8. Jon Matlack
  1. General
  2. Awards
  3. Career Stats
  • Born: January 19, 1950 in West Chester, PA USA
  • Weight: 205 lbs.
  • Height: 6'3"
  • Bats: L
  • Throws: L
  • Debut: July 11, 1971
  • Final Game: September 15, 1983
  • Rookie of the Year - 1972
  • All-Star Game MVP - 1975
 
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The National League Rookie of the Year in 1972, Jon Matlack would go to three All Star Games and was named the All Star Game MVP in one of them.  Matlack did not win the World Series in 1969 but he did help them get there in 1973.  He would have five straight seasons where he would go over 13 Wins and in 1974 he would also lead the National League in FIP.  Jon Matlack would also lead the NL in Shutouts twice.  

The Bullet Points

  • Position: Pitcher
  • Acquired: Selected in the 1st Round, 4th Overall in the Amateur Draft. 6/6/67.
  • Departed: Traded to the Texas Rangers as part of a four team trade.  The Atlanta Braves sent Willie Montanez to New York.  Texas sent Tommy Boggs, Adrian Devine and Eddie Miller to Atlanta.  Texas sent Tom Grieve and a Player to be Named Later (which would be Ken Henderson) to New York.  Texas sent Bert Blyleven to the Pittsburgh Pirates.  Pittsburgh sent Nelson Norman and Al Oliver to Texas.  New York sent John Milner to Pittsburgh. 12/8/77.
  • Games Played: 203
  • Notable Statistics: 82-81 Record
    199 Games Started
    3.03 ERA
    65 Complete Games
    1,448 Innings Pitched
    1,023 Strikeouts
    2.88 FIP
    1.195 WHIP
    26.6 bWAR
  • Major Accolades and Awards: Rookie of the Year (1972)
    All Star Game (1974, 1975 & 1976)
    Highest bWAR for Pitchers (1974)
    Most Shutouts (1974 & 1976)
    Lowest FIP (1974)
    Highest Fielding Percentage by a Pitcher (1974)
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