Wily Mo's Bio

Wily Mo Pena, born in the Dominican Republic, has an extensive and impressive resume in Major League Baseball.

Drafted by the New York Yankees at age 16, he moved to Wesley Chapel and began his baseball career. In 1999 he was traded to the Cincinnati Reds and proved his hitting prowess hitting a long home run in his second appearance at bat. He hit 51 home runs that year.

In 2006, Wily was traded to the Boston Red Sox, hitting an impressive .301 with an on-base percentage of .349.  Wily won the World Series with the Red Sox in 2007.

Wily's home run abilities made him very desirable to teams looking for a big bat - he has played with the Mets, Padres, Diamondbacks and Mariners. In a walk-off home run hit against the Detroit Tigers at Comerica Park, he led the Diamondbacks to victory with a 454 foot deep homer into left field.

Wily has most recently played in Japan, putting up even more impressive numbers and long home runs.

The only thing bigger than his home run ability is his heart. Wily Mo knows that God gave him an incredible talent and now that he has decided to retire and be a Family Man, he wants to teach the next generation of Major League Players how it is done. Welcome to the Mo Baseball Academy.

Image of Wily Mo Batting for the Boston Red Sox