Christy Mathewson
FameRank: 4

"As player"

* San Francisco Giants/New York Giants (–)

* Cincinnati Reds

"As manager"

* Cincinnati Reds (–)


* 2× World Series champion (, )

* 2× Triple crown (baseball)/Triple Crown (1905, 1908)

* 4× List of Major League Baseball wins champions/NL wins champion (1905, 1907, 1908, 1910)

* 5× List of Major League Baseball earned run average champions/NL ERA champion (1905, 1908, 1909, 1911, 1913)

* 5× List of Major League Baseball strikeout champions/NL strikeout champion (1903–1905, 1907, 1908)

* Pitched two no-hitters

* San Francisco Giants#Retired numbers/Name honored by the Giants

* Major League Baseball All-Century Team

/hofdate=Baseball Hall of Fame balloting, 1936/1936

/hofvote=90.7% (first ballot)


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A boy cannot begin playing ball too early. I might almost say that while he is still creeping on all fours he should have a bouncing rubber ball.

You must have an alibi to show why you lost. If you haven't one, you must fake one. You self confidence must be maintained.

Many baseball fans look upon an umpire as a sort of necessary evil to the luxury of baseball, like the odor that follows an automobile.

No man can have a 'yellow streak' and last. He must pay much attention to his nerves or temperament. He must hide every flaw.

A young ballplayer looks on his first spring training trip as a stage struck young woman regards the theater.

I owe everything I have to them when I'm out there on the mound. But I owe the fans nothing and they owe me nothing when I am not pitching.

Anybody's best pitch is the one the batters ain't hitting that day.

You can learn little from victory. You can learn everything from defeat.

A pitcher is not a ballplayer.