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Manny Mota is a Dominican former Major League Baseball outfielder who played for the San Francisco Giants, Pittsburgh Pirates, Montreal Expos, and Los Angeles Dodgers. As a pinch hitting specialist with the Dodgers, in 1982 Manny set the record for the most pinch hits in baseball. After his playing career ended, Manny coached with the Dodgers from 1980 through 2013. His 34 consecutive seasons as a Dodgers coach was the longest in team history and the second-longest such streak in MLB history. Manny is currently a minor league hitting instructor and Spanish language radio and television broadcaster for the Los Angeles Dodgers.
Hi! My name is Giselle and I am the granddaughter of Margarita and Manny Mota. I am rising Junior at Wellesley College double majoring in Sociology and American Studies with a concentration in Legal Studies. I am continuously inspired everyday by my Abuelo and Abuela’s passion to serve. I am known for my strong and fierce personality but also my passion to give and serve the communities around me. I enact this through my love for baking as we as my pursuits in the world of law. My family, my faith, and my passion are what drive me everyday to the best I can be as well as to hopefully better those around me as well.
Cecilia Mota is a passionate Women Empowerment Expert and Influential Latina Leader. She's an Entrepreneur, Radio & TV Host and producer who has also been serving the nonprofit sector for over 20 years. She currently serves as the Executive Director of LatinaVIDA a career development platform for career minded Latinas, and recently launched a new project, Women in Media Talks, an educational panel series and workshops for entrepreneurs & creatives seeking to advance their skills, knowledge, network and expand their opportunities in digital or traditional media.
Manny Mota Jr. aka Gary Mota like his brother Domingo, started his pursuit of a professional baseball career at Cañada College in California. Gary was selected the 55th overall pick in the 1990 MLB draft by the Houston Astros. He played 7 years of pro baseball, including the Philadelphia Phillies and Arizona Diamondbacks. Gary is an entrepreneur, mentor & sports performance coach to aspiring ball players who love his charismatic and upbeat personality. Mota also assists international athletes with college placement and mentorship programs.
Andrés Mota is a former Major League Baseball player. He was initially drafted in the sixth round of the 1985 amateur draft by the Kansas City Royals, but did not sign. In 1987 he was drafted by the Houston Astros in the twelfth round. Mota amassed just 90 at-bats in 27 games at second base for the Astros in 1991, batting .189. Mota is now a tenured baseball agent for Latin America and a VP at Wasserman, a full service talent & sports agency.
Domingo Mota started his pursuit of a professional baseball career at Cañada. College in California. He received a baseball scholarship to Cal State Fullerton and upon his return to Los Angeles, was drafted by the Dodgers to begin his five-year baseball career. After a very successful two years with the Dodgers, he was plagued with injuries. He went on to play for three years with the Kansas City Royals and had a short stint with the Cincinnati Reds. Domingo had focused on Exercise Science while attending Cal State Fullerton, but then enrolled at The Master’s College to obtain a Bachelor’s Degree in Organizational Management. In addition to LACF, Domingo is the pastor of Winds of Hope Ministries, a Fatherhood Facilitator for Youth Speak Collective, a personal trainer, and is also involved with Community Christian College
José Mota enters his 16th season with the Angels broadcast team, and will again primarily serve as the Spanish-language broadcast analyst for Fox Sports Español in 2018. From 2010 to 2012 he worked as the English radio analyst, after serving as the play-by-play/analyst for Spanish radio broadcasts the previous eight seasons and also serves as an English-language TV pre- and postgame anchor. In 1999, José made his film debut in Kevin Costner's Universal Studios release "For Love of the Game" in which he portrayed Dominican shortstop "José Garcia." He is a member of the Screen Actors Guild.
Tony Mota outfielder & the youngest of the Mota brothers played 11 seasons of pro baseball. Tony was drafted by the LA Dodgers in the 17th round of the 1995 MLB June Amateur Draft. In 1998 Tony received the Florida State League All Star, 1999 Texas League All Star, 2001 PCL All Star, 2005 Central League All Star and was part of the Dodgers 40 man roster in 2000. In Dominican Republic, Tony was a coach for the DSL Dodgers from 2007 to 2010 and hitting coach for the DSL Diamondbacks in 2012. Mota loves mentoring and training young talent and has dedicated the last 8 years to scouting, training and developing talent in the Dominican Republic for the MLB international July 2nd market through his Motavation Baseball Academy.
Born in Puerto Rico to Dominican parents, Alvarez has also extensive radio experience. He has hosted Univision Radio rush hour show on KLVE 107.5 FM for more than 15 years and also served as a host for Super Estrella 107.1 FM. Carlos Alvarez is a TV Personality, voice actor and Emmy award winner. His radio career at KLVE 107.5 FM (Los Angeles) was a coveted position on the top rated love song evenings show, "Romanticas". Carlos became Co-host of "Primera Edición" the morning TV show on Univision and also Co-host "Lanzate" a Telefutura (Unimás) TV show full of energy, music and entertainment. Carlos Alvarez is a fixture of FOX Deportes’ Major League Baseball coverage. Equally adept at handling play-by-play, analyst or reporter duties, Alvarez joined FOX Deportes in 2015.