Christy Mathewson

Christy Mathewson (1880-1925) was one of the greatest pitchers in Major League history. Along with his famed screwball, he was recognized for his pin-point accuracy on all his pitches. He played for 17 years in the Majors, primarily for the New York Giants. He retired with 373 wins. While serving in World War I, he accidently inhaled poison gas, permanently damaging his lungs. Mathewson passed away in Oct. 1925. He was among the first group of five to be inducted to the Hall of Fame.

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