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Lawton brothers will speak at Ohr-O’Keefe Museum

Matt Lawton, who played in the 2000 and 2004 Major League Baseball All-Star games, will speak Friday at the Ohr-O’Keefe Museum.
Matt Lawton, who played in the 2000 and 2004 Major League Baseball All-Star games, will speak Friday at the Ohr-O’Keefe Museum. Associated Press

Brothers Matt and Marcus Lawton are the guest speakers Friday at the Ohr-O’Keefe Museum.

The Saucier residents will discuss their prep, junior college and professional careers at the latest “Our Love Affair with Baseball” series luncheon. The $10 luncheon includes free admission to the multimedia exhibit.

Matt, 44, played at Mississippi Gulf Coast Community College. He spent 12 years in MLB with the Minnesota Twins, Cleveland Indians, New York Mets, Pittsburgh Pirates, Chicago Cubs, and New York Yankees. He was a 13th round pick of the Twins in 1991.

Matt played in the 2000 and 2004 MLB All-Star games.

Marcus,50, was drafted by the New York Mets in 1983. He played 10 seasons in the minor leagues with the Mets, New York Yankees, Chicago White Sox, and Los Angeles Angels. He spent part of the 1989 season with the Yankees.

His son, Marcus Jr., played baseball at Biloxi High and Pearl River Community College.

James Jones: 228-896-2320, @_jkjones

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