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Mathewson, ( Matty ) Christy
Pitcher Pollock DODD PUB.
NEW YORK, 1914 Illustrated by: : CHARLES M. RELYEA Published by DODD, MEAD AND COMPANY Edition: FIRST ED Binding: HARD BACK RED Size: 5.25X8 335 Pages Overall Condition is: GOOD decorative cloth binding, baseball themed blindstamping and bright lettering on front panel, rubbed lettering laong spine, pages yellowing, text block clean, black and white plates. Christopher Mathewson (August 12, 1880 - October 7, 1925), nicknamed Big Six , The Christian Gentleman , Matty , and The Gentleman's Hurler , was a Major League Baseball right-handed pitcher, who played 17 seasons with the New York Giants. He stood 6 feet 1 inch (1.85 m) tall and weighed 195 pounds (88 kg). He was among the most dominant pitchers in baseball history, and ranks in the all-time top 10 in several key pitching categories, including wins, shutouts, and ERA.[1] In fact, he is the only professional pitcher in history to rank in the top 10 both in career wins and career ERA, if taking 19th-century pitchers' statistics into account.[2] Otherwise, both Mathewson and Walter Johnson would hold that distinction.[3] In 1936, Mathewson was elected into the Baseball Hall of Fame as one of its first five members.
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