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June 10, 1997 | LON EUBANKS
After 12 seasons in professional baseball, the last five mostly in triple-A with the Omaha Royals, Jose Mota decided to give up his dream of returning to the major leagues. It wasn't an easy decision, but Mota is pleased that he made it. "I went to spring training with the Montreal Expos, and they offered me the opportunity to play regularly at second base in Ottawa, but I made up my mind that there was nothing I could really offer anyone by spending another year in triple-A," Mota said.
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January 11, 2013 | By Bill Shaikin
The Angels have hired Mark Langston as their new radio analyst, replacing Jose Mota. Langston, who pitched eight of his 16 major league seasons for the Angels, will join Terry Smith in the radio booth. Victor Rojas and Mark Gubicza remain the television broadcast team. Mota will become an analyst on the Angels' Spanish-language television broadcasts. Angels spokesman Tim Mead, who confirmed the changes, said Fox Sports plans to increase its Spanish-language Angels broadcasts from 50 last year to about 75 this year.
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August 13, 1996 | LON EUBANKS, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Jose Mota has been there. He made it to the major leagues twice, but all he has to show for it is 19 games and 38 at-bats. He also has spent 11 seasons in the minors, most of the last five with Omaha, Neb., the Kansas City Royals' triple-A team. It has been a long, and sometimes frustrating road since his college baseball career at Cal State Fullerton ended in 1985.
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June 10, 1997 | LON EUBANKS
After 12 seasons in professional baseball, the last five mostly in triple-A with the Omaha Royals, Jose Mota decided to give up his dream of returning to the major leagues. It wasn't an easy decision, but Mota is pleased that he made it. "I went to spring training with the Montreal Expos, and they offered me the opportunity to play regularly at second base in Ottawa, but I made up my mind that there was nothing I could really offer anyone by spending another year in triple-A," Mota said.
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June 6, 1991 | MIKE DiGIOVANNA, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The nameplate over Jose Mota's cubicle is blank, lending a temporary feeling to his space in the San Diego Padres' clubhouse, but the former Cal State Fullerton second baseman doesn't mind. "I don't care. I'm just happy to be here," said Mota, son of former Dodger pinch-hitting great Manny Mota and the brother of many Motas. "If I keep working hard, hopefully they'll put my name up. Time will tell." Time isn't on Mota's side.
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January 11, 2013 | By Bill Shaikin
The Angels have hired Mark Langston as their new radio analyst, replacing Jose Mota. Langston, who pitched eight of his 16 major league seasons for the Angels, will join Terry Smith in the radio booth. Victor Rojas and Mark Gubicza remain the television broadcast team. Mota will become an analyst on the Angels' Spanish-language television broadcasts. Angels spokesman Tim Mead, who confirmed the changes, said Fox Sports plans to increase its Spanish-language Angels broadcasts from 50 last year to about 75 this year.
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May 31, 1991 | SCOTT MILLER, TIMES STAFF WRITER
This one was for his son. And for his wife. And for Dennis Rasmussen. Jose Mota's biggest problem Thursday after the Padres' 4-0 victory over Houston was making sure he didn't leave anybody out as he attempted to share what has become one of the biggest accomplishments of his life: His seven-game success story in major league baseball. Indeed, it was kind of like an Academy Award acceptance speech.
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February 10, 1994 | ALLAN MALAMUD
Jose Mota would like to say a word or two on behalf of the minor leaguers of this nation. . . . "I think it's totally unfair that Michael Jordan is going to spring training with a triple-A contract," Mota said. "There are guys who have been playing pro ball for years who never get to triple-A. He hasn't played since high school, but he's liable to take away a paycheck from someone who is more deserving and has paid his dues." . . .
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August 12, 1990 | STEVE HENSON, TIMES STAFF WRITER
It is the year 2000. Antonio Mota makes his debut with the Dodgers and the game is halted for a ceremony. None of his five brothers can attend because they are each in a different city playing major league baseball. And that's the reason for the festivities: Antonio's appearance marks the first time six brothers have played in the big leagues, breaking the record of five, set by Ed, Frank, Jim, Joe and Tom Delahanty from 1888-1907. Far-fetched?
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February 1, 1985
Cal State Fullerton beat Stanford, 13-7, in a nonconference baseball game Thursday afternoon at Fullerton. The Titans, the defending NCAA champions, fell behind 4-0 in the first inning of their season opener but came back to score the next 12 runs, including 6 in the fourth inning. Stanford is 1-1. Jose Mota, who went 3 for 3, led the Titans with a home run and double. He drove in two runs and scored three. Mike Belanger, who pitched 6 innings, earned the win.
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August 13, 1996 | LON EUBANKS, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Jose Mota has been there. He made it to the major leagues twice, but all he has to show for it is 19 games and 38 at-bats. He also has spent 11 seasons in the minors, most of the last five with Omaha, Neb., the Kansas City Royals' triple-A team. It has been a long, and sometimes frustrating road since his college baseball career at Cal State Fullerton ended in 1985.
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February 10, 1994 | ALLAN MALAMUD
Jose Mota would like to say a word or two on behalf of the minor leaguers of this nation. . . . "I think it's totally unfair that Michael Jordan is going to spring training with a triple-A contract," Mota said. "There are guys who have been playing pro ball for years who never get to triple-A. He hasn't played since high school, but he's liable to take away a paycheck from someone who is more deserving and has paid his dues." . . .
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June 6, 1991 | MIKE DiGIOVANNA, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The nameplate over Jose Mota's cubicle is blank, lending a temporary feeling to his space in the San Diego Padres' clubhouse, but the former Cal State Fullerton second baseman doesn't mind. "I don't care. I'm just happy to be here," said Mota, son of former Dodger pinch-hitting great Manny Mota and the brother of many Motas. "If I keep working hard, hopefully they'll put my name up. Time will tell." Time isn't on Mota's side.
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May 31, 1991 | SCOTT MILLER, TIMES STAFF WRITER
This one was for his son. And for his wife. And for Dennis Rasmussen. Jose Mota's biggest problem Thursday after the Padres' 4-0 victory over Houston was making sure he didn't leave anybody out as he attempted to share what has become one of the biggest accomplishments of his life: His seven-game success story in major league baseball. Indeed, it was kind of like an Academy Award acceptance speech.
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August 12, 1990 | STEVE HENSON, TIMES STAFF WRITER
It is the year 2000. Antonio Mota makes his debut with the Dodgers and the game is halted for a ceremony. None of his five brothers can attend because they are each in a different city playing major league baseball. And that's the reason for the festivities: Antonio's appearance marks the first time six brothers have played in the big leagues, breaking the record of five, set by Ed, Frank, Jim, Joe and Tom Delahanty from 1888-1907. Far-fetched?
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December 11, 1995 | Associated Press
New York Yankee pitcher David Pavlas was the only replacement player voted a share of postseason money by the regular players. As the Dodgers vowed, Mike Busch was voted nothing. Busch was 4 for 17 (.235) with three home runs and six runs batted in after serving as a strike-replacement player. The only other replacement who got postseason money besides Pavlas, who got $250, was Jose Mota of the Kansas City Royals, but all players on the major league roster from June 1 on got a full share.
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April 11, 1985
Kevin Reimer went 2 for 5 with three RBIs, including a two-run homer in the first inning, to lead Cal State Fullerton to a 10-6 nonconference victory over Azusa Pacific Wednesday on the Cougars' field. The Titans improve to 21-22-1. Blane Larker added three hits, and Jose Mota had a two-run home run in the ninth inning for Fullerton.
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