Sports Speaker and left fielder for the St. Louis Cardinals, Matt Holliday was first drafted by the Colorado Rockies in the 7th round of the 1998 MLB Draft. After the Rockies, Matt was traded to the Oakland Athletics and then traded to the St. Louis Cardinals in 2009. In his debut game, he had four hits with an RBI and a stolen base. The Cardinals won the National League Central and made playoffs for the first time in three years.
The 2010 season Matt signed a seven year deal and was selected to the 2010 All-Star Game as a reserve player and also participated in the Home Run Derby. The end of the 2010 season came with much praise for Matt, winning another Louisville Slugger award, finishing fifth in batting and being recognized for his charitable work by winning the Darryl Kile Good Guy Award. Due to being injured in game 6 Matt was unable to participate in game seven of the 2011 World Series, but the St. Louis Cardinals went on to win giving Matt his first championship ring. Reaching in each of his first 30 home games of 2014 established Matt as having the longest streak in franchise history since 1953. He continued this streak in 2015 by reaching base in his 43rd consecutive game breaking franchise and National League history. He is still currently playing for the St. Louis cardinals, but is on the disability list since June 2015 due to quadricep strain.
Matt is very active in charity work and has done events with the Pujols Family Foundation started by former teammate Albert Pujol. He has also raised awareness for colorectal cancer with his mother who was treated with it in 2012 and endorsed “Homers for Health”, a pledge-based drive for Cardinal Glennon Children’s Hospital. Matt and his family are frequent visitors to different children’s hospitals. Matt is available for sports clinics, sporting events, and personal appearances.