Maz was adequate as a hitter but his forte (not Matt!) was his defense.
He was blindly quick on relay throws working a double play in large part because over time he developed the ability to "catch" the ball from the shortstop or 3rd baseman literally on the outside of his glove... basically cradling it between the outside of the pocket and his hand. Then he fired to first.
Just amazing and shaved precious tenths of a second off the relay.