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Jon Matlack Jon Matlack
Full name: Jonathan Trumpbour Matlack
Born: January 19, 1950, West Chester, Pennsylvania
First Game: July 11, 1971; Final Game: September 15, 1983
Bat: Left Throw: Left Height: 6' 3" Weight: 205
NL Rookie of the Year (1972)
All Star MVP (1975)
TSN NL Rookie Pitcher of the Year (1972)
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Pitcher Matchups   Batter Matchups
Batting RecordBatting Record
Year Team                  G    AB    R    H  2B  3B  HR  RBI   BB IBB   SO HBP  SH  SF  XI ROE GDP   SB  CS   AVG   OBP   SLG   BFW Year TeamTeam
1971 NY  N Daily Splits    7    11    1    3   0   0   0    0    1   0    6   0   0   0   0   0   0    0   0  .273  .333  .273   0.0 1971 NY  N
1972 NY  N Daily Splits   34    78    6   10   1   0   0    2   10   0   44   0   5   0   0   2   1    0   0  .128  .227  .141   0.0 1972 NY  N
1973 NY  N Daily Splits   35    65    5    9   0   0   0    2   13   0   38   0  12   0   0   1   0    0   0  .138  .282  .138   0.0 1973 NY  N
1974 NY  N Daily Splits   34    79    3    8   0   0   0    8    5   0   34   0  11   1   0   2   1    0   0  .101  .153  .101   0.0 1974 NY  N
1975 NY  N Daily Splits   33    70    6    7   0   0   0    2   13   0   33   0   5   0   0   1   0    0   0  .100  .241  .100   0.0 1975 NY  N
1976 NY  N Daily Splits   35    88   10   17   1   0   0    9    8   0   35   1   7   0   0   3   3    0   0  .193  .268  .205   0.0 1976 NY  N
1977 NY  N Daily Splits   26    50    1    3   1   0   0    0    7   0   27   0   1   0   0   0   2    0   0  .060  .175  .080   0.0 1977 NY  N
1978 TEX A                35     0    0    0   0   0   0    0    0   0    0   0   0   0   0   0   0    0   0     -     -     -   0.0 1978 TEX A
1979 TEX A                13     0    0    0   0   0   0    0    0   0    0   0   0   0   0   0   0    0   0     -     -     -   0.0 1979 TEX A
1980 TEX A                35     0    0    0   0   0   0    0    0   0    0   0   0   0   0   0   0    0   0     -     -     -   0.0 1980 TEX A
1981 TEX A                17     0    0    0   0   0   0    0    0   0    0   0   0   0   0   0   0    0   0     -     -     -   0.0 1981 TEX A
1982 TEX A                33     0    0    0   0   0   0    0    0   0    0   0   0   0   0   0   0    0   0     -     -     -   0.0 1982 TEX A
1983 TEX A                25     0    0    0   0   0   0    0    0   0    0   0   0   0   0   0   0    0   0     -     -     -   0.0 1983 TEX A
Total NL                 204   441   32   57   3   0   0   23   57   0  217   1  41   1   0   9   7    0   0  .129  .230  .136   0.0 Total NL        
Total AL                 158     0    0    0   0   0   0    0    0   0    0   0   0   0   0   0   0    0   0     -     -     -   0.0 Total AL        
Total            Splits  362   441   32   57   3   0   0   23   57   0  217   1  41   1   0   9   7    0   0  .129  .230  .136   0.0 Total
Year Team                  G    AB    R    H  2B  3B  HR  RBI   BB IBB   SO HBP  SH  SF  XI ROE GDP   SB  CS   AVG   OBP   SLG   BFW Year TeamTeam
League Championship Series Batting RecordLeague Championship Series Batting Record
Year Team                  G    AB    R    H  2B  3B  HR  RBI   BB IBB   SO HBP  SH  SF  XI ROE GDP   SB  CS   AVG   OBP   SLG Year Team
1973 NY  N Daily Splits    1     2    0    0   0   0   0    0    1   0    2   0   1   0   0   0   0    0   0  .000  .333  .000 1973 NY  N
World Series Batting RecordWorld Series Batting Record
Year Team                  G    AB    R    H  2B  3B  HR  RBI   BB IBB   SO HBP  SH  SF  XI ROE GDP   SB  CS   AVG   OBP   SLG Year Team
1973 NY  N Daily Splits    3     4    0    1   0   0   0    0    2   0    1   0   1   0   0   0   2    0   0  .250  .500  .250 1973 NY  N
All-Star Game Batting RecordAll-Star Game Batting Record
Year Team                  G    AB    R    H  2B  3B  HR  RBI   BB IBB   SO HBP  SH  SF  XI ROE GDP   SB  CS   AVG   OBP   SLG Year Team
1974 NL                    1     0    0    0   0   0   0    0    0   0    0   0   0   0   0   0   0    0   0     -     -     - 1974 NL   
1975 NL                    1     0    0    0   0   0   0    0    0   0    0   0   0   0   0   0   0    0   0     -     -     - 1975 NL   
Total                      2     0    0    0   0   0   0    0    0   0    0   0   0   0   0   0   0    0   0     -     -     - Total
Year Team                  G    AB    R    H  2B  3B  HR  RBI   BB IBB   SO HBP  SH  SF  XI ROE GDP   SB  CS   AVG   OBP   SLG Year Team

