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Full Name: Christopher Mathewson Primary Position: P
Height/Weight: 6' 1.5"/195 First Game: July 17, 1900
Birthdate: August 12, 1880 Final Game: September 4, 1916
Birthplace: Factoryville, Pennsylvania MLB Experience: 17 years
Died: October 7, 1925
Deathplace: Saranac Lake, New York
Bat/Throw: Right/Right
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Inducted into the Baseball Hall of Fame in 1936


Biography

Born on August 12, 1880 in Factoryville, Pennsylvania, Christy Mathewson (Christopher Mathewson) played for the New York Giants and Cincinnati Reds over the course of his 17 year career. Mathewson broke into the bigs on July 17, 1900 with the New York Giants, and put up a 2.41 ERA in 336 innings pitched in 1901, his rookie year.

Most people believe that Christy Mathewson's best season was 1908, when he posted a 1.43 ERA, won 37 games and struck out 259 batters.

Statistics

Pitching Stats

Year Team G GS W L ERA K R ER CG SHO SV IP H HR BB IB WP HBP
1900 NY N 6 1 0 3 5.08 15 32 19 1 0 0 33.2 37 1 20 0 1 4
1901 NY N 40 38 20 17 2.41 221 131 90 36 5 0 336 288 3 97 0 23 13
1902 NY N 34 32 14 17 2.11 159 114 65 29 8 0 276.2 241 3 73 0 16 10
1903 NY N 45 42 30 13 2.26 267 136 92 37 3 2 366.1 321 4 100 0 18 10
1904 NY N 48 46 33 12 2.03 212 120 83 33 4 1 367.2 306 7 78 0 10 4
1905 NY N 43 37 31 9 1.28 206 85 48 32 8 2 338.2 252 4 64 0 6 1
1906 NY N 38 35 22 12 2.97 128 100 88 22 6 1 266.2 262 3 77 0 4 3
1907 NY N 41 36 24 12 2.00 178 88 70 31 8 2 315 250 6 53 0 5 2
1908 NY N 56 44 37 11 1.43 259 85 62 34 11 5 390.2 285 5 42 0 2 3
1909 NY N 37 33 25 6 1.14 149 57 35 26 8 2 275.1 192 2 36 0 4 0
1910 NY N 38 35 27 9 1.89 184 100 67 27 2 0 318.1 292 5 60 0 8 3
1911 NY N 45 37 26 13 1.99 141 102 68 29 5 3 307 303 5 38 0 2 1
1912 NY N 43 34 23 12 2.12 134 107 73 27 0 4 310 311 6 34 0 3 2
1913 NY N 40 35 25 11 2.06 93 94 70 25 4 2 306 291 8 21 0 3 0
1914 NY N 41 35 24 13 3.00 80 133 104 29 5 2 312 314 16 23 0 7 2
1915 NY N 27 24 8 14 3.58 57 97 74 11 1 0 186 199 9 20 0 1 1
1916 NY N 12 6 3 4 2.33 16 27 17 4 1 2 65.2 59 3 7 0 0 0
1916 CIN N 1 1 1 0 8.00 3 8 8 1 0 0 9 15 1 1 0 1 0
1916 TOT N 13 7 4 4 3.01 19 35 25 5 1 2 74.2 74 4 8 0 1 0
Total 635 551 373 188 2.13 2502 1616 1133 434 79 28 4780.2 4218 91 844 0 114 59

