Manny graduated from West Roxbury High School, where he was drafted by the Boston Red Sox in the 2nd round in the year 2000. He was the first kid from Boston to get drafted by the Boston Red Sox in 40 years. He played in the gulf coast rookie league in 2001 as he worked his way up through the minor league system. In 2005 after being a starter most of his career, he was converted into a relief pitcher. In that same year Manny excelled as one of Bostonʼs top pitching prospects as he got promoted to the Pawtucket Red Sox, the team’s Triple A minor league team. Later that year Manny made his dream come true as he was called up for the first time to the major leagues. As he grew, he became one of the most promising and dominate set-up guys in the majors. He was also a big part of the bullpen in 2007, where he helped the Red Sox win a World Series. He spent most of his big league career playing for the Boston Red Sox, before getting traded to the Colorado Rockies in 2010.
After leaving the Red Sox and playing in Colorado, Manny finds himself trying to get back to the big leagues. He has played for different organizations throughout the years trying to get that opportunity to shine again. His work ethic and persistence of getting his dream back is what drives and motivates him to keep going and never give up. Mannyʼs dedication to the game of baseball shows us that all dreams do come true but you have to work hard to maintain it. He has worked very hard and has gone through many obstacles in the 16 years of his professional career. Besides putting the work and effort on the field, Manny also took care of business off the field. During his time with the Red Sox, Manny took pride in being the local kid who made it. He started his own charity called “Manny Strikes For School”. His charity raised money for the Boston Public Schools in the inner city. He ran this charity for about 5 years, which helped schools acquire new books and computers, some of the proceeds also went to the Athletic Department.
This kid from Hyde Park has come a long way. With his love and passion for the game of baseball, Manny has become a great figure for the City of Boston. He took pride in what he did, whether it was running around the city talking to inner city youths at baseball camps or reading to kids at a public library. This meant a great deal to him, he felt very honored and wanted to give back to where they came from. He wants and has always wanted to change lives in the inner city. The city of Boston declared on October 2, 2005, as “Manny DelCarmen Day” for all his efforts and dedication to the communities of the city of Boston. He will never forget where he came from. Manny DelCarmen is proud to be a Bostonian with a vision to give inner city kids the opportunity to grow to their full potential, it being baseball or academic. Manny wants to see a great future for our city.