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Ex-Met Matlack to coach college kids

Jon Matlack's 1973 Topps baseball card
Jon Matlack’s 1973 Topps baseball card

Former New York Mets pitcher and 1972 National League Rookie of the Year Jon Matlack has signed on to coach the Glens Falls Dragons of the Perfect Game Collegiate Baseball League in 2015. (Team press release | h/t Corey Mansfield, Broken Bat Blog)

Matlack, who will turn 65 in January, coached in the San Diego Padres, Chicago White Sox, Detroit Tigers and Houston Astros organizations after retiring as a player in 1983.

The Dragons are one of 10 teams in the upstate New York-based collegiate baseball league. They play an eight-week, 48 game schedule with playoffs held in early August.

Former major league pitcher David Palmer was also named to the Glens Falls coaching staff.

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