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Christy Mathewson

Christy Mathewson (1880-1925) was the greatest baseball pitcher of his day, a hero with appeal reaching beyond sports. A college-educated player from Pennsylvania farm country, he restored respectability to a game tarnished by the rowdies who had dominated baseball in the 1890s. Mathewson was the first national baseball superstar through his seventeen-year career in the major leagues, mostly with the New York Giants.