Black baseball is the Matthews family business

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| November 12 2016,

09:30 am


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Nearly 50 Years of Taste-Making, Game-Changing and Keeping Color in MLB











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Photo: Gary Jr. and Delvon Matthews at 2016 MLBPA 50th Anniversary Party








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Photo: Torii Hunter, Gary Matthews Jr,Garret Anderson, Darren Oliver, Howie Kendrick, and Chone Figgins of the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim celebrate clinching the American League Western Division in 2008.







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Photo: Instagram photos of Gary Jr. and Delvon Matthews over the year










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Photo: The Bell family is a multi-generational MLB clan like The Matthews



























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Photo: Tony Reagins was GM when "Little Sarge" played for the Angels


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“But as I grew up and started hanging out at the ballpark and going to spring training and going out to dinner... “I saw the way people responded to him and asked for his autograph and I would see him on TV and realized my dad was a celebrity.”



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In between, Matthews also found time to work as a Blue Jays studio analyst and returned to coaching from 2002-06 with the Brewers and Cubs.

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Photo: Sarge holding his daughter Paige Matthews, now a college student.





Del ran the team’s minor league camp and helped evaluate talent.  Matthews also previously worked as the director of baseball operations for the Arizona Fall League.





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Photo: Del Mathews accepts NLBM Award on behalf of Chicago White Sox.











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Photo: A 130-pound Gary Matthews Jr. at Granada Hills High in 1992



“It almost felt like a piece of me had walked away from the game, “said Gary Jr., “but it takes a lot for an athlete to accept when it’s time to do something else.”
















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Photo: African-American players get expert coaching and special attention at MLB Elite Development Invitational
















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Photo: Gary Matthews Jr. on the golf course handling post-baseball business



It’s in their DNA














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Photo: Gary Jr. with grandma at his home in Corona del Mar on July 4th













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