Michael Scott Matheny professionally known as Mike Matheny is a former baseball catcher and former manager of St. Louis Cardinals of the Major Baseball League. As of 2018, Mike Matheny net worth is estimated to be $15 million.
Born on September 22, 1970 in Columbus, Ohio, Mike graduated from Reynoldsburg High school where he captained baseball and football teams. He was then offered scholarship by University of Michigan and co-captained the Wolverine baseball team. In 1989, his team won the Connie Mack Championship.
In 1991, Mike Mathney was selected by Milwaukee Brewers in the eighth round of the MLB Draft. However, his debut with the Brewers came in April 7, 1994 at the age of 23. He played with Milwaukee Brewers from 1994 to 1998. On December 23, 1998, Toronto Blue Jays drafted him but he was released after only one year and he signed with St. Louis Cardinals on December 15, 1999.
With Cardinals, he barely made to the starting team. He posted a career high .261 batting average and provided exceptional defense for the team with .993 fielding percentage. His performance helped him to earn a three year $9 million contract with the Cardinals the next year.
In 2005, he signed a three year contract with San Francisco Giants and showed his true class there displaying a career highs with 13 home runs, 34 doubles, .406 slugging percentage and 59 RBIs. In 2007, he announced his retirement at the age of 35 due to post-concussion syndrome. Over the course of his playing career, he won four Rawlings Gold Glove Awards.
After his playing career ended, he coached Little League Basketball but in 2011, The Cardinals hired him to be their manager. Under his leadership, the Cardinals claimed three consecutive NL Central titles (2013-2015). He became the first manager in the MLB history to lead his team to the playoffs in each of first four seasons and the fifth to a League Championship series appearance in each of his first three. On July 14, 2018, Matheny was fired by the Cardinals.