Joseph John Mathes
- Bats Both, Throws Right
- Height 6' 0", Weight 180 lb.
- Debut September 19, 1912
- Final Game September 9, 1916
- Born July 28, 1891 in Milwaukee, WI USA
- Died December 21, 1978 in St. Louis, MO USA
Joe Mathes was up in the majors in 1912, 1914, and 1916, each time in a different league. Most of his at-bats were in the Federal League in 1914. As a 20-year-old rookie with Connie Mack's 1912 Athletics, he was one year younger than Stuffy McInnis and a couple years older than Herb Pennock.
After his major league days he managed for about a decade, and The Memoirs of Bing Devine says he ran the Cardinals minor league operations as well.
Mathes spent more than 40 years as a scout for the St. Louis Cardinals ( -1976), for whom he found Red Schoendienst. He also scouted briefly for the Detroit Tigers and San Francisco Giants and Chicago Cubs (1977-1978).
Year-by-Year Managerial Record
|1919||Beaumont Oilers||Texas League||24-15||4th||replaced John McCloskey (55-56)|
|1920||Beaumont Exporters||Texas League||81-70||4th||none|
|1922||Beaumont Exporters||Texas League||65-88||6th||none|
|1924||St. Joseph Saints||Western League||86-79||3rd||none|
|1925||Des Moines Demons||Western League||98-70||1st||none League Champs|
|1926||Houston Buffaloes||Texas League||75-80||6th||none|
|1927||Houston Buffaloes||Texas League||85-70||3rd||none|
|1928||Chattanooga Lookouts||Southern Association||67-85||6th|
|1929||Springfield Midgets||Western Association||71-77||3rd|
|1934||Springfield Red Birds||Central League||14-12||2nd||league disbanded June 10|
|Elmira Red Wings||New York-Penn League||6th||replaced Ira Smith on June 26|
|1940||Decatur Commodores||Three-I League||2-1||--||--|| replaced Tony Kaufmann (24-22) on June 26|
replaced by Boyce Morrow (2-7) on June 29