Christy Mathewson Stats

Christy Mathewson was born on Thursday, August 12, 1880, in Factoryville, Pennsylvania. Mathewson was 19 years old when he broke into the big leagues on July 17, 1900, with the New York Giants. His biographical data, year-by-year hitting stats, fielding stats, pitching stats (where applicable), career totals, uniform numbers, salary data and miscellaneous items-of-interest are presented by Baseball Almanac on this comprehensive Christy Mathewson baseball stats page.

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"I always tried to learn about the hitters. Anytime someone got a hit off me, I made a mental note of the pitch. He'd never see that one again." - Christy Mathewson

Christy Mathewson


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Birth Name:
Christopher Mathewson
Nickname:
Big Six
Born On:
08-12-1880  (Leo)
Place of Birth Data Born In:
Factoryville, Pennsylvania
Year of Death Data Died On:
10-07-1925 ( 500 Oldest Living )
Place of Death Data Died In:
Saranac Lake, New York
Cemetery:
Lewisburg City Cemetery, Lewisburg, Pennsylvania Click For Grave Photo
High School:
Keystone Academy (Factoryville, PA)
College:
Batting Stances Chart Bats:
Right
Throwing Arms Chart Throws:
Right
Player Height Chart Height:
Player Weight Chart Weight:
195
First Game:
07-17-1900 (Age 19)
Last Game:
09-04-1916
Draft:
Not Applicable

Christy Mathewson

Christy Mathewson Pitching Stats

1900 20 Giants 6 1 4 0 3 .000 5.08 1 0 0 33.2 158 37 19 32 1 20 - 15 1 4 0 -
1901 21 Giants 40 38 2 20 17 .541 2.41 36 5 0 336.0 1,383 288 90 131 3 97 - 221 23 13 1 -
1902 22 Giants 34 32 2 14 17 .452 2.11 29 8 0 276.2 1,137 241 65 114 3 73 - 159 16 10 1 -
1903 23 Giants 45 42 3 30 13 .698 2.26 37 3 2 366.1 1,521 321 92 136 4 100 - 267 18 10 0 -
1904 24 Giants 48 46 2 33 12 .733 2.03 33 4 1 367.2 1,456 306 83 120 7 78 - 212 10 4 1 -
1905 25 Giants 43 37 6 31 9 .775 1.28 32 8 2 338.2 1,319 252 48 85 4 64 - 206 6 1 3 -
1906 26 Giants 38 35 3 22 12 .647 2.97 22 6 1 266.2 1,117 262 88 100 3 77 - 128 4 3 0 -
1907 27 Giants 41 36 4 24 12 .667 2.00 31 8 2 315.0 1,240 250 70 88 6 53 - 178 5 2 0 -
1908 28 Giants 56 44 10 37 11 .771 1.43 34 11 5 390.2 1,499 285 62 85 5 42 - 259 2 3 0 -
1909 29 Giants 37 33 4 25 6 .806 1.14 26 8 2 275.1 1,021 192 35 57 2 36 - 149 4 0 0 -
1910 30 Giants 38 35 3 27 9 .750 1.89 27 2 0 318.1 1,271 292 67 100 5 60 - 184 8 3 0 -
1911 31 Giants 45 37 6 26 13 .667 1.99 29 5 3 307.0 1,238 303 68 102 5 38 - 141 2 1 0 -
1912 32 Giants 43 34 9 23 12 .657 2.12 27 0 4 310.0 1,263 311 73 107 6 34 - 134 3 2 0 -
1913 33 Giants 40 35 5 25 11 .694 2.06 25 4 2 306.0 1,195 291 70 94 8 21 - 93 3 0 0 -
1914 34 Giants 41 35 6 24 13 .649 3.00 29 5 2 312.0 1,251 314 104 133 16 23 - 80 7 2 0 -
1915 35 Giants 27 24 1 8 14 .364 3.58 11 1 0 186.0 768 199 74 97 9 20 - 57 1 1 0 -
1916 36 Giants 12 6 4 3 4 .429 2.33 4 1 2 65.2 256 59 17 27 3 7 - 16 0 0 0 -
1916 36 Reds 1 1 0 1 0 1.000 8.00 1 0 0 9.0 43 15 8 8 1 1 - 3 1 0 0 -
17 Years 635 551 74 373 188 .665 2.13 434 79 28 4,780.2 19,136 4,218 1,133 1,616 91 844 - 2,502 114 59 6 -

