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Christy Mathewson

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Published by Chelsea House in New York .
Written in English



  • United States


  • Mathewson, Christy, 1880-1925 -- Juvenile literature.,
  • Mathewson, Christy, 1880-1925.,
  • Baseball players -- United States -- Biography -- Juvenile literature.,
  • Baseball players.

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About the Edition

Follows the life and career of Baseball Hall of Fame pitcher Christy Mathewson.

Edition Notes

Includes bibliographical references (p. 62) and index.

StatementNorman L. Macht ; introduction by Jim Murray.
SeriesBaseball legends
LC ClassificationsGV865.M37 M33 1991
The Physical Object
Pagination64 p. :
Number of Pages64
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL1880929M
ISBN 100791011828, 0791012166
LC Control Number90041515

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Discover Book Depository's huge selection of Christy Mathewson books online. Free delivery worldwide on over 20 million titles.   Mathewson, one of the towering figures in baseball history, won games in 17 seasons, all but one of those victories for the New York Giants. After his playing career, he was a manager, army officer and baseball executive, played a role in the unraveling of the Black Sox, and fought a courageous battle against tuberculosis. A man with a keen sense of honor and . Christy Mathewson was a college man, with a range of interests, who mowed down opposing hitters in his spare time. While at Bucknell University, Mathewson sang in the glee club, belonged to a literary society, played football and served as a model of clean living. On top of these achievements, Mathewson also wrote a series of children’s books. Christy Mathewson was regarded as one of baseball's best pitchers when he "retired" to become an insurance agent following the season. A flip book featuring Mathewson warming up was used as a promotional tool for Mathewson's new job, but Mathewson quickly returned to baseball. (National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum).