Walter Joseph Mattick
(Chink or Chick)
- Bats Right, Throws Right
- Height 5' 10", Weight 180 lb.
- Debut April 11, 1912
- Final Game July 21, 1918
- Born March 12, 1887 in St. Louis, MO USA
- Died November 5, 1968 in Los Altos, CA USA
In 1912 Wally had 66 games in center field for the Chicago White Sox, while Ping Bodie appeared in 72 games at that position. The following year, 1913, Wally had 56 games in center field while Bodie had 76.
Mattick played 15 seasons in the minors, including multiple seasons with Oskaloosa, Des Moines, Kansas City, Vernon and Dallas.
After his playing career ended, Mattick was a minor league manager and a scout. In 1940, he scouted for the St. Paul Saints . He died in Los Altos, CA, only a few miles from Ty Cobb's long-time home in Atherton, CA.
He was sometimes called Chink, but he was also called Chick. His brother Earl was signed to play for Dubuque in Dec. 1912.
"Walter Mattick, a young outfielder from the Des Moines Club, of the Western League, has signed with the Chicago Club for his third trial by that club." - Sporting Life, Jan. 27, 1912