Gary Matthews’ Family Still Promoting Baseball

Gary Matthews Sr.had an outstanding 16-year major league career from 1972 to 1987 with five different teams.  Nicknamed “Sarge,” he was Rookie of the Year with the San Francisco Giants in 1973 and was selected to an All-Star team with the Atlanta Braves in 1979.  In 1983, he was the NLCS MVP for the Philadelphia Phillies before they bowed out in the World Series against Baltimore.

Gary Matthews Jr. followed his father’s footsteps with his own 12-year big-league career from 1999 to 2010.  “Little Sarge” was an All-Star selection with the Texas Rangers in 2006.

Gary Sr.’s son Dustin was drafted by the Chicago Cubs in the 46th round of the 1998 MLB Draft, but did not sign to play professionally.

Delvon, the third son of Gary Sr. to play baseball, played one season in the Milwaukee Brewers organization in 2000.  He later worked in the Chicago White Sox organization front office under GM Kenny Williams.

Delvon is now working in the MLB’s Urban Youth Baseball program, overseeing operations in several cities across the nation and promoting diversity in the game.

Follow the link below from blavity.com about the Matthews family’s background and role in professional baseball:

http://blavity.com/black-baseball-matthews-family-business

 

 

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