTA - AUTOGRAPHED SIGNED PHOTOGRAPH - HFSID 164846
    MANNY MOTA - AUTOGRAPHED SIGNED PHOTOGRAPH - HFSID 164846
    The two-time World Series champion signed this black and white 3½x5½ photograph Photograph Signed: "M Mota". B/w, 3½x5½. Dominican MLBer Manny Mota (b. 1938) hit .332 in 1966, his first of seven .300 seasons in eight years.

    Price: $140.00

  • MANNY MOTA - AUTOGRAPHED SIGNED PHOTOGRAPH - HFSID 164847
    MANNY MOTA - AUTOGRAPHED SIGNED PHOTOGRAPH - HFSID 164847
    The pinch hitter who later coached the Los Angeles Dodgers signed this black and white 3½x5½ photograph Photograph Signed: "M Mota". B/w, 3½x5½. Dominican baseball player Manny Mota (b. 1938) hit .332 in 1966, his first of seven .

    Sale Price $126.00

    $140.00

  • MANNY MOTA - TRADING/SPORTS CARD SIGNED - HFSID 326068
    MANNY MOTA - TRADING/SPORTS CARD SIGNED - HFSID 326068
    His signed 1978 Topps baseball card shown as outfielder for the Dodgers. Sports card signed: "M Mota", in blue felt tip, 2½x3½. Baseball's all-time pinch-hit leader, with 150, and Pittsburgh's fourth outfielder from 1963 to 1968, the Dominican Mota hit .

    Price: $100.00

  • MANNY MOTA - TRADING/SPORTS CARD SIGNED - HFSID 21383
    MANNY MOTA - TRADING/SPORTS CARD SIGNED - HFSID 21383
    The MLB player known for his pinch-hitting prowess signed this baseball card Trading Card signed: "M Mota". Color, 2½x3½. Career bio on verso. Dominican baseball player Manny Mota (b. 1938) hit .332 in 1966, his first of seven .300 seasons in eight years.

    Sale Price $90.00

    $100.00

  • MANNY MOTA - TRADING/SPORTS CARD SIGNED - HFSID 21387
    MANNY MOTA - TRADING/SPORTS CARD SIGNED - HFSID 21387
    His signed baseball card shown for the Dodgers. Baseball Card signed: "M Mota". Color, 2½x3½. Career bio on verso. Baseball's all-time pinch-hit leader, with 150, and Pittsburgh's fourth outfielder from 1963 to 1968, the Dominican Mota hit .

    Price: $100.00

  • MANNY MOTA - TRADING/SPORTS CARD SIGNED - HFSID 21396
    MANNY MOTA - TRADING/SPORTS CARD SIGNED - HFSID 21396
    The Los Angeles Dodgers player and coach signed this baseball card Baseball Card signed: "M Mota". Color, 2½x3½. Career bio on verso. Facsimile signature partially covered by his penned autograph. Dominican baseball player Manny Mota (b. 1938) hit .

    Sale Price $90.00

    $100.00

  • MANNY MOTA - TRADING/SPORTS CARD SIGNED - HFSID 21400
    MANNY MOTA - TRADING/SPORTS CARD SIGNED - HFSID 21400
    The Los Angeles Dodgers player and coach penned his signature on this baseball card Trading Card signed: "M Mota". Color, 2½x3½. Career bio on verso. Dominican baseball player Manny Mota (b. 1938) hit .332 in 1966, his first of seven .300 seasons in eight years.

    Price: $100.00

  • CURT FLOOD - AUTOGRAPHED SIGNED BASEBALL CO-SIGNED BY: VIRGIL TRUCKS, AL MR. - HFSID 297734
    CURT FLOOD - AUTOGRAPHED SIGNED BASEBALL WITH CO-SIGNERS - HFSID 297734
    Curt Flood, Hall of Famer Stargell and five other players from the 1950's and 1960's sign a Rawlings Official National league baseball (Giammati) Baseball signed: "Curt Flood", "Al Oliver", "Willie Stargell", "Dale Long", "Mickey Vernon", "Virgil Truc…"

    Price: $750.00

  • THE LOS ANGELES DODGERS - AUTOGRAPHED SIGNED BASEBALL CIRCA 1969 CO-SIGNED BY: - HFSID 165022
    THE LOS ANGELES DODGERS - AUTOGRAPHED SIGNED BASEBALL CIRCA 1969 WITH CO-SIGNERS - HFSID 165022
    Baseball signed by 21 team members Baseball signed: "Walt Alston", "Jeff Torborg", "Jim Brewer", "Len Gabrielson", "Claude Osteen", "Ray Lamb", "Wes Parker", "Ken Boyer", "Ted Sizemore", "Al McBe…"

    Price: $750.00

  • THE LOS ANGELES DODGERS - AUTOGRAPHED SIGNED BASEBALL CO-SIGNED BY: CHARLIE - HFSID 288574
    THE LOS ANGELES DODGERS - AUTOGRAPHED SIGNED BASEBALL WITH CO-SIGNERS - HFSID 288574
    NL (Feeney) baseball, signed by 18 members of the World Championship team, including manager Walter Alston and future manager Tommy Lasorda Baseball signed: "Walter Alston" (sweet spot), "Steve Yeager", "Red Adams", "Von Joshua", "Geoff Z…"

    Price: $900.00

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