Christy Mathewson

Christy Mathewson Hitting Stats

1900 20 Giants 6 11 1 2 2 0 0 0 1 1 - - 0 - 0 - .182 .250 .364
1901 21 Giants 42 130 10 28 0 1 0 0 7 2 - - 4 - 0 - .215 .227 .231
1902 22 Giants 42 127 10 26 3 0 2 0 12 6 - - 2 - 2 - .205 .252 .276
1903 23 Giants 45 124 13 28 3 0 1 0 20 8 - - 16 - 1 - .226 .278 .274
1904 24 Giants 48 133 15 30 5 3 0 0 17 9 - - 9 - 1 - .226 .280 .308
1905 25 Giants 44 127 15 30 5 0 2 0 16 10 - - 1 - 3 - .236 .307 .323
1906 26 Giants 38 91 6 24 4 1 0 0 14 9 - - 3 - 0 - .264 .330 .330
1907 27 Giants 41 107 8 20 3 1 0 0 7 5 - - 3 - 4 - .187 .250 .234
1908 28 Giants 56 129 11 20 2 2 0 0 11 9 - - 7 - 2 - .155 .221 .202
1909 29 Giants 37 95 9 25 4 1 1 0 12 4 - - 1 - 0 - .263 .293 .358
1910 30 Giants 38 107 9 25 5 1 1 0 10 12 - 13 4 - 1 - .234 .317 .327
1911 31 Giants 45 112 12 22 2 0 0 0 12 5 - 13 3 - 1 - .196 .237 .214
1912 32 Giants 43 110 14 29 4 1 0 0 10 6 - 8 3 - 1 - .264 .308 .318
1913 33 Giants 40 103 7 19 0 0 0 0 9 8 - 13 4 - 0 - .184 .243 .184
1914 34 Giants 41 105 8 23 3 1 0 0 4 11 - 12 4 - 0 - .219 .293 .267
1915 35 Giants 27 51 3 8 4 0 0 0 1 7 - 11 3 - 1 - .157 .271 .235
1916 36 Giants 12 17 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 4 - 4 2 - 0 - .000 .190 .000
1916 36 Reds 1 5 1 3 1 0 0 0 1 0 - 0 0 - 0 - .600 .600 .800
17 Years 646 1,684 153 362 50 12 7 0 165 116 - 74 69 - 17 - .215 .272 .271

Christy Mathewson

Christy Mathewson Fielding Stats

1900 Giants P 6 1 101 10 1.7 10 1 9 0 0 n/a n/a n/a 1.000 2.67
1901 Giants P 40 38 1,008 130 3.3 129 21 108 1 1 n/a n/a n/a .992 3.46
1902 Giants 1B 3 - - 33 11.0 29 27 2 4 2 n/a n/a n/a .879 0.00
1902 Giants OF 4 - - 6 1.5 6 5 1 0 1 n/a n/a n/a 1.000 0.00
1902 Giants P 34 32 830 102 3.0 96 17 79 6 5 n/a n/a n/a .941 3.12
1903 Giants P 45 42 1,099 114 2.5 111 18 93 3 0 n/a n/a n/a .974 2.73
1904 Giants P 48 46 1,103 154 3.2 148 32 116 6 0 n/a n/a n/a .961 3.62
1905 Giants P 43 37 1,016 135 3.1 131 15 116 4 4 n/a n/a n/a .970 3.48
1906 Giants P 38 35 800 106 2.8 105 15 90 1 1 n/a n/a n/a .991 3.54
1907 Giants P 41 36 945 109 2.7 103 16 87 6 0 n/a n/a n/a .945 2.94
1908 Giants P 56 44 1,172 170 3.0 168 27 141 2 1 n/a n/a n/a .988 3.87
1909 Giants P 37 33 826 119 3.2 115 19 96 4 3 n/a n/a n/a .966 3.76
1910 Giants P 38 35 955 130 3.4 126 12 114 4 6 n/a n/a n/a .969 3.56
1911 Giants P 45 37 921 140 3.1 138 31 107 2 2 n/a n/a n/a .986 4.05
1912 Giants P 43 34 930 93 2.2 89 15 74 4 4 n/a n/a n/a .957 2.58
1913 Giants P 40 35 918 116 2.9 113 13 100 3 3 n/a n/a n/a .974 3.32
1914 Giants P 41 35 936 111 2.7 106 15 91 5 7 n/a n/a n/a .955 3.06
1915 Giants P 27 24 558 63 2.3 62 8 54 1 3 n/a n/a n/a .984 3.00
1916 Giants P 12 6 197 30 2.5 30 5 25 0 1 n/a n/a n/a 1.000 4.11
1916 Reds P 1 1 27 4 4.0 4 1 3 0 0 n/a n/a n/a 1.000 4.00
P Totals 635 551 14,342 1,836 2.9 1,784 281 1,503 52 41 n/a n/a n/a .972 3.36
OF Totals 4 0 0 6 1.5 6 5 1 0 1 n/a n/a n/a 1.000 0.00
1B Totals 3 0 0 33 11.0 29 27 2 4 2 n/a n/a n/a .879 0.00
17 Years 642 551 14,342 1,875 2.9 1,819 313 1,506 56 44 n/a n/a n/a .970 3.42

