The son of outfielder Wally Mattick (White Sox, 1912-13, Cardinals, 1918), Bobby
played only one season as a regular, with the Cubs in 1940. He became an incomparable
longtime scout and player development specialist with many organizations, signing
such stars as Frank Robinson, Vada Pinson, Curt Flood, Rusty Staub, Don Baylor, and
Gary Carter. Mattick helped draft the expansion Blue Jays, and managed them to last-place
finishes in 1980 and 1981.
FROM THE BASEBALL CHRONOLOGY
»December 4, 1940:
The Cubs swap SS Bobby Mattick and OF Jim Gleeson to the Reds for SS Billy Myers. Myers will split his time between Chicago and the minors in '41 and quit in 1942 rather than take a pay cut.