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Gary MatthewsTrack this Player High Level: MLB Stat Years: 1969-1987 MLB Years: 1972-1987
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1st Round Draft Pick
Major Award Winner

PositionsOF-1876, DH-39Position when DraftedPPlayer Listed UnderMajor Leaguers
Proper NameGary Nathaniel Matthews
Height6-3Weight205BatsRightThrowsRight
Born DateJuly 5,1950 [68.013]PlaceSan Fernando,California
High SchoolSan Fernando (San Fernando,CA)
CollegeColumbia State Community College (Columbia,TN)

DraftedSelected by the St. Louis Cardinals [Team Picks] in the 5th round (81st overall) of the 1971 Amateur Entry Draft [Signed] ... Selected by the San Francisco Giants [Team Picks] in the 1st round (17th overall) of the 1968 Amateur Entry Draft [Signed]
Signing ScoutsGeorge Genovese
MLB DebutSeptember 6,1972 [22.063]
OrganizationsSFN [8] ATL [4] CHN [4] PHI [3] SEA [1] Awards5Awards Voting5-118
TBC Player ID14894Retrosheet IDmattg001MLBAM ID118433
RelationshipsFather of Gary Matthews
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Player Notes:   Topps All-Star Rookie (OF) in 1973
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Career Talent RatingsBattingSpeed68Power76Contact50XBH64RBIs73Runs62Hitting76Durability65Team.481Ratings Explained

