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Old 07-27-2006, 07:48 PM   #70
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RHP Christy Mathewson Giants

Christopher Mathewson (Big Six or Matty)




Bats Right, Throws Right
Height 6' 2", Weight 195 lb.

Born August 12, 1880 in Factoryville, PA
Died October 7, 1925 in Saranac Lake, NY

Debut July 17, 1900
Final Game September 4, 1916

Inducted into the Hall of Fame in 1936.
  • One of five all-time greats originally inducted into the Hall of Fame.

  • He retired with 373 wins (fourth all-time).

  • 79 shutouts (third all-time).

  • 2.13 ERA (fifth all-time).

  • Won 20 or more games 13 out of 14 seasons.

  • Won 30 or more games four times, including a career high 37 in 1908.

  • Won the ERA title and the strikeout crown five times each.

  • Led the NL in wins and shutouts four times each.

  • Mastered the screwball, which he called the Fadeaway, and used it as his out pitch against righthanded batters.

  • Pinpoint control was the key to his success, as he averaged only 1.6 walks per 9 IP throughout his career.

  • In the 1905 World Series, Matty turned in one of baseball's best postseason performances, shutting out the Athletics in Games One, Three, and Five, allowing only 14 total hits, as the Giants took the Series 4-1.

  • He was also one of the few to publicly state he thought the White Sox were throwing the 1919 WS.

  • Enlisted as an Army captain in 1918. He served overseas and was gassed in a training exercise, thereafter suffering from tuberculosis. He died seven years later at the age of 47.

"You can learn little from victory.
You can learn everything from defeat."


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Code:
Year Ag Tm  Lg  W   L   G   GS  CG SHO  GF SV   IP     H    R   ER   HR  BB   SO  HBP  WP  BFP  IBB  BK  ERA *lgERA *ERA+ WHIP
+--------------+---+---+---+---+---+---+---+--+------+----+----+----+---+----+----+---+---+-----+---+---+-----+-----+----+-----+
 1900 19 NYG NL   0   3   6   1   1   0   4  0   33.7   37   32   19   1   20   15   4   1   158       0  5.08  3.62   71 1.693
 1901 20 NYG NL  20  17  40  38  36   5   2  0  336.0  288  131   90   3   97  221  13  23  1383       1  2.41  3.32  138 1.146
 1902 21 NYG NL  14  17  34  32  29   8   2  0  276.7  241  114   65   3   73  159  10  16  1137       1  2.11  2.81  133 1.135
 1903 22 NYG NL  30  13  45  42  37   3   3  2  366.3  321  136   92   4  100  267  10  18  1521       0  2.26  3.33  147 1.149
 1904 23 NYG NL  33  12  48  46  33   4   2  1  367.7  306  120   83   7   78  212   4  10  1456       1  2.03  2.73  134 1.044
 1905 24 NYG NL  31   9  43  37  32   8   6  2  338.7  252   85   48   4   64  206   1   6  1319       3  1.28  2.93  230 0.933
 1906 25 NYG NL  22  12  38  35  22   6   3  1  266.7  262  100   88   3   77  128   3   4  1117       0  2.97  2.60   87 1.271
 1907 26 NYG NL  24  12  41  36  31   8   4  2  315.0  250   88   70   6   53  178   2   5  1240       0  2.00  2.46  123 0.962
 1908 27 NYG NL  37  11  56  44  34  11  10  5  390.7  285   85   62   5   42  259   3   2  1499       0  1.43  2.39  168 0.837
 1909 28 NYG NL  25   6  37  33  26   8   4  2  275.3  192   57   35   2   36  149   0   4  1021       0  1.14  2.54  222 0.828
 1910 29 NYG NL  27   9  38  35  27   2   3  0  318.3  292  100   67   5   60  184   3   8  1271       0  1.89  2.96  156 1.106
 1911 30 NYG NL  26  13  45  37  29   5   6  3  307.0  303  102   68   5   38  141   1   2  1238       0  1.99  3.36  168 1.111
 1912 31 NYG NL  23  12  43  34  27   0   9  4  310.0  311  107   73   6   34  134   2   3  1263       0  2.12  3.36  159 1.113
 1913 32 NYG NL  25  11  40  35  25   4   5  2  306.0  291   94   70   8   21   93   0   3  1195       0  2.06  3.10  151 1.020
 1914 33 NYG NL  24  13  41  35  29   5   6  2  312.0  314  133  104  16   23   80   2   7  1251       0  3.00  2.65   88 1.080
 1915 34 NYG NL   8  14  27  24  11   1   1  0  186.0  199   97   74   9   20   57   1   1   768       0  3.58  2.55   71 1.177
 1916 35 TOT NL   4   4  13   7   5   1   4  2   74.7   74   35   25   4    8   19   0   1   299       0  3.01  2.45   81 1.098
         NYG NL   3   4  12   6   4   1   4  2   65.7   59   27   17   3    7   16   0   0   256       0  2.33  2.43  104 1.005
         CIN NL   1   0   1   1   1   0   0  0    9.0   15    8    8   1    1    3   0   1    43       0  8.00  2.59   32 1.778
+--------------+---+---+---+---+---+---+---+--+------+----+----+----+---+----+----+---+---+-----+---+---+-----+-----+----+-----+
 17 Yr WL% .665 373 188 635 551 434  79  74 28 4780.7 4218 1616 1133  91  844 2502  59 114 19136       6  2.13  2.88  135 1.059
+--------------+---+---+---+---+---+---+---+--+------+----+----+----+---+----+----+---+---+-----+---+---+-----+-----+----+-----+

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