Terry Mathews

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Terry Mathews
Born: (1964-10-05)October 5, 1964
Alexandria, Louisiana
Died: February 24, 2012(2012-02-24) (aged 47)
Alexandria, Louisiana
Batted: Left Threw: Right
MLB debut
June 21, 1991, for the Texas Rangers
Last MLB appearance
August 11, 1999, for the Kansas City Royals
MLB statistics
Win–loss record 22–21
Earned run average 4.25
Strikeouts 300

Terry Alan Mathews (October 5, 1964 – February 24, 2012), was a professional baseball player who pitched in the Major Leagues from 1991-1999. He played for the Texas Rangers, Florida Marlins, Baltimore Orioles, and Kansas City Royals. Mathews was nicknamed "The Body" for his shape. The Florida Marlins would play the song "Maucho Man" by the Village People when Terry came in from the bullpen.

Mathews pitched in college at the University of Louisiana at Monroe (formerly Northeast Louisiana University).

Matthews was married with three children, two of whom play baseball/softball. He was a school resource officer at his alma mater, Holy Savior Menard Central High School in Alexandria, Louisiana, and had also been a volunteer baseball coach there.

Mathews died from a heart attack on February 24, 2012 at the age of 47.[1]


  1. ^ "Former Major Leaguer Terry Mathews dies at age 47 | texasrangers.com: News". Texas.rangers.mlb.com. 1991-06-21. Retrieved 2012-02-26. 

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