Batting Statistics

TopStats GlossaryBatting DetailsStatistical FeatsRemove Filters
YearTeamLeagueLvlOrgUnifPosAgeGABRH2B3BHRRBISBCSBBSOHBPSHSFIBBDPAVGOBPSLGOPSTBXBHPAbabipISOSecAwOBABB%SO%K-BBHR%AB/HRXBH%
1969DecaturMidwA-18531743156112830000000000.322.322.546.8689521174.289.224.224.3870.000.000.004.6021.7537.50
1970FresnoCalifA+-19117380771061152374000000000.279.279.516.79519639380.232.237.237.3480.000.000.006.0516.5236.79
1971AmarilloTexAA-20142493821383761586000000000.280.280.471.75123258493.257.191.191.3360.000.000.003.0432.8742.03
1972PhoenixPCLAAA-2113648010115027821108000000000.313.313.533.84625656480.281.220.221.3820.000.000.004.3822.8637.33
1972San Francisco GiantsNLMLBsfn36of2120621118114140171301121.290.357.532.88933671.304.242.339.3919.8618.311.865.6315.5033.33
1973San Francisco GiantsNLMLBsfn44of2214854074162221012581755883133712.300.367.444.81124044605.335.144.274.3639.5913.721.431.9845.0027.16
1974San Francisco GiantsNLMLBsfn36of231545618716127616821197069322515.287.368.442.81024849638.303.155.283.36910.9710.820.992.5135.0630.43
1975San Francisco GiantsNLMLBsfn36of241164256711922312581346553202513.280.377.431.80818337494.296.151.325.36913.1610.730.822.4335.4231.09
1976San Francisco GiantsNLMLBsfn36of25156587791642842084125759412638.279.359.443.80226052671.301.164.303.36811.1814.011.252.9829.3531.71
1977Atlanta BravesNLMLBatl36of261485558915725517642286790221313.283.362.438.80024347627.312.155.301.35610.6914.351.342.7132.6529.94
1978Atlanta BravesNLMLBatl36of27129474751352051862876192214216.285.366.462.82821943542.318.177.308.37311.2516.971.513.3226.3331.85
1979Atlanta BravesNLMLBatl36of28156631971923452790186607501356.304.363.502.86531766695.310.198.312.3808.6310.791.253.8823.3734.38
1980Atlanta BravesNLMLBatl36of291555717915917319751134293015216.278.325.419.74423939619.302.141.228.3336.7915.022.213.0730.0524.53
1981Philadelphia PhilliesNLMLBphi34of3010135962108213967152594231628.301.398.451.84916233428.315.150.351.38613.799.810.712.1039.8930.56
1982Philadelphia PhilliesNLMLBphi34of311626168917331119832146687206123.281.349.427.77626351690.298.146.281.3489.5712.611.322.7532.4229.48
1983Philadelphia PhilliesNLMLBphi34of32132446661151821050139698104738.258.352.374.72616730526.290.116.280.33013.1215.401.171.9044.6026.09
1984Chicago CubsNLMLBchn36of331474911011432121482178103973110210.291.410.428.83821037608.331.137.365.38116.9415.950.942.3035.0725.87
1985Chicago CubsNLMLBchn36of34972984570120134020596420328.235.362.406.76812125362.254.171.376.34716.3017.681.083.5922.9235.71
1986Chicago CubsNLMLBchn36of3512337049961612146326059002115.259.361.478.83917738432.257.219.384.37113.8913.660.984.8617.6239.58
1987Chicago CubsNLMLBchn36of36444231130080041100011.262.326.333.65914346.355.071.167.2908.7023.912.750.000.0027.27
1987Seattle MarinersALMLBsea36dh364511910281031501152200106.235.319.319.638384135.263.084.202.29211.1116.301.472.2239.6714.29
1987Totals for MLB-MLB         8916113394032301193300117.242.320.323.643527181.286.081.193.29110.5018.231.741.6653.6717.95
MLB Totals - 16 Season(s)Filter20337147108320113195123497818374940112521196246179.281.364.439.80331346048189.304.158.304.00011.4813.741.202.8630.5430.03
Minor League Totals - 4 Season(s)Filter4481527291450862167298000000000.295.295.510.8057791741527.262.215.215.0000.000.000.004.3922.7938.67
AAA Totals - 1 Season(s)Filter13648010115027821108000000000.313.313.533.84625656480.281.220.221.0000.000.000.004.3822.8637.33
AA Totals - 1 Season(s)Filter142493821383761586000000000.280.280.471.75123258493.257.191.191.0000.000.000.003.0432.8742.03
A+ Totals - 1 Season(s)Filter117380771061152374000000000.279.279.516.79519639380.232.237.237.0000.000.000.006.0516.5236.79
A Totals - 1 Season(s)Filter531743156112830000000000.322.322.546.8689521174.289.224.224.0000.000.000.004.6021.7537.50
Atlanta Braves Totals - 4 Season(s)Filter5882231340643961881291592423035045131251.288.354.456.81010181952483.310.168.287.0009.2614.101.523.2627.5430.33
San Francisco Giants Totals - 5 Season(s)Filter59421753186241002464296532427531278142249.287.367.443.8109641882479.309.156.296.00011.0912.591.132.5833.9830.13
Philadelphia Phillies Totals - 3 Season(s)Filter39514212173967063820049151942105519639.279.363.417.7805921141644.300.138.298.00011.8012.771.082.3137.3928.79
Chicago Cubs Totals - 4 Season(s)Filter41112011983205234817622102262315115634.266.381.435.8165221031448.290.169.366.00015.6115.951.023.3125.0232.19
Seattle Mariners Totals - 1 Season(s)Filter4511910281031501152200106.235.319.319.638384135.263.084.202.00011.1116.301.472.2239.6714.29
Average MLB - Per 162 games1625708616025419781567590225414.281.364.439.80325048653.304.158.304.00011.4813.741.202.8630.5430.03
Average Minor - Per 162 games16255210516331824108000000000.295.295.510.80528263552.262.215.215.0000.000.000.004.3922.7938.67

