Matt Batts

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Matt Batts

Catcher
Born: (1921-10-16) October 16, 1921 (age 91)
San Antonio, Texas
Batted: RightThrew: Right 
MLB debut
September 10, 1947 for the Boston Red Sox
Last MLB appearance
May 8, 1956 for the Cincinnati Reds
Career statistics
Batting average    .269
Home runs    26
Runs batted in    219
Teams
 
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Matt Batts

Catcher
Born: (1921-10-16) October 16, 1921 (age 91)
San Antonio, Texas
Batted: RightThrew: Right 
MLB debut
September 10, 1947 for the Boston Red Sox
Last MLB appearance
May 8, 1956 for the Cincinnati Reds
Career statistics
Batting average    .269
Home runs    26
Runs batted in    219
Teams

Matthew Daniel Batts (born: October 16, 1921 in San Antonio, Texas) was a Major League Baseball catcher who played from 1947 through 1956 for the Boston Red Sox (1947–1951), St. Louis Browns (1951), Detroit Tigers (1952–1954), Chicago White Sox (1954) and Cincinnati Reds (1955–1956). Batts batted and threw right-handed. He is the uncle of former major leaguer Danny Heep.

A slap hitter and competent defensive catcher, Batts played a backup role over the course of his career. He was the starting catcher for the Detroit Tigers in 1953, appearing in 116 games while hitting .278 with a .985 fielding percentage in 514 chances.

On August 25, 1952, Batts, playing for the Tigers, caught the second of Virgil Trucks' two no-hitters.[1]

In a ten-season career, Batts was a .269 hitter with 26 home runs and 219 RBI in 546 games.

Batts is the uncle of outfielder Danny Heep.

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