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Joseph Paul Mather (born July 23, 1982) is an American major league baseball outfielder and third baseman for the Atlanta Braves. He earned the nickname "Joey Bombs" while with in Double-A Springfield Cardinals.

Mather was born on July 23, 1982, in Sandpoint, Idaho. At Mountain Pointe High School in Ahwatukee, Arizona, he was an All-State performer in baseball. He also set the school record for the most RBI and home runs in a career. Mather also earned nicknames such as "Jo-Jo" and Joe Cotton Mather, a reference to the 17th century puritan minister.

In 38 games with the Memphis Redbirds before his promotion to the St. Louis Cardinals, Mather hit .315 with 12 home runs, 24 RBI, and slugged .671.

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