Christy Mathewson

Christy Mathewson Miscellaneous Stats

1900 Giants 0 - - 0 0 n/a 0.0 0.0 11.0 0.75 4.01 5.35
1901 Giants 1 - - 0 0 n/a 0.0 0.0 18.6 2.28 5.92 2.60
1902 Giants 2 - - 0 0 n/a 63.5 0.0 10.6 2.18 5.17 2.37
1903 Giants 1 - - 0 0 n/a 124.0 0.0 6.2 2.67 6.56 2.46
1904 Giants 3 - - 0 0 n/a 0.0 0.0 7.8 2.72 5.19 1.91
1905 Giants 2 - - 0 0 n/a 63.5 0.0 7.9 3.22 5.47 1.70
1906 Giants 0 - - 0 0 n/a 0.0 0.0 6.5 1.66 4.32 2.60
1907 Giants 1 - - 0 0 n/a 0.0 0.0 15.3 3.36 5.09 1.51
1908 Giants 0 - - 0 0 n/a 0.0 0.0 11.7 6.17 5.97 0.97
1909 Giants 0 - - 0 0 n/a 95.0 0.0 7.9 4.14 4.87 1.18
1910 Giants 1 - - 0 0 n/a 107.0 8.2 10.7 3.07 5.20 1.70
1911 Giants 2 - - 0 0 n/a 0.0 8.6 9.3 3.71 4.13 1.11
1912 Giants 2 - - 0 0 n/a 0.0 13.8 11.0 3.94 3.89 0.99
1913 Giants 1 0 1.000 0 0 n/a 0.0 7.9 11.4 4.43 2.74 0.62
1914 Giants 4 - - 0 0 n/a 0.0 8.8 26.3 3.48 2.31 0.66
1915 Giants 0 1 .000 0 0 n/a 0.0 4.6 51.0 2.85 2.76 0.97
1916 Giants 0 0 .000 0 0 n/a 0.0 4.3 17.0 2.29 2.19 0.96
1916 Reds 0 0 .000 0 0 n/a 0.0 0.0 5.0 3.00 3.00 1.00
17 Years 20 1 .952 0 0 n/a 240.6 22.8 10.2 2.96 4.71 1.59

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In 1883 Francis Richter founded the Sporting Life, a weekly magazine devoted to coverage of all sports, with an emphasis on baseball. In 1887 Richter, and other baseball journalists, formed the Base Ball Reporters Association of America, also referred to as the National Base Ball Reporters' Association. And in 1914 Richter wrote the History and Records of Baseball: the American Nation's Chief Sport (Philadelphia: Sporting Life Publishing Co., 1914). In that historic book Richter selected the greatest players in each position in each decade:

Francis Richter Greatest Players by Decade

Decade Catchers Catchers
1870-1880 Doug Allison Deacon White
1880-1890 Charlie Bennett Buck Ewing
1890-1900 Tom Daly Yank Robinson
1900-1912 Chief Meyers Billy Sullivan
Decade Pitchers Pitchers
1870-1880 Candy Cummings Al Spalding
1880-1890 John Clarkson Old Hoss Radbourn
1890-1900 Amos Rusie Cy Young
1900-1912 Christy Mathewson Rube Waddell
Decade First Base First Base
1870-1880 Wes Fisler Joe Start
1880-1890 Cap Anson Charlie Comiskey
1890-1900 Jake Beckley Dan Brouthers
1900-1912 Hal Chase Fred Tenney
Decade Second Base Second Base
1870-1880 Ross Barnes Al Reach (NA Only)
1880-1890 Fred Dunlap Bid McPhee
1890-1900 Nap Lajoie Fred Pfeffer
1900-1912 Eddie Collins Johnny Evers
Decade Third Base Third Base
1870-1880 Cap Anson Ezra Sutton
1880-1890 Jerry Denny Denny Lyons
1890-1900 John McGraw Billy Nash
1900-1912 Home Run Baker Jimmy Collins
Decade Shortstops Shortstops
1870-1880 Davy Force George Wright
1880-1890 Monte Ward Ned Williamson
1890-1900 Hughie Jennings Herman Long
1900-1912 Honus Wagner Bobby Wallace
Decade Left Fielders Left Fielders
1870-1880 Andy Leonard Lip Pike
1880-1890 Tip O'Neill George Wood
1890-1900 Ed Delahanty Joe Kelley
1900-1912 Fred Clarke Chick Stahl
Decade Center Fielders Center Fielders
1870-1880 Count Sensenderfer (NA Only) Harry Wright
1880-1890 Ned Hanlon Hardy Richardson
1890-1900 Billy Hamilton Bill Lange
1900-1912 Ty Cobb Tris Speaker
Decade Right Fielders Right Fielders
1870-1880 Jack Chapman Cal McVey
1880-1890 Joe Kelley Sam Thompson
1890-1900 Jesse Burkett Mike Tiernan
1900-1912 Sam Crawford Willie Keeler

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