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Author Robinson, Ray, 1920-2017.

Title Matty : an American hero, Christy Mathewson of the New York Giants / Ray Robinson
Published New York : Oxford University Press, 1993
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Description 1 online resource (x, 236 pages) : illustrations
Contents 1. Heroes; 2. Growing Up in Factoryville; 3." 'Ray, Bucknell!"; 4. With the Giants; 5. Matty and Little Napoleon; 6. In Matty's Time; 7. The Rise of the Giants; 8. Big Six at His Peak; 9. Joy and Sorrow; 10. A Memorable Year; 11. Death in the Family; 12. On Top Again; 13. Snodgrass Muffs One; 14. A Last Series; 15. Declining Years; 16. "My Eyes Are Very Misty for Christy"; 17. A Sentimental Duel; 18. America Enters the War; 19. Captain Matty; 20. Back with the Giants; 21. At Saranac Lake; 22. In Boston's Front Office; 23. The Last Days; 24. The Matty Legend
Summary When all-time pitching great Christy Mathewson died of tuberculosis in 1925 at the age of 45, it touched off a wave of national mourning that remains without precedent for an American athlete. The World Series was underway, and the game the day after Mathewson's death took on the trappings of a state funeral: officials slowly lowered the flag to half-mast, each ballplayer wore a black armband, and fans joined together in a chorus of "Nearer My God to Thee." Newspaper editorials recalled Mathewson's glorious career with the New York Giants, but also emphasized his unstinting good spor
Analysis Baseball
United States
Notes Includes index
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Subject Mathewson, Christy, 1880-1925.
Baseball players -- United States -- Biography.
Genre/Form Biography.
Form Electronic book
ISBN 0195357779 (electronic bk.)
9780195357776 (electronic bk.)