Matty [electronic resource] : An American Hero
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- Oxford : Oxford University Press, USA, 1994.
1 online resource (265 p.)
- Baseball players -- Biography -- United States.
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Mathewson, Christy. (search)
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- 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 sportsmanshi
- 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
25. After Matty Was GoneIndex
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