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Jonathan Trumpbour Matlack
- Bats Left, Throws Left
- Height 6' 3", Weight 205 lb.
- High School West Chester Henderson High School
- Debut July 11, 1971
- Final Game September 15, 1983
- Born January 19, 1950 in West Chester, PA USA
 Biographical Information
Jon Matlack was part of the great New York Mets pitching staff of the early 1970's. After winning the NL Rookie of the Year award in 1972, Matlack turned in a good major league career but never lived up to his potential. He set single-season record for Mets' lefthanded pitchers in 1973 with 205 strikeouts. Matlack pitched a 2-hit shutout over the Cincinnati Reds in Game 2 of the 1973 NLCS, then was the winning pitcher in Game 4 of the 1973 World Series.
Traded to the Texas Rangers for the 1978 season, Matlack was used out of the bullpen by the end of his career in 1983. He never won more than 17 games and actually had a losing lifetime record of 125-126.
In 2011 Matlack was the minor league pitching coordinator for the Detroit Tigers.
 Notable Achievements
- 1972 NL Rookie of the Year Award
- 1972 Topps All-Star Rookie Team
- 3-time NL All-Star (1974-1976)
- 1975 All-Star Game MVP
- 2-time NL Leader in Shutouts (1974 & 1976)
- 15 Wins Seasons: 4 (1972, 1975, 1976 & 1978)
- 200 Innings Pitched Seasons: 7 (1972-1976, 1978 & 1980)
- 200 Strikeout Seasons: 1 (1973)
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