Mike Matheny

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Mike Matheny
Matheny with the St. Louis Cardinals in 2013
Catcher / Manager
Born: (1970-09-22) September 22, 1970 (age 51)
Columbus, Ohio
Batted: Right Threw: Right
MLB debut
April 7, 1994, for the Milwaukee Brewers
Last MLB appearance
May 31, 2006, for the San Francisco Giants
MLB statistics
Batting average.239
Home runs67
Runs batted in443
Managerial record591–474
Winning %.555
As player

As manager

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).