Fielding Statistics

TopPositions by DayStats GlossaryAbout Fielding Data
YearTeam NameLgLevelOrgAgePosGGSInnPOAEDPTCTSCFPctRFgRFiSBCSSB%PBGPPos-ShareTm-Share
1972San Francisco GiantsNLMLBsfn21OF19-15334-1-3534.9711.790.22-----2095.012.3
1973San Francisco GiantsNLMLBsfn22OF145-1245277115-293288.9831.990.23-----14898.089.5
1974San Francisco GiantsNLMLBsfn23OF151--281992299290.9701.92------15498.193.2
1975San Francisco GiantsNLMLBsfn24OF113--2251182244236.9672.09------11697.470.2
1976San Francisco GiantsNLMLBsfn25OF156--26587-280273.9751.75------156100.096.3
1977Atlanta BravesNLMLBatl26OF145--26211101283273.9651.88------14898.089.5
1978Atlanta BravesNLMLBatl27OF127--238108-256248.9691.95------12998.478.4
1979Atlanta BravesNLMLBatl28OF156--2921284312304.9741.95------156100.097.5
1980Atlanta BravesNLMLBatl29OF143--258811-277266.9601.86------15592.388.8
1981Philadelphia PhilliesNLMLBphi30OF100--1701171188181.9631.81------10199.093.5
1982Philadelphia PhilliesNLMLBphi31OF162--26814102292282.9661.74------162100.0100.0
1983Philadelphia PhilliesNLMLBphi32OF122--1741152190185.9741.52------13292.475.3
1984Chicago CubsNLMLBchn33OF145--224711-242231.9551.59------14798.690.1
1985Chicago CubsNLMLBchn34OF85--119732129126.9771.48------9787.652.8
1986Chicago CubsNLMLBchn35OF105--137591151142.9401.35------12385.465.6
1987Seattle MarinersALMLBsea36DH39---------------4586.724.1
1987Chicago CubsNLMLBchn36OF2--2---221.0001.00------444.51.2
MLB Totals for OF - 16 season(s)-   OF1876-139832261351121734733361.9681.792.40-----18760.00.0
MLB Totals for DH - 1 season(s)-   DH39---------------390.00.0

Fielding Statistics - Position Grid

TopPositions by DayStats GlossaryAbout Fielding Data
YearTeam NameLeagueLevelOrgAgePC1B2BSS3BLFCFRFOFDH
1972San Francisco GiantsNLMLBsfn21---------19-
1973San Francisco GiantsNLMLBsfn22---------145-
1974San Francisco GiantsNLMLBsfn23---------151-
1975San Francisco GiantsNLMLBsfn24---------113-
1976San Francisco GiantsNLMLBsfn25---------156-
1977Atlanta BravesNLMLBatl26---------145-
1978Atlanta BravesNLMLBatl27---------127-
1979Atlanta BravesNLMLBatl28---------156-
1980Atlanta BravesNLMLBatl29---------143-
1981Philadelphia PhilliesNLMLBphi30---------100-
1982Philadelphia PhilliesNLMLBphi31---------162-
1983Philadelphia PhilliesNLMLBphi32---------122-
1984Chicago CubsNLMLBchn33---------145-
1985Chicago CubsNLMLBchn34---------85-
1986Chicago CubsNLMLBchn35---------105-
1987Seattle MarinersALMLBsea36----------39
1987Chicago CubsNLMLBchn36---------2-

Other Batting Statistics

TopRegular Season BattingStats GlossaryAbout 'Other' Stats
YearTeamLeagueCategoryAgeGABRH2B3BHRRBISBCSBBSOHBPSHSFIBBDPAVGOBPSLGOPSTBXBHPAbabipISOSecABB%SO%K-BBHR%AB/HRXBH%
1981Philadelphia PhilliesDiv SeriesMLB30520380111000200000.400.400.6501.05013220.412.250.2500.0010.000.005.0020.0025.00
1983Philadelphia PhilliesChamp. SeriesMLB32414460038102100000.429.5001.0711.57115316.300.642.85712.506.250.5018.754.6750.00
1983Philadelphia PhilliesWorld SeriesMLB32516140011002200000.250.333.438.7717118.231.188.31311.1111.111.005.5616.0025.00
1984Chicago CubsChamp. SeriesMLB33515430025106400000.200.429.6001.0299221.111.400.86728.5719.050.679.527.5066.67
MLB Playoffs - Divisional Series Totals - 1 yrs520380111000200000.400.400.6501.05013220.412.250.2500.0010.000.005.0020.0025.00
MLB Playoffs - Championship Series Totals - 2 yrs9298900513208500000.310.459.8281.28724537.211.518.86221.6213.510.6313.515.8055.56
MLB Playoffs - World Series Totals - 1 yrs516140011002200000.250.333.438.7717118.231.188.31311.1111.111.005.5616.0025.00

