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Matt Alexander
Outfielder/Pinch runner
Born: January 30, 1947 (1947-01-30) (age 62)
Shreveport, Louisiana
Batted: Switch Threw: Right 
MLB debut
August 23, 1973 for the Chicago Cubs
Last MLB appearance
October 3, 1981 for the Pittsburgh Pirates
Career statistics
Batting average     .214
Runs scored     111
Stolen bases     103
Teams
Career highlights and awards

Matthew Alexander (born October 25, 1947 in Newton, Kansas) was a Utility Player for the Chicago Cubs (1973-1974), Oakland Athletics (1975-1977) and Pittsburgh Pirates (1978-1981). In his later years, Alexander was used mostly as a pinch runner by manager Chuck Tanner, and so earned the sobriquet "Matt the Scat." Tanner had managed in Oakland in 1976 and brought Alexander to Pittsburgh after he became manager of the Pirates. Alexander helped the Athletics win the 1975 American League Western Division and the Pirates win the 1979 World Series. He played every non-pitching position in his major league career except catcher and first base.

In nine seasons he played in 374 games and had 168 at bats, 111 runs, 36 hits, 4 doubles, 2 triples, 4 RBI, 103 stolen bases, 18 walks, a .214 batting average, an .294 on-base percentage, .262 slugging percentage, 44 total bases, 8 sacrifice hits and 1 intentional walk. He is one of only seven players (excluding pitchers) to have played at least 100 games and have more games played than at-bats.

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