MLB Pitcher 1983-2004, 21 years
Boston Red Sox
New York Mets
New York Yankees
New York Mets
Josias was born in San Pedro de Macoris, Dominican Republic – the country that produces the highest percentage of foreign-born MLB players. When he was 16 years old, a Red Sox scout told his mom he wanted to sign Josias. A few weeks after being signed, Josias called his mom telling her he wanted to go back…He did not know the language and did not have the right clothes for the weather. Josias' mom said, “you will only come back if you get released.” His mother's unwavering belief in her son and his ability gave him the inspiration he needed to push forward and never give up.
He spent many years in the minor leagues until he learned that, although physically capable to be in the Major Leagues, he had to learn that success comes only with the right mindset. His debut was on Oct 5, 1991 for the Boston Red Sox. He spent over 8 years at Major League level, and exceeded rookie limits during the 1994 season.
After 21 years of pitching professionally, he decided to dedicate his life to developing young players and teaching them the technical and mental aspects of the game. In 2004, he started teaching players and in 2011, Manzy and his wife Delmaris founded Manzy’s Pitching Farm.
He teaches every day, and continues to say that he played in Major League Baseball to do what he enjoys most…teaching kids.
He is beloved by his players and their parents for not only being a skilled coach, but also for being an amazing, caring mentor and a Christ follower. See for yourself…