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John J. McGraw says: “My astonishment at finding Christy Mathewson on first base for the Giants when I took charge of the team late in 1902 can well be imagined. To-day it would be a shock. Of course I had seen Matty before I saw him playing on the bag. To me he was pretty nearly the perfect type of a great pitching machine. He had the stature and strength and he had tremendous speed. That speed was the thing everybody talked about then. As yet he had not begun to study pitching as an art.”

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Birth Date: August 12, 1880
Birth Location: Factoryville, PA
Death Date: October 7, 1925
Death Location: Saranac Lake NY, USA
Weight: 195 lb
Height: 6 ft 1 in
Bats: R
Throws: R
Debut Date: July 17, 1900
Final Game Date: September 4, 1916
Years Played: 18
Games Played: 647
At Bats: 1
Runs: 151
Hits: 362
Doubles: 50
Triples: 12
Home Runs: 7
RBIs: 165
Stolen Bases: 20
Base on Balls: 116
Batting Average: 0.215
Position: Pitcher

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