Jon Matlack

Jonathan Trumpbour Matlack
Batted: Left
Threw: Left
Height: 6'3"
Weight: 205 lbs.
Born: January 19, 1950 in West Chester, PA
Drafted: 1st round 1967 by the Mets
Departed: traded to the Texas Rangers as part of a four-team trade, December 1977; the Atlanta Braves sent
Willie Montanez to the Mets; the Rangers sent Adrian Devine, Tommy Boggs, and Eddie Miller to the Braves; the Rangers sent Tom Grieve and a player to be named later (Ken Henderson) to the Mets; the Rangers sent Bert Blyleven to the Pittsburgh Pirates; the Pirates sent Al Oliver and Nelson Norman to the Rangers; the Mets sent John Milner to the Pirates

 

A Rookie-of-the-Year award winner and (depending on the year) a terrific number two or three starter behind Tom Seaver and sometimes Jerry Koosman. What a starting threesome they were! Jon, who led the Mets in shutouts five times and in ERA twice, is pictured here on his 1973 Topps card. Another card commemorating Jon's status as a New York legend is shown below.

    

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PITCHING RECORD (team-leading totals in red)

YEAR CLUB     G  GS CG     IP   W   L  PCT    H   R  ER   SO  BB ShO SV  ERA
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1971 *METS*   7   6  0   37.0   0   3 .000   31  18  17   24  15   0  0 4.14
1972 *METS*  34  32  8  244.0  15  10 .600  215  79  63  169  71   4  0 2.32
1973 *METS*  34  34 14  242.0  14  16 .467  210  93  86  205  99   3  0 3.20
1974 *METS*  34  34 14  265.1  13  15 .464  221  82  71  195  76   7  0 2.41
1975 *METS*  33  32  8  228.2  16  12 .571  224 105  86  154  58   3  0 3.38
1976 *METS*  35  
35 16  262.0  17  10 .630  236  94  86  153  57   6  0 2.95
1977 *METS*  26  26  5  169.0   7  15 .318  175  86  79  123  43   
3  0 4.21
1978 Tex AL  35  33 18  270.0  15  13 .536  252  93  68  157  51   2  1 2.27
1979 Tex AL  13  13  2   85.0   5   4 .556   98  43  39   35  15   0  0 4.13
1980 Tex AL  35  34  8  234.2  10  10 .500  265 111  96  142  48   1  1 3.68
1981 Tex AL  17  16  1  104.1   4   7 .364  101  59  48   43  41   1  0 4.14
1982 Tex AL  33  14  1  147.2   7   7 .500  158  64  58   78  37   0  1 3.53
1983 Tex AL  25   9  2   73.1   2   4 .333   90  43  38   38  27   0  0 4.66
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METS TOTALS 203 199 65 1448.0  82  81 .506 1312 557 488 1023 419  26  0 3.03
OTHER CLUBS 158 119 32  915.0  43  45 .489  964 413 347  493 219   4  3 3.41
============================================================================
CAREER TOTS 361 318 97 2363.0 125 126 .498 2276 970 835 1516 638  30  3 3.18

seasons highlighted in blue denote he was selected Rounding Third's Mets Pitcher of the Year

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This is a list of the Jon Matlack cards that I already have in my collection. If you have any cards that are not listed here, and you are willing to donate or trade them, contact me at Rounding Third.

2001 Upper Deck
Legends of New York

 

1971 Topps #648 (Mets Future Stars)

1972 Topps #141 (Mets Rookie Stars)

1973 Kellogg's #12
1973 Topps #55

1974 Topps #153

1975 SSPC Mets #21
1975 Topps #290

1976 Hostess #97 (uncut panel)
1976 Kellogg's #49b
(86 earned runs in 1975)
1976 SSPC #553
1976 Topps #190
1976 Topps #190
(autographed)

1977 Chilly Willee Discs
1977 Dairylea Mets Photo Album
1977 Hostess #114
(complete panel)
1977 O-Pee-Chee #132
1977 Topps #440

1978 Topps #25
1978 Wiffle Ball Discs

1979 O-Pee-Chee #159
1979 Topps #315

1980 Topps #592

1981 Donruss #266
1981 Fleer #621
1981 Fleer Star Stickers #51
1981 Topps #656
1981 Topps Stickers #135

1982 Donruss #215
1982 Fleer Stamps #176
1982 Topps #239

1983 Donruss #195
1983 Fleer #572
1983 Topps #749

1984 Donruss #378
1984 Nestlé #149
1984 Topps #149
1984 Topps Tiffany #149

1986 TCMA All-Time Rangers #2

1989 Pacific Baseball Legends #214
1989 Topps Senior League #102

1989-90 T&M Senior League #73

1991 Line Drive AAA #300
1991 WIZ Mets #253

1993 Fleer/ProCards Sarasota White Sox #1387

2001 Upper Deck Decade 1970's #77
2001 Upper Deck Decade 1970's #96
(Rookie)
2001
Upper Deck Decade 1970's Game-Used Jersey #J-JM (game-used jersey)
2001 Upper Deck Legends of New York #70
2001
Upper Deck Legends of New York Gold #LMJ-JM (game-worn jersey; 256/400)

2006 Hero Decks Mets Heroes (jack of clubs)

2009 SecureHorizons by UnitedHealthcare All-Time Norfolk/Tidewater Tides (white deck, jack of hearts)

2013 Caesars 1973 Mets (ace of clubs)

Other Jon Matlack memorabilia in my collection:

1977 Royal Crown Cola commemorative can
1978 Royal Crown Cola
commemorative can #38

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