Josias Manzanillo
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Josias Manzanillo
Josias Manzanillo
Ultimate Mets Database popularity ranking: 394 of 1043 players
Josias Manzanillo
Born: October 16, 1967 at San Pedro de Macoris, Dominican Republic
Throws: Right Bats: Right
Height: 6.00 Weight: 190


First Mets game: August 21, 1993
Last Mets game: May 9, 1999

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June 12, 2001
Am I mistaken, but wasnt Manzy the only Met pitcher to evr have just one nut? He lost it when he got hit in the crotch with a line drive in the minors. Kinda of a crappy way to be remembered.

Frankie B
February 15, 2003
Had a great year in 1994. Was their best reliever. Always had a great curveball. Unfortunately, had a weak arm in 1995 and could not get anybody out. Ended up with the Yankees. Came back in 1999, and pitched mediocre. A shame because he really does have good stuff.

Joe Figliola
February 27, 2003
Say what you want about Manzy, but he was one of the more enthusiastic Mets to ever wear a uniform. Remember how he always used to sprint off the mound when an inning was over?

It was equally thrilling for me to score a base hit of his in 1999--a 38-hopper in a May game victory against the Giants.

Gregory Gewirtz
April 4, 2003
Manzanillo, pitching without "downstairs protection" in 1997 for Seattle, took a direct line drive off his "personal area," off the bat of Manny Ramirez.

I've never seen anything look more painful. Nothing.

Jonathan Stern
April 1, 2005
I liked this guy's enthusiasm. He bounced off the mound after every inning. He really looked like he wanted to be out, like he loved being a major leaguer. I'm sorry things didn't really happen here, and even more sorry about his injury. Good for him for still being out there.

October 19, 2007
I met Josias when he played A ball for the Boston Red Sox. He was so young when he began playing here, I felt bad for him being so far away from home. The main thing I remember about Josias is how cute he was. I had a weak spot for Hispanic players, and his sense of humor. He was a really funny guy. I enjoyed watching him play and talking to him after the games.

Bill Trautwig
January 6, 2008
I remember when Kirk Radomski testified to Senator George Mitchell that Manzanillo was the only player he ever witnessed taking steroids. Twenty-two years of Performance-Enhancing drugs, nice job, Josias.

December 14, 2008
Did he eat iguanas or was that someone else?

scott r
December 31, 2008
To the person who posted above me: close but it was Julio Machado, another Met reliever, who liked to eat iguanas.

August 14, 2011
My son just found a baseball at a thrift shop for $2. It has Manzy's signature, with Jose Silva's, and Joe Beimel (the current pitcher for Pirates) and another we can't figure out, apparently from 2001 season. Pretty cool.

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