Fielding Stats

Year Team POS G GS INN PO A ERR DP TP PB SB CS PkO AVG
1900 NY N P 6 0 0 1 9 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1.000
1901 NY N P 40 0 0 21 108 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 .992
1902 NY N P 34 0 0 17 79 6 5 0 0 0 0 0 .941
1902 NY N OF 4 0 0 5 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1.000
1902 NY N 1B 3 0 0 27 2 4 2 0 0 0 0 0 .879
1903 NY N P 45 0 0 18 93 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 .974
1904 NY N P 48 0 0 32 116 6 0 0 0 0 0 0 .961
1905 NY N P 43 0 0 15 116 4 4 0 0 0 0 0 .970
1906 NY N P 38 0 0 15 90 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 .991
1907 NY N P 41 0 0 16 87 6 0 0 0 0 0 0 .945
1908 NY N P 56 0 0 27 141 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 .988
1909 NY N P 37 0 0 19 96 4 3 0 0 0 0 0 .966
1910 NY N P 38 0 0 12 114 4 6 0 0 0 0 0 .969
1911 NY N P 45 37 308.1 31 107 2 2 0 1 24 22 4 .986
1912 NY N P 43 0 0 15 74 4 4 0 0 0 0 0 .957
1913 NY N P 40 0 0 13 100 3 3 0 0 0 0 0 .974
1914 NY N P 41 0 0 15 91 5 7 0 0 0 0 0 .955
1915 NY N P 27 0 0 8 54 1 3 0 0 0 0 0 .984
1916 NY N P 12 0 0 5 25 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1.000
1916 CIN N P 1 0 0 1 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1.000
1916 TOT N P 13 0 0 6 28 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1.000
Total P 635 37 308.1 281 1503 52 41 0 1 24 22 4 .972
Total 1B 3 0 0 27 2 4 2 0 0 0 0 0 .879
Total OF 4 0 0 5 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1.000

Batting Stats

Year Team G AB R H HR RBI AVG OBP SLG 2B 3B BB SO HBP SH SB IBB GDP
1900 NY N 6 11 1 2 0 1 .182 .250 .364 2 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0
1901 NY N 42 130 10 28 0 7 .215 .227 .231 0 1 2 0 0 4 1 0 0
1902 NY N 42 127 10 26 2 12 .205 .252 .276 3 0 6 0 2 2 2 0 0
1903 NY N 45 124 13 28 1 20 .226 .278 .274 3 0 8 0 1 16 1 0 0
1904 NY N 48 133 15 30 0 17 .226 .280 .308 5 3 9 0 1 9 3 0 0
1905 NY N 44 127 13 30 2 16 .236 .307 .323 5 0 10 0 3 1 2 0 0
1906 NY N 38 91 6 24 0 14 .264 .330 .330 4 1 9 0 0 3 0 0 0
1907 NY N 41 107 8 20 0 7 .187 .250 .234 3 1 5 0 4 3 1 0 0
1908 NY N 56 129 11 20 0 11 .155 .221 .202 2 2 9 0 2 7 0 0 0
1909 NY N 37 95 9 25 1 12 .263 .293 .358 4 1 4 0 0 1 1 0 0
1910 NY N 38 107 9 25 1 10 .234 .317 .327 5 1 12 13 1 4 1 0 0
1911 NY N 45 112 12 22 0 12 .196 .237 .214 2 0 5 13 1 3 2 0 5
1912 NY N 43 110 14 29 0 10 .264 .308 .318 4 1 6 8 1 3 2 0 0
1913 NY N 40 103 7 19 0 9 .184 .243 .184 0 0 8 13 0 4 1 0 0
1914 NY N 41 105 8 23 0 4 .219 .293 .267 3 1 11 12 0 4 4 0 0
1915 NY N 27 51 3 8 0 1 .157 .271 .235 4 0 7 11 1 3 0 0 0
1916 NY N 12 17 1 0 0 1 .000 .190 .000 0 0 4 4 0 2 0 0 0
1916 CIN N 1 5 1 3 0 1 .600 .600 .800 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1916 TOT N 13 22 2 3 0 2 .136 .269 .182 1 0 4 4 0 2 0 0 0
Total 646 1684 151 362 7 165 .215 .272 .271 50 12 116 74 17 69 21 0 5

Transactions

  • Sold by Norfolk (Virginia-North Carolina) to New York Giants (July, 1900).
  • Assigned to Norfolk (Virginia-North Carolina) by New York Giants (@December, 1900).
  • Selected by Cincinnati Reds from Norfolk (Virginia-North Carolina) in the Rule 5 major league draft (@December, 1900).
  • Traded by Cincinnati Reds to New York Giants in exchange for Amos Rusie (December 15, 1900).
  • Traded by New York Giants with Edd Roush and Bill McKechnie to Cincinnati Reds in exchange for Buck Herzog and Red Killefer (July 20, 1916).

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