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Full Name: Gary Nathaniel Matthews, Jr. Primary Position: OF,CF
Height/Weight: 6' 3"/200 First Game: June 4, 1999
Birthdate: August 25, 1974 MLB Experience: 9 years
Birthplace: San Francisco, California College: Mission (CA) CC
Bat/Throw: Both/Right

Biography

Gary Matthews (Gary Nathaniel Matthews, Jr.) was born on August 25, 1974 in San Francisco, California. He made his Major League debut on June 4, 1999 for the San Diego Padres. In 2000, his rookie year, he hit .190 with 4 home runs and 14 RBI. Matthews played for the San Diego Padres, Chicago Cubs, Pittsburgh Pirates, Baltimore Orioles, Los Angeles Angels, and Texas Rangers over the course of his 9 year career.

Most people believe that Gary Matthews's best season was 2006, when he slugged 19 home runs, hit for a .313 average and knocked in 79 runs.

Matthews was also one of the players named in baseball's Mitchell Report. His name appears in the section named "Alleged Internet Purchase" of the report. According to an article by the Albany Times Union published on February 27, 2007, Matthews' name was on a customer list of Applied Pharmacy Services, a pharmacy program that distributed HGH and steroids to MLB players. Sports Illustrated later reported that Matthews received HGH from the same anti-aging clinic that Jose Canseco received performance-enhancing drugs from. At that time, Matthews denied any use of HGH, saying that, "I have never taken H.G.H., during the 2004 season or any other time." Matthews met with the Commissioner's Office in November 2007, and on December 6, 2007, the Commissioner's Office stated that there was not enough evidence to support a suspension of any kind.

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Statistics

Batting Stats

Year Team G AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI BB K SB CS AVG OBP SLG OPS
1999 SD 23 36 4 8 0 0 0 7 9 9 2 0 .222 .378 .222 .600
2000 CHC 80 158 24 30 1 2 4 14 15 28 3 0 .190 .264 .297 .562
2001 CHC 106 258 41 56 9 1 9 30 38 55 5 3 .217 .320 .364 .684
2001 PIT 46 147 22 36 6 1 5 14 22 45 3 2 .245 .341 .401 .743
2002 BAL 109 344 54 95 25 3 7 38 43 69 15 5 .276 .355 .427 .782
2002 NYM 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000 .000
2003 BAL 41 162 21 33 12 1 2 20 9 29 0 3 .204 .250 .327 .577
2003 SD 103 306 50 83 19 1 4 22 34 66 12 5 .271 .346 .379 .725
2004 TEX 87 280 37 77 17 1 11 36 33 64 5 1 .275 .350 .461 .811
2005 TEX 131 475 72 121 25 5 17 55 47 90 9 2 .255 .320 .436 .756
2006 TEX 147 620 102 194 44 6 19 79 58 99 10 7 .313 .371 .495 .866
2007 LAA 140 516 79 130 26 3 18 72 55 102 18 4 .252 .323 .419 .742
Career 1015 3303 506 863 184 24 96 387 363 656 82 32 .261 .334 .419 .753

Fielding Stats

Year Team POS G GS INN PO TC A E DP FPCT
1999 SD LF 6 2 25 4 4 0 0 0 1.000
1999 SD RF 10 5 53 14 14 0 0 0 1.000
1999 SD CF 2 1 10 4 4 0 0 0 1.000
2000 CHC LF 46 16 190 55 59 2 2 1 .966
2000 CHC RF 1 0 2 1 1 0 0 0 1.000
2000 CHC CF 21 14 125 28 29 1 0 0 1.000
2001 CHC RF 1 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 .000
2001 CHC CF 88 64 602 150 157 3 4 0 .975
2001 CHC LF 20 1 45 9 9 0 0 0 1.000
2001 PIT CF 44 40 353 100 104 1 3 0 .971
2002 BAL LF 16 10 96 15 17 1 1 0 .941
2002 BAL RF 76 63 579 130 135 2 3 1 .978
2002 BAL CF 16 15 125 34 39 3 2 0 .949
2003 BAL CF 40 38 346 99 101 2 0 0 1.000
2003 SD LF 33 20 195 37 38 0 1 0 .974
2003 SD RF 35 22 215 47 48 1 0 0 1.000
2003 SD CF 35 27 247 66 67 1 0 0 1.000
2004 TEX LF 3 1 11 7 8 1 0 0 1.000
2004 TEX RF 66 51 476 119 125 4 2 1 .984
2004 TEX CF 30 25 221 69 72 3 0 0 1.000
2005 TEX RF 22 21 189 51 54 2 1 2 .981
2005 TEX CF 97 95 846 258 268 5 5 2 .981
2005 TEX LF 5 5 40 8 8 0 0 0 1.000
2006 TEX RF 3 3 26 9 9 0 0 0 1.000
2006 TEX CF 142 141 1227 331 346 8 7 2 .980
2007 LAA CF 135 133 1144 362 374 7 5 2 .987
Total OF 1003 819 7398 2007 2090 47 36 11 .983

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