On This Date

On Aug. 12, 1880, one of the greatest pitchers in baseball history was born. Christy Mathewson played 17 seasons beginning in 1900 and ending in 1916. All but one of his games came as a member of the New York Giants. Four times he won more than 30 games in a season, and he led the National League in ERA five times. He finished his career with 373 wins and became a charter member of MLB’s Hall of Fame in 1936.

Click the player below to see vintage footage of Mathewson and the Giants.

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