Tom Matchick Death – Obituary, Former Detroit Tigers 1968 World Series Champ Dies At 78

By | January 5, 2022

Tom Matchick Death – Obituary – The Detroit Tigers announced Tuesday that former utility infielder Tom Matchick, a member of the 1968 World Series championship team, has died. He was 78.

Matchick played three seasons with the Tigers, making his major league debut in 1967 and staying with the team through the 1969 season before he was to Boston. He also played with the Royals, Brewers, and Orioles through 1972, playing in the minor leagues the following four seasons.

Tom Matchick Death – Obituary, Former Detroit Tigers 1968 World Series Champ Dies At 78

In his six seasons, Matchick hit .215 with four home runs and 64 RBIs. Three of those home runs came in the 1968 season, including a walk-off, three-run shot to beat the Orioles, 5-4, on July 19 of that season.