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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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