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Christy Mathewson

Christy Mathewson

Christopher "Christy" Mathewson, nicknamed "Big Six", "The Christian Gentleman", "Matty", or "The Gentleman's Hurler" was a Major League Baseball right-handed pitcher who played 17 seasons with the New York Giants. He was among the most dominant pitchers of his era and ranks in the all-time top-10 in major pitching categories including wins, shutouts, and ERA. In fact, he is the only pitcher in MLB history to rank in the top ten both in career wins and in career ERA. In 1936, Mathewson was elected into the Baseball Hall of Fame as one of its "first five" inaugural members. Mathewson grew up in Factoryville, Pennsylvania, and ... more on Wikipedia

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