Manuel Rafael (Geronimo) Mota
Positions: Leftfielder and Pinch Hitter
Bats: Right, Throws: Right
Height: 5' 10", Weight: 160 lb.
Born: February 18, 1938 in Santo Domingo, Distrito Nacional, Dominican Republic
High School: Santo Domingo (Santo Domingo, DO) by the Signed New York Giants as an amateur free agent in 1957.
( All Transactions) Debut: April 16, 1962 (Age 24.057)
vs. LAD 1 AB, 0 H, 0 HR, 0 RBI, 0 SB Exceeded rookie limits during 1963 season Rookie Status: [*]
Teams (by GP): Dodgers/Pirates/Giants/Expos 1962-1982 Final Game: September 1, 1982 (Age 44.195)
vs. STL 1 AB, 0 H, 0 HR, 0 RBI, 0 SB Relatives: Father of Andy Mota, Father of Jose Mota and Cousin of Jose Baez View Player Bio from the SABR BioProject
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