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Christy Mathewson: 1910

Christy Mathewson: 1910

New York Giants pitcher Christy Mathewson. December 14, 1910. View full size. Gelatin silver print by Paul Thompson, one in a series of photos taken in the off-season for American Tobacco Co. trading cards.


Big Six!

Matty's always been my all-time favorite pitcher. No pitcher ever had the World Series he did in 1905. God bless him.

Christy...The Christian Gentleman

Christy has always been one of my idols. He didn't have a long life, but he was beloved enough for several.

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