|Outfielder / First baseman|
Born: February 26, 1971|
Long Beach, California
|April 3, 1996, for the New York Yankees|
|Last MLB appearance|
|September 30, 1999, for the Anaheim Angels|
|Runs batted in||40|
He attended college at the University of California. After five years pitching in the minor leagues for the New York Yankees organization, Luke made his MLB debut in 1996 and played for the Yankees for one game before returning to the minors, playing there through 1997. He also played for the Los Angeles Dodgers, Cleveland Indians, and Anaheim Angels. Luke played what would be his final major league game on September 30, 1999 with the Angels. He finished his Major League career with a career .242 batting average, 15 home runs, and 40 runs batted in. After the 1999 season, he signed with the Milwaukee Brewers but did not play during the 2000 season. In 2001, Luke played for the Long Beach Breakers of the Western Baseball League. In 2002, he played for the Durham Bulls, then AAA affiliates of the Tampa Bay Devil Rays and the Piratas de Campeche of the Mexican League.
Luke presently resides in Orange County, California. After graduating from El Dorado High School, Luke went on to attend college at UC Berkeley. He is a member of Yorba Linda Friends Church and the Fellowship of Christian Athletes. As of 2011, Luke owns his own real estate company, Matt Luke Home Team, where he also works as a real estate broker/agent. He also is a member of the Los Angeles Dodgers organization serving as a speaker and representative of the Dodgers Legend Bureau and Community Relations team.