Top 14 Quotes & Sayings by Christy Mathewson

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Christy Mathewson

Christopher Mathewson, nicknamed "Big Six", "the Christian Gentleman", "Matty", and "the Gentleman's Hurler", was a Major League Baseball right-handed pitcher, who played 17 seasons with the New York Giants. He stood 6Β ft 1Β in (1.85Β m) tall and weighed 195 pounds (88Β kg). He was among the most dominant pitchers in baseball history, and ranks in the all-time top 10 in several key pitching categories, including wins, shutouts, and earned run average. In 1936, Mathewson was elected into the Baseball Hall of Fame as one of its first five members.

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If you've ever been around a group of actors, you've noticed, no doubt, that they can talk of nothing else under the sun but acting. It's exactly the same way with baseball players. Your heart must be in your work.
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. β€” Β© Christy Mathewson
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.
You can learn little from victory. You can learn everything from defeat.
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.
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.
A pitcher is not a ballplayer.
Anybody's best pitch is the one the batters ain't hitting that day.
If you've ever been around a group of actors, you've noticed, no doubt, that the can talk of nothing else under the sun but acting...It's exactly the same way with baseball players. Your heart must be in your work.
Luck is a combination of confidence and getting the breaks.
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.
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.
I am not a veteran environmentalist. I don't live in a house made of recycled tires, I've never handcuffed myself to a tree, and I don't grow my own organic rutabaga.
No man can have a 'yellow streak' and last. He must pay much attention to his nerves or temperament. He must hide every flaw.
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