Born in Oakland, California and raised in Moraga, California he is of Armenian descent, Vasgersian graduated from Campolindo High School in Moraga and the University of Southern California in Los Angeles.
He has hosted several TV shows, including the game show Sports Geniuses (2000), Game Show Network's World Series of Blackjack (2004), and Celebrity Blackjack (2004), the National Heads-Up Poker Championship on NBC and the first season grand final of Poker Superstars Invitational Tournament.
And with that, 32 years after the high-kicking pitcher became the first man from his island country inducted into Cooperstown, he helped Pedro unfurl the Dominican flag for the thousands gathered to cheer and cherish.
Vasgersian has been a studio host at MLB Network since its debut on January 1, 2009, appearing regularly in-studio and on-site at the All-Star Game and World Series on MLB Tonight, the network's Emmy Award-winning live nightly studio show, as well as "Quick Pitch," "The Rundown," the offseason studio show "Hot Stove," MLB Network’s Spring Training series 30 Clubs in 30 Days, and MLB Network's first-ever game show Baseball IQ.
Matt is also a recurring satirical commentator for Hamish and Andy's Gap Year.
A member of the Screen Actors Guild at age seven, he appeared in an episode of The Streets of San Francisco and the movie The Candidate starring Robert Redford, and filmed mostly in Berkeley, California.
He won the National League (NL) Cy Young Award in 1996 after posting a record of 24 - 8, equaling the most victories by an NL pitcher since 1972.
Smoltz was one of the most prominent pitchers in playoff history, posting a record of 15 - 4 with a 2.67 earned run average (ERA) in 41 career postseason games, and was named the Most Valuable Player of the 1992 NL Championship Series; Andy Pettitte later broke his record for career postseason wins.