Jobs in Baseball

TopAbout Jobs
YearTeamLgLevelCategoryOrgAgeJobGWLPctGBLRankManager/HCPlayoffs
1998Toronto Blue JaysALMLBMLBtor47Hitting Coach1628874.54326.03Tim Johnson
1999Toronto Blue JaysALMLBMLBtor48Hitting Coach1628478.51914.02Jim Fregosi
2000Toronto Blue JaysALMLBMLBtor49Broadcaster1628379.5124.53Jim Fregosi
2001Toronto Blue JaysALMLBMLBtor50Broadcaster1628082.49416.03Buck Martinez
2002Milwaukee BrewersNLMLBMLBmil51Hitting Coach16256106.34641.06Dave Lopes,Jerry Royster-
2003Chicago CubsNLMLBMLBchn52Hitting Coach1628874.543--1Dusty BakerLost NLCS (Marlins)
2004Chicago CubsNLMLBMLBchn53Hitting Coach1628973.54916.03Dusty Baker-
2005Chicago CubsNLMLBMLBchn54First Base Coach1627983.48821.04Dusty Baker-
2006Chicago CubsNLMLBMLBchn55First Base Coach1626696.40717.56Dusty Baker
2007Philadelphia PhilliesNLMLBMLBphi56Broadcaster1628973.549--1Charlie ManuelLost in NLDS (Colorado)
2008Philadelphia PhilliesNLMLBMLBphi57Broadcaster1629270.568--1Charlie ManuelWon World Series (Tampa Bay)
2009Philadelphia PhilliesNLMLBMLBphi58Broadcaster1629369.574--2Charlie ManuelLost World Series (NY Yankees)
2010Philadelphia PhilliesNLMLBMLBphi59Broadcaster1629765.599--2Charlie ManuelLost in NLCS (Giants)
* The team record above is related to the full season for that team. It is possible that the job was only held for part of the season.
* MLB in Bold
* Highlighted rows indicate league champions

Awards [5]

TopAwards SectionAbout Awards
YearAwards (Notes)# Awards
1973National League Rookie of the Year1
1979National League Player of the Week (June 18-June 24)1
1981NL Player of the Month (September)1
1982National League Player of the Week (May 10-May 16)1
1983NLCS Most Valuable Player1

Roster Transactions

Top Change of Organization Injuries/DL Contracts
Tranx DatePosOrganizationAssignment40mStatusTypeTransaction DescriptionAgeRoster for Current Team
1987-11-09Free AgentGranted Free Agency. 
1987-07-11TradeTraded by Cubs to Mariners for Dave Hartnett. 
1984-03-26TradeTraded by Phillies with Porfi Altamirano and Bob Dernier to Cubs for Mike Diaz and Bill Campbell. 
1981-03-25TradeTraded by Braves to Phillies for Bob Walk. 
1976-11-17ContractSigned as Free Agent by Braves. 
1976-11-01Free AgentGranted Free Agency. 
* Transactions data can be divided into 2 eras. 2012-2018 includes all MLB/Minor roster movement whereas 1903-2012 contains only MLB change of organization with some DL-related data since 2000s.

Salaries

TopAbout Salary DataPayroll SectionAll $ are USD
YearTeam NamePayrollAgeSalaryServMLB RkTm RkCentileAboveLeague AvgLeague MinCareer*Contracts
1985Chicago CubsTeam Payroll34600,000-161974++370,78060,000600,000
1986Chicago CubsTeam Payroll3560,000-61438-386,34760,000660,000
1987Seattle MarinersTeam Payroll3660,000-59522-344,90660,000720,000
1987Chicago CubsTeam Payroll3660,000-59533-344,90660,000720,000
* Career earnings are a simple calculation of available yearly salaries listed here. They include only base salary and draft signing bonus. Minor league salaries are excluded. The value is not meant to reflect a player's actual career earnings.
* League minimum salaries are displayed in red