Friday, May 01, 2009

Collection: 1984 Union Oil Most Memorable Moments: Manny Mota

When you think of Manny Mota it is hard not to immediately associate him with the Dodgers. He has become such an integral part of the team and its history since he first came to LA in 1969.

The above pic is of his 1984 Union Oil Most Memorable Moments sheet that celebrates his record setting 145th pinch hit on September 2, 1979. He would eventually finish his career with 150 pinch hits.

Something I didn't know was that Manny came to the Dodgers via a trade with Montreal- possibly one of the Dodgers greatest trades. We sent away Ron Fairly and Paul Popovich and received Manny and Maury Wills in return. That's a steal!

Artwork by James Zar.

Check out the rest of the Union Oil set here in my photoalbum.

I took the below photo during a Spring Training trip to Florida in 2007.

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