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Category: Baseball, Broadcasters

Highlights: Gary Matthews was an outfielder in the majors from 1972 - 1987 for the San Francisco Giants, Atlanta Braves, Philadelphia Phillies, Chicago Cubs and Seattle Mariners.

Travels From: Pennsylvania

Fee Range: $2,501 - $5,000

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Gary Matthews, known by the nickname of “Sarge”, is a retired MLB outfielder who played 16 years for the San Francisco Giants (1972-1976), Atlanta Braves (1977-1980), Philadelphia Phillies (1981-1983), Chicago Cubs (1984-1987) and Seattle Mariners (1987). He was picked by the Giants in the 1968 draft (1st round) and was named the National League Rookie of the Year in 1973. Matthews made the All-Star team in 1979 after enjoying his best season statistically that saw him hit .304 with 90 RBI along with 27 home runs. In total, Matthews was a career .281 hitter with 978 RBI and 234 homers.

During his time in Philadelphia, Matthews participated in the postseason twice, in 1981 and 1983. During the latter year, Matthews hit seven homers over the course of 19 games and was honored as NLCS MVP after helping the Phillies to a spot in the World Series against the eventual champion Baltimore Orioles.

After retiring from playing in 1987, Matthews spent time as a coach with the Cubs, Blue Jays and Brewers. He also worked as a broadcaster for Headline Sports Television, the Blue Jays and Phillies. He is the father of former MLB player Gary Jr. and former minor league player Delvon.

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