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27

 On August 27, 1918 Christy Mathewson became the only manager in professional baseball history to volunteer for military service. He was 38. He was gassed in a training accident in France and had his lungs ruined. He died on October 7, 1925 at age 45. His only son had an equally tragic life.

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

"It was wonderful to watch him pitch when he wasn't pitching against you."
– Connie Mack

Victor Niederhoffer comments:

His book Pitching in a Pinch is one of my favorites of all time, and it was also one of our good friend Larry Ritter's.


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