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 Christopher “Big Six” Mathewson

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Christopher “Big Six” Mathewson

  • Birth 12 Aug 1880 Factoryville, Wyoming County, Pennsylvania, USA
  • Death 7 Oct 1925 Saranac Lake, Franklin County, New York, USA
  • Burial Lewisburg, Union County, Pennsylvania, USA
  • Plot Path of Love
  • Memorial ID 1577

Hall of Fame Major League Baseball Player. He was a dominant right handed pitcher and one of the five original greats first inducted into the Baseball Hall of Fame in 1936. In 1900, he was drafted by the National League New York Giants, pitched for 17 seasons with a career 2502 strike outs, 373 wins (forth on the all-time list), 79 shutouts (third on the all-time list) and a 2.13 earned run average (fifth on the all-time list). His accomplishment of three shutout wins in the 1905 World Series has never been broken. He died of tuberculosis at age 47.

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  • Maintained by: Find A Grave
  • Added: 1 Jan 2001
  • Find A Grave Memorial 1577
  • Find A Grave, database and images ( : accessed ), memorial page for Christopher “Big Six” Mathewson (12 Aug 1880–7 Oct 1925), Find A Grave Memorial no. 1577, citing Lewisburg Cemetery, Lewisburg, Union County, Pennsylvania, USA ; Maintained by Find A Grave .