Tuesday, April 25, 2017

Danny Matznick, About Him - 20

Danny Matznick played six seasons as a pro, his career shortened by shoulder, elbow and knee injuries, according to SaukValley.com.

Years later, though, Matznick found himself with another connection to the game, his son Quinton. And the high schooler was having success, the site wrote.

"It is all about him now," Matznick told SaukValley in August 2013. "I did a lot of good things in baseball, but I never got to win a state championship or go to a tournament like the Central Regional."

The father's career began in 1989, taken by the White Sox in the fourth round of the draft out of Sterling High School in Illinois.

At Sterling, Matznick also played football, serving as the school's quarterback. He suffered a knee injury prior to his junior year.

He started with the White Sox in the rookie Gulf Coast League. He went 2-3 over 12 outings, 11 starts, with a 3.12 ERA.

Matznick moved to single-A South Bend for 1990. He went 10-7 in 25 starts, with a 3.48 ERA. He went eight innings in a July game without giving up a run.

He played 1991 and 1992 at high-A Sarasota. He started 26 games there in 1991, going 5-12, with a 4.00 ERA. He got into just two games in 1992 and then started nine games in the GCL in 1993.

Matznick played his final professional season in 1994. He got seven starts between the GCL and South Bend, ending his career.
1990 Minor League Tally
Players/Coaches Featured: 2,609
Made the Majors:1,023-39.2%
Never Made Majors:1,586-60.8%-X
5+ Seasons in the Majors: 424
10+ Seasons in the Minors:261

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