Matheny with the St. Louis Cardinals in 2013
|Catcher / Manager|
|Born: September 22, 1970|
|April 7, 1994, for the Milwaukee Brewers|
|Last MLB appearance|
|May 31, 2006, for the San Francisco Giants|
|Runs batted in||443|
|Career highlights and awards|
Michael Scott Matheny (born September 22, 1970) is an American former professional baseball player and manager. He is currently a special adviser for player development for the Kansas City Royals. He played in Major League Baseball (MLB) for 13 seasons as a catcher for the Milwaukee Brewers, Toronto Blue Jays, St. Louis Cardinals and San Francisco Giants. Matheny's best years were spent with the Cardinals. He won four Rawlings Gold Glove Awards. Matheny holds the National League record for most consecutive games caught without making an error as a catcher. He is considered one of the greatest defensive catchers of all time.
Matheny later managed the St. Louis Cardinals. As manager, Matheny's teams won one National League (NL) pennant and three NL Central division titles. He bats and throws right-handed, stands 6 feet 3 inches (1.91 m) tall, and weighs 205 pounds (93 kg).