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Pitching in a Pinch

Pitching in a Pinch by Christy Mathewson
By: (1880-1925)

In this book Mathewson is telling the reader of the game as it is played in the Big Leagues.... It’s as good as his pitching and some exciting things have happened in the Big Leagues, stories that never found their way into the newspapers. Matty has told them. This is a true tale of Big Leaguers, their habits and their methods of playing the game, written by one of them.

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PITCHING IN A PINCH

[Illustration: Christy Mathewson

Copyright by L. Van Oeyen, Cleveland, Ohio]

PITCHING IN A PINCH

OR BASEBALL FROM THE INSIDE

BY CHRISTY MATHEWSON

WITH AN INTRODUCTION BY JOHN N. WHEELER

ILLUSTRATED

GROSSET & DUNLAP PUBLISHERS NEW YORK

Made in the United States of America

COPYRIGHT, 1912 BY CHRISTOPHER MATHEWSON

This edition is issued under arrangement with the publishers G. P. PUTNAM'S SONS, NEW YORK AND LONDON

The Knickerbocker Press, New York

INTRODUCTION

Introducing a reader to Christy Mathewson seems like a superfluous piece of writing and a waste of white paper. Schoolboys of the last ten years have been acquainted with the exact figures which have made up Matty's pitching record before they had ever heard of George Washington, because George didn't play in the same League.

Perfectly good rational and normal citizens once deserted a reception to the Governor of the State because Christy Mathewson was going to pitch against the Chicago club. If the committee on arrangements wanted to make the hour of the reception earlier, all right, but no one could be expected to miss seeing Matty in the box against Chance and his Cubs for the sake of greeting the Governor... Continue reading book >>


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