Robert James Mattick
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Bobby Mattick, who was player and, later, a manager in Major League Baseball, died on Dec. 16, 2004 in Scottsdale, Ariz., after suffering a stroke. He was 89.
Mattick managed the Blue Jays in 1980 and 1981 and finished with a 104-164 record.
He joined the Blue Jays staff in 1976 as scouting supervisor and had been one of the franchise's first employees. In 1984, he became a vice president for the team and he had attended the 2004 winter meetings in California.
He debuted in 1938 as a shortstop with the Chicago Cubs. He played for the Cubs again in 1939 and 1940 and finished his career with the Reds in 1941 and 1942.
In 690 major league games, he his .233 with 64 RBI.
Following his career as a player, he worked for nine different organizations before he was hired by the Expos in 1976.
He became the Blue Jays' director of player development in 1978 and took over as a manager in 1980.
His work in player development and scouting, however, would help the Blue Jays go on to win five division titles and two World Series.