It’s frustrating. Tate Matheny doesn’t want any special treatment, and he shies away from unwanted attention. If he had it his way, he would distance himself from how he frequently has been introduced for most of his baseball career.
Matheny is a freshman centerfielder for the Missouri State Bears, but he’s commonly known as someone else:
“It’s always really bothered me,” Matheny said recently. “It’s always, ‘Tate Matheny, son of former Cardinals catcher, Cardinals manager, Mike Matheny.’”