An Evening with Mike Matheny
01/31/2019, 6:30 PM to 8:30 PM
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Bring the whole family and join us on January 31st at 6:30pm for An Evening with Mike Matheny. Join us for fun, trivia, and to hear from one of MLB’s greats on faith, family and future. Tickets are only $10!
Mike Matheny played for four different teams during his thirteen years in the major leagues. Drafted out of the University of Michigan, (where he later earned his degree in Sports Management and Communications with a concentration in Spanish.) Matheny played for the Milwaukee Brewers from 1994 to 1998, the Toronto Blue Jays in 1999, and the St. Louis Cardinals from 2000 to 2004. While playing for the Cardinals, Matheny won three Gold Glove Awards (2000, 2003, 2004) and went to the postseason in four of his five years with the team. Signed by the San Francisco Giants to a three-year contract, Matheny won a Gold Glove Award in his first season for the Giants in 2005, while winning the prestigious Willie Mac award for his leadership and character. The only first year Giant in their rich history to win the award.
Considered one of the great defensive players in the Major Leagues over the last several years of his career, he was one of only three other catchers to play 100 games without a single error. His nickname, used by fans and broadcasters alike, was “The Toughest Man Alive,” after taking a 96mph fastball in the face and he played the next day.
Matheny returned to the St. Louis Cardinals organization as rookie manager after the team won the 2011 World Series under Tony LaRussa. Mike was greeted with an incredible first season as a manager, taking the young team under his new leadership all the way to the brink of the 2012 World Series.
You won’t want to miss this awesome event!