Matty

Matty

An American Hero, Christy Mathewson of the New York Giants

eBook - 1993
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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 spor.
Publisher: New York : Oxford University Press, 1993
ISBN: 9780195357776
0195357779
019507629X
9780195076295
Characteristics: 1 online resource (x, 236 pages) : illustrations

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