Pitching RecordPitching Record
Year Team                  G  GS  CG SHO  GF  SV   IP      H   BFP  HR    R   ER   BB  IB   SO  SH  SF  WP HPB  BK  2B  3B GDP ROE   W   L    ERA    PW Year Team
1971 NY  N Daily Splits    7   6   0   0   1   0   37     31   153   2   18   17   15   0   24   1   1   3   0   0   5   3   4   1   0   3   4.14  -0.1 1971 NY  N
1972 NY  N Daily Splits   34  32   8   4   1   0  244    215  1003  14   79   63   71  14  169   8   4   7   2   1  37   6  13  14  15  10   2.32   2.7 1972 NY  N
1973 NY  N Daily Splits   34  34  14   3   0   0  242    210  1011  16   93   86   99  14  205  14   5   6   2   0  35   1  18  11  14  16   3.20   1.8 1973 NY  N
1974 NY  N Daily Splits   34  34  14   7   0   0  265.1  221  1076   8   82   71   76  11  195   8   7   4   5   1  28   5  18  14  13  15   2.41   3.3 1974 NY  N
1975 NY  N Daily Splits   33  32   8   3   0   0  228.2  224   954  15  105   86   58   6  154   7   5   7   1   1  35   2  22  25  16  12   3.38  -0.2 1975 NY  N
1976 NY  N Daily Splits   35  35  16   6   0   0  262    236  1054  18   94   86   57   5  153  12   6  13   3   3  32   6  23  12  17  10   2.95   1.6 1976 NY  N
1977 NY  N Daily Splits   26  26   5   3   0   0  169    175   702  19   86   79   43   7  123   8   8   2   2   2  21   5  17  10   7  15   4.21  -1.1 1977 NY  N
1978 TEX A Daily Splits   35  33  18   2   2   1  270    252  1097  14   93   68   51   4  157  12   3   8   4   0  31   7  14  22  15  13   2.27   4.0 1978 TEX A
1979 TEX A Daily Splits   13  13   2   0   0   0   85     98   355   9   43   39   15   1   35   2   2   1   1   0  19   2  11   3   5   4   4.13   0.1 1979 TEX A
1980 TEX A Daily Splits   35  34   8   1   1   1  234.2  265   985  17  111   96   48   1  142   9   6   9   0   0  45   3  24  13  10  10   3.68   0.3 1980 TEX A
1981 TEX A Daily Splits   17  16   1   1   0   0  104.1  101   447   8   59   48   41   1   43   8   6   2   1   0  17   1  11  13   4   7   4.14  -1.1 1981 TEX A
1982 TEX A Daily Splits   33  14   1   0  11   1  147.2  158   622  14   64   58   37   4   78   5   3   2   2   1  32   2  15   8   7   7   3.53   0.5 1982 TEX A
1983 TEX A Daily Splits   25   9   2   0   7   0   73.1   90   330   7   43   38   27   1   38   2   5   4   3   0  13   6   8   2   2   4   4.66  -0.4 1983 TEX A
Total NL                 203 199  65  26   2   0 1448   1312  5953  92  557  488  419  57 1023  58  36  42  15   8 193  28 115  87  82  81   3.03   8.0 Total NL        
Total AL                 158 119  32   4  21   3  915    964  3836  69  413  347  219  12  493  38  25  26  11   1 157  21  83  61  43  45   3.41   3.4 Total AL        
Total            Splits  361 318  97  30  23   3 2363   2276  9789 161  970  835  638  69 1516  96  61  68  26   9 350  49 198 148 125 126   3.18  11.4 Total
Year Team                  G  GS  CG SHO  GF  SV   IP      H   BFP  HR    R   ER   BB  IB   SO  SH  SF  WP HPB  BK  2B  3B GDP ROE   W   L    ERA    PW Year Team
League Championship Series Pitching RecordLeague Championship Series Pitching Record
Year Team                  G  GS  CG SHO  GF  SV   IP      H   BFP  HR    R   ER   BB  IB   SO  SH  SF  WP HPB  BK  2B  3B GDP ROE   W   L    ERA Year Team
1973 NY  N Daily Splits    1   1   1   1   0   0    9      2    31   0    0    0    3   0    9   1   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   1   0   0.00 1973 NY  N
World Series Pitching RecordWorld Series Pitching Record
Year Team                  G  GS  CG SHO  GF  SV   IP      H   BFP  HR    R   ER   BB  IB   SO  SH  SF  WP HPB  BK  2B  3B GDP ROE   W   L    ERA Year Team
1973 NY  N Daily Splits    3   3   0   0   0   0   16.2   10    67   2    7    4    5   0   11   0   0   0   1   0   2   0   0   2   1   2   2.16 1973 NY  N
All-Star Game Pitching RecordAll-Star Game Pitching Record
Year Team                  G  GS  CG SHO  GF  SV   IP      H   BFP  HR    R   ER   BB  IB   SO  SH  SF  WP HPB  BK  2B  3B GDP ROE   W   L    ERA Year Team
1974 NL    Daily Splits    1   0   0   0   0   0    1      1     5   0    0    0    1   0    0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0.00 1974 NL   
1975 NL    Daily Splits    1   0   0   0   0   0    2      2     7   0    0    0    0   0    4   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   1   0   0.00 1975 NL   
Total            Splits    2   0   0   0   0   0    3      3    12   0    0    0    1   0    4   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   1   0   0.00 Total
Year Team                  G  GS  CG SHO  GF  SV   IP      H   BFP  HR    R   ER   BB  IB   SO  SH  SF  WP HPB  BK  2B  3B GDP ROE   W   L    ERA Year Team

