City council to honor Dodgers great Manny Mota

Los Angeles City Councilman Ed Reyes and Council President Alex Padilla will honor Los Angeles Dodger coach Manny Mota during the City Council meeting today. Mota will be honored for his lengthy career with the Dodgers and his many contributions to baseball.

Mota is currently in his 25th season as a coach with the Dodgers and 35th overall in the organization after a playing career in Los Angeles that spanned parts of 13 seasons from 1969-80 and 1982. His tenure as coach is the longest in Los Angeles Dodgers' history.

Mota and his wife, Margarita, operate a youth baseball league during the offseason and the Manny Mota International Foundation (MMIF). The MMIF provides needed resources and assistance to the disadvantaged youth and their families within the United States and the Dominican Republic. The mission of the MMIF is to provide educational, health and recreational opportunities for underprivileged youth.