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Christy Mathewson is elected as Bucknell’s “B” Club first president

A frail-looking Christy Mathewson, who served as class president in 1899, is elected as Bucknell’s “B” Club first president. The beloved future Hall of Famer, who will die prematurely in 1925 from tuberculosis after being accidentally gassed in a training exercise during WWI, played on the school’s football team as a placekicker and excelled as a pitcher on the baseball team.

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Reds player-manager Christy Mathewson, pitching his only game not in a Giant uniform, beats his long-time nemesis Mordecai “Three Finger” Brown and the Cubs, 10 – 8. In the 25 contests in which the two legends have faced one another, Matty, by winning the last decision, takes a 13-12 advantage in their final meeting.

Reds player-manager Christy Mathewson, pitching his only game not in a Giant uniform, beats his long-time nemesis Mordecai “Three Finger” Brown and the Cubs, 10 – 8. In the 25 contests in which the two legends have faced one another, Matty, by winning the last decision, takes a 13-12 advantage in their final meeting.

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The Reds acquire three future Hall of Famers when Christy Mathewson is traded to Cincinnati

The Reds acquire three future Hall of Famers when Christy Mathewson is traded to Cincinnati with Giants CF Edd Roush and 3B Bill McKechnie for former Giants Buck Herzogand Red Killefer. McKechnie will make it to Cooperstown as a manager, not as a player, but the 23-year-old Roush is a steal for the Reds. A longtime nemesis of the Reds, Mathewson will pitch one game and then manage, and a new team nickname will be coined: “Matties.” The Reds lose today, managing just two hits off Pete Alexander, who contributes two doubles himself to the Phils offense.

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The Miracle Braves play an AM – PM Double Header at Fenway

The Braves and Giants play an A.M.-P.M. twin bill in Boston on Labor Day. To accommodate the crowds, the Braves have moved their home games to Fenway Park, courtesy of owner Joe Lannin: Fenway has triple the seating capacity of the South End Grounds. The two contests draw 74,163 on the day. The Braves, down 4 – 3 to Christy Mathewson in the 9th, storm back for two runs to win the opener. Josh Devore scratches a single, Herb Moran doubles into the crowd ringing the outfield, and Johnny Evers slaps a single that eludes George Burns to drive home the tying and winning runs. Jeff Tesreau wins the nitecap, 10 – 1, and the Giants pile on Lefty Tyler. In the Giants’ 4-run 6th, Fred Snodgrasstakes a pitch on the sleeve to reach first base, thumbing his nose at Tyler along the way. Lefty retaliates by acting out Fred’s 1912 World Series muff. When Snodgrass returns to CF, the crowd is merciless to the point that Boston Mayor James Michael Curley rushes on the field and demands the umpires eject the Giant player. McGraw, worried that Snodgrass might incur an injury, replaces him.

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At the Polo Grounds, 32,000 watch as Lefty Tyler and Christy Mathewson throw goose eggs for nine innings. In the 10th, Red Smith singles and Hank Gowdy triples him home. Matty then wild pitches Gowdy home for 2 – 0 lead. New York loads the bases in the 10th with no outs, but Tyler slams the door with no Giants scoring. The Braves now trail by 3 1/2.

At the Polo Grounds, 32,000 watch as Lefty Tyler and Christy Mathewson throw goose eggs for nine innings. In the 10th, Red Smith singles and Hank Gowdy triples him home. Matty then wild pitches Gowdy home for 2 – 0 lead. New York loads the bases in the 10th with no outs, but Tyler slams the door with no Giants scoring. The Braves now trail by 3 1/2.

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Fred Merkle’s 3-run homer off Babe Adams in the 7th gives the Giants a 3 – 2 lead over Pittsburgh, and Christy Mathewson pitches the last three innings to preserve Hooks Wiltse’s win over the Bucs.

1912 – Fred Merkle’s 3-run homer off Babe Adams in the 7th gives the Giants a 3 – 2 lead over Pittsburgh, and Christy Mathewson pitches the last three innings to preserve Hooks Wiltse’s win over the Bucs.

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The Philadelphia Athletics score twice in the 11th inning to beat the New York Giants, 3 – 2, in Game 3 of the World Series

1911 – The Philadelphia Athletics score twice in the 11th inning to beat the New York Giants, 3 – 2, in Game 3 of the World Series. Frank Baker hits a home run in the 9th inning off Christy Mathewson to tie the score, 1 – 1. Baker will be tagged with the nickname “Home Run” Baker for his exploits.

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The New York Giants score a major league record 10 runs before the St. Louis Cardinals retire the first batter in the 1st inning. Fred Merkle drives in six of the Giants’ 13 runs in the 1st en route to a 19 – 5 victory. When Giants manager John McGraw decides to save starting pitcher Christy Mathewson for another day, Rube Marquard enters the game in the 2nd inning and sets a record for relievers (since broken) with 14 strikeouts in his eight-inning appearance.

The New York Giants score a major league record 10 runs before the St. Louis Cardinals retire the first batter in the 1st inning. Fred Merkle drives in six of the Giants’ 13 runs in the 1st en route to a 19 – 5 victory. When Giants manager John McGraw decides to save starting pitcher Christy Mathewson for another day, Rube Marquard enters the game in the 2nd inning and sets a record for relievers (since broken) with 14 strikeouts in his eight-inning appearance.