Fielding RecordFielding Record
Year Team        POS    G   GS   CG   INN      PO    A  ERR   DP  TP   PB   CS   SB  PkO   AVG
1971 NY  N Daily   P    7    6    0    37       1    2    0    0   0    1    1    3    0 1.000
1972 NY  N Daily   P   34   32    8   244       8   33    1    1   0    2    7   10    3  .976
1973 NY  N Daily   P   34   34   14   242       4   40    1    3   0    1   13   23    5  .978
1974 NY  N Daily   P   34   34   14   265.1     5   40    0    1   0    4   11   23    6 1.000
1975 NY  N Daily   P   33   32    8   228.2     3   28    3    1   0    0    5   13    2  .912
1976 NY  N Daily   P   35   35   16   262      10   35    1    0   0    3    7   22    5  .978
1977 NY  N Daily   P   26   26    5   169       4   27    1    1   0    0   11   13   10  .969
1978 TEX A Daily   P   35   33   18   270      17   42    5    2   0    4   13   16    7  .922
1979 TEX A Daily   P   13   13    2    85       3   16    2    1   0    2    4    8    2  .905
1980 TEX A Daily   P   35   34    8   234.2     5   25    4    0   0    3   11   22    7  .882
1981 TEX A Daily   P   17   16    1   104.1     2   20    2    0   0    0    5    5    4  .917
1982 TEX A Daily   P   33   14    1   147.2     4   24    0    1   0    0    4   10    3 1.000
1983 TEX A Daily   P   25    9    2    73.1     2   14    1    3   0    0    0    4    1  .941
Total              P  361  318   97  2363      68  346   21   14   0   20   92  172   55  .952
Year Team        POS    G   GS   CG   INN      PO    A  ERR   DP  TP   PB   CS   SB  PkO   AVG
League Championship Series Fielding RecordLeague Championship Series Fielding Record
Year Team        POS    G   GS   CG   INN      PO    A  ERR   DP  TP   PB   CS   SB  PkO   AVG
1973 NY  N Daily   P    1    1    1     9       0    1    0    0   0    0    1    0    1 1.000
World Series Fielding RecordWorld Series Fielding Record
Year Team        POS    G   GS   CG   INN      PO    A  ERR   DP  TP   PB   CS   SB  PkO   AVG
1973 NY  N Daily   P    3    3    0    16.2     0    1    0    0   0    0    1    1    0 1.000
All-Star Game Fielding RecordAll-Star Game Fielding Record
Year Team        POS    G   GS   CG   INN      PO    A  ERR   DP  TP   PB   CS   SB  PkO   AVG
1974 NL    Daily   P    1    0    0     1       0    0    0    0   0    0    0    0    0     -
1975 NL    Daily   P    1    0    0     2       0    2    0    0   0    1    1    1    1 1.000
Total              P    2    0    0     3       0    2    0    0   0    1    1    1    1 1.000
Year Team        POS    G   GS   CG   INN      PO    A  ERR   DP  TP   PB   CS   SB  PkO   AVG

TransactionsTransactions
Selected by New York Mets in the 1st round (4th pick overall) of the free-agent
draft (June 6, 1967).

Traded by New York Mets to Texas Rangers as part of 4-team trade in which Texas
Rangers sent Adrian Devine, Tommy Boggs and Eddie Miller to Atlanta Braves; Atlanta
Braves sent Willie Montanez to New York Mets; Texas Rangers sent Tom Grieve to New
York Mets; New York Mets sent John Milner to Pittsburgh Pirates; Texas Rangers sent
Bert Blyleven to Pittsburgh Pirates; Pittsburgh Pirates sent Al Oliver and Nelson
Norman to Texas Rangers(March 15, 1978) ; and Texas Rangers sent Ken Henderson to
New York Mets(March 15, 1978).

Released by Texas Rangers (October 31, 1983).


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