Tuesday, June 12, 2012

Dodgers' Dominican coach Manny Mota to have annual golf tournament in Los Angeles

Dodgers coach Manny Mota is the longest tenured coach in Major League Baseball.  In fact, his 32 years as a Dodgers coach make him the second-longest tenured coach in the history of the game.

Manny Mota first appeared in an MLB game in 1962 as a 19 year old from the Dominican Republic.  He quickly established himself as a quality hitter and eventually made his way to the Dodgers, where he finished off his career from 1969-1982.  He appeared in four World Series with the Dodgers and won one as a player.  After his playing career he moved right into coaching with the Dodgers and won another World Series in 1988.  He has been with them ever since.

Mota was a .300 lifetime hitter as a player and retired as the all-time leader in pinch hits.  But he is probably best known for his role..or mentioning...in the movie Airplane:
Pinch hitting for Pedro Borbon....Manny Mota mota mota.
The eighth annual Field of Dreams Charity Golf Tournament will be held Thursday, Aug. 23, at California Country Club in Whittier. It benefits the Manny Mota International Foundation programs in the United States and Dominican Republic. The mission of the Manny Mota International Foundation is to provide educational, health and recreational opportunities for the underprivileged, especially disadvantaged youth.  Visit Manny Mota's website for more information or to register for the tournament:  http://www.mannymotagolf.com/

Dominican coach Manny Mota is from Santo Domingo, Republica Dominicana.

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