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Red Murray’s spectacular grab of Dots Miller’s long drive becomes a truly electrifying catch

New York and Pittsburgh play to a 2 – 2 tie, stopped after eight innings because of a drenching downpour. Off Christy Mathewson, Ham Hyatt hits his third pinch triple of the year, a record that won’t be matched till 1970. Outfielder Red Murray prevents a loss for Matty with one of the greatest catches ever seen at Forbes Field. With two outs and two on, Dots Miller belts a long line drive off Matty into the growing darkness. With everyone straining to follow the ball, a bolt of lightning flashes and Murray is seen making a bare-handed grab on the dead run to end the inning. Bill Klem then calls the game.

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The largest crowd in the history of the National League – 35,000 – cheer as the Giants shove the Pirates to five games off the pace by sweeping a doubleheader. Christy Mathewson shuts out the Bucs in the first game, 7 – 0, for his 11th shutout and his 33rd win. Then the Giants collect 18 hits to take the nitecap, 12 – 7, as Hooks Wiltse and Joe McGinnity combine for the win. The other hitting occurs in the first game when Mike Donlin tires of a heckler and punches him in the eye. Police quickly move in.

The largest crowd in the history of the National League – 35,000 – cheer as the Giants shove the Pirates to five games off the pace by sweeping a doubleheader. Christy Mathewson shuts out the Bucs in the first game, 7 – 0, for his 11th shutout and his 33rd win. Then the Giants collect 18 hits to take the nitecap, 12 – 7, as Hooks Wiltse and Joe McGinnity combine for the win. The other hitting occurs in the first game when Mike Donlin tires of a heckler and punches him in the eye. Police quickly move in.

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In Chicago, the Cubs beat the Giants again, 3 – 2, to record their 8th straight win. It is Three Finger Brown besting Christy Mathewson again, allowing five Giants hits and giving up six walks.

1908 – In Chicago, the Cubs beat the Giants again, 3 – 2, to record their 8th straight win. It is Three Finger Brown besting Christy Mathewson again, allowing five Giants hits and giving up six walks.

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In another classic match-up, Three-Finger Brown and Christy Mathewson pair off with Brown winning, 1 – 0. The Cubs pitcher allows 6 hits, with Matty giving up 7. The only run comes on a 5th-inning inside-the-park home run by Matty’s nemesis, Joe Tinker, who runs through the arms of third base coach Heinie Zimmerman to score. In the 12 match-ups between the two pitchers, Brown has won eight. A tragic occurrence happens during Tinker’s home run dash when a boy, standing on the roof of a nearby building to view the game, falls 50 feet to his death.

In another classic match-up, Three-Finger Brown and Christy Mathewson pair off with Brown winning, 1 – 0. The Cubs pitcher allows 6 hits, with Matty giving up 7. The only run comes on a 5th-inning inside-the-park home run by Matty’s nemesis, Joe Tinker, who runs through the arms of third base coach Heinie Zimmerman to score. In the 12 match-ups between the two pitchers, Brown has won eight. A tragic occurrence happens during Tinker’s home run dash when a boy, standing on the roof of a nearby building to view the game, falls 50 feet to his death.

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Christy Mathewson shuts out the Philadelphia Athletics, 2 – 0, to give the New York Giants the World Series in five games. All are shutouts, with Mathewson getting three, Joe McGinnity one, and Chief Bender of Philadelphia one.

1905 – Christy Mathewson shuts out the Philadelphia Athletics, 2 – 0, to give the New York Giants the World Series in five games. All are shutouts, with Mathewson getting three, Joe McGinnity one, and Chief Bender of Philadelphia one.

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The Beaneaters and Giants trade shutouts, with Boston beating Joe McGinnity in the opener, 1 – 0, and Christy Mathewson returning the favor, 3 – 0, in the nitecap. The game is scoreless until New York scores a run in the 7th off Vic Willis.

1905 – The Beaneaters and Giants trade shutouts, with Boston beating Joe McGinnity in the opener, 1 – 0, and Christy Mathewson returning the favor, 3 – 0, in the nitecap. The game is scoreless until New York scores a run in the 7th off Vic Willis.

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Moonlight Graham makes his only appearance

At Brooklyn, the Giants tally seven runs in the first three innings off Mal Eason to coast to an 11 – 1 victory. Christy Mathewson leaves after five innings of shutout ball. Dan McGann paces the offense with a triple and homer, while Moonlight Graham, in his only game in the majors, takes over in right field as a late-inning replacement. Graham will have no at-bats but will be made famous in the movie Field of Dreams.

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1903 – New York’s Christy Mathewson and Brooklyn’s Bill Reidy hook up for the third time in a week, and the rubber game ends in a tie, 4 – 4. The match is called by ump Tim Hurstafter eight innings because of darkness.

1903 – New York’s Christy Mathewson and Brooklyn’s Bill Reidy hook up for the third time in a week, and the rubber game ends in a tie, 4 – 4. The match is called by ump Tim Hurstafter eight innings because of darkness.

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