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Wednesday, October 28, 2015

Primer Dugout (and link of the day) 10-28-2015

Pittsburgh Press, October 28, 1915:

Christy Mathewson, probably the most famous baseball player in the history of the national pastime, and mainstay of the Giants for the past 11 years, may never don a uniform again. In a story published under his own signature today, the great pitcher says there is not much chance of the doctors ever getting his arm in shape again and it is very likely that he will accept the position offered him to coach the baseball team at Harvard.

Mathewson pitched again in 1916, but his arm was shot. He made 12 decent but unspectacular appearances for the ‘16 Giants, and was then traded to the Reds in July to serve as their new manager.

Jefferson Manship (Dan Lee) Posted: October 28, 2015 at 09:07 AM | 19 comment(s)
  Beats: christy mathewson, dugout, history

Tuesday, June 09, 2015

Primer Dugout (and link of the day) 6-9-2015

Harrisburg Telegraph, June 9, 1915:

Christy Mathewson will be out of baseball for several weeks, it was said yesterday, after the pitching star of the New York Nationals had undergone a rigid examination by a nerve specialist.

Suffering from a nervous disorder of the left shoulder, Mathewson has been unable to take his regular turn in pitching for some time…He had been unable to sleep more than three hours a night, he said, because of the pain. The disorder extended to the right shoulder yesterday.

The good news is that Matty was able to make seven starts over the next month or so, putting up an ERA of 2.40 in 60 innings. The bad news is that after mid-July 1915, he was never again a consistently good big league pitcher.

Jefferson Manship (Dan Lee) Posted: June 09, 2015 at 08:27 AM | 40 comment(s)
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