Few couples have given more to professional baseball than Manny and Margarita Mota.
And we're not talking simply about Manny's 20-year playing career, in which he made an All-Star team and broke the record for most pinch-hits. Nor are we talking solely about Mota's 30 seasons as a Dodgers coach, the longest tenure of any coach since the team moved to Los Angeles.
If anything, that was just the start.
Because the Motas have also given five of their six sons to the game, sending two to the major leagues. And three of them are still in baseball -- Jose as a broadcaster with the Angels, Tony as a Dodgers' hitting instructor in the Dominican Summer League and Andy as an agent with the Los Angeles-based firm that represents the likes of Hanley Ramirez, Rafael Furcal, Nomar Garciaparra and Hideki Matsui.
It's a track record that will be recognized Saturday night when the Motas are honored as baseball's family of the year during the Professional Baseball Scouts Foundation's seventh annual awards gala at the Hyatt Regency Century Plaza Hotel.
Take that, Alous!