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Wid Curry Matthews (October 20, 1896 – October 5, 1965) was an American outfielder, scout and front office executive in Major League Baseball.

He became one of the first front-office employees in the history of the New York Mets in 1961, the year before they began play in the National League.

In January of 1961, Matthews became a scout for the Mets, newly admitted to the National League as a 1962 expansion team. He was promoted, along with Johnny Murphy, to the post of top aide to club president George Weiss in November of that year.

Matthews resigned as the Mets' director of player personnel during the 1964 season. He was also the Administrative Assistant from 1963 - 1964. Also in 63' he was the farm director.

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