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Matt Nokes
Born: October 31, 1963 (1963-10-31) (age 46)
San Diego, California
Batted: Left Threw: Right 
MLB debut
September 3, 1985 for the San Francisco Giants
Last MLB appearance
September 27, 1995 for the Colorado Rockies
Career statistics
Batting average     .254
Home runs     136
Runs batted in     422
Career highlights and awards

Matthew Dodge Nokes (born October 31, 1963, in San Diego, California) is a former Major League Baseball catcher with an 11 year MLB career from 1985 to 1995. He played 902 total games for the San Francisco Giants and Colorado Rockies both of the National League, and the Detroit Tigers, New York Yankees and Baltimore Orioles all of the American League. In addition to catcher, Nokes played at first base, third base, outfield, and designated hitter through his career.

In 1987, his rookie season, Nokes had his greatest statistical success, hitting .289 with 32 home runs for Detroit. That year he was elected to the American League All-Star team, won the Silver Slugger award for American League catchers, was selected to the 1987 Topps Rookie All-Star Roster, and finished third in AL Rookie of the Year voting.

Following his MLB career, Nokes played for the St. Paul Saints of the Northern League in 1998 and 1999, with a brief two-game stint with Cordoba of the Mexican League. He spent 2001 as a player/coach for the Schaumburg Flyers of the Northern League, and managed the Joliet JackHammers (also of the Northern League) in 2002 and 2003. He is currently the hitting coach for the Potomac Nationals.

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Preceded by
Andy Allanson
Topps Rookie All-Star Catcher
Succeeded by
Damon Berryhill


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